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Five Things to See in December 2010 2


Holiday season is coming. This month, the countdown for Academy Awards nominations begins. It’s the final chance for this year’s movies to show the world what they got to deserve an Oscar nod. And, of course, some family movies are here to spark your Christmas and new year celebration. Get ready for some great movies, in December 2010.

This month’s list consists of the two things we mentioned. Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan (2010) is one of the most talked about, due to Natalie Portman’s amazing performance as Nina Sayers. The second is Ethan and Joel Coen’s latest project, True Grit (2010). The movie is a remake of its 1969 version of the same title. While many thought that nobody should ever attempt to remake True Grit, people are still curious. Will the Coen Brothers survived this one?

The rest of the list are family movies. For Narnia fans, The Voyage of The Dawn Treader. For video games fans, TRON: Legacy. For Jack Black and Jason Segel fan, have fun with Gulliver’s Travels.

These are Five Things you should see in December 2010:

1. Black Swan

Darren Aronofsky
Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, John McLaughlin (screenplay).
Andres Heinz (story).

Natalie Portman (Nina Sayers / The Swan Queen)
Mila Kunis (Lily / The Black Swan)
Vincent Cassel (Thomas Leroy / The Gentleman)

Nina (Portman) is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her obsessive former ballerina mother Erica (Hershey) who exerts a suffocating control over her. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side – a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.

Genres: Drama, thriller.
Release Date: 3 December 2010 (USA)

2. True Grit

Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Charles Portis (novel).
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen (screenplay).

Matt Damon (La Boeuf)
Jeff Bridges (Marshal Reuben J. Cogburn)
Josh Brolin (Tom Chaney)

Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. marshal she can find, a man with “true grit,” Reuben J. “Rooster” Cogburn. Mattie insists on accompanying Cogburn, whose drinking, sloth, and generally reprobate character do not augment her faith in him. Against his wishes, she joins him in his trek into the Indian Nations in search of Chaney. They are joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf, who wants Chaney for his own purposes. The unlikely trio find danger and surprises on the journey, and each has his or her “grit” tested.

Tagline: Punishment comes one way or another.
Genres: Drama, western.
Release Date: 22 December 2010 (USA)

3. Gulliver’s Travels

Rob Letterman
Joe Stillman, Nicholas Stoller (screenplay).
Jonathan Swift (book).

Jack Black (Lemuel Gulliver)
Jason Segel (Horatio)
Emily Blunt (Princess Mary)

Travel writer Lemuel Gulliver takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Liliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens.

Tagline: Black is the new big.
Genres: Adventure, comedy.
Release Date: 22 December 2010 (USA)

4. TRON: Legacy

Joseph Kosinski
Eddy Kitsis, Adam Horowitz (screenplay).
Eddy Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, Brian Klugman, Lee Sternthal (story).

Olivia Wilde (Quorra)
Jeff Bridges (Kevin Flynn / Clu 2.0)
Garrett Hedlund (Sam Flynn)

Sam Flynn, the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn, looks into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 20 years. Along with Kevin’s loyal confidant, father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.

Tagline: The Game Has Changed.
Genres: Action, adventure, sci-fi, thriller.
Release Date: 17 December 2010 (USA)

5. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Michael Apted
Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Michael Petroni (screenplay).
C.S. Lewis (novel).

Ben Barnes (King Caspian)
Skandar Keynes (Edmund Pevensie)
Georgie Henley (Lucy Pevensie)

Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.

Tagline: Return to magic. Return to hope. Return to Narnia.
Genres: Adventure, family, fantasy.
Release Date: 10 December 2010 (USA)

That’s it from Five Things. Enjoy our pick, and have a great holiday season!


Black Swan (2010)
True Grit (2010)
Gulliver’s Travels (2010)
TRON: Legacy (2010)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)

Image Credit:

Cancia Leirissa

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There are 2 comments for this post

  1. indobrad says:

    Narnia & Gulliver’s Travels are in my Must-See list :D

  2. The Editor says:

    My must-see list this December only consists of Black Swan. Too bad the 3 December release is only available in limited screens. I hope it won’t take them forever to get the movie here. *sigh* I’d probably see Gulliver’s because I want to see Jason Segel. Dude’s awesome, lol.

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