Thursday, November 29, 2012

Must see movies of December 2012

There are several must see movies slated for release in December.
Les Miserables
Dec 14th
Directed by: Tom Hooper
Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe,Anne Hathaway,Amanda Seyfried
Not Yet Rated

Based on Victor Hugo's classic 19th century novel,this film already has an Oscar buzz surrounding it.
Last year Tom Hooper won an Oscar for The Kings Speech.
Hugh Jackman has the lead role of prisoner turned politician Jean Valjean,who is on the run from dogged policeman Javert,played by Russell Crowe.
All the cast had to rehearse and earn their parts in this film,Russell Crowe said this was the first time he had to audition for a role since 1999's The Insider.
This is also the first time that Hugh & Russell have worked together on a film,which is weird because they are close friends and both are from Australia.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Dec 14th
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis
Not Yet Rated

Everything about Peter Jackson's adaptation of J.R. Tolkien's beloved fantasy is huge, with the obvious exception of the hobbit himself and the thirteen dwarves who accompany him on a quest to reclaim a dragon treasure.The technology required to bring the story to life is hard to comprehend. There are days you go,"Is this really gonna be a film?" says Martin Freeman who plays Bilbo Baggins aka the hobbit.
"We know we are making a series of films people want to see" says Ian McKellen who plays the wizard Gandalf. There will be 2 more films to follow up the Hobbit, I think this trilogy has the potential to be one of the most successful franchises of all time.

Jack Reacher
Dec 21st
Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie
Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall, Rosamund Pike, Werner Herzog
Rated - PG 13

Based on Lee Child's 2005 thriller One Shot, Reacher Tom Cruise plays an ex- military cop who drifts around the USA with only a toothbrush and a thirst for bare knuckle justice,as he investigates a sniper killings case.
Fans of the book we're surprised that director Chris McQuarrie selected less than imposing Cruise to play huge,brawny 6'5 hero Reacher,when asked about it he replied I only answer to Lee Child's who said "why would I not want the biggest star in the world to play the character I wrote.". "Alot of actors do their own stunts but Tom really does," says Rosemary Pike,who plays an attorney who teams up with Reacher.
Expect Cruise to give more than 110% in this action thriller.

The Guilt Trip
Dec 25th
Directed by: Anne Fletcher
Seth Rogan, Barbara Streisand
Not Yet Rated

It took Anne Fletcher over a year to coax semi retired Barbara Streisand for this bittersweet about an inventor (Seth Rogan) on a cross country road trip with his mom.
After the first take of this film the cast & crew we're taken aback by the chemistry between Seth and Barbara. This is gonna be an instant classic

The Impossible
Dec 21st
Directed by: J.A. Bayona
Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor
Rated - PG 13

A survival drama that tells the true story of a family that nearly died in Thailand during 2004.
The film was shot on location in Khao Lak and director J.A. Bayona says he captured 90% of his tidal wave re-creation using actual water,not computer effects.
This film is scary real and scary good.

Zero Dark Thirty
Dec 19th
Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow
Joel Edgerton, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler
Not Yet Rated

Zero dark thirty is a military term for thirty minutes after midnight.
If you are fascinated by people who dedicate themselves to really difficult and dangerous things for the greater good of people,then this film is for you.
Already creating an Oscar buzz, Kathryn Bigelow's chronicle of the decade long hunt for 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden may be the years most controversial film.
It is a study of the unsung hero's who worked behind the scenes to take down Bin Laden.
There is ZERO political agenda in the film,it was originally slated for release in October but Sony decided to move the release date to December,to no affect the elections.
Don't be surprised if this gets an Oscar for best film.

Django Unchained
Dec 25th
Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington
Not Yet Rated

Jamie Fox plays a vengeful slave in the antebellum south.
This film doesn't take the topic of slavery lightly,"Its not truth per se, but there is truth in it." says Kerry Washington who plays Foxx's wife, Broomhilda the captive of an evil plantation owner(Leonardo DiCaprio).
Tarantino says she is "making an homage to important moments in history and historical cinema,while reinventing the wheel."

This is 40
Dec 21st
Directed by: Judd Apatow
Paul Rudd, Megan Fox, Albert Brooks, Laslie Mann, Jason Siegel
Rated - R

This is the sequel to Knocked up and it catches up when they both turn 40,a milestone that leads to breakdowns and crises.
Should be a good sequel.

On The Road
Dec 21st
Directed by: Walter Salles
Kristen Stewart,Kirsten Dunst,Garrett Hedlund
Not Yet Rated

After decades of stops and starts Jack Kerouac's autobiographical,generation defining 1957 novel is finally hitting the big screen.
Kerouacs alter ego Sal tags along with the magnetic but narcissistic Dean (Garret Hedlund) as he crisscrosses the country on a constant quest for sex,drugs and kicks.
This film caused a stir at this year Cannes film festival for its frequent nude scenes,many featuring Twilight star Kristen Stewart as Dean's sex crazed wife,Marylou.
People will either love or hate this film and I think that is something that Kristen Stewart is used to by now.
I'm sure many people will watch the film just to see the nude scenes.

Hyde Park On Hudson
Dec 7th
Directed by: Roger Mitchell
Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Olivia Williams
Rated - R

Bill Murray is the leading man in a film for the first time since Broken Flowers.
In an unlikely turn he play Franklin D. Roosevelt during a historic 1939 weekend meeting with England's King George VI (Samuel West),who's trying to secure American support on the brink of World War Two.
Adapted by Richard Nelson from his 2009 BBC radio play ,the film is told in part from the perspective of Margaret "Daisy" Stuckly (Laura Linney), FDR's cousin and confidante.

Thanks for reading, I hope you will let me know what you think about these films when they are released in the comment form below.

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