From 007 to the 16th President of the United States, everyone's making it to the party this holiday season. If you're not sure which way to go at the cineplex, here's your guide to 28 of the biggest, most hotly anticipated blockbusters and buzz flicks!
In this drama from a director who knows good drama, Robert Zemeckis (Cast Away, Forrest Gump, Contact) directs Denzel Washington as a veteran airline pilot who miraculously saves a flight from crashing, but an investigation into the malfunctions reveals something troubling. Another Oscar nod for Denzel?
The Blacksmith (RZA) must use his martial arts skills to defend villagers against warriors and assassins. With characters like Jack Knife (Russell Crowe) and Madame Blossom (Lucy Liu), Ghostface Killah and Kanye on the soundtrack, and Eli Roth producing, could this be anything but two hours of awesome?
Wreck-It Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly), an 8-bit video-game character attempts to clean up his image and prove that he's more than just an evil program. Longing to be a hero he sneaks into another game only to unleash a deadly digital villain.
Sean Penn takes on another interesting role as a fifty-something-ish goth rocker who travels to New York to visit his dying dad. Although he arrives too late, he learns from his cousin that his father – an Auschwitz survivor – had been tracking the ex-Nazi war criminal who persecuted him. Penn takes up the mission.
Bond is back (finally). After a four year hiatus, Sam Mendes directs Daniel Craig in the title role as we find Bond's loyalty to M being put to the test. MI6 comes under attack and 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
The latest from Academy Award nominated director, David O. Russell (The Fighter), stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence as a pair of misfits trying to find the silver linings in their own lives who connect and bond after a deal is made between them to help each other out.
The epic finale begins with Bella starting her long-awaited immortal existence as a vampire. However, the Volturi threaten her life with Edward and their daughter Renesmee when a false allegation brings the governing coven, more vampires and wolves to Forks.
Keira Knightley and Jude Law bring Anna Karenina's epic love story to the big screen with director Joe Wright. Adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s timeless novel, by the same name, the story is set in late-19th-century Russia and follows Anna Karenina, an aristocrat who enters into a life-changing affair.
Director Ang Lee adapts the best-selling novel by Yann Martel about Pi Patel, the son of a zookeeper. When his family decides to move from India to Canada, Pi hitches a ride on a huge freighter. After a shipwreck, Pi finds himself adrift in the Pacific on a lifeboat with a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena and a Bengal tiger.
Wolverines! The '84 actioner is updated for modern times, with 21st century newcomers Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers), Josh Hutcherson (Hunger Games) and Connor Cruise (son of Tom) taking on a group of North Korean invaders.
Beloved children's characters – Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, Sandman and Jack Frost – get reimagined in this animated adaptation of William Joyce's book series, "The Guardians of Childhood."
Bill Murray and Laura Linney hope to make a successful award-season run as they portray Franklin Delanor Roosevelt and the president's intimate confidant, Daisy. The story follow the couple during the summer of 1939 when the reigning British king and queen visit the Roosevelts at their New York home.
Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde play siblings Addison and Liza who are on the run with the stolen loot from a tribal casino job gone horribly wrong. Meanwhile, troubled ex-boxer Jay heads for Thanksgiving dinner with his parents, June and retired sheriff Chet. What will happen when their worlds collide in a twist of fate?
Peter Jackson returns to J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth once again with the adventures of Bilbo Baggins' and the beloved wizard Gandalf. Their journey begins with a group of dwarves and ends with Bilbo discovering the ring that sets into motion a darker turn of events.
The latest in a long line of adaptations of Victor Hugo's 19th-century-France classic stars Hugh Jackman as long-suffering ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, perpetually on the run from the cop Javert (Russell Crowe), who looks after a young girl, Cosette (Anne Hathaway). Oscar bait, if we've ever seen it.
Disney re-opens the door to Monstropolis in 3D. To generate electricity in their world, friendly monsters Mike and Sully work at Monsters, Inc., a company that harnesses energy from children's screams. When a little girl named Boo enters their world, Mike and Sully must return her home before any harm comes to her.
Winner of the Cannes 2012 Film Festival’s Palme d’Or, this arthouse film from French moviemaker Michael Haneke tells the story of an elderly couple in their ‘80s. Both music teachers, they’re forced to deal with a major life struggle when the wife suffers a stroke and is paralyzed on one side of her body.
Tom Cruise tackles the well-known lead from the series of crime books by Lee Child. In this first movie, Jack Reacher investigates a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims. Adapted for the screen and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, who won the Oscar for writing The Usual Suspects.
A spin-off of/sort of sequel to Knocked Up, this Judd Apatow-directed comedy has Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann reprising their roles as Pete and Debbie, a couple of 40-year-old marrieds dealing with growing older. Rudd and Mann are cute together, and the jokes are typical Apatow humor, so expect this one to be raunchy and relatable.
Jack Kerouac’s iconic novel about the Beat Generation comes to the big screen starring Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley as they travel cross country in search of the unknown, themselves and “it” – the pure essence of experience.
Based on a true story, Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts star in this emotional account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time, the Tsunamai that hit Thailand in 2004.
The latest from writer/director Quentin Tarantino reunites him with his Oscar-winning actor from Inglourious Basterds, Christoph Waltz, playing a German-born bounty hunter in the pre-Civil War South who helps free a slave, Django, played by Jamie Foxx. The two of them then set out to find and rescue Foxx’s wife.
The Guilt Trip
Release Date: 12/25/12
Genre: Comedy, Drama Info. + Tix
Seth Rogen and Barbara Streisand co-star as son and mother in this a cross-country journey that finds the son trying to sell his latest invention while also attempting to reunite his mom with a long-lost love.
When his daughter (Marisa Tomei) goes away for work, a grandfather (Billy Crystal) finds himself having to take care of his three grandkids using 21st century methods -- though he soon resorts to an old-school style of parenting with his wife (Bette Midler).