Christmas Day 2008 has a ton of movies to pick from. After you’ve opened all your gifts and stuffed your face with Turkey, pie, cake, and cookies then you’ll have a really good selection of movies to pick from. Here’s what’s opening Christmas Day.
Bedtime Stories An adventure comedy starring Adam Sandler as Skeeter Bronson, a hotel handyman whose life is changed forever when the bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to mysteriously come true. He attempts to take advantage of the phenomenon, incorporating his own aspirations into one outlandish tale after another, but it’s the kids’ unexpected contributions that turn Skeeter’s life upside down.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button “I was born under unusual circumstances.” And so begins Benjamin Button, adapted from the classic 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards. A man, like any of us, unable to stop time. We follow his story set in New Orleans from the end of World War I in 1918, into the twenty-first century, following his journey that is as unusual as any man’s life can be. Directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett with Tilda Swinton, Taraji P. Henson, Jason Flemyng, Elias Koteas and Julia Ormon.
Marley & Me John Grogan’s bestselling book about his Labrador retriever bounds onto the screen with Marley and Me. Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston star as a couple who adopts the badly behaved but much-loved dog. Oscar-winner Alan Arkin costars in this comedy from director David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada).
The Spiritis a fictional character, a comic book superhero created by writer-artist Will Eisner in 1940 in a Sunday-newspaper comic book insert. The character’s namesake, seven-page weekly series is considered one of the comics art medium’s most significant works, with Eisner creating or popularizing many of the styles, techniques, and storytelling conventions still used by comics professionals decades later.
Valkyrie In a country in the grips of evil, in a police state where every move is being watched, in a world where justice and honor have been subverted, a group of men hidden inside the highest reaches of power decide to take action. Tom Cruise stars in the suspense film, Valkyrie, based on the true story of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Cruise) and the daring and ingenious plot to eliminate one of the most evil tyrants the world has ever known. Director Bryan Singer re-teams with Academy Award®-winning Usual Suspects screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie to bring to life.