Anticipated Films for the Holiday Season

HAPPY FEET TWO

  

Man, whatever. This looks absolutely adorable. Just resist the urge to kidnap somebody’s child in an effort to look more acceptable when you go to the theater. Elijah Wood and Robin Williams (Yay, Ramon! Yay, Lovelace!) return, and are joined by Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Pink, and Common. Release date:  11/18

A DANGEROUS METHOD

 

I hate Keira Knightley. I used to merely dislike her as an actress, now I zealously hope that she trips on the red carpet for all the cameras to see. This extraordinarily undeserving woman gets to be apart of a Michael Fassbender-Viggo Mortensen sandwich. Yeah. I know. A Dangerous Method is about the often overlooked influence Sabina Spielrein (Knightley) had on Sigmund Freud (Mortensen) and Carl Jung (Fassbender). It also follows the less than appropriate relationship between Spielrein and Jung.  Knightley seems to overact as usual; then again, I may be looking through envy-green glasses. Fassbender, Mortensen, and the terribly underrated but always amazing Vincent Cassel, are sure to pick up the slack in any case. Release date: 11/23

 

TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY

 

Three words. Mind. Blowing. Cast. Gary Oldman. Tom Hardy (better known as the con-man or the “face-changer” from Inception). Colin Firth. If nothing else, this film boasts a plethora of talented actors sure to keep you entertained for a little over two hours. Fortunately—based on the best-selling novel by John le Carré (former spy and named one of the “greatest British authors since 1945”)—this film also has an exhilarating plot to back up its inredible cast. Release date: 12/9

 

GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

 

Setting aside the creeping suspicion that Hollywood, in some ironic twist of arrogance, feel the need to remake any foreign film with an iota of success (*cough*every Japanese horror film of the past decade), Girl With the Dragon Tattoo has the potential to be awesome. It is, after all, David Fincher. As in The Social Network-David Fincher. As in Fight Club-David Fincher. So, I have no doubt that at the very least this will be an extremely watchable film. Regardless, there is always the original for those who dare to read subtitles. Release date: 12/21

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