It stars Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Redmayne, Dougray Scott, Judi Dench and Emma Watson.
Based on two books by Colin Clark, it depicts the making of the 1957 film 'The Prince and the Showgirl', which starred Marilyn Monroe (Williams) and Laurence Olivier (Branagh).
The film focuses on the week in which Monroe spent time being escorted around Britain by Clark (Redmayne), after her husband, Arthur Miller (Scott), left the country.
When Miller leaves the country, Clark introduces Monroe to British life and they spend a week together, during which time she escapes from her Hollywood routine and the pressures of work.
The story takes place in Hollywood between 1927 and 1932 and focuses on the relationship of an older silent film star and a rising young actress, as silent cinema falls out of fashion and is replaced by the talkies.
For her portrayal of Monroe, Williams was awarded the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Motion Picture. She also earned Best Actress nominations from the Academy Awards and British Academy Film Awards.
'The Artist' is a 2011 French romantic comedy film directed by Michel Hazanavicius, starring Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo.
Most of the film itself is silent, except for the non-diegetic soundtrack and it was produced in black-and-white.
The film has received wide praise from critics and many accolades. Dujardin won the Best Actor Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, where the film premiered.
The film was nominated for six Golden Globes, the most of any 2011 film, and won three; Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, Best Original Score, and Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Dujardin.
In January 2012 the film was nominated for twelve BAFTAs, also the most of any film from 2011 and won seven, the most wins of the night, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Hazanavicius, and Best Actor for Dujardin.
It is currently nominated for ten Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Hazanavicius, Best Actor for Dujardin and Best Supporting Actress for Bejo.
'Carnage' is a 2011 black comedy film co-written and directed by Roman Polanski, based on the play 'God of Carnage' by French playwright Yasmina Reza.
Their meeting is initially intended to be a short visit but various circumstances, such as Nancy vomiting in the Longstreet's living room and Alan's numerous cell phone conversations, continue to draw it out.
'My Week with Marilyn' is a biographical film directed by Simon Curtis and written by Adrian Hodges.
'Moneyball' is a biographical sports drama film directed by Bennett Miller and distributed by Columbia Pictures.
The movie stars Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
They also must go about acquiring 'submarine' pitcher Chad Bradford (Casey Bond) and former catcher Scott Hatteberg (Chris Pratt), and winning 20 consecutive games, an American League record.
The film was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Actor and Best Picture.
The movie stars Jodie Foster as Penelope Longstreet, John C Reilly as Michael Longstreet, Kate Winslet as Nancy Cowan and Christoph Waltz as Alan Cowan.
Four big releases hit the theaters this week - 'My Week with Marilyn', 'Carnage', 'The Artist' and 'Moneyball'.
As the story goes - When two grade-school boys get into a confrontation in the park that results in one boy hitting the other in the mouth with a stick, their parents meet in a Brooklyn apartment to discuss the matter.
The parents of the boy wielding the stick, Alan and Nancy Cowan (Waltz and Winslet), visit the home of Michael and Penelope Longstreet (Reilly and Foster), who are the parents of the boy who was struck.
At first, the verbal exchange between the two married couples maintains a high civility factor but when the differences between them start to emerge, subtly at first and eventually glaringly, the couples begin to turn on each other and finally each on their own spouse.
As their civility and inhibition washes away, aided by a bottle of Scotch whiskey, the geniality vanishes, descending fully into verbal warfare with all their character flaws laid bare. In the end, the film cuts to footage of the two boys reconciling on their own, without the aid of their parents and while the credits roll, they are shown continuing to play in the park.
The film is based on Michael Lewis's 2003 book of the same name, an account of the Oakland Athletics baseball team's 2002 season and their general manager Billy Beane's attempts to assemble a competitive team.
In the film, Beane (Brad Pitt) and assistant GM Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), faced with the franchise's unfavorable financial situation, take a sophisticated sabermetric approach towards scouting and analyzing players.
Brad Pitt won the Best Actor for the movie at the Boston Society of Film Critics Awards.