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Winter Movie Season: January 2012

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Another year has passed and welcome to a new year! The new year starts with a mix of movies. Mark Wahlberg stars in “Contraband” while if you’re looking for a more cheerful movie…Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton star in “Joyful Noise”.

The rest of the month is all about the thrillers. Ewan McGregor (“Moulin Rouge”), Antonio Banderas (“Desperado”), Michael Douglas (“Wall Street”), and Channing Tatum (“G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra”) headline “Haywire” which looks like a cross between Alias and The Bourne Ultimatum. The film is directed by Steven Soderberg, amongst his credits include Ocean’s Eleven and Traffic. Other thrillers being released this month include that latest in the Underworld franchise, “Underworld Awakening”, Liam Neeson starring in “The Grey” and Sam Worthington (“Avatar”) stars in “Man on a Ledge”.

At the end of the month it’s the movie release of “One for the Money”. Fans of the books have been very vocal about the casting choices but the film is complete. Originally the film was suppose to be released in Summer 2011, but it was pushed back. Good move or bad move…we shall see. I think there is enough curiosity surrounding it that people are going to go out and see it.

My spotlight pick of the month is T“Beauty and the Beast” 3D. This could be a big hit considering the success of bringing back “The Lion King” in 3D last year. I think the film will look great in 3D, especially the ballroom scene.

Well that’s my January overview, click on the link below to check out the rest of the movies coming out this month and check back next month for more Winter Movie Season picks and if you’ve seen any of the films from this month…leave some feedback/suggestions in the Comments section on what to see.

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Winter Movie Season: December 2009

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In the past, there have been many December blockbuster hits including the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. This December seems to be the month of potential blockbuster hits with Academy Award winning directors behind them. Plenty of promotion has gone into James Cameron’s latest film “Avatar” which is an action/fantasy film starring Sam Worthington (“Terminator Salvation”). Clint Eastwood’s latest film “Invictus” has some Oscar buzz to it and it stars Matt Damon and Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman. Peter Jackson directs the screen adaptation of “The Lovely Bones” which has also garnered some Oscar buzz and it is definitely one of my top picks to see this December.

Rob Marshall (“Chicago”) brings “Nine” from stage to screen with an all-star cast including Academy Award Winners Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Academy Award nominee Kate Hudson. Another film that has Oscar buzz surrounding it is “Up in the Air” starring Academy Award Winner George Clooney. Before Robert Downey Jr. reprises his Iron Man role this summer, he first tackles on the role of “Sherlock Holmes”, which looks fun and action packed. Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore, Sam Rockwell, and Kate Beckinsale star in “Everybody’s Fine” which is probably the only film that takes place during the Holiday season. In terms of family films, there’s “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel”.

My spotlight picks of the month are “The Last Station” and “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus”. “The Last Station” is a historical drama based on author Leo Tolstoy’s life and the cast is top notch. The film stars Christopher Plummer (“The Sound of Music”), James McAvoy (“Atonement”), and Academy Award winner Helen Mirren (“The Queen”). “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” is Heath Ledger’s (“The Dark Knight”) final film and looks to be quite a show. Well that’s my December overview, click on the link below to check out the rest of the movies coming out in the next month.

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