Thinking about hitting up the movies this weekend? Fantastic idea. Here's the scoop on three flicks opening Friday, December 16.
Between director Roman Polanski and the title of this film, you're probably thinking dark suspense story, but this is actually a witty comedy about parenthood. After their kids get into a playground scuffle, two sets of parents — played by Jodie Foster & John C. Reilly and Kate Winslet & Christopher Waltz — meet to discuss the incident. It starts off civilized...
Sexy: Kid-obsessed parents... oh wait, never mind
Not sexy: Bullies!
Verdict: The critics are loving this fast-paced, LOL pick, so bond with your own parents and take them out for a fun night.
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
In this latest installment of the Ethan Hunt franchise, the IMF has shut down after being linked to a terrorist bombing plot. It's up to good ol' Ethan and the rest of his undercover team to clear the organization's name via an off-the-grid, balls-out mission.
Sexy: Tom Cruise... in Risky Business
Not sexy: Tom Cruise after he got weird
Verdict: OK, so Tom just doesn't do it for us anymore, but let's not overlook co-star Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker). Get in the giving spirit, and let your guy pick the movie this weekend.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
In this suspenseful mystery, Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) meets his match in Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris), an evil criminal mastermind devoid of a conscience. When the Prince of Austria is found dead, the tragedy is declared a suicide... but Holmes suspects murder.
Sexy: Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law
Not sexy: Drug addicts and cheaters
Verdict: We don't know about you guys, but we've been waiting for this one. It’s a great choice for a big group of friends!