Winter is almost upon us and the holiday season approaches. So what films will light up the holiday season? The month kicks off with Natalie Portman starring in Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan”, where dance can take a dark turn.
Mid-month is when some of the bigger movie releases are going to emerge. The third installment of the “Chronicles of Narnia” franchise, “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” takes flight. Academy Award winner, Helen Mirren, stars in an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” while Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie star in the thriller “The Tourist”.
Getting a head start over the Christmas Day movie releases we have Disney’s “Tron: Legacy” (in 3D) which is sure to be a big hit, the movie adaptation of the popular cartoon Yogi Bear, and the rom com “How Do You Know” starring Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon (“Walk the Line”) and funny men, Owen Wilson (“Wedding Crashers”) and Paul Rudd (“I Love You, Man”). As for the Christmas releases we have the latest film with the Fockers, “Little Fockers”, the new adaptation of “Gulliver’s Travels” starring Jack Black (“School of Rock”), and the Coen Brothers’s “True Grit”. Also Academy Award winner Gwyneth Paltrow stars in “Country Strong”, which opens as a limited release but will expand in January 2011. The film has also been generating some Oscar buzz.
My spotlight picks of the month are “The Company Men” and “The Fighter”. Mark Wahlberg (“The Italian Job”) and Christian Bale (“Batman Begins”) star in “The Fighter” which is gaining some Oscar buzz as well as “The Company Men”. Although both films have similar themes as other Oscar nominated films being “Rocky” and “Up in the Air”, they both seem to have a special quality that may be worth checking out.
Well that’s my December 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.
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Check out the teaser trailer for “Tron Legacy” which premiered at Comic-Con 2009. I have a feeling that this movie may be worth seeing for just the 3D aspect.
This episode was fantastic (or I should say Awesome)! If you haven’t seen this episode, you need to see it.
As great as this episode was, I kind of feel like this was a definitive episode…meaning the writers seem to have wrote this episode with closure but yet with a good lead in to the season finale. I have a feeling the season finale is going to be a cliff hanger as the fate of Chuck is still undecided. I was checking TV by the numbers for this episode and the ratings haven’t changed since last week, which does not exactly strengthen Chuck’s chance of renewal. It would be a real shame if the season finale were a cliff hanger and then the network decided to cancel the show, which would be really sad because I believe “Chuck” deserves a proper send-off.
Here is the run down of this episode:
- Chuck and Sarah have gone AWOL in order to save Chuck’s Dad.
- Major Casey is now Colonel Casey.
- Scott Bakula and Chevy Chase are back!
- Mogan becomes Emmett’s Asst. Manager at the Buy More
- Chuck and Sarah make-out.
- Casey finds Chuck and Sarah and locks them in the Castle.
- TRON screening at 12 a.m.
- Devon thinks Casey is stalking Chuck.
- Chuck and Sarah break out of the Castle due to a power outage which was caused by Jeff and Lester.
- Devon snoops in Casey’s apartment and somehow gets caged into Casey’s apartment.
- Casey confronts Devon and they start to rumble and then Chuck and Sarah enter and Sarah puts Casey down.
- Chuck tells Devon he’s a spy and he has to be “Awesome” and not tell Ellie.
- Chuck and Sarah set out to find Chuck’s Dad at the Tron screening.
- Casey catches up with them and joins them in finding Chuck’s Dad.
- The General orders an air strike at the Tron Screening in 20 mins.
- The “New” Intersect is finished and they are testing it on Fulcrum spies headed by Ted Roarke (Chevy Case).
- Chuck’s Dad says to Chuck that he built the “new” intersect in order to remove the intersect intel from his head and it won’t work on anyone else.
- It works on Chuck and Ted realizes that he has been scammed.
- The air strike is underway!
- Chuck, Sarah, Casey, and Chuck’s Dad amscray and Ted Roarke goes underground.
- Morgan quits the Buy More and asks Anna to move to Hawaii with him so that he can become a chef at Benihanas.
- Ellie questions Captain Awesome on the whereabouts of Chuck and is flustered.
- Chuck shows up and tells Ellie that he brought an early wedding gift: their Dad.
- Ellie is happy and their Dad says that he isn’t going anywhere.
- Chuck and Awesome have a bro moment.
- The general deems the Intersect mission is complete and Chuck is free!
- Everyone is heading to Ellie and Devon’s rehearsal dinner and Chuck invites Casey as a friend and Sarah is Chuck’s date.
- Ted Roarke is alive and hitchhikes in order to find Steve Bartowski and family.
Next Monday is the season finale…can’t wait! April 27th is Chuck vs. The Ring! Save Chuck!