This Christmas, go see a movie with the family with plenty of new releases to choose from. There are possibly award contenders like the dramas “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and “The Wolf of Wall Street”, action flicks like “47 Ronin”, and Justin Bieber’s “Believe” for the tweens. Read about those films and other new movies coming to theaters on Wednesday, and leave a comment at the bottom letting us know what you’ll be watching.
Nationwide Releases (in theaters Tuesday, December 24):
“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”: In this drama directed by Ben Stiller and based on a short story, Stiller plays the titular character, a dreamer who escapes into a realm of fantasy to escape his boring life. When his job and that of his coworker (Kristen Wiig) is put at risk, he embarks on a real life adventure that takes him around the world. Runtime: 114 minutes. Rated PG for some crude comments, language, and action violence.
“47 Ronin”: This action movie directed by Carl Rinsch follows a small band of samurai led by Kai (Keanu Reeves) who set out against a big enemy for revenge for their master’s death. Runtime: 119 minutes. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images, and thematic elements.
Nationwide Releases (in theaters Wednesday, December 25):
“The Wolf of Wall Street”: Directed by Martin Scorsese, this crime comedy based on a true story stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort, a Long Island stockbroker who descends into a world of crime and corruption. Runtime: 180 minutes. Rated R for sequences of strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and language throughout, and some violence.
“Believe”: This documentary directed by Jon M. Chu takes both an onstage and backstage look at pop superstar Justin Bieber’s rise to fame. Runtime: 92 minutes. Rated PG for brief language and mild thematic material.
“Grudge Match”: Directed by Peter Segal, this film stars Sylvester Stallone as Henry Sharp and Robert De Niro as Billy McDonnen, boxing rivals who reunite for one more match 30 years after their last one. But getting back into the game turns out to be a lot harder now that they’re older.
Other movies opening in St. Louis (in theaters Wednesday, December 25):
- Wehrenberg Theatres
- AMC Theatres
- Regal Movie Theatres
- Galleria 6
- Chase Park Plaza
- Granite City
- Moolah Theatre
- Hi-Pointe Theatre
- St. Andrews Cinema
- Plaza Frontenac Cinema
- Tivoli Theatre