Tuesday, December 23, 2008

What movies are coming out on Christmas day?

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Bedtime Stories
Touchstone Pictures

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Paramount Pictures

Hurricane Season
Universal Pictures

Marley and Me
20th Century Fox

The Spirit

The Class
Sony Pictures Classics

This is the list I found on a yahoo! question board. The problem is I didnt know what some of these were, so I'll give you the star's names and the synopses so you can make an educated decision, because OF COURSE you all want to go to the movies on Christmas day, RIGHT?! thats what I thought.

Bedtime Stories- The latest Adam Sandler film, rated PG, so created to fit more of a family audience. synopsis borrowed from IMDB: A family comedy about a hotel handyman whose life changes when the lavish bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to magically come true.
Rated PG for some mild rude humor and mild language.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button- Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett. Brad plays Benjamin, an anomalous case, born an old man and dies a baby. It is a romance of sorts between he and Cate Blanchett, his life long love. etcetera. I think this should be entertaining, but of course it is a "curious case" so perhaps not for everyone...
Rated PG-13 for brief war violence, sexual content, language and smoking.

Hurricane Season- I think this one looks promising, but not one for the kids.
(this description pasted from wikipedia) A year after Hurricane Katrina, Al Collins (Forest Whitaker), a high school basketball coach in Marrero, Louisiana, assembles a team of players who had previously attended five different schools before the disaster and leads them on the path to the state championships.
Rated PG-13 for brief sexual humor.

Marley and Me- Starring Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson. This looks like a heartwarming story, and I think Scarlett will like it because of the "pup"
(description from IMDB) A family learns important life lessons from their adorable, but naughty and neurotic dog.
Rated PG for thematic material, some suggestive content and language.

The Spirit- Eva Mendez and Scarlett Johannsen are both in this movie, but not the main stars...
Plot from IMDB: Rookie cop Denny Colt returns from the beyond as The Spirit, a hero whose mission is to fight against the bad forces in Central City.
Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of stylized violence and action, some sexual content and brief nudity.

The Class- (Indie film, probably only at Scottsdale Camelview if at all)
IMDB Plot: Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.
Rated PG-13 for language.

Let me know if you see any of these, and what you think! :)


Rudolph said...

Hey thank you so kindly for the quick lowdown on each film. Unbelievable quantity of movies for one holiday weekend!!! I have a few of those on my list! :)

Anjeanette said...

Different movies come out here. They don't get Madagascar 2 until February. We went and saw Yes Man on Friday night. Funny movie and a definite go see if you are in the mood to laugh.