Forget “Silver Bells.” This holiday season, it’s all about the silver screen as theaters become a film feast for movie lovers of all stripes.
From fluffy-as-snow fun flicks to weighty, Oscar-worthy thinkpieces and dramas, you’ll find a flick for everyone on your list just by checking your local listings for the latest movies.
Seems like the holidays are as good a time as any for matches made in heaven… or at least made in Hollywood and then put to the test in comedies and dramas.
Baz Luhrmann, known for his big, over-the-top treatment of Romeo and Juliet, not to mention his can-can-can’t-forget-it Moulin Rouge, is back with a big, sweeping romance in Australia. The film stars two of the continent’s hottest exports, Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman. November 26
Visiting the family at the holidays? It’s so painful for so many, the jokes almost write themselves. Almost. Fortunately, this comedy offers talented stars Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn to handle the jokes – giving us plenty of time to spend with, um, the family. Because that’s what it’s all about, right? November 26
It’s been, what, a decade since Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio set sail on the iceberg-challenged, but true-love-friendly, Titanic? The pair reunites in this drama, but don’t get your heart set on a Celine Dion ballad at the end: Here, the pair plays a frustrated married couple in the 1950s – think candy-colored picture-perfect suburban life with a dark, nasty center. Who said life was better back then? December 25