Weekend Movie Release Roundup: In Theaters & On DVD 12/16

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Chipmunks and master sleuths rule the weekend box office.

New in Theaters 12/16/11

1. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G)

Starring Jason Lee, David Cross, and the voices of Justin Long, Amy Poehler, Christina Applegate, and Anna Faris

The vacationing Chipmunks and Chipettes are turning a luxury cruise liner into their personal playground, until they become ‘chipwrecked’ on a remote island. As the ‘Munks and Chipettes scheme to find their way home, they accidentally discover their new turf is not as deserted as it seems.

2. Sherlock Holmes: a Game of Shadows (PG-13)

Starring Jude Law, Robert Downey Jr., and Noomi Rapace

Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty.

New on DVD & BLU-RAY (12/13/11)

1. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG-13)

Starring Freida Pinto, Andy Serkis, and James Franco

During experiments to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, a genetically-enhanced chimpanzee uses its greater intelligence to lead other apes to freedom.

2. Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG)

Featuring the voices of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Gary Oldman, and Lucy Liu

Po joins forces with a group of new kung-fu masters to take on an old enemy with a deadly new weapon.

3. Fright Night (R)

Starring Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, and David Tennant

A teenager suspects that his new neighbor is a vampire.

4. Family Guy – Volume 9

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