Winter Movie Preview: Spotlight on 18 New Releases
Many exciting feature films are being released at the very end of this year, and will continue to find their way into theaters in the first three months of 2014. From sequels and spin-offs of popular film franchises, to film adaptations of popular plays and novels, and even remakes of film classics, these features promise to make movie history this winter. We here at Hotspots have profiled 18 films you are sure to enjoy this winter.
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Plot: Ron Burgundy and his news team are back. Times have changed; It’s now the 1980s, and they set their sights on making a name for themselves in the 24-hour news channel game. 24-hour news... remember when that was a novel idea?
Starring: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Paul Rudd, Kristen Wiig, Meagan Good
Release Date: December 18
August: Osage County
Plot: The strong women of the Weston family are reunited by tragedy after years apart. Having to confront the unorthodox woman who raised them proves to be electric, but eventually cathartic. Based on the play of the same name.
Starring: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Sam Shepard, Misty Upham
Release Date: December 25 (limited release in opening weekend)
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Plot: A retelling of the James Thurber story, focusing on a man who daydreams to escape his mundane and nondescript day to day life. When his job comes to end, along with the job of his close friend, he decides to go on a worldwide thrill ride he used to only imagine.
Starring: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn, Sean Penn
Release Date: December 25