Christmas Weekend Movie Preview
NEW YORK (CBS 2) — Re-gifting is popular this Christmas season, at least it is at theaters. Moviegoers this weekend will be treated to a big screen take on a literary classic, a remake of an Oscar-winning film and Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro return for more Focker fun.
In “Little Fockers,” the third film in the franchise, Greg and Pam are now parents to twins and they’re bringing the Byrnes and Focker clans together again.
Greg and his father-in-law, Jack, are still going toe-to-toe but that could change when Jack realizes it might ben time to pass the patriarch torch.
Also in theaters is “True Grit.” The remake of the 1969 flick stars Jeff Bridges as Rooster Cogburn who is hired by a young girl, newcomer Hailee Steinfeld, to hunt down her father’s murderer. That man is Cheney, played by Josh Brolin.
The film also features Matt Damon as a Texas ranger also on the hunt for Cheney.
Opening on Christmas Day is “Gulliver’s Travels.” Based on the Jonathan Swift literary tale, the film stars Jack Black as Gulliver, a mailroom clerk who washes ashore in the far away land of Lilliput.
Gulliver’s little white lies lead the Lilliputians to believe he is truly larger than life but when the jig is up that’s when he is really put to the test.
Opening in select theaters is “Country Strong.” Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow plays a country singer with one last shot to save her career.
Expanding in theaters is “Black Swan” and “The King’s Speech,” which leads the Golden Globe and SAG award nominees and is an early favorite come Oscar time.