By Charly SHELTON
So you got a movie theater gift card from your creepy Irish aunt who smells like cabbage and all you want now is to get out of the house to go see a movie. But with all of the Oscar-buzzing movies in theaters right now, which one do you choose? Take a look at our list of cool movies to see over the Christmas break currently in theaters.
American Hustle Rated R
This is an adult movie. Don’t take kids to see this one. But if you are out on the town and feel like seeing a con artist movie set in the 1970s starring Batman, Hawkeye and the pretty guy from “The Hangover” (Christian Bale, Jeremy Renner and Bradley Cooper), then this is for you. Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence also grace the screen, often wearing very little clothing, making this the most attractive movie of the year.
Frozen Rated PG
Here’s one for the kids. A Disney animated movie, it follows a princess afflicted with an ice curse that gives her amazing powers of cold and frost, but powers she cannot control. Set to some okay music and with impressive visuals, this will keep your kids singing, “Let It Go” right through the new year.
Saving Mr. Banks Rated PG-13
It has been a long time since I have been completely and fully satisfied by a movie, especially one that I have been looking forward to as much as this one. Tom Hanks plays Walt Disney perfectly and Emma Thompson portrays author P.L. Travers in the story of how the film “Mary Poppins” was made. A tragic story but also one of hope, it relives Travers’ childhood and where she found inspiration for Mary Poppins. At the same time, it shows the making of the film and why Travers was such a stickler for every single little detail in the script.
I was absolutely blown away by all involved; could not be more pleased with this film. Definitely not one to miss.
Gravity Rated PG-13
If you haven’t seen this yet, go see it now. Put down the paper and go see it. In IMAX. It is an astounding film about an astronaut adrift in space, separated from her space shuttle and unable to reach mission control. The reason I say see it in IMAX is because the large format screens fully cover your field of vision when sitting close and the effects are so real, it is like you are there with them. This is the closest I am ever going to come to visiting space, so I’m glad I saw it in theaters. Go see it. Now.