Let’s take a look at this all this week’s (November 26th) Hollywood releases:
Burlesque: Ali (Christina Aguilera), a small-town girl, follows her dreams to L.A. and stumbles upon
The Burlesque Lounge, a majestic but ailing theatre, that is home to an inspired musical revue. She lands a job as a cocktail waitress from Tess (Cher), the club’s proprietor and headliner. Soon enough, Ali builds a friendship with a featured dancer and garners the affection of Jack (Cam Gigandet), a bartender and fellow musician, and makes her way from the bar to the stage. Her spectacular voice restores The Burlesque Lounge to its former glory, though not before a charismatic entrepreneur arrives with an enticing proposal.
The King’s Speech: George VI (Colin Firth), also known as Bertie, reluctantly takes the throne of England when his brother, Edward (Guy Pearce), abdicates in 1936. The unprepared king turns to a radical speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), to help overcome his nervous stutter and the two forge a friendship.
Love & Other Drugs: Maggie (Anne Hathaway) is an alluring free spirit who won’t let anything tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie Randall (Jake Gyllenhaal), whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies and in the cut-throat world of pharmaceutical sales. Maggie and Jamie’s evolving relationship takes them both by surprise, as they find themselves under the influence of the ultimate drug: love.
Faster: After 10 years in prison, Driver (Dwayne Johnson) has a singular focus – to avenge the murder of his brother during the botched bank robbery that led to his imprisonment. But he has two men on his trail – a veteran cop, and a young egocentric hitman. The hunter is also the hunted.
Tangled: When the kingdom’s most wanted – and most charming – bandit, Flynn Rider (voice: Zachary Levi) hides out in a mysterious tower, he’s taken hostage by Rapunzel (voice: Mandy Moore), a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn’s curious captor, who’s looking for her ticket out of the tower where she’s been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs.
The Nutcracker In 3D: Nine year- old Mary’s (Elle Fanning) Christmas is suddenly filled with excitement when her beloved Uncle Albert (Nathan Lane) arrives with his gift of an enchanted nutcracker. On Christmas night, the Nutcracker (voice: Shirley Henderson), or “NC”, comes to life and takes her on a wondrous journey into a magical world of fairies, sugarplums, and other Christmas toys which come to life.
The Legend Of Pale Male: This is the true account of one of the most surprising and remarkable love stories in the history of New York. It begins in 1993, when a young man from Belgium has an unexpected encounter in Central Park. He meets a hawk. Not just any hawk, but a wild Redtail, a fierce predator that has not lived in the City for almost a hundred years. Compelled to follow this extraordinary creature, he buys a video camera and sets out to track the hawk. Little does he know that the journey will take him almost twenty years and lead him down many trails of life, death, birth, hope, and redemption.