ANOTHER HAPPY DAY – Ellen Barkin takes time out from dating Barry Levinson’s 26 year-old son to star in a movie he wrote and directed. Barry discovered her thirty years ago for DINER. He must be so proud.
A DANGEROUS METHOD – Freud & Jung -- the Popeye & Bluto of psychoanalysis -- mix it up over Olive Oyl (Keira Knightley). Wonder what Freud would say to Barry Levinson.
ARTHUR CHRISTMAS – Breathe easy. Russell Brand is nowhere to be seen. Motion-capture pic by the WALLACE & GROMIT guys so should be good.
HUGO – Martin Scorsese's first kid film. Got great reviews and a big opening weekend. Plans already underway for his second -- a claymation version of CAPE FEAR.
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO – from the popular series that includes THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST, THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, and THE GIRL WITH SOMETHING EXTRA (originally a ‘70s sitcom starring Sally Field).
THE DESCENDANTS – George Clooney learns his wife has been unfaithful and is in a coma, and he must somehow draw upon all of his strength to cope by living in Hawaii. Getting sensational reviews. Co-writer/director Alexander Payne may soon be saying "Mahalo" to the Academy.
MY WEEK WITH MARILYN – Speaking of Oscars, Michelle Williams might win one playing Marilyn Monroe, an actress who couldn’t win one herself.
RAMPART – Woody Harrelson as a scary L.A. cop who pistol whips people while singing “Kelly Kelly Kelly”.
ANSWERS TO NOTHING – Movie about the recent Republican debates.
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DOWN – PART 1 – Edward & Bella get married and have a kid who’s half vampire. He doesn’t drink blood, just gargles it. In PART 2, problems arise when he starts teething.
SHAME – Not to be confused with Barry Levinson's reaction to his 26-year-old son dating a 57-year-old woman. Michael Fassbender as a sex addict who moves in with his younger sister, Carey Mulligan. She begins to suspect there's a problem when he sleeps with the hosts of THE VIEW.
SLEEPING BEAUTY – ONCE UPON A TIME with roofies.
THE SITTER – Jonah Hill as irresponsible baby sitter. I wonder if that's how Ellen first met Barry Levinson's son.
NEW YEAR’S EVE – Essentially a sequel to VALENTINE’S DAY. A mish-mosh of romantic stories featuring every bankable movie actor who will be doing television in a year.