Your new releases:
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
Director: Brad Bird
Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, Simon Pegg
Good if you want to see: Tom Cruise running, climbing, occasionally dangling.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Director: Guy Ritchie
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris, Noomi Rapace
Good if you want to see: RDJ be Sherlock Holmes again, but this time facing his arch-nemesis Moriarty in A GAME OF A SHADOWS. I still don't know what that means, though.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked
Good if you want to see: Alvin and the rest of his singing chipmunk friends at last left alone on an island to die, their high-pitched cries lost across the unforgiving ocean. Plus, this time they cover Lady Gaga!
Starring: Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly
Good if you want to see: couples arguing--a great primer for all the family arguments awaiting you in the coming weeks.
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel
Director: Alex Stapleton
Good if you want to see: a documentary about B-movie king Roger Corman, producer of still our most convincing Fantastic Four adaptation to date.
Director: Davind Pomes
Starring: Anson Mount, Xander Berkley, Ryan Donowho, other names that sound similarly made up.
Good if you want to see: a house full of meth cookers and users that will remind you that meth isn't all Breaking Bad; it's also oh shit that guy's tooth just fell out.
Director: J.C. Khoury
Starring: Noah Bean, Rachel Boston, Anna Chlumsky (MY GIRL!)
Good if you want to see: a young man's struggle to make sure his one-night stand consumes her full, two-part dosage of morning after pills, thus saving himself a later trip to the clinic.