Friday, December 07, 2012
2012 Holiday Movies UPDATED
One of the best parts of the Holidays, along with collage football bowl games, is taking the family to the movies at a local theater. Hollywood likes to release good movies for the Thanksgiving-Christmas-New Year Holiday period because people have more time for going to the movies and in most parts of the country outside activities are limited because of the weather. After spending lots of time inside with relatives at home it is liberating to get out of the house and go to a movie. The following is the release date and names of some movies I would like to see.
The new James Movie is very good. I have seen it once but could be dragged back for a second viewing.
I have seen it and I want to see it again when our son is home. This is his area of study and he has already seen it twice. He knows the back story on all the major and minor historical characters and I want to see it again in any case. A fine movie to be treasured about one of my hero's.
I love costume drama's and would love to see this on the big screen. If not, it will be on blu-ray soon enough.
Can wait for blu-ray but would go if someone twisted my arm. Conservative love this story and I am a Conservative. Just wish they had kept the bad guys the Chinese Communists instead of the North Koreans.
Love movies about movies.
HYDE PARK ON THE HUDSON
Bill Murray does a serious role of FDR,about the visit of the King of England to his home at Hyde Park. Same king as in The Kings Speech. Love history and politics so this is a natural Apparently show Roosevelt as not a perfect person!
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
Yes, the Jimmy Stewart classic is coming to a big screen near you for this one day only. I own it on blu-ray but have never seen it in a theater and our son will be home for the Holiday's by then and we both love this movie.
THE GUILT TRIP
Yes, I know, Barbra Streisand is in this movie but I can separate her political views from her acting ability. Love "road pictures" . This one about a mother who joins her son on a road trip.
ZERO DARK THIRTY
Hunt to kill Osama bin laden! Who wouldn't enjoy that.
ON THE ROAD
Based upon the Jack Kerouac 1957 novel of the same name. I said I like "road pictures" and this is a classic and the novel was the start of the beatniks. Hope it plays in Medford, but may have to go to Ashland. May be too out of the mainstream for Medford's Tinseltown.
Christmas Day - December 25
The expected "block buster" of the Christmas Holidays and looks like a big budget musical, historical, consume drama all rolled into one. Will be fun.
Billy Crystal and Bette Midler are grandparents who become temporary guardians of their grandchildren. Could be very funny and is more in keeping with my idea of Christmas entertainment. Love Billy Crystal.