Not-so-holiday movies out Christmas Day

By Maddie Fiorante, Staff Writer

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Traditions are so widely celebrated during the holidays, we dedicate songs, food, movies, and more to them. Festive or not, opening movies featured at cinema theatres on Christmas Day become packed as families come to spend the day together.

Fit for all ages is The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, directed by, produced by, and starring Ben Stiller. In a new adaptation of James Thurber’s classic short storywith a script from Steve Conrad (The Pursuit of Happyness), Stiller plays a timid magazine photo manager who daydreams of exciting adventures, only to get into an adventure of his own when he goes in search of a missing photo negative. Also featuring Kristen Wiig, Patton Oswalt, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn, and Sean Penn.

For the more mature audiences, hitting theaters are other films to entertain on Christmas. In 47 Ronin, a band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shotgun, starring actors such as Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Ko Shibasaki.

Grudge Match fills the screens with lighthearted comedy, featuring stars Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Kim Basinger, and comedian Kevin Hart. A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout 30 years after their last match.

And finally, the true story of Jordan Belfort (played by Leonardo DiCaprio), New York stock broker, who refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case that includes mob infiltration into Wall Street and the corporate banking world. This documentary will tell the story with the fabulous cast of DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Jean Dujardin, and Matthew McConaughey.

Spend December 25 with your family and friends, celebrating with a movie or starting the movie theater tradition.