What’s Playing 12/14/07

Wide Release

I Am Legend – Starring Will Smith. Robert Neville is a brilliant scientist, but even he could not contain the terrible virus that was unstoppable, incurable…and manmade. Somehow immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City…and maybe the world. But he is not alone. He is surrounded by “the Infected”–victims of the plague who have mutated into carnivorous beings who can only exist in the dark and who will devour or infect anyone or anything in their path.

Alvin And The Chipmunks – Starring Jason Lee, David Cross, Cameron Richardson, Jane Lynch, and Justin Long. You’ve seen then before on the small animated screen, now see them live and actual-sized. Three chipmunk brothers, Alvin, Simon, and Theodore are adopted by a man named Dave.

The Perfect Holiday – Starring Queen Latifah, Gabrielle Union, Terrence Howard, Charlie Murphy, and Morris Chestnut. Nancy is a divorced mother of three who is so busy raising her children that she’s forgotten to take care of herself as well. With Christmas fast approaching, she decides to take her kids to the mall to meet Santa Claus, not knowing that her youngest daughter Emily has sensed her mother’s sadness and is determined to use her time with Santa to make her mom happy again. Opened On Wednesday, December 12.

Limited Release

The Kite Runner – In a divided country on the verge of war, two childhood friends, Amir and Hassan, are about to be torn apart forever. It’s a glorious afternoon in Kabul and the skies are bursting with the exhilarating joy of a kite-fighting tournament. But in the aftermath of the day’s victory, one boy’s fearful act of betrayal will mark their lives forever and set in motion an epic quest for redemption. Now, after 20 years of living in America, Amir returns to a perilous Afghanistan under the Taliban’s iron-fisted rule to face the secrets that still haunt him and take one last daring chance to set things right.

Youth Without Youth – Starring Tim Roth, Bruno Ganz, and Alexandra Maria Lara. A professor’s life changes after a cataclysmic incident during the dark years before WWII. Becoming a fugitive, he is pursued through far-flung locations including Romania, Switzerland, Malta and India.

Nanking – The story of the Japanese invasion of Nanking, China in the early days of World War II and the efforts of a small group of unarmed Westerners who established a Safety Zone where over 200,000 Chinese found refuge. The events of the film are told through deeply moving interviews with Chinese survivors, archival footage, and chilling testimonies of Japanese soldiers, interwoven with staged readings of the Westerners letters and diaries as performed by Woody Harrelson, Mariel Hemingway, Jurgen Prochnow, and Stephen Dorff, among others. Opened On Wednesday, December 12.

Atonement and Juno are expanding.

Movie descriptions courtesy of Yahoo Movies

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