He’s Just Not That Into You stars Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Scarlett Johansson and Jennifer Connelly headline our winter entertainment preview. Also warming those cold days is the Jonas Brothers in 3D, the return of Lost, 24 and American Idol.
Winter entertainment bounty abounds with Anne Hathaway, Julia Roberts and 60-plus other A-list celebrities sending the temperatures skyrocketing from TV to movies.
Chick lit hits the big screen in force this winter. There’s the chick-lit looking Bride Wars January 9, then the page-to-screen efforts of He’s Just Not That Into You and Confessions of a Shopaholic.
Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson duke it out over who gets their dream wedding date at the city’s hottest hotel. Watching these two in their manic comic best is a treat on so many levels.
Hathaway and Hudson are each playing against type by tackling the role of a friend who would try to out-sabotage her best friend to achieve the wedding dream. Watch for this instant wedding classic to click at the box office.
Numerous scary movies make their way this winter and The Unborn with Gary Oldman begins the new scream season.
Clint Eastwood directs and stars in what the legend says is his last picture as an actor. A Best Director Oscar winner, Eastwood is earning Oscar buzz for his acting in Gran Torino.
Hotel for Dogs
Julia Roberts’ niece Emma Roberts stars in this delightful tale of a couple of teens who take it upon themselves to turn an old city hotel into a refuge for stray dogs. Joining the canine mayhem is Friends veteran Lisa Kudrow and Entourage scene stealer Kevin Dillon.
SheKnows is all over this Brendan Fraser film based on Cornelia Funke’s instant literary classic that also stars Oscar winner Helen Mirren, Eliza Hope Bennett and Paul Bettany in a ‘you won’t believe it’s him’ role. Jennifer Connolly’s husband Bettany and star Brendan Fraser both sit down with SheKnows to talk about the majesty of Inkheart.
New in Town
Renee Zellweger headlines New In Town, a romantic comedy that takes the fish out of water scenario and brings it into rom-com territory. Harry Connick Jr is the love interest of Zellweger in another Hollywood heavyweight SheKnows will report on first. Look for our interviews with Zellweger and Connick Jr the week of January 19.
Elizabeth Banks continues her “It Girl” run in a remake of a thriller that is beyond chilling. Banks is an older man’s new wife whose teenage daughter suspects is less earnest than she appears. Stay tuned to SheKnows for our full coverage of The Uninvited including our revealing chat with Elizabeth Banks.
He’s Just Not That Into You
The best-selling book comes to life in the hands of a cast that will blow your mind. Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Aniston, Ben Affleck, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Connelly, Bradley Cooper, Kevin Connolly and Barrymore’s ex, Justin Long combine superstar forces to create the must-see of the winter. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Hollywood heavyweights come together to fictionalize Greg Behredt and Liz Tuccillo’s He’s Just Not That Into You and stretches the envelope of the romantic comedy for a new millennium. Look for SheKnows chat with the entire cast in the coming weeks.
Confessions of a Shopaholic
Isla Fisher stars as the literary world’s favorite shopper who is mad for bargains and denial. In the hands of Fisher, the situations her character gets into in the book should translate into comic gold on screen. Who cannot relate to Fisher’s problem.
Friday the 13th
Sure, tomorrow may be Valentine’s Day, but everyone gathering for the original storyline in Friday the 13th had the most amorous of intentions. In the hands of Rob Zombie directing, after his gifted effort on updating Halloween, look for the number 13 to take on new meaning of fear in 2009.
Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience
The Jonas Brothers take to the big screen mirroring their Disney channel mate Miley Cyrus effort and take her 3D concert experience and making it uniquely Jonas Brothers.
The Jonas Brothers were actually in that Miley Cyrus concert film and the trio from New Jersey are set to capitalize on the same fan base that made Cyrus’ 3D experience a smash hit at the box office.
Watchmen is set to hit theaters bringing another cult favorite graphic novel to life, legal battles aside. At San Diego’s summer Comic-Con, the Watchmen brought down the house.
Julia Roberts and Clive Owen headline a caper from the writer-director of Michael Clayton, Tony Gilroy. Gilroy is a gifted storyteller with actors that include Roberts, Owen, Tom Wilkinson and Paul Giamatti, Duplicity is March’s must-see movie.
Up next…Television’s screen winter highlights.