Arianna St. Pierre – Arts Editor
1. “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
“The Hobbit” Trilogy continues with part two: The Desolation of Smaug. Bilbo continues on his journey with his dwarf companions and Gandalf the Grey to defeat the dragon, Smaug, in order to reclaim the dwarves’ homeland. Fan favorite Legolas from the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy will reappear. It is the must see adventure film of the season.
2. “American Hustle”
This season, the writers of “Sliver Linings Playbook” and “The Fighter” have introduced their newest screen endeavor:“American Hustle.” It is a film about a con man, a FBI agent, powerbrokers, and the mafia. Set in the 1970s and including an all-star cast, it is sure to be another knock out.
3. “Out of the Furnace”
Christian Bale stars in this new crime drama. When Russell Blaze’s (Bale) younger brother mysteriously disappears and the local law enforcement fail to locate him, Blaze takes matters into his own hands to
find out the truth. The storyline doesn’t appear to be overly original but it looks dark, gripping, and extremely powerful. “Out of the Furnace” deserves to be checked out.
4. “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”
Ron Burgundy is back and bigger than ever. The 70s are over and Burgundy and his faithful crew are off to New York’s first 24-hour news channel to take it by storm. The first film brought laughs and epic antidotes; let’s hope that the sequel can do the same.
5. “Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas”
What holiday season is complete without Madea? Tyler Perry’s latest Madea film is made for the holiday season when she dispenses her unique form of holiday spirit to a small, country town. Madea’s comedic character is sure to bring laughter, smiles, and crazy shenanigans.