2012 Holiday Movie Preview

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Welcome to the end of the year! With just over a month left of 2012, now is the time to look at what movies to see for the rest of the year. From Thanksgiving to Christmas, we typically get some of the best movies of the year. Last year’s The Artist came out in this period, along with Hugo and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Now this year there are a handful of movies coming out. We picked five. Well, maybe one more. And an honorable mention. Here are the films we are most excited for as 2012 closes out.

 

Photo Credit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1649419/Honorable Mention: The Impossible

Ewan McGregor and Naomie Watts star in this disaster film that sees the 2004 tsunami in Thailand roll in tearing apart a family on vacation. The trailer alone is a tear jerker, and the photography looks spectacular. The Impossible is getting a lot of Oscar buzz and seems to be coming out of nowhere in the awards race. (Dec. 21)

 

 

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Speaking of Oscar buzz, this romantic comedy is being pegged as a frontrunner in a number of major categories. David O. Russell is directing, who’s last feature, The Fighter, was a knockout in the best supporting acting categories. This time he’s going for the leading actors with Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. But hey, Robert De Niro is in a supporting role. (Nov. 21)

 

 

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Kathryn Bigelow is heading back to the Middle East to find Osama bin Laden in this military thriller that shows the events of May 1, 2011 for the first time on the big screen. With a cast including Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgarton, James Gandolfini, Mark Strong, Kyle Chandler and Chris Pratt, the script must have been excellent. (Dec. 19)

 

 

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Quentin Tarantino is back for his version of a Spaghetti western starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio. The trailer is hysterical and makes the film look like a lot of fun. It should be one of the most enjoyable movies of the year. Tarantino never disappoints and is easily one of the smartest directors out there. (Dec. 25)

 

 

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Anne Hathaway’s voice in the trailer is incredible. On top of that we have Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Sacha Baron Cohen and the lovely Helena Bonham Carter. With The King’s Speech‘s Tom Hooper directing, this musical is likely going to be brought to the big screen in spectacular fashion. (Dec. 25)

 

 

 

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Ang Lee’s adaptation of the best selling novel has one of the most gorgeous looking trailer ever created. Following a boy and a tiger stuck at sea, Life of Pi is expected to make waves at all the major awards in the near future. The effects look incredible and early reactions have been overwhelmingly positive. (Nov. 21)

 

 

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We get to go back to Middle Earth. It’s been nine years since Gollum bit the One Ring off of Frodo’s finger and fell into Mount Doom. Now we get to see what happened before. Peter Jackson is returning in the first of a new trilogy based off of The Hobbit. There are a ton of returning actors and a few big new roles. Could it be a Phantom Menace? Possibly, but everything points in the other direction. (Dec. 14)

 

 

What movies are you most excited for for the remainder of the year? Any we missed? Sound off below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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