Watching a movie is a great break from holiday shopping. But who knows what movies are worth seeing? To help you out, I proudly present Anthony’s Holiday Movie Picks – Part 3.
Starring: Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman | Premieres: December 4, 2009
A compelling and timely story based on Susanne Bier’s 2004 book about a soldier (Tobey Maguire) thought to be dead who comes home to discover his brother (Jake Gyllenhaal) has entered into a relationship with his wife (Natalie Portman).
PROS: Interesting twist on a soldier’s homecoming, Tobey Maguire going nuts, Natalie Portman!
CONS: Nothing I can think of…
The Princess and the Frog
Starring: Anika Noni Rose, John Goodman, David Keith | Premieres: November 25, 2009
When the directors of Aladdin and the Little Mermaid join forces, you know you’re in for an animated classic.
PROS: A family-friendly flick for those who want to skip Twilight mania
CONS: With all the 3D animated films out now, traditional 2D animation just seems boring
Starring: Matt Dillon, Jean Reno, Laurence Fishburne | Premieres: December 4, 2009
An action-packed crime thriller about an armored car heist that is seemingly foolproof.
PROS: Star powered action film
CONS: None, unless you happen to be anti-gun and anti-explosion
Up In The Air
Starring: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman | Premieres: December 4, 2009
George Clooney stars in the story of a corporate downsizer attempting to reach 10,000 frequent flyer miles.
PROS: Sure to be hilariously dramatic
CONS: George Clooney overload… nah, just kidding
Thanks for reading my Holiday Movie Picks guide. If you guys leave some positive feedback in the comments, I’ll be sure to continue this feature in the future here at CityCynic.com.