Christmas is a time for family, friends and taking in a good movie? After all the presents, food and fun, what exactly do you want to do, sleep? I am sure that there are many people who might say that, but this year offers some great new releases on Christmas day. I know that there are a few movies coming out that day that I might sneak away and see. If you are looking for action, drama, or comedy, this holiday season seems to have a little bit of everything.
1. 47 Ronin: An action-adventure movie starring The Matrix‘s own Keanu Reeves in this 2D or 3D film, you decide which is worth it. The storyline follows a group of 47 banished leaderless samurai warriors as they take vengeance on the evil war lord who killed their leader and cast them out of their lands. The samurai warriors seek out the help of a previously disowned half-breed Kai (Reeves) to assist as the epic battle and quest for honor ensures. From the trailers, it appears like this might be one worth the 3D viewing, but I might wait to read a couple reviews first. Looks like Reeves may have found a movie to bring him back into the spotlight.
2. Grudge Match: Shifting gears, we have a drama, comedy, starring two A-listers Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro. This movie follows two washed up fighters, whose rivalry was the highlight of their careers, who each won one fight against the other. On the eve of their final deciding match, one announces their retirement. Fast forward 30 years, the fighters get an offer to enter the ring again and settle the score. Both actors have proven they can carry a movie, so sharing the screen it is sure to at the very least entertain.
3. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: Next we have a family friendly, warm your heart story starring Ben Stiller. I have seen many previews for this movie and after all the previews, it has certainly finally gotten me interested. This follows a rather humble and most might consider boring man who had dreams of greatness and at times, like most, escapes into a fantasy world. When his job is threatened, he embarks on a journey that is greater than any fantasy he could have imagined. It appears to be a wholesome and heartwarming movie, good for the whole family.
4. The Wolf of Wall Street: Inspired by a true story, award winning director Martin Scorsese directs star Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey and others in this look at American greed and corruption. Real life NY stock broker Jordan Belfort went from hard working living to high stakes criminal in the 80s and his rise and fall are chronicled in this film. I have no doubt with director and cast, it will be a movie worth seeing and talking about.
No matter what movie you see on or around Christmas, I hope you enjoy it. I hope to see one of these if not more than one, and should I get the chance, but sure to check back for reviews. What movies do you plan on seeing? If you see any of these movies, please leave me a comment below and tell me what you think. No time is a bad time to go to the movies!