"The Company Men" - Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Costner
"No Strings Attached" - Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher
A pair of life-long friends put their relationship to the test when they begin a "friends with benefits" affair. There's a bunch of these movies headed our way this year including one that's actually called "Friends with Benefits." Portman is wonderful but I'm uninterested. Also, what am to think about Kutcher in general? It's not that he's a bad actor necessarily, it's that I can't take him seriously. Every time I see him on screen all I can think about is "Punk'd." No thanks.
"The Way Back" (limited) - Jim Sturgess, Colin Farrell, Ed Harris, Mark Strong
Based on a popular novel, "The Way Back" focuses a soldier (Sturgess) who helps lead a group out of a World War II prison camp and across the continent to India. This is supposed to be quite tough and gritty but holds a great deal of interest for me. I'm sure it won't hit a theater near me so I'll have to wait for DVD. I am, nonetheless, very interested.