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
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
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…
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
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
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.
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.