‘Tis the Season for Holiday Releases!
This time of the year isn’t just my favorite because of the cold weather, hot chocolate, Christmas movie marathons and all-around good cheer. It’s also exciting, because so many good movies come out around this time. The following is a short list and synopses of the movies I can’t wait to see this month. Enjoy!
1. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (December 16th)
– The first Sherlock Holmes showcased the incredible bromance between Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law as the legendary Holmes and Watson. This much-anticipated sequel is about Holmes’ pursuit of Professor Moriarty who we find out at the end of the first Sherlock Holmes is the evil mastermind behind much of what had been going on. There has been talk that we’re going to see more of Watson’s gambling problem as well as more comedic hijinks of the detective nature. Just 10 more days!
2. Young Adult (December 9th in select theaters, nationwide December 16th)
– Diablo Cody (Juno, Whip It) is one of those discussed in all the Oscar buzz for yet another quirky dramedy starring Charlize Theron as Mavis, a young adult novel writer. She goes back to her hometown in Minnesota to try and win back her high school sweetheart, Buddy Slade, who is married with a baby on the way. If it’s written by Diablo Cody, it’s going to be interesting.
3. New Year’s Eve (December 9th)
– Gary Marshall, the King of Rom-Com, is back behind the camera as the director of a Valentine’s Day-esque story, a collection of romantic vignettes that will all eventually come together at the end. This time, instead of on Valentine’s Day, all of this happens on New Year’s Eve. I love a good drama, period piece or indie flick, but the girl in me always appreciates a good, predictable romantic comedy.
4. Carnage (December 16th)
– Cristoph Waltz, Kate Winslet, John C. Reilly and Jodie Foster are the ensemble cast of the movie-adaptation of the Broadway play Carnage, a story about two pairs of parents who have dinner to discuss their childrens’ fights on the playground. It’s always interesting to see how a director can bring the meat and bones of a Broadway play to the big screen (for ex.: Chicago, Rent, Barefoot in the Park [even though that last one was way before I was even born]), so I’m intrigued. Plus, the cast is amazing. Oscar winners Waltz and Winslet, Oscar nominee Jodie Foster…and John C. Reilly from Stepbrothers. Sounds like a winning combo!
5. The Adventures of TinTin (December 21st)
– One of my favorite directors, if not my favorite, Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson, take on The Adventures of TinTin starring the voices of Jamie Bell and Daniel Craig. The animated feature is about TinTin, a young journalist. This fantasy adventure movie is definitely one my sister and I will be going to. To me, it falls into the same genre as Stardust, Chronicles of Narnia, Percy and the Olympians, etc., all of which we made sure to watch together. This means a sister movie date is in the works for this one!