Movie Reviews: What Movies to See Over the Christmas Holiday
Poptional Reading’s annual review of the newest 13 movies in theaters at Christmas (and who to watch them with)
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Carnage photograph by Guy Ferrandis, courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
That Literary Couple Who Lets You Take Their Issues of the New Yorker: Carnage or Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Talk about high-brow: Carnage, an adaptation of the Tony-winning play God of Carnage, is directed by Roman Polanski and stars Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, and John C. Reilly — a group with 12 Oscar nominations between them. The plot, which seems like it’d resonate with those in our area, centers around two sets of parents meeting to discuss an incident that happened between their children.
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close photograph by François Duhamel
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close may have less-arty intentions. The movie — about a nine-year-old who, after finding a key that belonged to his father who died on 9/11, sets out to find the lock — is based on a novel by literary superstar Jonathan Safran Foer.
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