Christmas is stuffed to the chimney with traditions, everyone favouring some over others but each one signifying the importance of family and friends and all the squishiness that comes with the holiday season. While some families prefer to spend the whole day in pyjamas eating and playing games, others take the opportunity to get dolled up and invite loved ones over for a classy feast to remember. A lot of people will munch on the traditional turkey at Christmas dinner while others prefer the flavour of duck or roast beef. Some will head out for a family stroll to work off the bird and take in the energy of the day while the next door neighbours head out to the movie theatre to go see a Christmas Day release and continue to eat. Well I know which one I’d rather do and on that note here is a list of the 5 biggest movies coming out on this Christmas Day, December 25th 2013.
August: Osage County, R
This dark and hilarious family drama has been buzzing with Oscar noise ever since its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. The film is jam packed with an all-star cast including new favourite Benedict Cumberbatch, Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep and apparently there is quite the fight scene between the two ladies so well worth the watch!
Grudge Match, PG-13
A tad more of a family friendly choice and sure to please all the grown males in the family as not only is it a sports comedy but it also unites movie legends Robert De Niro and Sly Stallone. The two play aging rival boxers who are coerced by a big cheque to fight again 30 years after their heyday. Easy watching for a lazy Christmas Day.
47 Ronin, PG-13
Keanu Reeves is back in yet another one for the males. A samurai adventure full of death, dishonour and vengeance – perfect to get the men out of the house for a couple of hours.
The Wolf of Wall Street, R
Dream Team Leo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese are back and are already causing a flurry of excitement with this film based on the memoir of the same name written by Wall Street scoundrel Jordan Belfort. Best leave the kids at home with the Grandparents for this one. Score.
Justin Bieber’s Believe, PG
Score major points with the Beliebers in your life and maybe take the time to go grab a beer or 3 at the neighbouring Kelsey’s because if you’re over the age of 15 you may find this one hard to sit through. The increasingly scandalous teen sensation treats his hoards of prepubescent fans to behind-the-scene footage to witness him “transforming and growing”. So errr, Kelsey’s it is then.