2012 Holiday Movie Guide
Published - May 07 2012 07:25AM EST
By Craig Parish & Sara Lugardo
Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Josh Hutcherson
(Now in theaters) Some remakes, no matter how misguided have a unique life all their own. A remake of the 1984 film starring Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen, 2012’s Red Dawn is a more modern take featuring two of the hottest up-and-coming young actors in Hollywood. When North Korea invades, a group of teens must defend their hometown by helping the U.S. military in a covert operation.
Director: Peter Ramsey
Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Chris Pine
(Now in theaters) This 3D animated film tells the story of Pitch, an evil spirit trying to take over the world. The Guardians, a group of four legendary characters consisting of Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and the Sandman, join forces to protect the imagination and hopes of the children of earth. Adults and children alike will love this untold story of our favorite childhood personalities.
Director: David O. Russell
Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro
(Now in theaters) For those who think director David O. Russell couldn’t top The Fighter, you are quite mistaken. Premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival to amazing reviews, this romantic comedy/drama takes audiences on a roller coaster plotline through gambling debts, mental disorders and even a dance competition worthy of a Mirror Ball Trophy.