Peter Jackson’s second J.R. Tolkien trilogy opened with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Dec 14). Ian McKellen is back as Gandalf and Cate Blanchette as Galadriel in the famous Lord of The Rings prequel. Gandalf challenges the ever hospitable Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) to leave his home, and go on an adventure to help the Dwarfs battle the dragon Smaug.
Save The Date (Dec 14) stars Lizzy Caplan and Mark Webber in an offbeat romantic comedy about the pressure to get married and plan the perfect wedding and if love can still conquer all.
Is 40 the new 20? Judd Apatow bring us This Is 40 (Dec 21). Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) are back and are having trouble with their finances and aging. Luckily, it’s all with a huge dose of humor as it promises to be one of the best comedies this season.
If Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables (Dec 25) is as good as his last film The King’s Speech, then the story of Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) and Cosette (Anne Hathaway) will be worth getting lost in. Victor Hugo’s story follows Valjean, a fugitive on the run from Javert (Russell Crowe) during the French Revolution.
Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty (Jan11) starring Chris Pratt and Jessica Chastain has already got everyone talking. The film focuses on the hunt for Osama bin Laden and if it’s as thrilling as The Hurt Locker, you won’t want to miss it.
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New year! --- Leticia Cambre