CM’s Winter Movie Guide

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Fair Game
Release: 11.05.2010
Genre: CIA Drama
Cast: Sean Penn, Naomi Watts
Synopsis: A suspense-filled glimpse into the dark corridors of political power, Fair Game is a riveting action-thriller based on the autobiography of real-life undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts), whose career was destroyed and marriage strained to its limits when her covert identity was exposed by a politically motivated press leak.
 
127 Hours
Release: 11.12.2010
Genre: Mountain Climbing Drama
Cast: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara
Synopsis: 127 HOURS is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston’s (James Franco) remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Over the next five days Ralston examines his life and survives the elements before he is finally rescued.
 
Love & Other Drugs
Release: 11.24.2010
Genre: Romantic Drama
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Josh Gad, Judy Greer, Oliver Platt
Synopsis: Hathaway portrays Maggie, an alluring free spirit who won’t let anyone—or anything—tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie (Gyllenhaal), whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serves him well with the ladies and in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. Maggie and Jamie find themselves under the influence of the ultimate drug: love.
 
Burlesque
Release: 11.24.2010
Genre: Musical Drama
Cast: Christina Aguilera, Cher, Stanley Tucci, Eric Dane, Kristen Bell, Alan Cumming
Synopsis: Ali (Christina Aguilera), a small-town girl with a big voice, escapes hardship and an uncertain future to follow her dreams to LA. After stumbling upon The Burlesque Lounge, a majestic but ailing theater that is home to an inspired musical revue, Ali lands a job as a cocktail waitress from Tess (Cher), the club’s proprietor and headliner. Burlesque’s outrageous costumes and bold choreography enrapture the young ingenue, who vows to perform there one day.
 
Black Swan
Release: 12.1.2010
Genre: Supernatural Drama
Cast: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder, Vincent Cassel
Synopsis: A psychological thriller set in the world of New York City ballet, Black Swan stars Natalie Portman as Nina, a featured dancer who finds herself locked in a web of competitive intrigue with a new rival at the company (Mila Kunis). As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side with a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.
 
How Do You Know
Release: 12.17.2010
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Paul Rudd, Jack Nicholson
Synopsis: Feeling a bit past her prime at 27, former professional softball player Lisa Jorgenson (Reese Witherspoon), finds herself in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis competes with Lisa’s current, baseball-playing beau.
 
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