The holidays are the part of the year I get to spend with family. They are also the part of the year where I have free babysitting (read: family) and can go see a movie not rated G. Last year I saw Les Miserables. Only one movie, but it was a good one and really the length of two movies. This year I hope to add a few more to my holiday schedule.
I don’t need a babysitter to see the new Disney film Frozen. I already know the story thanks to Disney’s way early marketing campaign. My daughter has had the audio picture book for about two months. The good news is that the story sounds really good, so I’m excited to see it.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opened Friday. I loved the first one, and I really want to see the second. I have it on my must-see list. The previews look great. Anyone seen it yet?
Another sure blockbuster is The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. I have to confess something: I haven’t seen the first movies in the series, and I haven’t read the books. I’m sure once Comicpalooza gets wind of this, they won’t invite me back, but there it is. I have until December 13 to catch up to the rest of you.
Two other movies I’ll see if I have time, and rent if I don’t, ate Saving Mr. Banks about how the Disney movie Mary Poppins made it to the screen and The Secret Life of Walter Middy. Both open in late December. I always loved Thurber’s short story about Walter Mitty. I’d love to see it on screen.
Are there any films you’re looking forward to? I haven’t even mentioned Walking with Dinosaurs or Anchorman 2 (that omission was not by accident).