Welcome back dear readers to the Christmas edition of the B95 Movie Hive! I'm getting ready to go on vacation so this will be the last Movie Hive for the year. Sad, I know, but the Movie Hive will be back in full swing after the new year. Being that it's the holiday weekend we get the final push from the studios with some of their biggest movies. Included in that list is the latest from Tom Cruise, writer/director Judd Apatow (The-40-Year-Old Virgin), the new film from Quentin Tarantino and a worldwide smash hit musical. Check it all out below and have yourself a merry Christmas and a happy new year!
Movies Opening December 21
Jack Reacher - Rated PG-13 - Starring Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, Werner Herzog and Jai Courtney
A former military investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims. Based on the book "One Shot" by Lee Child and written for the screen and directed by Cristopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects).
This Is 40 - Rated R - Starring Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Maude Apatow, Iris Apatow, Jason Segel and Megan Fox
The sort-of-sequel to Knocked Up follows Pete and Debbie as they reach the milestone age of 40.
The Guilt Trip - Rated PG-13 - Starring Seth Rogen and Barbara Streisand
As inventor Andy Brewster is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime, a quick stop at his mom's house turns into an unexpected cross-country voyage with her along for the ride.
Monsters, Inc. 3D - Rated PG - Featuring the Voice Talents of Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, Jennifer Tilly and Frank Oz.
The Monster's have returned and this time their in three dimensions. The classic Pixar tale of two best friends who work at their cities power station and have their world turned upside down when a human girl crosses over into their universe.
Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away - Rated PG - Starring Erica Linz, Igor Zaripov and Lutz Halbhubner
A young woman is entranced by an Aerialist. When the fall into the dreamlike world of Cirque du Soleil and are separated, they travel through the different tent worlds trying to find each other.
Movies Opening Christmas Day
Django Unchained - Rated R - Starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington and Samuel L. Jackson
The new film from writer/director Quentin Tarantino is an homage to the great "spaghetti westerns." Django, played by Jamie Foxx, is a slave turned bounty hunter and sets out, with the help of his mentor, to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Les Miserables - Rated PG-13 - Starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter
Based on the world wide smash hit musical, Les Miserables is a story of love and hope set to the backdrop of 19th century France. Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole, agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's daughter Cosette. This fateful decision changes their lives forever.
Parental Guidance - Rated PG - Starring Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei and Tom Everett Scott
Artie and Diane agree to look after their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents need to leave town for work. Problems arise when the kids' 21st-century behaviors collide with Artie and Diane's old-school methods.