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The Rock-itt : January 2012
SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS 5 January Starring: Robert Downey Junior, Noomi Rapace, Jared Harris, Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Stephen Fry Director: Guy Ritchie Rated: PG Genre: mystery, suspense, action Sherlock Holm es (Robert Downey Jr.) has always been the smartest man in the room...until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large-Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris)-and not only is he Holmes' intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may actually give him an advantage over the renowned detective. When the Crown Prince of Austria is found dead, the evidence, as construed by Inspector Lestrade (Eddie Marsan), points to suicide. But Sherlock Holm es deduces that the prince has been the victim of murder-a murder that is only one piece of a larger and much more portentous puzzle, designed by Professor Moriarty. The cunning Moriarty is always one step ahead of Holmes as he spins a web of death and destruction-all part of a greater plan that, if he succeeds, will change the course of history. THE DESCENDANTS 12 January Starring: George Clooney, Judy Greer, Shailene Woodley, Beau Bridges and Matthew Lillard Director: Alexander Payne Rated: TBA Genre: comedy, drama This is a story of a middle-aged Hawaiian lawyer (George Clooney) dealing with a lucrative family land sale, two rebellious daughters, and the adultery of a wife who now lay dying in a coma. The New York Times critic A. O. Scott has pinpointed the virtues of the film – a pleasant pace unruffled by plot, sharply written, with a richness of generosity for its imperfect characters in an imperfect world. THE DARKEST HOUR 19 January Starring: Olivia Thirlby, Rachael Taylor, Emile Hirsch, Max Minghella, Joel Kinnaman, Veronika Vernadskaya Director: Chris Gorak Rated: M Genre: action and adventure The Darkest Hour is the story of five young people who find them selves stranded in Moscow, fighting to survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack. The 3D thriller highlights the classic beauty of Moscow alongside mind-blowing special effects.