Movie preview 12/07

Christmas can’t come soon enough.

That’s not because I’m expecting Santa to bring a big ol’ diamond.

It’s because the movie dregs that have been coming out in early December are so depressing. Bring on the good movies of Christmas, please!

One movie is opening in Sioux Falls today: Playing for Keeps. It’s the story of an has-been soccer player who decided he really loves his ex-wife and wants to be a father to their son. At the same time he makes these resolutions, every soccer mom in a 100-mile radius is making a play for him. Yuck.

Unless you’re snowed in, it’s time to catch up on — or rewatch — some of the other good movies (i.e. released before Dec. 1) in the theaters.