Thanksgiving 2012 New Movies – Plot and Plan For The Weekend

by on November 17, 2012

in Entertainment

New Movies This WeekNew movies that will be in theaters during the Thanksgiving Day weekend will actually be opening in theaters on Wednesday, November 21st.

Those movies include Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Irrfan Khan, and the voice power of Chris Pine, Hugh Jackman and more.

Let’s see what will be new on Wednesday:

•      Red Dawn

Red Dawn movie poster

Ah, the remake starring  Chris Hemsworth, Adrianne Palicki, Josh Hutcherson, Josh Peck, Isabel Lucas, Jeffrey Dean Morgan & Connor Cruise

In this remake, “A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.”

It’s directed by Dan Bradley, whose experience includes 2nd unit directorial action with movies like The Bourne Legacy,     Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol & Quantum of Solace.

•      Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook movie poster

The movie trailers for this flick looked funny and quirky.  It stars  Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver & Chris Tucker in a movie where,

“After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano (Cooper) moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany (Lawrence), a mysterious girl with problems of her own.”

•      Life of Pi

Life of Pi movie poster

This movie is getting rave early reviews from the professionals.  It stars  Irrfan Khan, Gérard Depardieu & Suraj Sharma.

“A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor … a fearsome Bengal tiger.”

It’s directed by Ang Lee, the man behind Taking Woodstock, Brokeback Mountain & Hulk.

•      Rise of the Guardians

Rise of the Guardians movie poster

This animated feature looks like a fantastic family film, with the voice power of Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Jude Law, Isla Fisher and Hugh Jackman.

“When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world.”

On FRIDAY, November 23rd, 2012:

Hitchcock, where the cast includes  Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh, Danny Huston, Toni Collette, Michael Stuhlbarg & Jessica Biel.

The film synopsis says “A love story between influential filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and wife Alma Reville (Mirren) during the filming of Psycho in 1959.”

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But those are the new movies that will be in theaters.

The following movies have already opened and will more than likely still be in theaters for the Thanksgiving weekend (no promises).

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
  • Lincoln w/ Daniel Day-Lewis
  • Skyfall w/ Daniel Craig
  • Flight w/ Denzel Washington
  • Wreck-It Ralph w/ John C. Reilly
  • Chasing Mavericks w/ Jonny Weston
  • The Sessions w/ Helen Hunt
  • Argo w/ Ben Affleck
  • Taken 2 w/ Liam Neeson
  • Looper w/ Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Tracking Upcoming Movie Attractions:

Below is my usual list of production status of various movies that are in different states of development.

Changed Status
·     World War Z
·     Star Trek Into Darkness
·     White House Down
·     Star Wars: Episode VII
·     Jurassic Park IV

In Development
·     Untitled Transformers Sequel
·     The Avengers 2
·     Fifty Shades of Grey
·     Bond 24
·     Jurassic Park IV

In Pre-production
·     The Amazing Spider-Man 2
·     Captain America: The Winter Soldier
·     X-Men: Days of Future Past
·     Star Wars: Episode VII
·     Robopocalypse

Actively Filming
·     The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – 22 Nov 2013
·     The Wolverine –  26 Jul 2013
·     Thor: The Dark World –  8 Nov 2013
·     The Fast and the Furious 6 – 24 May 2013
·     The Hangover Part III – 24 May 2013

In Post-production
·     The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – 14 Dec 2012
·     World War Z –  21 Jun 2013
·     Iron Man 3 – 3 May 2013
·     Man of Steel –  14 Jun 2013
·     Side Effects – 8 Feb 2013

Completed and awaiting release
·     Les Misérables – 25 Dec 2012
·     G.I. Joe: Retaliation – 29 Mar 2013
·     Django Unchained – 25 Dec 2012
·     Warm Bodies – 1 Feb 2013
·     The Last Stand – 18 Jan 2013

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Have a good and safe Thanksgiving holiday weekend everyone!

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