And I proudly present them to you in what I’d like to call Anthony’s Holiday Movie Picks – Part 4:
Starring: Robert DeNiro, Kate Beckinsale, Drew Barrymore, Sam Rockwell | Premieres: December 4, 2009
Robert DeNiro plays a father who seeks to reconnect with his grown children after the death of his
PROS: It’s like Meet the Fockers with a an actual moral to the story and without Ben Stiller.
CONS: If the holidays don’t bring back great family memories, than this film is not for you.
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams | Premieres: December 25, 2009
A mystery-adventure film about the detective who always seemed to rely a little too heavily on his assistant Watson. This version has a good bit of action thrown in as well.
PROS: Downey Jr. as Sherlock and Jude Law as Watson
CONS: Hard to improve upon the original story of Sherlock Holmes
Starring: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon | Premieres: December 11, 2009
Based on a true story, this movie is the story of how South African president Nelson Mandela and the captain of the country’s rugby team came together to unite the country after apartheid. Directed by Clint Eastwood.
PROS: Getting to see Morgan Freeman in the role you know he was meant to play.
CONS: Matt Damon trying to make us believe his South African accent.
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Starring: Heath Ledger, Christopher Plummer, Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell | Premieres: December 25, 2009
A fantastical adventure starring Heath Ledger in his final starring performance about a traveling theater troupe who must deal with the consequences of making a deal with the devil.
PROS: Heath Ledger, Think Big Fish fantasy but with a point
CONS: Hard to believe Heath Ledger can make a bigger impression than his Joker role in Dark Knight
So many movies, so little time, right? Well thanks for checking out some more of my holiday movie picks.
If you get a chance, let me know in the comments which movies you see and what you think about them!