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Holiday Movie Releases

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The holidays are upon us and what better way to celebrate them than taking your family out to a fantastic movie? There are many exciting and heartwarming upcoming releases this week. To help with the decision making, we have a provided a detailed list on upcoming releases.

Into the WoodsInto the Woods

Remember those fun beloved tales of the Brothers Grimm? Here is a modern adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s  “Into the Woods”. This version of “Into the Woods” is a beautiful melodious musical that involves multiple Grimm tales.

Here, we can see how the film mixes in the stories of Jack (Daniel Huttlestone) and his Beanstalk, Rapunzel (Mackenzie Mauzy), Little Red Riding Hood (Lila Crawford) and the Wolf (Johnny Depp), Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), and more and presents a wonderful story.

The story centers on a baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) who are childless but yearn to start a family. However, due to an unfortunate incident, they clash against a vengeful witch (Meryl Streep) who curses them.

Will the couple find a way to revoke the curse?

Big EyesBig Eyes

Big Eyes” looks to be another great Tim Burton work. The film centers on the story of Margaret Keane (Amy Adams), the wife of the supposedly great artist Walter Keane. However, it turns out Walter’s famous Big Eyed Waifs were not his own works, but they were his wife’s.

Burton brings out the true story of Margaret as both an artist and a person. In the 1950’s Margaret decides to leave her old life with her previous husband to start fresh in San Francisco.  She uses her talents to produce great paintings of children with big eyes. Margaret’s work catches the eye of fellow artist Walter (Christoph Waltz) whom Margaret falls for and soon marries.

But Walter’s true scam artist nature is revealed when he claims credit for Margaret’s popular work. At first Margaret agrees to go along with the ruse but has second thoughts when it involves deceiving her own daughter.

To claim back her independence and work Margaret leaves her domineering husband and moves to Hawaii. There we see how Margaret battles in the legal courts to prove that she is the artist. Will she win?

UnbrokenUnbroken

This film follows the story of Louis “Louie” Zamperini (Jack O’Connell), a famous Olympian track star and war hero during the days of WWII. Not only did the athlete survive a plane crash, but he and two other men survived 47 painful and horrific days on a raft.

On top of that, Zamperini shows his courageous and enduring spirit when they are captured and forced into a Prisoner of War camp by the Japanese. “Unbroken” looks like a fantastic film to see both for the acting performances as well as historical portrayal. Plus it will be interesting to see Angelina Jolie’s directing skills for the film.

What film will you see this week?

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