Santa, Can I see finally go see Star Wars: The Force Awakens?
Yes, Davidcito you can!
With the juggernaut that is Star Wars VII opening this month it is almost easy to miss other movies, that are no slouches by the way, also opening in December. Studios deliver their films with anticipation of discovering which are serious Oscar contenders (Joy, The Revenant and Concussion), surprises like Anomalisa and Youth, and not to mention a few we are looking forward ( The Big Short, Chi-Raq and The World of Kanako). So whether you choose to checkout that indie movie you’ve heard so much about, or the latest big studio release, don’t forget to click on the movie title below to view the trailer. We want to make sure you know what you are getting into before you head to the theater.
-Myrna E. Duarte
In the Heart of the Sea
Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson
Directed By: Ron Howard
Synopsis: Based on the 1820 event, a whaling ship is preyed upon by a sperm whale, stranding its crew at sea for 90 days, thousands of miles from home.
Our Two Cents: Hemsworth vs the legendary white whale, I am curious to see how he does.
American Hero (Limited)
Stars: Stephen Dorff, Eddie Griffin, Bill Billions
Directed By: Nick Love
Synopsis: Melvin, a reluctant Superhero, lives only for crime, women and drugs – until he realizes that the only way he will ever get to see his estranged son is to go straight and fulfill his potential as a crime fighter.
Our Two Cents: Hancock? Super? Chronicle?
The Big Short (Limited)
Stars: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling
Directed By: Adam McKay
Synopsis: Four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predicted the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s decide to take on the big banks for their lack of foresight and greed.
Our Two Cents: Looks like it might be a fun sort of caper movie.
The Dark Horse (Limited)
Stars: Cliff Curtis, James Rolleston, Kirk Torrance
Directed By: James Napier Robertson
Synopsis: An emotionally charged and inspiring drama about a man who searches for the courage to lead, despite his own adversities – finding purpose and hope in passing on his gift to the children in his community.
Our Two Cents: Looks beautiful and touching.
Don Verdean (Limited)
Stars: Sam Rockwell, Amy Ryan, Jemaine Clement
Directed By: Jared Hess
Synopsis: A self-professed biblical archaeologist who has fallen on hard times starts to bend the truth in order to continue inspiring the faithful.
Our Two Cents: Not sure about this, though I do always enjoy a Sam Rockwell performance.