1."A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas"
First Christmassy film of this season. The same guys found new troubles! They shot Santa (of course, he is real!), have a car accident, get wasted (or stoned) and try to save (destroy) this wonderful holiday. Starring John Cho and Kal Penn, but mostly I like Neil Patrick Harris, who played (a very naughty version of) himself here.
Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson.
"Le Havre" was presented at the Cannes Film Festival 2011 In Competition. It tells a story of a shoeshiner who tries to save an immigrant child in the French port city Le Havre. Must be very heartbreaking, so critics love it. They say, it is a great dramatic comedy (or occasionally funny drama). If you have a chance, try not to miss this film.
Directed by Aki Kaurismäki.
Leonardo DiCaprio plays the main part, becoming the one of the most powerful, controversial and enigmatic figures of the 20th century, J. Edgar Hoover. Warner Bros. Pictures promises us to reveal the secrets of his political success. Also starring Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench, Ed Westwick. Based on a true story.
Directed by Clint Eastwood.
P.S. Happy Birthday, Leonardo DiCaprio!
Another ancient story, where Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, John Hurt, Freida Pinto and Kellan Lutz portray heroes, Gods and kings. An epic battle is coming and one man has power to protect and save everyone. I'd watch it just because of that battle, but in trailer it looks poor, comparing to ones I like very much (like in "Lord of the Rings"). Did they even try to make it really epic? Who knows. And there are too much special affects, like in "300" by Zack Snyder, which make it look like a video game, not a film.
Directed by Tarsem Singh.
5."Jack and Jill"
I don't think you should watch this film in your favourite cinema, or ever at all. To be honest, I've never liked Adam Sandler, because his characters are always immature and absolutely not funny. His co-star this time is himself. Yes, Adam plays also a woman here. It looks hideous and sad, though it has to be a comedy. And I wonder why Al Pacino agreed to appear in this 'family movie'.
Directed by Dennis Dugan.
Posters - Janus Films, iTunes movie trailers, COLLIDER