Movies Coming Out This Week December 31 2008
Wondering what movies are coming out to theaters this Friday, ? Here is a list with our recommendations (which you can take or leave, it’s up to you).
DEFINITELY WATCH AT THE MOVIES
I have been waiting for this one for a while now. It’s not very cheery for the new year, but I think it’s definitely worth seeing. The great cast includes Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, George MacKay, and Mark Feuerstein.
Synopsis: Defiance is about three jewish brothers who join Russian resistance fighters to fight the Nazis and rescue fellow Jews.
GOOD (Limited release in NY/LA)
Another movie that is not very cheery for the new year (what is up with all the Holocost movies for New Year?), but it’s Viggo Mortensen in what looks like an amazing performance. And Jason Isaacs seals the deal for me (I just love him).
Synopsis: A literary professor and decent family man, John Halder (Mortensen) explores his personal circumstances in a novel advocating compassionate euthanasia. When the book is unexpectedly enlisted by powerful political figures in support of government propaganda, Halder finds his career rising in an optimistic current of nationalism and prosperity. Seemingly inconsequential decisions lead to choices, which lead to more choices…with eventually devastating effect.