Movies Released December 2nd, 2011 by Title

  • A Holiday Engagement

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    Johnson Management Group
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    Thirty-something Hillary Burns has spent her life trying to get the approval of her parents, most specifically her judgmental mother, Meredith Burns, thus far without success. Part of that approval for Hillary is to marry the right man. That's why Hillary is so happy that she is engaged to successful lawyer Jason King, who she will bring home to meet the family for the first time at their Thanksgiving get-together weekend in a week's time. However, Hillary's life starts to fall apart when simultaneously she loses her part-time newspaper writing job when the newspaper itself folds, and Jason dumps her as he tries to focus on his career which is seemingly more important to him than Hillary. On the advice of her best friend Sophie, Hillary - who feels she can't go home without Jason, especially as her two sisters' lives seem to meet their mother's approval - decides reluctantly to go to an online dating site to find someone to pose as Jason at the upcoming family weekend. Who Hillary finds is a man named David, an actor who seems to be struggling with his own life. But as an actor, she figures he can at least treat it like a real acting job, which he hasn't had in a while. It may be a struggle for David to pretend to be Jason for four days, especially as Hillary's politician father, Roy Burns, always seems to be seeking legal advice. Those problems may be compounded by Hillary herself, who treats David like the real Jason in the hopes that all the wedding planning she goes through with Meredith will end up not going to waste in the possibility that Jason may come back to her. But by the end of the weekend, Hillary may finally come to some realizations about her mother and her sisters, the latter whose lives aren't as perfect as on first glance, and what and perhaps who she herself really wants in life, especially as an unexpected person also shows up for the weekend. Written by Huggo
  • Answers to Nothing
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    Answers to Nothing

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    Ambush Entertainment
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    Intertwining stories exploring the bad in the best of us and the good in the worst of us. Against the backdrop of a child abduction case we follow five days in the life of a woman whose determination to get pregnant keeps her from confronting her husband's infidelity, her best friend a single parent detective assigned to the case of the child abduction, a school teacher and his obsession with the missing child that pushes him to the edge of vigilantism, a beat cop grieving over the violent death of his wife, a recovering addict and her wheel chair bound brother preparing for the LA marathon, and a self-loathing African American TV writer's search for love.
  • Documentary of AKB48: To Be Continued

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    New People Entertainment
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    The new music biopic follows the unstoppable all-female Japanese pop idol group, AKB48, on their incredible rise to fame.

    AKB48 was conceived in 2005 by Yasushi Akimoto, one of Japan’s most respected music producers. Beginning as a small all-girl singing group based in the Akihabara district of Tokyo – the city’s bustling electronics and anime/pop culture shopping Mecca – AKB48 topped Japan’s Oricon music charts with the two best-selling pop singles in 2010 as well as another two singles ranking in the Top 10.
  • Dog Jack

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    Screen Media Ventures
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    "Dog Jack" is the story of a slave boy and his dog who escape the master's plantation, join the union army, and have to face their former master on the battlefield. The story is inspired by the historical true-life adventures of the beloved mascot of the Pennsylvania 102nd, who was so prized by his regiment for his skills in battle that he was twice exchanged for a Confederate prisoner of war.
  • Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie
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    Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie

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    Shadow Distribution
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    David Suzuki, Canadian scientist, activist, environmentalist and educator, delivers a 'last lecture' -- what he describes as "a distillation of my life and thoughts, my legacy, what I want to say before I die". Filmed before a live audience, accompanied by a memory box of moving, distilled images, he articulates a core, urgent message: we have exhausted the limits of the biosphere and it is imperative that we re-think our relationship with the natural world. Suzuki looks unflinchingly at the strains on our interconnected web of life - and out of our dire present circumstances, he offers up a blueprint for sustainability and survival.
  • I Am Singh

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    Reliance Big Pictures
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    This story is about a young Sikh named Ranveer Singh, a young, confident man settled in India. Ranveer's elder brothers are citizens of America. Ranveer's life takes a turn when he receives a call and he comes to know that one of his brothers is dead, his father is seriously injured and his other brother is missing. The cause of this is unknown. Ranveer is in a dilemma and immediately leaves for the US. He doesn't know what is in store for him. Ranveer reaches the US and tries to find out what actually happened to his family.
  • Khodorkovsky

