The TempestThe Tempest - December 10, 2010
Stars Helen Mirren, Alfred Molina and Russell Brand and is about a sorceress who rules over a magical island and its shipwrecked captives.

The most notable difference between Taymor's take and the umpteen other cinematic renderings of the Shakespeare tale, is that Prospero's name has been changed to Prospera and, you guessed it, is now a woman (Helen Mirren).

The FighterThe Fighter - December 10, 2010
Stars Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and Mark Wahlberg. Sports biopic about boxer "Irish" Mickey Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s.

Tron: LegacyTron: Legacy - December 17, 2010
Sequel to the 1982 Disney cult-hit based on the popular video game of the time, Tron. Nearly 30 years in the making, so suppose it's time, but must say, the trailers frankly disappoint.

Gulliver's TravelsGulliver's travels - December 22
Jack Black stars in this twist on Jonathan Swift's classic novel about a modern-day mail room clerk who, via the Bermuda triangle, ends up on the island of Lilliput where he towers over the tiny inhabitants. Be prepared for plenty of political satire and social commentary.

Little FockersLittle Fockers - December 22
The third film in the Meet the Parents franchise. Do they really think there's any more mileage to be had out of "I'm watching you" (with two fingers pointed at the eyes)? They'll probably even run back through the lie detector bit too. We have a feeling that even rolling Barbra Streisand back out won't be enough for this tired franchise.


true GritTrue Grit - December 25
Christmas day brings us the Coen Brothers version of the classic Charles Portis novel of the same name. Of course, John Wayne earned an Oscar for his portrayal of Rooster Cogburn in the 1969 adaptation, but something tells us, this one will have a slightly different slant. Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, and Barry Pepper star.

Blue ValentineBlue Valentine - December 31, 2010
Debuted at Sundance this year and is still riding a big enough high to garner Oscar consideration. Stars Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling. The film centers on a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods.

Holding steady at 86% Rotten Tomatoes Approval.