Thursday, December 25, 2014

Boxing Day ... Going to the Movies!

Boxing Day seems like the perfect time to skip the mall and head for the theaters ....

UNBROKEN - a true story adapted from Laura Hillenbrand's bestselling book of the same name.

From IMDB (link),

After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

Director: Angelina Jolie

Writers: Joel Coen (screenplay), Ethan Coen (screenplay)

Stars: Jack O'Connell, Takamasa Ishihara, Domhnall Gleeson

THE IMITATION GAME - another true story from WWII.

From IMDB (link):

English mathematician and logician, Alan Turing, helps crack the Enigma code during World War II.

Director: Morten Tyldum

Writers: Andrew Hodges (book), Graham Moore (screenplay)

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode

And returning Sunday, January 4, to PBS is DOWNTON ABBEY.   From PBS (link),

New loves, new secrets, new Downton! Season 5 of the international hit series from writer and creator Julian Fellowes returns to MASTERPIECE on PBS January 4, 2015. Immerse yourself in Season 5, and explore exclusive features, cast interviews and more from all the seasons.

This season brings George Clooney for a guest appearance!

I am giving away a Downton Abbey special souvenir to one randomly selected commenter.  To enter the giveaway,

1.  Leave a comment about holidays movies, current releases, and/or Downton Abbey.

2.  Comments are open through Saturday, December 27, 10 pm in Baltimore.

3.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, December 28.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City


  1. We went and saw the last Hobbit movie. Enjoyed it. Both Unbroken and The Imitation Game sound good. And I want to see Wild too.

  2. Hoping to go see either Into the Woods or the final Hobbit movie this weekend.

  3. We saw the new Hunger Games the other day and loved it! Can't wait to see the new Hobbit film!

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

  4. I love watching DOWNTON ABBEY.

    My daughter has us down to go & see THE HOBBIT asap.

  5. I love watching every version of a Christmas Carol!

  6. Great loving the show,
    Like hallmark, lifetime movies on tv

  7. I can't wait to see Unbroken. But I wanted to read the book first. May not do that though because I think it would be so emotional. I tend to love the older Christmas movies like The Bishop's Wife with Cary Grant and It's A Wonderful Life. Also, I love Downton Abbey. Even though I missed all of season 4.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  8. I have to catch up on Downton Abbey. It is much easier to rent the whole season.
    Happy Boxing Day!

  9. I do believe I may go to the movies today. My daughter wants to see the one with a fairy tale theme.

  10. I can't wait for Downton Abbey to start again. I 'm anxious to see how Mary's love ife plays out. Plus, I hope that Tom sees through that conniving teacher and gets her out of his life. I want to see him with somebody decent, kind and loving.

  11. Can't WAIT for Downton Abbey! I recently watched a documentary on Alan Turing...I'm eager to see the movie!

  12. I am looking forward to seeing the Hobbit movie this weekend.

  13. We do dinner and a movie every New Year's Eve with friends and family and all have to agree on a movie which is pretty hard - this year's pick is Unbroken.

  14. I enjoyed the movie briefs. There are several movies out right now that I'd like to see.

  15. Oh I love Downton Abbey!!! I've watched all the episodes together with my mom. She's a fan too :D

  16. I've spent December watching the Christmas movies on TV, but have to admit that I'm glad theyare almost over - romance overload I think. I haven't been to a theater to see a movie in years, although I would love to see Unbroken.

  17. I want to see 'Imitation Game' and the new 'Night at the Museum'

  18. I am so excited for Downton Abbey to return!

  19. I love watching Downton Abbey! Can't wait for the new season!

    Going to see The Hobbit tomorrow!

  20. some interesting holiday movies out

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