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