This Weekend at the Movies: December 11, 2009

I should mention, that while it’s not featured below because it was released on a limited basis on November 25, Disney’s The Princess and the Frog goes wide this weekend and my review has just been published, which you can read right here if you like. Beyond that there are some good films in theaters this weekend although some of them are in limited theaters and others aren’t action-packed extravaganza’s, but that will be remedied in seven days.

Let’s have a look at what you get to choose from this week.

A Single Man
My review is here and just yesterday I posted a couple of interesting behind-the-scenes tidbits, which you can read right here. Obviously I liked this film, and while the ending didn’t fully satisfy me I would recommend this film to anyone, if only to take in Colin Firth’s performance along with the supporting performances of Julianne Moore and Matthew Goode.

This film is rated R for some disturbing images and nudity/sexual content.
The Lovely Bones
I have not seen this film yet, but I will be seeing it very shortly and will weigh in then. As a result of wanting to go into it as fresh as I can I haven’t watched a trailer yet and haven’t read any of the reviews, although it sounds like it’s a mixed bag of opinions when it comes to critical thinking. I have read the book it was adapted from and loved it, but I have always been a little wary of its potential as a feature film, but am still holding out hope Peter Jackson can prove my pessimism wrong.

This film is rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving disturbing violent content and images, and some language.
I liked it, although it sounds like this one too is getting some “ho hum” opinions around the Internet. I can understand, though, why people may not enjoy it as much as I did since I too had some problems with it, but overall I thought it was solid.

This film is rated PG-13 for brief strong language.
Slammin’ Salmon
I was surprised I wasn’t cursing at the screen while watching this, but in this instance juvenile behavior and poop jokes didn’t bother me much. However, this is still nothing more than a rental-worthy picture, but considering the source I think that’s saying something.

This film is rated R for pervasive language and sexual references.


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