We all know that winter is right around the corner when Uggs begin to pop up around the Academy. Some of the first images that come to mind when many people think of cold weather are cozy cups of hot chocolate and snuggling up in a favorite sweater to enjoy the new movie releases. This season promises an exciting mix of comedy, romance, and adventure with films such as “About Time,” “Delivery Man,” “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.”
Director and writer Richard Curtis’ “About Time” will bring some long awaited romance to cold nights. Opening today, it offers a unique twist to the traditional rom-com by adding an element of science fiction. Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson star in this modern tale about time travel and the struggle of finding love.
Another movie that will help brighten your night and make you laugh is director and writer Ken Scott’s comedy, “Delivery Man.” Vince Vaughn stars in this unusual story about a man who has unknowingly fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic. When 142 of the young adults sue to find out who their father is, he must decide whether or not to reveal his identity. “Delivery Man” opens Nov. 22.
Possibly one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year is the second part of the “Hunger Games” trilogy, “Catching Fire.” Directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, “Catching Fire” is guaranteed to be filled with action, science fiction elements and romance with the introduction of new conflicts and more characters. One of the most talked about roles is that of Finnick Odair, a tribute known for his stunning looks and trident-wielding abilities, played by Sam Claflin. Many students plan to attend the midnight premiere on Nov. 22.
Anchorman fans have been begging for a sequel ever since the comedy debuted in 2004, and their dreams will become reality on Christmas Day when “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” hits screens. Everyone’s favorite reporter Ron Burgundy, played by Will Ferrell, is back and better than ever in director Adam McKay’s sequel. This time Ron will be charming New York instead of San Diego. Part two is expected to be equally as comedic as the first, with a stellar cast including Jim Carrey, Harrison Ford, Kristen Wiig, Liam Neeson, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Christina Applegate and Vince Vaughn.