Hello, Lovelies! For you film fanatics out there, here’s what coming at you this weekend in theaters and all the movie news from this past week. I love movies and movie opinions! Let’s DISCUSS! It’s a holiday weekend, so movies are coming out early! Within: Leonardo DiCaprio is going to produce and star in a book he optioned a while back, Daniel Craig better get used to that Bond tux, and the highly anticipated trailer for The Dark Knight Rises. THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, people! First, a lot of sentimental family fare and one very angsty, tattooed lady would like to welcome you to the weekend…
NEW IN THEATERS!
There are lots of new movies that either opened last night or tomorrow or on Christmas Day – so here they all are and the exact dates they’ll be in theaters!
- The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (12/21), 2h 38m, R. This looks like a super dark and intense telling of an already dark story – is anybody else excited for the er, tattoo scene? If you don’t want holiday cheer, this is probably the movie for you this weekend. And it came out yesterday!
- The Adventures of Tin Tin (12/21), 1h 47m, PG. Okay, Steven Spielberg directed TWO movies that are coming out this weekend, and the animation in this is supposed to blow everyone away. We’ll see.
- In the Land of Blood and Honey (12/23), 2h 7m, R. This is Angelina Jolie‘s directorial debut, and it looks like a particularly sad and heartwrenching movie about love and war in Bosnia. Might be a wee bit too heavy for the holiday weekend!
- We Bought a Zoo (12/23), 2h 4m, PG. I’m a sucker for Cameron Crowe‘s previous directorial efforts like Say Anything, Jerry Maguire and Almost Famous - but I really didn’t like Elizabethtown. Will this Matt Damon and Scarlett Johannson-starring flick bring the musically inclined director back to his A-game?! I hope so! Fun fact: ScarJo (she hates being called that, BTW) auditioned for a band-aid role in Almost Famous.
- War Horse (12/25), 2h 26m, PG-13. Am I the only one snoring ten seconds into the trailer for this? Lea did a rundown of the trailer in case you missed it!
- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (12/25), PG-13. Based on a Jonathan Safron-Foer book, Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock
- The Darkest Hour (12/25), 1h 29m, PG-13. There’s always a movie about aliens that opens on the holidays! I’m wondering if this Russian-set, Emile Hirsch-starring film is worth it?
ALL THE MOVIE NEWS THAT’S FIT TO PRINT!
- Hey! Leonardo DiCaprio is producing and starring in a movie version of Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City – and I hope you know the book is the inaugural choice in our LOVELYISH BOOK CLUB! Please join us and get into it before the movie even hits production – you’ll be the coolest, we promise!*
- Have you heard of the new Pixar movie called Brave, which looks like it will be a totally awesome female-hero animated film? Would you ever get that title confused with, say, Major League Baseball team the Atlanta Braves? Didn’t think so! But the Atlanta National Baseball Club is totally objecting to the name of the movie. Riiiiiight. [via Jezebel]
- The James Bond franchise producers want to sign Daniel Craig for FIVE more movies. Don’t worry – I looked up how old Craig is – 43-years-old. He’ll still be able to do those stunts for a while! [via /Film]
- These are the 39 Original Song finalists for the Academy Awards – Madonna got snubbed, but Zooey Deschanel‘s Winnie the Pooh song is in contention! [via The Film Experience]
- And finally: CATWOMAN (ANNE HATHAWAY). BANE (TOM HARDY). JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT PLAYING SOMEONE I DON’T KNOW. IT’S BATMAN TIME.
Who’s excited?! Just me? OK, that’s cool. Just be over here playing that for the 400th time. (It took me a while to get over laughing at the part where Pittsburgh Steeler Hines Ward shows up.)
What movie news are you talking about this week? Happy Holidays, Lovelies! Will there be movies included in your plans this weekend?
*Sorry, we can’t actually promise that.