Holiday Movie Releases: “Frozen” and “August: Osage County”

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The featured characters of "Frozen."

 
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It’s that lovely time of year again, when family gathers to consume delicious Thanksgiving fineries, enjoy the last of the autumn trees and, of course, go to the movies. I love the transition from Thanksgiving to the winter holidays because I see some great trailers for movies from all genres. Everyone knows that the best movies, especially the Oscar Award contenders, premiere around the holidays. So, without further ado, here are some holiday movies that I can’t wait to see.

Disney’s Frozen

Based on a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, this heartwarming animated film recounts the journey of a girl named Anna to break a spell that has cast eternal winter on the mystical kingdom of Arendelle. Aided by her friends Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven, Anna battles mountain trolls, snow storms, ice and avalanches to restore seasons to the kingdom and defeat Elsa, her sister and the evil Snow Queen who cast the spell. This movie has gorgeous animation, humor to satisfy both kids and adults, and arguably the best protagonist since Disney/Pixar’s Brave. With an arrival date of November 27, Frozen is the epitome of the perfect holiday movie. Don’t miss it- I definitely won’t!

Rated PG for some action and mild rude humor.

August: Osage County

August is a star-studded drama/comedy set against the backdrop of the American Midwest. It tells the story of a family with the familiar afflictions of drug addiction, mental disorder,  and dysfunction whose several generations are brought together to mourn the death of an uncle. Tension brings fights, breakdowns, and some seriously impressive performances by Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, who are just a few of the notable players driving this powerful film. From what I’ve seen, the film is gritty, but surprisingly relatable. It emphasizes the topics of feminine strength and familial unity against all odds. August arrives in theaters Christmas Day.

Rated R for language including sexual references, and drug material.

If there are any movies that I might have missed, please email me at [email protected]

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