THE GUILT TRIP
Hitchhikers, steak-eating contests, and topless bars number among other mother-son hijinks that ensue during Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen's cross-country trip together in the latest from Anne Fletcher (
). Streisand refused the part (a widowed Jewish mother) for a year before her own son asked her to consider it.
Opens Dec. 19.
Tom Hooper (
The King's Speech
) had a bevy of celebrities-including Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, and Russell Crowe-sing live in this feature-film adaptation of the Broadway adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel. Prepare to brave long waits in lines full of all the excitable theater kids you knew in high school.
Opens Dec. 25.
Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Samuel L. Jackson tangle in Quentin Tarantino's newest piece, a mashup of
-esque Western and
-esque gore. Austrian actor Christoph Waltz reunites with the auteur after his Oscar-winning turn in
Inglourious Basterds. Opens Dec. 25.
THIS IS 40
Push through the midlife ennui in Judd Apatow fashion. Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann reprise their
roles to star in the writer/director's treatment of marriages getting stale, kids getting snarky, and jobs getting tough. Expect the usual cast of characters and actors, including Jason Segel.
Opens Dec. 21.