As 2013 comes to an end many must-see movies will be released in theaters. Most of these movies have been anticipated for a long time. Here’s a look at 5 of the most-anticipated films that are to be released this holiday season.
On October 18 a new version of ‘Carrie’ will be released. The reason why this movie is much anticipated is because much time has passed from the 1976 original and special effects have come a long way. This time around Chloe Grace Moretz plays the title character. Moretz is no stranger to remakes having starred in ‘Let Me In’ and remake of the Swedish film ‘Let the Right One In’. Hype for this movie is strong thanks to the marketing team promoting the movie. Recently a coffee shop prank mimicking the telekinetic abilities of Carrie has gone viral.
‘Blue Is the Warmest Color’
‘Blue Is the Warmest Color’ has an interesting back story an is surrounded with controversy. It is a French film based on a graphic novel and tells the story of 15-year-old Adele, played by Adele Exarchopoulos, and an older art student named Emma, played by Lea Seydoux, engaging in an erotic romance. This film won the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and has been rated NC-17 due to the graphic sex scenes. Because of the subject matter and rating of the film there has been a lot of controversy. Even an article written on Variety noted that those type of graphic sex scenes are not usually seen in cinematic films. ‘Blue’ will be released in U.S. theaters on October 25.
‘Dallas Buyers Club’
On November 1 ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ will be released in theaters. This movie is based on the story of Ron Woodroof, played by Matthew McConaughey, when he finds out he has 30 days to live due to being diagnosed with HIV and starts smuggling anti-viral medication from all over the world not to just help himself but other AIDS patients as well. Jared Leto also stars in this movie as Rayon, a fellow AIDS patient. This movie is a must-see to see these two characters come to life. Both of the stars lost over 30 pounds for their respected roles and it is sparking Oscar buzz for both actors.
This movie is the long awaited adaptation of the 1985 book written by Orson Scott Card. ‘Ender’s Game’ hits theaters on November 1 and is set in the distant future. The synopsis is that a hostile alien race attacks earth but earth survives. To prepare for the next attack Colonel Hyrum Graff, played by Harrison Ford, begins training the best young minds out there with Ender Wiggin, played by Asa Butterfield, being one of them. This film is a sci-fi fantasy adventure and with many lovers and long time followers of the book it should have a good box-office performance.
‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’
Last year we saw ‘The Hunger Games’ released in theaters on March 23. On November 22 of this year we’ll finally get to see the next chapter ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’. We will get to see the continued story of Katniss Everdeen, played by Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence, and see how the hunger games changed not only her but her family and all the people around her as well. This movie should be more intense as the world of ‘The Hunger Games’, known as Panem, is set to change forever. Jennifer Lawrence reprises her role along with Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth.