The Cold War spy thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is hitting theaters this weekend, going up against the star-studded romantic comedy New Year’s Eve and R-rated babysitting comedy The Sitter. Also opening this weekend is the indie drama I Melt with You.
Quite a few films are opening in limited release this weekend. Charlize Theron’s dark comedy Young Adult is making waves among critics, while the grief-driven We Need To Talk About Kevin is already generating Oscar buzz. Also opening in limited release are London River, Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl, Knuckle, and W.E.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Directed by: Tomas Alfredson
Starring: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy
Synopsis: A veteran spy is called out of retirement to uncover a Soviet mole in MI6.
New Year’s Eve
Directed by: Garry Marshall
Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Zac Efron, Jessica Biel, Ashton Kutcher
Synopsis: Several love stories intertwine on New Year’s Eve in New York City.
Directed by: David Gordon Green
Starring: Jonah Hill, Sam Rockwell, Ari Graynor
Synopsis: A college student on suspension is roped into babysitting the kids next door.
I Melt With You
Directed by: Mark Pellington
Starring: Rob Lowe, Thomas Jane, Jeremy Piven, Christian McKay, Carla Gugino
Synopsis: When a group of 40-somethings meet at their college reunion, a pact they made is brought back to the surface.
Young Adult (Limited Release)
Directed by: Jason Reitman
Starring: Charlie Theron, Patrick Wilson, Patton Oswalt
Synopsis: A recently-divorced writer returns to her hometown to look up an ex-boyfriend.
We Need To Talk About Kevin (Limited Release)
Directed by: Lynne Ramsay
Starring: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller
Synopsis: After her son goes on a killing spree at his high school, a mother deals with her grief and guilt.
W.E. (Limited Release)
Directed by: Madonna
Starring: Abbie Cornish, James D’Arcy, Andrea Riseborough
Synopsis: King Edward VIII falls in love with American divorcee Wallis Simpson and must choose between his love for her and his love for his country.
Knuckle (Limited Release)
Directed by: Ian Palmer
Starring: James Quinn McDonagh, Paddy Quinn McDonagh, Michael Quinn McDonagh
Synopsis: Documentary investigating the secret and violent world of bare-knuckle fighting.
London River (Limited Release)
Directed by: Rachid Bouchareb
Starring: Brenda Blethyn, Sotigui Kouyate
Synopsis: Two strangers discover the fate of their children in the aftermath of the 2005 terrorist attacks in London.
Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl (Limited Release)
Directed by: Maneesh Sharma
Starring: Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Parineeta Chopra
Synopsis: A con man meets his match when one of his targets turns the tables on him.