2011 holiday movie season!

December is one of my favorite months because of the NEW MOVIES!   Summer is chocked equally full of blockbusters, but I spend so much of the summer out and about and enjoying the ‘burgh, that I hardly have a chance to see anything.  In the winter it’s cold and dreary, and much more suitable for movie watching.

Moviefone posted a nice summary of the great films we can expect this year.  These are the ones I can’t wait to see:

Young Adult

From the previews alone, I had very little interest in this movie.  Then I read an interview with Diablo Cody on the Huffington Post, and realized that Young Adult has all the elements to be a really good flick.  In this dark comedy, Charlize Theron plays a recent divorcee, young adult novelist who returns to her hometown to reclaim the love of her youth…who happens to be married.

The Descendants

George Clooney struggles to be a suddenly-responsible father to two teenage daughters when his wife has a boating accident and is rendered comatose.  The few daddy-daughter moments I’ve seen in the previews alone have gotten me a bit choked up, so I’m going to stop at Costco for Kleenex before going to the theater for this one.

A Dangerous Method

I can put aside my intense dislike for Keira Knightly to enjoy this critically acclaimed film about Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud.


I have no idea what this movie is about…but the previews looked pretty cool–big and flashy, although I had no clue what was going on.  The film is directed by Martin Scorsese and the cast is a bunch of heavy-hitters, so it’s got to be good, right?

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Flashy and fun!  You know what to expect with Sherlock Holmes– adventure and humor.  Nothing particularly inventive, but a great time all the same.

We Need to Talk About Kevin

Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly star in this thriller/drama/horror about a frustrated and desperate mother dealing with a son who has committed unspeakable murders.  It’s a dark and heavy movie, but sure to be artfully done.

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