snap·shot – a brief appraisal, summary, or profile.

Every Monday we hope to provide our readers with snapshots of films being released for the upcoming weekend. This will be a brief summary of films that will assist our readers in the area of discernment. Instead of searching other sites and reading lengthy articles, it’s our hope to provide a concise list of all the films of the weekend in one consolidated post. If you wonder why we don’t list the MPAA ratings, please click here.

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – A journalist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for 40 years.  Genre – thriller, mystery, drama; content – strong brutal violence, rape, torture, graphic nudity, and language.
  • We Bought a Zoo – Based on a true story of a father who moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a zoo.  Genre – family, drama, comedy; content – language.
  • Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol – Ethan Hunt and his team go rogue in order to clear their names after they are accused of the Kremlin bombing.  Genre – action, adventure, drama; content – sexuality, violence, language.
  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close – A nine-year-old boy searches for a lock that matches a mysterious key his father left him, before his death in the World Trade Center. Genre – drama; content – language, thematic elements, disturbing images.
  • The Adventures of Tintin – Tintin competes against others in his search for a sunken treasure ship.  Genre – action, adventure, mystery, animation; content – brief drunkenness and smoking, action violence.
  • The Darkest Hour – Five young people fight for survival against an alien force attacking earth via our power supply.  Genre – horror, sci-fi, action; content – language, sci-fi violence.

* Please note that Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and The Adventures of Tintin will be released Wednesday 21st.

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