Brad Pitt (left) and Cate Blanchett (right) star in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Brad Pitt (left) and Cate Blanchett (right) star in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Tis the Season for Movies

Our Online-Only Roundup of the Latest Holiday Releases

Like the many years that have come before, holiday season 2008 is bringing with it a slew of Oscar-worthy cinematic releases. From the backward-aging Benjamin Button to the much-buzzed-about Tom Cruise vehicle, Valkyrie, this weekend’s new releases have made the movie theater the place to be this Christmas. Below you will find links to our own Indy critics’ takes on the latest in holiday film watching. Stay tuned throughout the week for additional write-ups and reviews.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button



Gran Torino

The Reader


Yes Man

For showtimes, check the Independent's movie listings, here.

To submit a comment on this article, email or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email

Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

Steven Seagal Named Special Envoy by Russia

The former Santa Ynez resident is a Russian citizen.

County Services Transitioning Away from Montecito Disaster Center

Post-1/9 support will still be available at

Goleta Limits Accessory Dwelling Units to 800 Square Feet

The city followed most of the state's ADU rules, though two large projects swept through before the ...

New Coast Guard Cutter Named After Fallen Officer

Terrell Horne III was murdered near Santa Cruz Island in 2012.

SBCC Promise a Draw for High School Grads

Program offers two free years to dedicated students.