Reel Picks


Alvin and the Chipmunks, Chipwrecked (G)

A cruise ship, mischief, a shipwreck, the film features the world’s most celebrated squeakers, starring David Cross, Jenny Slate, Matthew Gray Gubler, Anna Faris, Christina Applegate.

Girl with a Dragon Tattoo (R)

The much-anticipated American film version of the first book of the best-selling Swedish trilogy of the same name. Starring Englishman Daniel Craig, the most recent James Bond, as the Swedish journalist Mikael Blomkvist, who attempts to solve a 40-year-old murder and the young American actress Rooney Mara as the heavily tattooed Lisbeth Salander, who lends her considerable skills to the hunt. Christopher Plummer also stars. Directed by David Fincher who also directed “The Social Network,” “Fight Club,” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”

Hugo (PG)

Martin Scorsese’s animated, melodramatic version of the award-winning children’s book set in Paris in 1931. Twelve-year-old Hugo keeps all the clocks ticking in the train station with the help of a mysterious mechanical man. With his friend Isabelle, Hugo finds the spare parts needed to keep Hugo going.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (R)

The most recent adaptation of the best-selling 1974 British classic spy novel by John le Carré. In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley (Gary Oldham) is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet mole within MI6. Also stars John Hurt, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Directed by Tomas Alfredson.

Young Adult (R)

Directed by Jason Reitman (“Up in the Air,” and “Juno”) and starring Charlize Theron and Patrick Wilson. In this sometimes funny examination of prolonged adolescence, Mavis Gary, a writer of teen literature, returns to her small hometown to relive her glory days and attempt to reclaim her happily married high school sweetheart. Things turns a little more serious when returning home proves more difficult and Mavis forms an unusual bond with a former classmate who hasn’t quite gotten over high school either.