MoviefiedNYC’s Opening this Weekend – 12/20 & Wednesday 12/25

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

There is a chill in the air and holiday lights are twinkling everywhere. No one can believe it’s December already, especially the movie studios that have all their award contenders lining up one after the other for us to see this season, it’s now or never! We know that somewhere between shopping and holiday fun, you’re going to sneak in a movie or two—you can’t let Meryl, Scorsese, or Spike Jonze down, can you?  So, whether you choose to check out that indie you heard so much about or the latest big studio release, don’t forget to click on the movie title to view the trailer. We want to make sure you know what you are getting into before you head to the theater.

Happy Holidaze!
       – Myrna E. Duarte

December 20 

Walking with Dinosaurs 3D
Walking with Dinosaurs 3D chronicles the story of two young dinosaurs as they grow up, hoping to follow in their father’s footsteps, and become respected creatures of the prehistoric wild. A family friendly film with some cheesy voice-overs and some mainstream music to get the kids interested, but the grounded story and visuals could make this worth a trip to the theater for the whole family.

The Past MoviefiedNYC’s Most Anticipated

Tahar Rahim, Bérénice Bejo and Ali Mosaffa, – The Past 

Last year, Asghar Farhadi’s film A Separation (a huge MoviefiedNYC favorite) won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and was nominated for Best Original Screenplay, and now the director is back with The Past. The film follows an Iranian man (Ali Mosaffa) as he deserts his wife and children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife (Bérénice Bejo from The Artist) finds love with another man (Tahar Rahim from A Prophet), a reality her husband confronts upon his wife’s request for a divorce. This looks like it’s full of amazing performances and could be another Foreign Language Film winner. 

December 25 (Wednesday – Christmas)
47 Ronin (3D)
Keanu Reeves – 47 Ronin
47 Ronin has plenty of fantasy action, some solid special effects (with the exception of that Voldemort-looking villain), Rinko Kikuchi (Pacific Rim) seems to be enjoying herself as a villain, and Keanu Reeves is doing his normal thing, but I can’t help but think that Universal mistakenly slotted this film for a Christmas time release, this feels more like January to me.

Grudge Match

Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone – Grudge Match

Grudge Match stars Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro as two old timer boxers (Rocky and Raging Bull, of course) who end up fighting each other one last time in a grudge match for the title. Grudge Match plays more like a mainstream comedy with supporting actors like Kevin Hart and Alan Arkin knocking out a few jokes throughout. 

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Ben Stiller – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty looks like what will be a gorgeous, endearing, emotional and visually stunning piece of work. Though it does come across a little sappy, this could be Ben Stiller’s first serious step towards Oscar consideration. 

The Wolf of Wall Street MoviefiedNYC’s Most Anticipated

Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street

Martin Scorsese’s latest film The Wolf of Wall Street stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey. The screenplay is written by Terence Winter (Get Rich or Die Tryin’, Brooklyn Rules, The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire), based on Jordan Belfort’s book of the same name. New York stockbroker named Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Maybe this will finally get some Oscar love for DiCaprio?

August: Osage County (Limited) MoviefiedNYC’s Most Anticipated

Julia Roberts and Ewan McGregor – August: Osage County

The film August: Osage County, (produced by George Clooney, Grant Heslov and Harvey Weinstein) adapted from the play of the same name, hasn’t been getting praised left and right, the performances have been. What would you expect from a cast featuring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Margot Martindale, and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Labor Day (LimitedMoviefiedNYC’s Most Anticipated

Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin – Labor Day 

Director Jason Reitman’s (Up in the Air, Thank You for Smoking and Juno) new drama Labor Day, is unlike anything he has done before. With a Christmas Day release this will certainly be an Oscar contender, Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin could both be looking at nominations for their performances. This looks like the quietest and most raw film Reitman has done so far, and show that he’s truly a force to be reckoned with on the big screen. 

Ralph Fiennes and Felicity Jones – The Invisible Woman

Nelly (Felicity Jones), a happily-married mother and schoolteacher, is haunted by her past. Her memories, take us back in time to follow the story of her relationship with Charles Dickens (Ralph Fiennes also the director) with whom she discovered an exciting but fragile complicity. As Nelly becomes the focus of Dickens’ passion and his muse, for both of them secrecy is the price, and for Nelly a life of invisibility. 

Justin Bieber – Justin Bieber Believe

A backstage and on-stage look at Justin Bieber during his rise to super stardom. Are you a Belieber?

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