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:
Friday, December 21, 2012
Movie: The Impossible
Stars: Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor
What it’s about: The main stars play 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 dealing 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 who are forced to embrace pop culture 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.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Movie: Dino Time
Stars: The voices of Jane Lynch, Melanie Griffith, William Baldwin and Rob Schnieder
What it’s about: This animated film follows the adventures of young Ernie, who along with his best friend Max, discover Max’s father's egg-shaped time machine and unintended consequences ensue.