Holiday movies

By Abigail Keefe
December 8, 2005

Whether it’s comedy, drama or horror that you might be looking for, the big screen will be playing whatever popcorn flick fits your fancy this holiday season.

“Rumor Has It”

Missing the cast of Thursday nights’ “Friends?”

Not to worry. Not only can you catch Joey Tribbiani, played by Matt LeBlanc, on NBC’s Thursday night lineup, but come Christmas Day, Jennifer Aniston will be appearing again on the silver screen.

Aniston, who plays Sarah Huttinger, stars beside Shirley MacLaine, Kevin Costner, Mark Ruffalo and Mena Suvari in the Warner Bros. film “Rumor Has It.”

After going back home to attend her sister’s wedding, while wondering if her own soon to be marriage is what she really wants, Sarah discovers a family secret that has been kept for decades. Upon learning that her family was the inspiration for the book and movie “The Graduate,” Sarah begins reevaluate her past and decides to find the man who affected three generations of women in her family.

“Wolf Creek”

They only had plans for fun and excitement in the Australian Outback, but when the college-aged group of three sets out to see the meteor creator in Wolf Creek National Park they soon see that the excitement wasn’t really the kind they were looking for.

What else could be expected of such a trip other than ending up stranded in the wilderness? The group doesn’t think anything beyond an act of hospitality when the locals driving by stop and offer their assistance.

Based on a true story, Greg McLean, a Melbourne native, wrote , directed an co-produced what the 2005 Sundance Film Festival “acclaimed as a daring, original blend of visually hypnotic thriller with unbearably scary movie,” according to Yahoo! Movies.

Rookie actors Nathan Phillips and Andy McPhee star beside John Jarret, Cassandra Magrath and Kestie Morassi in this hold onto your popcorn flick coming Christmas Day.

“The New World”

In the early 17th century a ship of European men set out to build a new society in the New World. Not sure of what they should expect, the crew reaches a land already known by many.

Upon making landfall and discovering they aren’t the only persons with the idea of home in mind, John Smith (Colin Farrell) sets out to seek help from the tribesmen when he sees Pocahontas (Q’Orianka Kilcher), the chief’s favorite child. Unknowingly, they form a friendship and romance that although displeasing to their counterparts, leads to a bond between two distant cultures.

This will be Kilcher’s second film, the first being “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000). Other cast members include Christian Bale (“Batman Begins”), Christopher Plummer (“Alexander”) and Noah Taylor (“Charlie & the Chocolate Factory”).

Opening in New York and Los Angeles Christmas Day and nationwide Jan. 13, this New Line Cinema film is sure to bring up viewers’ childhood lessons of Pocahontas.

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Abigail Keefe

Abigail Keefe is a Cabrini College student studying communications, enjoying her time in Radnor, Pennsylvania. Abbie loves working for the school newspaper, the Loquitur, and is also passionate about everything that the communication field has to offer.

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