Holiday Season Must-See Movies

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There’s no better way to warm your heart–let’s face it, even the cruelest of plots have us saying “awww” at some point–and your body this holiday season than to head out for a good old-fashioned cinematic adventure. Check out our list of must-see flicks for the season.

Silver Linings Playbook 

Release date: Out now.  Hurry! 

Cast members: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Chris Tucker, Jacki Weaver, Julia Stiles (yes, she’s still alive – we were wondering too).

Find out what happens when a bipolar fresh out of a mental health facility and a sex-addicted widow meet. This film will break your heart and put it back together, all in 122 minutes. This is totally hidden under a chick-flick veil, but even my boyfriend admitted it was a masterpiece.

 

Killing Them Softly

Release date: November 30, 2012

Cast Members:  Brad Pitt, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, James Gandolfini, Richard Jenkins, Vincent Curatola

Nothing say badass like Brad Pitt, the mob and a bunch of guns. Based on the 1974 book Cogan’s Trade.

 

Zero Dark Thirty

Release date: December 19, 2012

Cast members: Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Ehle, Mark Strong, Kyle Chandler, Edgar Ramirez

Documents the decade-long hunt for Osama bin Laden. This dark film is based on real people and real events, and according to critics, it’s very accurate. Given our nation’s situation since 9/11, this is going to be a big deal.

 

The Guilt Trip

Release date: December 19, 2012

Cast members: Seth Rogan, Barbara Streisand, Colin Hanks, Yvonne Strahoski, Adam Scott

A mother and middle-aged son roadtrip.  Hm, the trailer alone makes me feel awkward.

 

This is 40

Release date:  December 21, 2012

Cast members: Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Megan Fox, John Lithgow, Melissa McCarthy, Robert Smigel

“The sort-of sequel to Knocked Up.” Need they say more?  Also, after Bridesmaids, Melissa McCarthy is enough reason to see any movie.

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