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Les Miserables, Django Unchained Head 2012 Holiday Movie Premiers

Your guide to movies premiering between now and New Year’s Day near Riverdale Park and University Park.

With many offices closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day and the kids out of school, going to the movies tends to be one of the more popular holiday-season events, and Hollywood is unleashing some serious star power to end 2012 and welcome 2013.

Patch has put together this handy guide to all of the great year-end movie releases that are playing near Riverdale Park and University Park.

Opening, Friday, December 21, 2012

Movie: Jack Reacher

Stars: Tom Cruise and Robert Duvall

What it’s about: Cruise plays the role of Jack Reacher (the hero of many Lee Child books) as a former military investigator who is lured back to help with the case of a sniper attack.

Rating: PG-13

Where it’s playing:

Regal Cinemas Royale 14- Hyattsville

12:40pm | 3:40pm | 7:15pm | 10:15pm

Academy Stadium Theaters

2:35pm | 3:15pm | 6:00pm | 7:00pm | 9:00pm | 10:00pm

 

Movie: This is 40

Stars: Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Megan Fox and Albert Brooks

What it’s about: The so called “sequel” to Knocked Up follows married couple Rudd and Mann dealing with issues of aging and marriage.

Rating: R

Where it’s playing:

Regal Cinemas Royale 14- Hyattsville

12:55pm | 4:10pm | 7:25pm | 10:25pm

 

Opening Christmas Day:

Movie: Django Unchained

Stars: Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz

What it’s about: Already generating Oscar Buzz, Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained follows the story of Jamie Foxx’s titular character, a bounty hunter and former slave as he sets out to rescue his wife from plantation owner DiCaprio.

Rating: R

Where it’s playing:

Academy Stadium Theaters

2:45pm | 6:45pm | 10:15pm

Regal Cinemas Royale 14- Hyattsville

11:30am | 12:15pm | 1:00pm | 3:05pm | 4:05pm 5:00pm | 6:45pm | 8:00pm | 9:00pm | 10:20pm

 

Movie: Parental Guidance

Stars: Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei and Tom Everett Scott

What it’s about: This family-friendly film finds Billy Crystal and Bette Midler as grandparents who are forced to embrace pop culture to connect with the three grandkids they are taking care of.

Rating: PG

Where it’s playing:

Academy Stadium Theaters

1:50pm | 4:40pm | 7:10pm | 9:35pm

Regal Cinemas Royale 14- Hyattsville

11:50am | 2:25pm | 5:10pm | 7:50pm | 10:35pm

 

Movie: Les Miserables

Stars: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried

What it’s about: Following decades of success as a stage musical, Les Mis gets the full-blown Hollywood treatment of Victor Hugo’s classic tale of sacrifice and redemption, broken dreams, unrequited love and the inextinguishable human spirit.

Rating: PG-13

Where it’s playing:

P&G Old Greenbelt

4:15pm | 7:30pm

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