MoviefiedNYC Opening this Weekend: December 11

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Santa,  Can I see finally go see Star Wars: The Force Awakens?

Yes, Davidcito you can!

With the juggernaut that is Star Wars VII opening this month it is almost easy to miss other movies, that are no slouches by the way, also opening in December. Studios deliver their films with anticipation of discovering which are serious Oscar contenders (Joy, The Revenant and Concussion), surprises like Anomalisa and Youth, and not to mention a few we are looking forward ( The Big Short, Chi-Raq and The World of Kanako).  So whether you choose to checkout that indie movie you’ve heard so much about, or the latest big studio release, don’t forget to click on the movie title below to view the trailer. We want to make sure you know what you are getting into before you head to the theater.
-Myrna E. Duarte

December 11

In the Heart of the Sea

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Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson 

Directed By: Ron Howard

Synopsis: Based on the 1820 event, a whaling ship is preyed upon by a sperm whale, stranding its crew at sea for 90 days, thousands of miles from home.

Our Two Cents: Hemsworth vs the legendary white whale,  I am curious to see how he does.

American Hero (Limited)

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Stars: Stephen Dorff, Eddie Griffin, Bill Billions 

Directed By: Nick Love

Synopsis: Melvin, a reluctant Superhero, lives only for crime, women and drugs – until he realizes that the only way he will ever get to see his estranged son is to go straight and fulfill his potential as a crime fighter.

Our Two Cents: Hancock? Super?  Chronicle?

The Big Short (Limited)

Screen grab of youtube video 'The Big Short Trailer (2015) ? Paramount Pictures' Web to Watch - Greed is not so good in the first trailer for The Big Short. Based on Michael Lewis’s best-selling book, the movie stars Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Brad Pitt and Steve Carell as four outsiders who make a big bet against the banks and the American economy. The movie, directed by Adam McKay, is set for a wide release on Dec. 23. youtube.com/Paramount [Via MerlinFTP Drop]

Stars: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling 

Directed By: Adam McKay

Synopsis: Four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predicted the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s decide to take on the big banks for their lack of foresight and greed.

Our Two Cents: Looks like it might be a fun sort of caper movie.

The Dark Horse (Limited)

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Stars: Cliff Curtis, James Rolleston, Kirk Torrance 

Directed By: James Napier Robertson

Synopsis: An emotionally charged and inspiring drama about a man who searches for the courage to lead, despite his own adversities – finding purpose and hope in passing on his gift to the children in his community.

Our Two Cents: Looks beautiful and touching.

Don Verdean (Limited)

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Stars: Sam Rockwell, Amy Ryan, Jemaine Clement

Directed By: Jared Hess

Synopsis: A self-professed biblical archaeologist who has fallen on hard times starts to bend the truth in order to continue inspiring the faithful.

Our Two Cents: Not sure about this, though I do always enjoy a Sam Rockwell performance.

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