It’s not Christmas until you go to the movie theater with you family and enjoy one of the great movies coming out around Christmas Day. There’s always been a certain magical element related to going to the cinema; nothing can compare to this one of a kind experience. As Martin Scorsese tends to explain, the film experience is all about how the projection works. In its bare essence a movie is just a series of photographs strung along together with music and dialogue. The movement between each of those photographs is simply an illusion created in the audience members’ minds. However this illusion takes a very real form, and moviegoers get to experience a wave of emotions throughout the storyline presented in front of them. By the time the end credits begin to roll, every single audience member has lived through a dream brought to them in color and surround sound, hence the term “the movie magic.”
Historically, Christmas time brings one of the biggest box-office numbers for movie theaters across the nation, and there’s a reason for that. Movie-going is actually one of the top leisure activities in the United States. And during the holiday season families are inclined to include movie-going into their different ways to spend quality time together. Whether it’s catching a movie after dinner or having a cinema outing adventure with the kids, the experience of going to the movies will forever remain invaluable.
Here’s a list of four movies opening nationwide this holiday season that are definitely worth watching in a cinema with a loved one:
1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
This is a great choice if you’re looking for a classic adventure film. A lot of hype has been surrounding this much anticipated film as it features some new leads as well as some classic characters from past Star Wars films. Movie-goers should expect to be transported to the world of Star Wars with state-of-the-art graphics and sound design. The movie will come out December 18th and it will be rated PG-13.
2. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
This is the big animation movie coming out this holiday season. It’s also a classic considering that Alvin and the Chipmunks have been around since the 1950’s, so although it’s animation audience members from all ages will still enjoy it. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip opens on December 18th.
3. Daddy’s Home
If you’re looking to laugh this Christmas Day, this is your movie. Daddy’s Home is not rated yet, but it will definitely be the comedy to watch with your spouse or grown-up kids. It features comedy king Will Ferrell and action star Mark Wahlberg. Daddy’s Home opens on Christmas Day.
Starring Jennifer Lawrence and directed by acclaimed director David O. Russell, Joy is the serious drama what will most likely rack up the Oscars in February, hence you won’t want to miss it. The film is based on true events and it also features big stars Bradley Cooper and Robert DeNiro. Joy also opens on Christmas Day.
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