In theaters this week...
New Year's Eve
“New Year’s Eve”
The movie plays on the premise that no holiday brings as much excitement or anticipation as New Year’s Eve, especially in New York City. Every character has his own midnight-fueled agenda to take care of, while revolve around the countdown to a new beginning.
The buzz: These ensemble movies, like “She’s Just Not That Into You,” and “Valentine’s Day,” are predictable, even if they are cute. “New Year’s Eve” is a perfect date movie, because it won’t be boring but it is intense enough to ruin your night.
Playing at: Cinemark
Movie times: 12:15 p.m., 1:35 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9:50 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Noah is a college student on suspension who gets roped into babysitting, although he has no experience and is incredibly irresponsible. He is in charge of three kids, none of which he can handle, and is forced to take care of them overnight.
The buzz: Jonah Hill is always funny, but this time he doesn’t have any backup to assure his jokes hit the right spots. Regardless, “The Sitter” is refreshing for this time of the year, and provides plenty of crude laughs.
Playing at: Cinemark
Movie times: 1:15 p.m., 3:25 p.m., 5:35 p.m., 7:45 p.m., and 9:55 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Even amid wedding tensions and family problems, a planet called Melancholia is moving closer to Earth, signifying the end of the world. With a cast that includes Kristen Dunst, Alexander Skarsgard and Keifer Sutherland, “Melancholia” is a described as a “psychological disaster film” and has gotten rave reviews from critics all around the world.
The buzz: Beware folks, this is a deep one. The entire movie is very dark, with mad and depressing undertones throughout. However, very few movies in history have been described as “truely beautiful,” and that makes it intriguing either way.
Playing at: Maiden Alley Cinema
Movie Times: 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. on Friday, 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. on Saturday and 1:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday.
— Corianne Egan