There's something about Christmas day movie releases. It seems to have a profound effect on how the movie will do, and how audiences will perceive it. In the past, there have been great movies released on Christmas day, including Patch Adams and Stepmom in 1998, and Sherlock Holmes and Its Complicated in 2009. This year, the Christmas premieres promise to be just as wonderful.
Steven Spielberg will release his latest film, War Horse, starring Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, and David Thewlis. The story follows a the bond between a young man and his horse, and how that bond is broken when the horse is sold to the cavalry for use in World War I. But the young man refuses to let his beloved horse go it alone and enlists, despite the fact that he's underage. The movie follows the journey the young man and his horse go through in the trenches of war, and shows how strong the bond of friendship can really be.
Sci-Fi fans will enjoy The Darkest Hour starring Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, and Max Minghella as members of a group of five young Moscow residents who band together to fight a new enemy: an alien race that has invaded Earth and is attacking using our own power supply against us. The movie should be filled with powerful special effects and a lot of drama.
If you're looking for drama at the movies this Christmas, look no further than Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, starring Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock. When a nine-year-old renaissance man goes looking for the lock that matches the key left to him after the death of his father in the September 11 attacks, the young boy will learn a great deal about himself and his world as he searches New York for the right lock. John Goodman and Max von Sydow costar.
Once again, Hollywood has come up with a wonderful array of movies for audiences to get a first glimpse of on Christmas day. After the presents have been open and the eggnog has been drunk, treat your family to an afternoon at the theatre and take in one of these Christmas day movie releases. Don't forget the popcorn and candy canes!
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