Anthony’s Holiday Movie Picks – Part 2

Want to know what to see in the theaters this holiday season? To help you out, I proudly present Anthony’s Holiday Movie Picks – Part 2.

[If you missed Part 1, it’s right here.]

The Twilight Saga: New Moon

The Twilight Saga: New Moon

The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson | Premieres: November 20, 2009

The second movie of the ultra-popular Twilight series focuses on a forbidden werewolf love instead of the previous movie’s forbidden vampire love in the small town of Forks, Washington, but teenagers and most other “Twi-hards” are sure to love it.

PROS: A love story you can really sink your teeth into, Vampire/Werewolf drama, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson

CONS: Where is all of this going anyhow?, Heavy on the teen angst and forbidden love

Planet 51

Planet 51

Planet 51

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jessica Biel | Premieres: November 20, 2009

Unlike a certain other holiday animated feature film sequel starring 3 chipmunks, Planet 51 is actually based on an original story about what happens when a human is the alien.

PROS: Original story, family-friendly alternative to Twilight

CONS: Let’s just hope The Rock and Jessica Biel are better voice actors than movie actors…

Bad Lieutenant

Bad Lieutenant

Bad Lieutenant

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes | Premieres: November 20, 2009

Nicholas Cage plays a bad cop in the streets of post-Katrina New Orleans

PROS: Nicholas Cage movies have great action scenes

CONS: Katrina victims might not particularly enjoy the setting

Broken Embraces

Broken Embraces

Broken Embraces

Starring: Penelope Cruz | Premieres: November 25, 2009

A scintillating tale of an enigmatic woman who leads her two romantic interests down a road of jealousy and ultimately heart break.

PROS: Penelope Cruz… need I say more?

CONS: Hardly an uplifting holiday flick

The Road

The Road

The Road

Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee | Premieres: November 25, 2009

Viggo Mortensen plays a father trying to help his family survive a post-apocalyptic world against all odds. Early word is that Mortensen’s performance in this film is Oscar-worthy.

PROS: Viggo Mortensen playing a character that will do anything to survive

CONS: Same type plot we’ve seen before in Children Among Men, Zombieland, etc.

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Hope I’ve helped you find some movies you want to see. Be sure pick up some delicious popcorn along the way — makes every movie better!

Check out Part 3 of my Holiday Movie Picks tomorrow.

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