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What's at the Movies This Weekend?

Here's a sneak peek at what's opening this weekend, including the Robert De Niro/Ben Stiller comedy "Little Fockers," the fantastical "Gulliver's Travels," the Coen brothers' "True Grit" and the country music drama "Country Strong."

In Theaters Now (December)

'Little Fockers' (Dec. 22)

Who: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Teri Polo, Blythe Danner; directed by Paul Weitz What: Stiller and De Niro are back for with this holiday focking-stuffer, as the ultimate son-in-law, father-in-law team.

'Gulliver's Travels' (Dec. 22)

Who: Jack Black, Emily Blunt, Jason Segal, Amanda Peet; directed by Rob Letterman What: Travel writer Lemuel Gulliver (Black) takes an assignment in Bermuda but ends up on the island of Liliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens.

'True Grit' (Dec. 22)

Who: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Hailee Steinfeld; directed by Joel and Ethan Coen What: A tough U.S. Marshal (Bridges) helps a stubborn young woman (Steinfeld) track down her father's murderer.

'Country Strong' (Dec. 22)

Who: Gwyneth Paltrow, Leighton Meester, Garrett Hedlund, Tim McGraw; directed by Shana Feste What: Paltrow plays a troubled country music superstar battling substance abuse, who teams up with a country-music songwriter (Hedlund) to mount her comeback. This leads to romantic complications involving her husband/manager (McGraw) and a beauty queen-turned-singer (Meester).

'TRON: Legacy' (Dec. 17)

Who: Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Michael Sheen; directed by Joseph Kosinski What: Jumping ahead 30 years, the estranged son (Hedlund) of the original "TRON's" Kevin Flynn (Bridges) has to enter the virtual world to look for his father and take down the Master Control Program, Clu.The Extra Stuff: TRON Trivia and Quotes

'How Do You Know' (Dec. 17)

Who: Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Paul Rudd, Jack Nicholson; directed by James L. Brooks What: Feeling a bit past her prime at 27, former athlete Lisa Jorgenson (Witherspoon) finds herself in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis (Rudd) competes with Lisa's current, baseball-playing beau (Wilson).

'Yogi Bear' (Dec. 17)

Who: Dan Aykroyd, Christine Taylor, Justin Timberlake, Tom Cavanagh, Anna Faris; directed by Eric Brevig What: A documentary filmmaker (Faris) travels to Jellystone Park to shoot a project and soon crosses paths with Yogi Bear (Aykroyd), his sidekick Boo-Boo (Timberlake) and Ranger Smith (Cavanagh).

'Casino Jack' (Dec. 17)

Who: Kevin Spacey, Kelly Preston, Barry Pepper, Rachel Lefevre; directed George Hickenlooper What: Based on a true story, a hot shot Washington DC lobbyist (Spacey) and his protege (Pepper) go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder.

'Rabbit Hole' (Dec. 17)

Who: Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Sandra Oh, Dianne Wiest; directed by John Cameron Mitchell What: Based on a play by David Lindsay-Abaire, life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident.

'The Tourist' (Dec. 10)

Who: Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie; directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck What: American tourist Frank (Depp) visits Italy to mend a broken heart and meets Elise (Jolie), an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path. Really, the fact that it stars Depp and Jolie is good enough.

'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader' (Dec. 10)

Who: Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, Will Poulter, Tilda Swinton; directed by Michael Apted What: In the third "Chronicles of Narnia," chapter, Lucy (Henley) and Edmund Pevensie (Keynes) return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace. They meet up with Prince Caspian (Barnes) and board the royal ship, The Dawn Treader. The crew then sets out on a quest to retrieve the seven swords of Aslan and rid Narnia of its evil.

'The Fighter' (Dec. 10)

Who: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo; directed by David O. Russell What: A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Mickey Ward (Wahlberg) and his brother (Bale), who helped train Mickey before went pro in the mid-1980s.

'The Tempest' (Dec. 10)

Who: Helen Mirren, Alfred Molina, Russell Brand, Djimon Hounsou; directed by Julie Taymor What: In Shakespeare's fantastical thriller, the magician Prospera (it's a woman this time — Mirren) orchestrates a conspiracy, bringing banishment, sorcery and a shipwreck into the lives of two hapless lovers.

'The Company Men' (Dec. 10)

Who: Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Tommy Lee Jones; directed John Wells What: The story centers on three men trying to survive a round of corporate downsizing at a major company — and the impact on their families and communities.

'Black Swan' (Dec. 3)

Who: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey; directed by Darren Aronofsky What: In this psychological thriller, a ballet dancer (Portman) finally gets her big shot at playing the Swan Queen in "Swan Lake." But the stress starts to take its toll on her, as does a young rival (Kunis) vying for the top spot.

'The Warrior's Way' (Dec. 3)

Who: Dong-gun Jang, Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush; directed by Sngmoo Lee What: This stylish actioner follows a warrior-assassin (Jang), who is forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands after refusing a mission.

'I Love You, Phillip Morris' (Dec. 3)

Who: Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann; directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa What: Incarcerated at the state penitentiary, con artist Steven Russell (Carrey) meets the love of his life: Phillip Morris (McGregor). As a free man, his passion results in a series of improbable cons to bust Phillip form jail and build the perfect life together.

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