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    Kino Lorber
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    Controversial Mikhail Khodorkovsky began as a socialist, rose to the highest level of Russia's wealthy class as a successful capitalist when he was the owner of Yukos Oil, and became famous as a political prisoner when he was jailed in 2003. Officially, Khodorkovsky was sent to prison on tax and embezzlement charges, but his supporters believe that his only crimes were criticizing the Kremlin and the powerful Vladimir Putin. His family and other supporters discuss his case and the subject of corruption in Russian politics.
  • Lads and Jockeys

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    Music Box Films
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    In a small village near Paris, 14-year-old boys and girls enter the training center for future lads and jockeys. For these young pupils, the transition between the family environment and this new world is brutal. Though sharing the world of teenagers - flirting, cell phones and PlayStation - they enter a world where the comfort of the horses comes before that of the human. This documentary film tells the story of Steve, Florian and Flavien during their first year of apprenticeship. It leads to Flavien's first race, which officially puts him in the restricted world of jockeys.
  • Outrage

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    Magnolia Pictures
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    In a ruthless battle for power, several yakuza clans vie for the favor of their head family in the Japanese underworld. The rival bosses seek to rise through the ranks by scheming and making allegiances sworn over saké. Long-time yakuza Otomo has seen his kind go from elaborate body tattoos and severed fingertips to becoming important players on the stock market. Theirs is a never-ending struggle to end up on top, or at least survive, in a corrupt world where there are no heroes but constant betrayal and vengeance.
  • Pastorela
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    Pastorela

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    Lionsgate Films
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    For as long as he can remember, Agent Jesus Juarez, known in his neighborhood as Chucho, has played "the Devil" in his town's traditional Nativity Play but this Christmas, things have changed. When Chucho arrives late to auditions, the new pastor of the church, Edmundo Posadas, has already cast all the roles. Now, Chucho must enter into an epic battle between good and evil- a battle between himself and the new pastor to recover the role that is rightfully his.
  • Redline
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    Redline

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    Anchor Bay Films
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    Redline is a racing film created by studio Madhouse (Paprika, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars). Redline is about the biggest and most deadly racing tournament in the universe. Only held once every five years, everyone wants to stake their claim to fame, including JP, a reckless dare-devil driver oblivious to speed limits with his ultra-customized car - all the while, organized crime and militaristic governments want to leverage the race to their own ends. Amongst the other elite rival drivers in the tournament, JP falls for the alluring Sonoshee - but will she prove his undoing, or can a high speed romance survive a mass destruction race?
  • Shame
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    Shame

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    Fox Searchlight Pictures
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    Brandon is a 30-something man living in New York who is unable to manage his sex life. After his wayward younger sister moves into his apartment, Brandon's world spirals out of control. From director Steve McQueen (Hunger), Shame is a compelling and timely examination of the nature of need, how we live our lives and the experiences that shape us.
  • Sleeping Beauty
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    Sleeping Beauty

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    IFC Films
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    A haunting erotic fairytale about Lucy, a young University student drawn into a mysterious hidden world of beauty and desire.
  • The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol

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    Sony Pictures Animation
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    At Christmas, Grouchy Smurf behaves badly to everyone and it takes the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future to teach him to appreciate Christmas.
  • Watching TV with the Red Chinese

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    Roam Films
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    When Tzu, Wa and Chen come to New York City in the summer of 1980 to study, they find themselves in a strange land far, far away from life in communist China. Consuming a heavy daily diet of American T.V., they are captivated by the cacophonous culture surrounding them. They make friends with their next-door neighbor Dexter, his sometimes girlfriend Suzanne and the struggling filmmaker Billy. They party. One falls dangerously in love. But a brutal mugging and an ex-boyfriend's crazed jealousy plunge them into a state of cultural confusion and fear. When, on December 8, 1980, John Lennon is murdered, the trio fatefully confronts the social violence that surrounds them.