2012 Holiday Movie Guide
Published - May 07 2012 07:25AM EST
By Craig Parish & Sara Lugardo
Director: Andrew Dominik
Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins
(Now in theaters) Although reviews have been mixed, Pitt is I top form. To see Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) and Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) together in a mobster movie of a card game holdup is well worth the price of admission. This action-packed movie has a non-stop storyline with a long list of heavy hitting actors.
Director: Roger Michell
Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Olivia Williams
Bill Murray gives his most complex screen performance to date. When the King and Queen of the UK come to America in 1939 seeking FDR’s help in dealing with Germany’s war threats, the U.S. president is faced with a dilemma involving national affairs as well as personal ones. The mistress–first lady–White House quandary isn’t new, but when FDR finds himself in love with his cousin, it brings a whole new meaning to the phrase political scandal.
Director: Peter Jackson
Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage
Arguably the best book from The Lord of the Rings series, this is the story of Bilbo Baggins 60 years before the first The Lord of the Rings film. Young Bilbo sets off on an adventure to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom. Fans of previous films will enjoy familiar characters like Gollum, Gandalf the Grey and Orcs, and newcomers will get to see the series at its beginnings in the highly anticipated prequel.