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Mind Blowing Christmas Blockbusters

By Julie Fink
Posted On Dec 14, 2015
Mind Blowing Christmas Blockbusters

In a land, where movies released during the holidays… blow… your… mind!

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December is always a huge time for major film tycoons to unleash the years biggest blockbusters on the viewing public during the holiday season. It’s the perfect time for a fine cinematic adventure with the fam. Not to mention awards season is around the corner and all eyes are on the competition. It is going to be quite a month of movies folks, three of which have Best Picture Golden Globe nominations!

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Disney/Lucasfilm

In case you were born in a cave and didn’t know about the world takeover of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, here you have it: The new Star Wars installment takes place thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, where Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and his army of Stormtroopers. The whole crew is back including Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia who are joined by newbies Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Finn (John Boyega) in a quest to save the universe.

Sisters Movie Poster
Universal/Little Stranger

Practically sisters in real life, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler play siblings Kate and Maura who throw an outrageous party at their parents house to capture the glory of their youth. As the raging party begins to spiral out of control, the gals soon realize that there may not be a house left to sell once the dust settles. It’s a must see if you and your sis are goofballs at heart.

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23

The Big Short
Paramount/Plan B Entertainment

With a stacked cast including Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling + an amazing true story = MIND BLOWN. This one is up for so many awards, including Best Picture, Best Lead Actor and Supporting Actor.

Synopsis: Four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predicted the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s decide to take on the big banks for their lack of foresight and greed.

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25 – CHRISTMAS DAY

Concussion
SONY/Columbia/Scott Free Productions

Will Smith gains his fifth Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in this film! Holla, holla, holla!

Smith stars in Concussion, a dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu’s emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful institutions in the world, the NFL.

The Revenant
20th Century Fox/New Regency Pictures

This is the one where Leo DiCaprio finally wins his Oscar, mark my words!

His incredible performance as legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is heart wrenching as he is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant, John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption.

 

Joy
20th Century Fox/Annapurna Pictures

Jennifer Lawrence reunites with Silver Linings Playbook stars Bradley Cooper and Robert DeNiro in Joy. Bingo.

This is the wild true story of Joy Mangano and her Italian-American family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty by inventing the Miracle Mop and becomes a matriarch in her own right.

The Hateful Eight
The Weinstein Company

In Quentin Tarantino’s next bloody massacre, he brings together yet another all star cast including Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Time Roth and Channing Tatum.

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And don’t forget this golden nugget, A Very Murray Christmas, a Netflix original Christmas special streaming on Netflix all month long!

Netflix
Netflix

Bill Murray, who plays himself, is beyond funny as he scrambles to put his TV show together in the midst of a super blizzard at NYC’s Carlyle Hotel. Another stunning cast that includes: George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Miley Cyrus, Chris Rock, Michael Cera, Maya Rudolph, Rashida Jones, Jason Schwartzman, Dimitri Dimitrov, Julie White, David Johansen, Jenny Lewis, Frederic Moulin, Paul Shaffer, and more!

OMG: Michael Cera… ‘Have you seen Monuments Men?’ Bill Murray…’Yes, I was in it.’ Hahaha! I’m dead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJP3db3R014

 

New Year’s Bonus!

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
Paramount Pictures

In Michael Bay’s (Transformers) latest film, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, a team of six brave American security operators fight for their lives to protect the US State Department Special Mission Compound and nearby CIA station after being attacked by terrorists in Benghazi, Libya.

This is the true account of those six men who selflessly fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there.

Starring: Pablo Schreiber, John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, David Denman, Max Martini and Dominic Fumusa. The film will hit theaters on January 15, 2016.