Yesterday was my first time to the movies in months. Although I have a subscription for an unlimited access to the movies, other obligations have made me stay away. December promises to be a month filled with lots of movies but must say that there are only a few I really want to see. Check out my selection below!
1. Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
The movie chronicles Nelson Mandela’s life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. We’ve all heard many, wonderful stories about Nelson Mandela but seeing it in a movie gives it more body and insight. Although it inaugurated in November in the States, here in Holland it will be released this month so I can’t wait to see it!
Faced with Hurricane Katrina a father (played by Paul Walker) struggles to keep his premature daughter alive. With Paul Walker’s recent death I’m sure many will want to see this movie. I love a good movie about courage, love and action and Hours seem to cater all of that.
Here Comes The Devil
A married couple loses their children while on a family trip near some caves in Tijuana. The kids eventually reappear without explanation, but it becomes clear that they are not who they used to be, that something terrifying has changed them.
I love scary movies but a lot of them fail to scare me in any way. The trailer looks very promising so hoping to get a couple of scare moments.
3. 47 Ronin
An 18th century set story centered on a band of samurai who set out to avenge the death of their master. Although the storyline seems great, the graphics and special effects in the trailer look very impressive and I’m sure the effect is astonishing on a big screen.
4. The Wolf of Wall Street
Leonardo di Caprio has a track record of memorable movies that has had everybody talking. Just the mere fact that he’s playing in the movie makes me want to watch it because it always equals good entertainment.
5. The Grudge Match
De Niro and Stallone play Billy “The Kid” McDonnen and Henry “Razor” Sharp, two local Pittsburgh fighters whose fierce rivalry put them in the national spotlight. Each had scored a victory against the other during their heyday, but in 1983, on the eve of their decisive third match, Razor suddenly announced his retirement, refusing to explain why but effectively delivering a knock-out punch to both their careers. Thirty years later they’re at it again and decide to go for the decisive match. Not the usual young, strong boxers you usually see but definitely interesting to check out how these dudes will do.