question of the day: What movie are you most looking forward to in December?

As of this writing, 12 movies are set to open wide in North America in the month of December. (Others will open limited in December and go wide in January.) Which means that even if you’re an active moviegoer and see a movie each week, you’ve still gotta pick and choose (and it’s even worse if you’re in a city on the arthouse circuit, but let’s not make this too complicated).

After a jump, a list of those 12 movies to whet your appetite, or not, as the case may be:
December 4
Armored (trailer) (opens in the U.K. on January 22, 20101)
Brothers (my review) (opens in the U.K. on January 22, 2010)
Everybody’s Fine (my review) (opens in the U.K. on February 19, 2010)
Transylmania (trailer) (no U.K. release date has been announced)

December 11
The Princess and the Frog (opens in the U.K. on February 5, 2010)
Invictus (trailer) (opens in the U.K. on February 5, 2010) [not sure yet if this is opening wide, but I suspect it will]

December 18
Avatar (opens in the U.K. on December 17)
Did You Hear About the Morgans? (trailer) (opens in the U.K. on January 1, 2010)

December 23
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel (opens in the U.K. on December 21)

December 25
It’s Complicated (trailer) (opens in the U.K. on January 8, 2010)
Sherlock Holmes (trailer) (opens in the U.K. on December 26)
Up in the Air (trailer) (opens in the U.K. on January 15, 2010)

Which of these movies are you most looking forward to in December?

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Thu, Dec 03, 2009 12:25pm

Everybody’s fine looks great – except – it looks like everybody’s affluent – which most of us are not (or perhaps it’s just me).

Thu, Dec 03, 2009 12:58pm

I am desperate to see Sherlock Holmes! When I first heard about the movie I was worried they were going to screw it up, but seeing the trailers has changed my mind. I am not usually one to go to the theater on Christmas Day, but I think this year I’ll be doing it.

Thu, Dec 03, 2009 1:40pm

Sherlock Holmes, by a long shot, precisely because it’s a long shot and because Robert Downey Jr. is so tremendously good at what he does.

Thu, Dec 03, 2009 1:57pm

Wow. I have little interest in any of those movies. It’s going to be up the reviews.
I do want to see Avatar, but it doesn’t look like it’s going to live up to the hype.
Brothers looks good, but not worth a theater visit.
I am a fan of the literary Sherlock Holmes. The movie looks iffy to me. We’ll see.
The wife will probably take the kid to see Alvin 2. I’ll stay far away from that crap.
Bummer of a month, really.

Eric Dale Eubanks
Thu, Dec 03, 2009 7:46pm

The not-appearing-on-this-list NINE.

{My background’s theatre — and though I’ll probably never be cast as anyone’s idea of Guido Contini, I’ve done marketing for a production of this one and fell in love with Murray Yeston’s wonderful score. And Rob Marshall is probably the perfect directorial match for this one…}.

But that’s just me! I realize we Old Theatre Hounds are in the minority most of the time.


Thu, Dec 03, 2009 8:49pm

Avatar, I dont care if people think its going to be smurfs in action

Thu, Dec 03, 2009 9:19pm




Oh, and Sherlock Holmes too.

Fri, Dec 04, 2009 10:05am

That’s a bad month at the movies, I think.
South Park effectively ruined Avatar for me a month ago.
Sherlock Holmes looks cool. I am, strangely, looking forward to that one.