Film Fridays: Friday, Nov. 26, 2010

Film Fridays is a new special thing we will be doing on BNR! Every Friday, we will list all the new movies that were released this week! We will get most of the information from Fandango and Rotten Tomatos. (Ticket links will lead to Fandango.)

For this week, here are the new releases for you tired shoppers who need a couple hours to relax!

Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 1 hr. 59 min.
Cast: Cher, Christina Aguilera, Cam Gigandet, Stanley Tucci, Kristen Bell
Director: Steve Antin
Synopsis: Christina Aguilera makes her dramatic feature debut as Ali, a small-town singer who takes her shot at stardom performing at a neo-burlesque nightclub in Los Angeles. Taken under the wing of a friendly featured dancer (Julianne Hough), Ali quickly realizes that not everyone is quite as nice when she forms a friendship with bartender/aspiring musician Jack (Cam Gigandet) and incurs the wrath of the club's cattiest showgirl (Kristen Bell). After making her leap to the stage with a little help from a sympathetic stage manager (Stanley Tucci) and the club's playfully androgynous host (Alan Cumming), Ali becomes the star attraction at The Burlesque Lounge, and the crowds start packing in. Later, a wealthy businessman (Eric Dane) makes a bid for the club while trying to charm the talented young performer straight into his arms.
Genre: Musical
Rotten Tomatoes: 32%

Rated: R
Runtime: 1 hr. 35 min.
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Carla Gugino, Moon Bloodgood
Director: George Tillman, Jr.
Synopsis: An ex-con is out to avenge his brother's death after they were double-crossed during a heist years ago.
Genre: Action
Rotten Tomatoes: 43%
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Rated: R
Runtime: 1 hr. 53 min.
Cast: Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Oliver Platt, Hank Azaria, Josh Grad
Director: Edward Zwick
Synopsis: A salesman competes in the cutthroat world of pharmaceuticals to hawk a male performance enhancement drug. Based on Jamie Reidy's memoir "Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman."
Genre: Romantic Comedy, Comedy Drama, Workplace Comedy
Rotten Tomatoes: 40%
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Rated: PG
Runtime: 1 hr. 32 min.
Cast: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi
Director: Nathan Greno
Synopsis: When the kingdom’s most wanted—and most charming—bandit Flynn Rider (voice of Zachary Levi) hides out in a mysterious tower, he’s taken hostage by Rapunzel (voice of Mandy Moore), a beautiful and feisty towerbound teen with 70 feet of magical , golden hair. Flynn’s curious captor, who’s looking for her ticket out of the tower where she’s been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs. In theaters this holiday season in Disney Digital 3D™, “Tangled” is a story of adventure, heart, humor and hair—lots of hair.
Genre: Fairy Tales & Legends, Family/Children's
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%

Rated: PG
Runtime: 1 hr. 50 min.
Cast: Elle Fanning, Nathan Lane, John Turturro
Director: Andrei Konchalovsky
Synopsis: THE NUTCRACKER IN 3D follows nine-year-old Mary (Elle Fanning) whose dull Viennese Christmas is suddenly filled with excitement and adventure following the arrival of her beloved Uncle Albert (Nathan Lane) and his gift of an enchanted nutcracker.
On Christmas night, Mary's new friend, The Nutcracker (Charlie Rowe) or "NC," comes to life and takes her on a wondrous journey into his magical world of fairies, sugarplums, and other Christmas toys which come to life. Mary soon realizes that this fantastical kingdom is facing danger from the tyrannical rule of the evil Rat King (John Turturro) and his devious mother (Frances de la Tour). When NC is taken hostage, Mary and her newfound toy friends must uncover the secret of the Rat King to rescue NC and his kingdom.
Genre: Music/Performing Arts, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Rotten Tomatoes: 0%
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Rated: R
Runtime: 1 hr. 51 min.
Cast: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helen Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Derek Jacobi
Director: Tom Hooper
Synopsis: England's Prince Albert (Colin Firth), soon to become King George VI, is plagued by a crippling speech impediment. With her husband soon to take over the throne, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) hires Lionel Logue, an Australian actor and speech therapist, to help Albert overcome his stammer. An extraordinary friendship develops between the pair as Logue uses unconventional means to teach Albert how to speak with confidence.
Genre: Drama
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
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