What to watch in Decemeber 2013

December is the ‘cinema going’ season here in South Africa. These are the top 7 movies I’m looking forward to see. These are the movies I’m basically going to spend December with.

1. Escape Plan

The movie stars 50 Cent, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. Who wouldn’t wanna watch this!?

South African release date: 13 December

Genres: Action, Thriller

Synopsis: Ray Breslin is the world’s foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He’s framed and incarcerated in a master prison he designed himself. He needs to escape and find the person who put him behind bars.

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2. Tyler Perry’s A Madea’s Christmas

Its Madea again, yes! Lets hope it doesn’t flop like the last Madea movie, Madea’s Witness Protection (2012).

South African release date: 13 December

Genre: Comedy

Synopsis: Madea gets coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas, but the biggest surprise is what they’ll find when they arrive. As the small, rural town prepares for its annual Christmas Carnival, new secrets are revealed and old relationships are tested while Madea dishes her own brand of Christmas Spirit to all.

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3. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

I really enjoyed the scenery we were exposed to in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) and I’m really interested in seeing how they up the standards in this movie.

South African release date: 13 December

Genres: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Synopsis: After successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest–without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Lake-town it will be time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to fulfill his contract with the dwarves. The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain and burglar Baggins must seek out the Secret Door that will give them access to the hoard of the dragon Smaug. And, where has Gandalf got off to? And what is his secret business to the south?
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4. In a world

This film won the Best Screenplay at the Sundance Film Festival. I don’t know about you but that’s definitely got my attention.

South African release date: 20 December

Genre: Comedy

Synopsis: An underachieving vocal coach is motivated by her father, the king of movie-trailer voice-overs, to pursue her aspirations of becoming a voiceover star. Amidst pride, sexism and family dysfunction, she sets out to change the voice of a generation.

304936-in-a-world-in-a-world-poster-art5. Frozen

I’m a huge fan of Disney animation and therefore I’m a huge fan of Frozen (before I’ve even seen it).

South African release date: 20 December

Genres: Adventure,Animation

Synopsis: In this animated adventure, a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, and Anna (voice of Kristen Bell), a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell.

Frozen-movie-poster6. Blue Jasmine

Its directed and written by, 23 times Academy Award nominated, Woody Allen… That’s all I’m going to say.

South African release date: 20 December

Genre: Drama

Synopsis:  After divorcing her con man husband Hal (Alec Baldwin), Manhattan socialite Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) is left completely depressed and penniless in Woody Allen’s latest drama. She attempts to try and get her life back together, but finds herself falling into the traps of alcohol and anti-depressants.
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7. 47 Ronin

We haven’t seen Keanu Reeves on the big screen for a long time. So this is exciting!

South African release date: 27 Decemeber

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Synopsis: A band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun.

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Release dates and synopsis provided by Ster-Kinekor. Thank you for reading!

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