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Ultimate Winter Movie Guide

As winter sets in and college is finally let out for the semester, what better way to enjoy the bitter cold days than by munching on popcorn in a cozy movie theater? Her Campus Mizzou has all you collegiettes™ covered with our winter movie guide. So sit back, put your feet up and enjoy the show!

New Year’s Eve (Dec. 9)

From the directors and producers of the smash-hit Pretty Woman and the all-star cast of Valentine’s Day, comes a film based on a web of relationships all intertwined around New Year’s Eve in the Big Apple. The film is the New Year’s Eve counterpart to Valentine’s Day - complete with a new star-studded cast, including Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Jon Bon Jovi, Robert De Niro, Josh Duhamel, Zac Efron, Katherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank and Sofia Vergara. Don’t miss all your favorite stars in what’s sure to be the romantic comedy of the year.

Alvin and the Chipmunks 3: Chipwrecked (Dec. 16)
Alvin and his band of misfit friends are at it again – Caribbean style. During your winter vacation, cruise along with the Chipmunks and join in on an adventure the whole family will love. When the Chipmunks and Chipettes accidentally fall overboard during their cruise, they end up deserted in paradise. In the third addition to the popular animated film series, the Chipmunks return with their usual singing and shenanigans – only this time, with a little tropical twist.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (Dec. 16)

Sherlock Holmes and his trusty, sarcastic colleague, Dr. Watson, return with another clever mystery. In the sequel, a criminal mastermind, Professor Moriarty, challenges Holmes’ intellect and detective skills. When the Crown Prince of Austria is found dead, Holmes is convinced it was a murder framed as suicide by none other than the villainous Professor Moriarty. With the help of a gypsy fortuneteller named Sim (Noomi Rapace), Holmes and Dr. Watson must outwit Professor Moriarty before he causes any more death and destruction.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Dec. 21)

One of the most chilling and suspenseful mysteries in the world comes to life in the U.S. adaptation of the first novel in Stieg Larsson’s best-selling series. Daniel Craig plays Mikael Blomkvist, an investigative journalist who is asked to unravel a murder that occurred 40 years ago in one of the most pretentious and influential families in Sweden. He and badass computer hacker Lisbeth Salander (Ronney Mara) must decipher the clues without getting caught in a web of violent deceit, family secrets and murder.

We Bought a Zoo (Dec. 23)
Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson star in this dramedy about Benjamin Mee, a father who quits his job and buys a farmhouse that happens to come with a zoo. He must follow his heart and embrace his wild side in order to take charge of the zoo. Along with a potential love interest, teacher Kelly Foster (Scarlett Johanson), he must maintain the home of 47 animal species while teaching his two children a lesson on life, love and following your dreams.

Joyful Noise (Jan. 13)
When Vi Rose Hill (Queen Latifah) takes over G.G. Sparrow’s (Dolly Parton) position as Choir Director in a small southern church, they must put aside their differences in order to win the national choir competition. Moving away from traditional hymns, Hill and Sparrow shake up the competition with some soulful music. To make it to Los Angeles, they will need a little faith in two teenagers with big hearts and big voices. KeKe Palmer and Jeremy Jordan raise their voices with Latifah and Parton in this heartwarming comedy for all ages.

Haywire (Jan. 20)
Gina Carano is Mallory Kane, the nation’s most valuable weapon. A black ops super-soldier, Kane was a marine trained to be the best agent. Yet when her boss (Michael Douglas) betrays her during a mission, she seeks answers and payback. This action-packed thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Red Tails (Jan. 20)

History-lovers (or Cuba Gooding Jr. fans), this film is for you. Based on a true story, Red Tails focuses on a crew of African-American pilots facing segregation in the Tuskegee training programs during World War II. Despite their extreme intellect and piloting abilities, this group of men has been kept on the ground due to their race. The film follows their remarkable journey when they are called into duty under Col. A.J. Bullard (Terrence Howard) and Maj. Emanuelle Stance (Cuba Gooding Jr.)

Man on a Ledge (Jan. 27)
Sam Worthington portrays Nick Cassidy, an ex-con who threatens to jump from a Manhattan hotel rooftop. A police psychologist (Elizabeth Banks) tries to calm Cassidy down and determine if he is telling the truth about being framed for his crime. As Cassidy peers over the building, the largest diamond heist in history is going on a few blocks away – all part of Cassidy’s plan to prove himself innocent.

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