Top Ten Now and Then: Holiday Movie Preview


After filling bellies and unwrapping presents here’s a list of movies coming out during the holiday season to make your family time just that much more special:

10. Ender’s Game- (November 1) The movie focuses on the humans 70 years after a hostile alien species first attacked.  The people of Earth band together in an attempt to prevent their annihilation from the technologically superior invaders. Ender Wiggin, a shy but intelligent boy shows promise in becoming the savior of the world.  After losing both his sister and brother, he decides to take a stand on the invaders and take back their home.

9. About Time- (November 1) At the age of 21, Tim(Domhnall Gleeson) discovers that he has the ability to travel through time.  Knowing that he can now change things in the past he goes back to try and save his girlfriend.  Which he finds is not exactly the easiest task.

8. Last Vegas- (November 1)Three sixty-something friends take a break from their everyday lives to throw a party in honor for their last remaining single friend.

7. Free Birds- (November 1)While others are chasing turkey’s, these birds are trying to get off the menu for good.  Owen Wilson plays as the main bird (Reggie), and Woody Harrelson as the Co-star bird (Jake).  The plot centers around the two birds not being the word, when it comes to dinner.

6. Thor:  The Dark World- (November 8) A direct sequel to the first one is placed after the “Avengers”.  Thor is faced with yet another obstacle but this time, he needs the help of his brother Loki(Tom Hiddleston).  The movie drops on November 8th, and best believe that the theaters will be packed to see the avenger take on his biggest threat yet.

5. 47 Ronin- (December 27) Keanu Reeves comes back to the big screen in this samurai action movie only to avenge the death and dishonor of his master.  The movie comes out on Christmas Day and Carl Rinsch(Director) hopes that it can get families from out of their homes and into the theaters.

4. The Book Thief- (November 8) The award winning novel by Markus Zusak gets a shot on the big screen when Michael Petroni, the director of other movies such as Narnia and Queen of the Damned is entrusted with such a family known title.  The movie is about the subjected horrors of WWII in Germany.  Liesel Meminger(Sophie Nelisse) finds comfort by stealing books and sharing them with others.  While under the stairs of her, a jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.

3. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug- (December 13) Peter Jackson continues with The Hobbit with his second installment to the series.  The dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have succesfully escaped the mountains and have gained the One RIng.  They continue to fight the Dragon, Smaug.

2. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire- Dropping on November 22, the award winning book gets possibly another award winning movie.  Jennifer Lawrence returns as Katniss Everdeen to fight off a rebellion in the Districts of Panem after a recent victory in the 74th Hunger Games.

1.  Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues- (December 20) Some people say that movies don’t need sequels and but when it comes to Anchorman, fans have begged for a second movie. The buzz on the movie is that when the film was first created Will Ferrell was younger and funnier.  Now people question Will Ferrell’s ability to be funny, in my opinion he couldn’t be funnier.  Now that Will Ferrel is approaching his 50s, he knows the comedy game and know what is funny and what’s not funny.  In the movie Ron Burgundy returns to New York’s first 24 hour news channel and takes it back by storm.