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Les Miserables, Django Unchained Head 2012 Holiday Movie Premiers

Your guide to movies premiering between now and New Year’s Day.

 

With many offices closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day and the kids out of school, going to the movies tends to be one of the more popular holiday-season events, and Hollywood is unleashing some serious star power to end 2012 and welcome 2013.

Patch has put together this handy guide to all of the great year-end movie releases:

Friday, December 21, 2012

Movie: The Impossible

Stars: Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor

What it’s about: The main stars play a couple vacationing in Thailand with their three sons who get caught in the 2004 tsunami.

Rating: PG-13

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Movie: Jack Reacher

Stars: Tom Cruise and Robert Duvall

What it’s about: Cruise plays the role of Jack Reacher (the hero of many Lee Child books) as a former military investigator who is lured back to help with the case of a sniper attack.

Rating: PG-13

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Movie: On the Road

Stars: Garret Hedlund, Kristen Stewart and Kirsten Dunst

What it’s about: A film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s legendary 1957 novel about a free-spirited writer traveling in search of freedom from  conformity.

Rating: R

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Movie: This is 40

Stars: Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Megan Fox and Albert Brooks

What it’s about: The so called “sequel” to Knocked Up follows married couple Rudd and Mann dealing with issues of aging and marriage.

Rating: R

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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Movie: Django Unchained

Stars: Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz

What it’s about: Already generating Oscar Buzz, Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained follows the story of Jamie Foxx’s titular character, a bounty hunter and former slave as he sets out to rescue his wife from plantation owner DiCaprio.

Rating: R

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Movie: Parental Guidance

Stars: Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei and Tom Everett Scott

What it’s about: This family-friendly film finds Billy Crystal and Bette Midler as grandparents who are forced to embrace pop culture to connect with the three grandkids they are taking care of.

Rating: PG

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Movie: Les Miserables

Stars: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried

What it’s about: Following decades of success as a stage musical, Les Mis gets the full-blown Hollywood treatment of Victor Hugo’s classic tale of sacrifice and redemption, broken dreams, unrequited love and the inextinguishable human spirit.

Rating: PG-13

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Movie:  Dino Time

Stars: The voices of Jane Lynch, Melanie Griffith, William Baldwin and Rob Schnieder

What it’s about: This animated film follows the adventures of young Ernie, who along with his best friend Max, discover Max’s father's egg-shaped time machine and unintended consequences ensue.

Rating: PG-13

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