The holiday movie season is now in full swing as these week sees the release of two holiday movies, and an action-adventure holdover from last season. An Aaardman Christmas, an ensemble New Year and a hyper-stylized battle of Greek Myth await!
The Realeases of the Week after the jump!
From the studio that brought you Chicken Run and Wallace and Gromit. Arthur Christmas (James MacAvoy) is the youngest son of Santa, whose family has now automated gift delivery; updating it for modern times. When a glitch in the system deprives a little girl of her present, it’s up to Arthur to go all old school with his Grandfather (O.S., Original Santa Yo) to get that gift all up in that child’s grill. Not as urban as we make it out to be. Also starring: Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy and Jim Broadbent. Directed by Sarah Smith.
Tarsem Singh’s epic Greek Re-Imagining of the Theseus myth. Meaning there’s a Minotaur, angry gods, armies and rouges with a heaping dose of drop kicks, elbow drops magic laser arrows and shouting. Did you like 300, but felt there wasn’t enough crazy magical wrestling action? Christmas has indeed come early if your answer is yes. Starring Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Freida Pinto and Mickey Rourke.
New Year’s Eve
From the people that brought you Valentine’s Day comes an esemble movie involving stories revolving around the most magical time of the year: The New Year. People trapped in elevators, a mother-daughter quarrel and a Robert De Niro all experience New Year in New York. Directed by Gary Marshall. We’d list the the entire cast, but they’re a lot. For traffic’s sake we will mention Zac Efron, Lea Michele and Jon Bon Jovi.