Every year during this time, Hollywood releases some of its biggest and best films to delight audiences during the holiday season, and 2015 is no exception. This year’s Thanksgiving weekend offerings appeal to a whole range of ages and interests- something that everyone in the family can appreciate. So take some time after the Thanksgiving festivities have settled to check out a new movie together!
Two of the year’s biggest films are follow-ups in a series, namely The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 and Spectre, the 25th entry in the James Bond franchise. These movies will appeal to an audience seeking action and adventure, although catered to different ages.
Mockingjay is the epic and dark finale of the Hunger Games series, and fans will finally get to see Katniss go head to head with the Capitol. Spectre will appeal to a slightly older audience, another chapter in the 007 series filled with everything you’ve come to expect from the franchise: guns, car chases and Bond girls.
If you’re in the mood for a Christmas comedy, check out The Night Before, starring Seth Rogen. This one’s for the adults as it tells the story of three friends who reunite for one last Christmas Eve of debauchery before taking on major responsibilities and becoming ‘real adults.’ In case you need a dose of holiday cheer to tide you over until Christmas, this comedy will do the trick. If you’re looking for a more serious title, The 33 might be what you’re looking for. This drama chronicles the events of the 2010 Chilean mine disaster and the following days leading up to their rescue.
Last but not least, a beloved cartoon gets a big-screen debut in 3D animation: The Peanuts Movie. Show your kids the classic holiday television episodes (especially the Thanksgiving and Christmas specials) before taking them to the theaters for this one!