By Genesis Taveras
December 1, 2009 - A handful of “Made in NY” films open throughout December.
Did You Hear About the Morgans?
Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker star in the new comedy Did You Hear About the Morgans? as a successful New York couple whose only obvious failure is their deteriorating marriage. Things go from bad to worse when the estranged couple witnesses a murder, forcing them to go into the witness protection program and trade the busy streets of Manhattan for the rustic roads of Wyoming. Directed by Marc Lawrence, the film shot in New York City earlier this spring and opens in theatres on December 18.
Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin find themselves in an unexpected love triangle in the Nancy Meyers’ romantic comedy It’s Complicated. After being divorced for a decade, Streep and Baldwin unexpectedly rekindle their long lost romance. As feelings between the two grow, naturally so do the complications as Streep also begins a relationship with a new love interest played by Martin. It’s Complicated, which shot on location in the City earlier this year, opens on Christmas Day.
Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous character returns to the big screen on December 25 with Sherlock Holmes. Directed by Guy Ritchie, the film, which did its stage work in New York City, stars Robert Downey as the intellectually savvy English detective and Jude Law as Holmes’ steadfast accomplice Watson. Though still equipped with their incredible thinking abilities this duo has now added combat skills to their investigative arsenal.
The Brooklyn Heist
Releasing on DVD on December 1, The Brooklyn Heist follows three groups of small-time criminals planning to rob the neighborhood pawn shop on the same night. Danny Masterson, Dominique Swain and Leon head the cast.