With many offices closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day and the kids out of school, going to the movies tends to be one of the more popular holiday-season events, and Hollywood is unleashing some serious star power to end 2012 and welcome 2013.
Patch has put together this handy guide to all of the great year-end movie releases that are playing at Regal Cinemas Germantown Stadium 14.
In theaters now
Movie: The Impossible
Stars: Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor
What it’s about: A couple vacationing in Thailand with their three sons who get caught in the 2004 tsunami.
Movie: Jack Reacher
Stars: Tom Cruise and Robert Duvall
What it’s about: Cruise plays the role of Jack Reacher (the hero of many Lee Child books) as a former military investigator who is lured back to help with the case of a sniper attack.
Movie: On the Road
Stars: Garret Hedlund, Kristen Stewart and Kirsten Dunst
What it’s about: A film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s legendary 1957 novel about a free-spirited writer traveling in search of freedom from conformity.
Movie: This is 40
Stars: Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Megan Fox and Albert Brooks
What it’s about: The so called “sequel” to Knocked Up follows married couple Rudd and Mann daling with issues of aging and marriage
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Movie: Django Unchained
Stars: Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz
What it’s about: Already generating Oscar buzz, Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained follows the story of Jamie Foxx’s titular character, a bounty hunter and former slave as he sets out to rescue his wife from plantation owner DiCaprio.
Movie: Parental Guidance
Stars: Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei and Tom Everett Scott
What it’s about: This family friendly film finds Billy Crystal and Bette Midler as grandparents forced to embrace pop culture in order to connect with the three grandkids they are taking care of.
Movie: Les Miserables
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried
What it’s about: Following decades of success as a stage musical, Les Mis gets the full-blown Hollywood treatment of Victor Hugo’s classic tale of sacrifice and redemption, broken dreams, unrequited love and the inextinguishable human spirit.