Eat Pray Love ★★ Julia Roberts, James Franco. Facing a crossroads in her life, a divorcee travels to Italy, India and Bali on a quest to alter her life and find true happiness. 20 minutes.
AMC Mon. Book Club ★★ Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda. Four associates’ lives are turned upside down when their guide membership tackles the infamous 50 Shades of Grey. From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their subsequent chapter the best chapter. (PG-thirteen) 1 hr. 44 mins. FX Tues. Blockers ★★★ Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz.
Two criminals disguise themselves as St. Nick and an elf to rob stores at Christmastime. Paramount Wed. Arrival ★★★ Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner. A linguistics professor leads an elite group of investigators in a race against time to communicate with extraterrestrial visitors. (PG-13) 1 hr. fifty six minutes. Armageddon ★★ Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton. A NASA rep recruits an oil driller and his team of mavericks to avoid wasting Earth from an oncoming asteroid.
An American in Paris ★★★★ Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron. An American soldier stays in Paris after World War II to color and falls in love with a French magnificence. Airplane! ★★★ Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty. A pilot afraid to fly follows his stewardess ex-girlfriend and should take over for the poisoned crew. Sundance Fri.
A Christmas Kiss ★★★ Elisabeth Röhm, Laura Breckenridge. Trapped in an elevator, a designer shares an impulsive kiss with the boyfriend of her new boss. Lifetime Mon. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ★★★ Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore. A poor boy and four spoiled youngsters win a tour by way of the incredible manufacturing facility of an odd confectioner.
(PG-13) 1 hr. 22 minutes. Bad Santa ★★★ Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox.
VH1 Fri. A Christmas Proposal ★★★ Nicole Eggert, David O’Donnell. Two opposing attorneys — one-time sweethearts — battle over the development of a ski resort. Lifetime Tues.
Bananas ★★★ Woody Allen, Louise Lasser. Rejected by his radical girlfriend, a wimpy New Yorker heads for San Marcos to lead its revolution.