Night at the Movies: Opening Dec. 9

Katherine Heigl and Jon Bon Jovi are among the big names in the cast of New Year’s Eve, a Garry Marshall-directed film that intertwines stories set in New York.

Opening Dec. 9



NEW YEAR’S EVE (PG-13): Director Garry Marshall celebrates love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and fresh starts, in intertwining stories set in New York City. With Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank, Ashton Kutcher, Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Jon Bon Jovi. Exchange, Aiken

THE SITTER (R): A college student is coaxed into babysitting the kids next door but is unprepared for the wild night ahead of him. With Jonah Hill, Sam Rockwell, Ari Graynor, Max Records, J.B. Smoove. Exchange, Evans


A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR CHRISTMAS (R): Pot-smoking pals Harold and Kumar reunite. Exchange

ABDUCTION (PG-13): A youth (Taylor Lautner) learns the parents who raised him aren’t his real folks. Masters

ARTHUR CHRISTMAS (PG): Santa’s mischievous son Arthur races to complete an important mission in time to help Christmas go off without a hitch. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

CONTAGION (PG-13): A lethal microbe becomes a global pandemic. Masters (ends 12/8)

HAPPY FEET TWO (PG): Tap-dancing penguins Mumble (voice of Elijah Wood) and Gloria (voice of Pink) have a son, Erik, who is just finding his footing when their future is put in jeopardy. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

DOLPHIN TALE (PG): Story of a dolphin and strangers who save her life. Masters (starts 12/2)

50/50 (R): Best friends cope with a cancer diagnosis in this comedy. Masters (ends 12/8)

THE HELP (PG-13): Women build an unlikely friendship around a writing project. Masters

HUGO (PG): An orphan living in a Paris train station uncovers a mystery in Martin Scorsese-directed adaptation of Brian Selznick’s children’s book. With Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jude Law, Christopher Lee. Exchange, Evans (opens 12/9)

IDES OF MARCH (R): A governor’s (George Clooney) re-election is threatened. With Ryan Gosling, Paul Giamatti and Evan Rachel Wood. Exchange (ends 12/8) Evans (ends 12/8)

IMMORTALS (R): A king (Mickey Rourke) and his ruthless army march violently across Greece. Exchange, Evans, Aiken (ends 12/8)

IN TIME (PG-13): A poor man (Justin Timberlake) is given the gift of a century. Masters

J. EDGAR (R): As head of the FBI for nearly 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio) becomes one of America’s most powerful men. Exchange, Evans

JACK AND JILL (PG): Ad executive Jack (Adam Sandler) dreads his twin sister, Jill’s (also Sandler), visit. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (PG-13): Masters (opens 12/9)

MONEYBALL (PG-13): Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) reinvents Oakland A’s by outsmarting the richer ball clubs. Exchange (ends 12/8), Evans (ends 12/8)

THE MUPPETS (PG): Kermit recruits a Muppets super-fan and his two best friends to gather the gang for a telethon that will save the Muppet Theater from being razed. With Chris Cooper, Jason Segel, Amy Adams. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 (R): Family is unprepared for terror. Exchange

PUSS IN BOOTS (PG): Antonio Banderas reprises Shrek role. Exchange, Evans, Aiken (ends 12/8)

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (PG-13): Masters (ends 12/8)

THE SMURFS (PG): Masters

THE THREE MUSKETEERS 2011 (PG-13): D’Artagnan rallies new swordsman friends. Masters

TOWER HEIST (PG-13): Workers at posh condo plot to steal back their pensions. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1 (PG-13): Epic love story between Bella Swan and Edward Cullen concludes in this final installment of Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling series. Exchange, Evans, Aiken