Weekend Movie Update – Dec. 21, 2012: Tarantino 'Unchained'

Posted By on December 19, 2012

It’s a big week in theaters, with no less than seven new releases opening in time for Christmas, including the latest from directors Quentin Tarantino and Judd Apatow, while the Guardians rise at The Pioneer.

Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of Dec. 21, 2012!

[UPDATE – 12/28/12: There are no new releases opening locally the weekend of Dec. 28, 2012. In addition, The Pioneer Theatre in Manteo will be closed the week of Dec. 28 – Jan. 3, 2013.]

Jamie Foxx is 'Django Unchained' in the new film from Quentin Tarantino.

Jamie Foxx is ‘Django Unchained’ in the new film from Quentin Tarantino.

Dreamworks’ new animated adventure Rise of the Guardians (rated PG) opens at the historic Pioneer Theatre in Manteo, starting this Friday for a one week run.

In the film, the immortal Guardians, including Santa Claus (Alec Baldwin), the Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman), and the Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher), must protect the word’s children from an evil boogeyman named Pitch Black (Jude Law).

Rise of the Guardians - banner

Showtime at The Pioneer is 8pm nightly.

You can watch the official trailer for Rise of the Guardians in the player below!

Disney-Pixar’s classic Monsters Inc. (rated PG) gets a fresh 3D makeover, starting today (Wednesday) at KDH Movies 10 in Kill Devil Hills.

Monsters Inc. 3D

The animated comedy is also playing locally in 2D.

You can watch a trailer for the re-release in the player below!

Also starting today (Wednesday), Seth Rogen (Knocked Up, Pineapple Express) is on the mother of all road trips with his nagging mom played by Barbra Streisand in The Guilt Trip (rated PG13).

Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand star in 'The Guilt Trip'.

Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand star in ‘The Guilt Trip’.

You can check out a trailer using the player below!

Opening on Friday, the comedy This is 40 (rated R) is the “sort of sequel” to Knocked Up (2007) from director Judd Apatow (The 40 Year Old Virgin, Funny People).

This is 40

The new film reunites Apatow’s real life wife Leslie Mann (17 Again) and daughters Maude and Iris with the always hilarious Paul Rudd (I Love You Man, Halloween: Resurrection) as the family first inroduced in Knocked Up.

Iris and Maude Apatow, Paul Rudd, and Leslie Mann star in 'This is 40'.

Iris and Maude Apatow, Paul Rudd, and Leslie Mann star in ‘This is 40’.

The film also stars Megan Fox (Transformers, Jennifer’s Body), Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids), Albert Brooks (Drive), John Lithgow (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), and Jason Segel (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Muppets), repising his role from Knocked Up.

You can watch the latest red band (restricted) trailer for This is 40 in the player below!

For action fans, Tom Cruise (Top Gun, Interview with the Vampire) is a one-man force of justice in the new thriller Jack Reacher (rated PG13), also opening this Friday.

Tom Cruise is 'Jack Reacher'.

Tom Cruise is ‘Jack Reacher’.

Also starring Rosamund Pike (Die Another Day) and Richard Jenkins (The Cabin in the Woods), you can watch a trailer for Jack Reacher below!

Opening this Tuesday, three new releases arrive in theaters on Christmas Day (Dec. 25), headlined by the return of director Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill) with his slave-revenge epic Django Unchained (rated R).

Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz are bounty hunters in 'Django Unchained'.

Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz are bounty hunters in ‘Django Unchained’.

Jamie Foxx (Ray) stars as a former slave out to save his wife from her sadistic new owner played by Leonardo DiCaprio (Inception, Titanic), assisted by a bounty hunter played by Christoph Waltz (Ingourious Basterds).

Jamie Foxx is face to face with Leonardo DiCaprio in 'Django Unchained'.

Jamie Foxx is face to face with Leonardo DiCaprio in ‘Django Unchained’.

The western also stars Kerry Washington of ABC’s Scandal, along with Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown) and Don Johnson (Miami Vice, Machete).

You can get a preview of Django Unchained in the player below!

The broadway hit Les Miserables (rated PG13) comes to the big screen in a big way, also opening on Christmas Day with an all-star cast including Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises), Hugh Jackman (The Wolverine), Helena Bonham Carter (Dark Shadows), and Russell Crowe (Man of Steel).

Russell Crowe stars in 'Les Miserables'.

Russell Crowe stars in ‘Les Miserables’.

All of the cast did their own actual singing in the musical romance, directed by Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech).

You can check out a preview for Les Miserables in the player below!

Finally, Billy Crystal (When Harry Met Sally) and Bette Midler (Beaches) are clueless grandparents in the family comedy Parental Guidance (rated PG).

Parental Guidance

Also starring Marisa Tomei (The Wrestler), you can watch a trailer using the player below!

Click on the link for additional listings and showtimes.

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Posted by Matt Artz

Matt Artz was a lead reporter and photographer for 'The Coastland Times' newspaper from 2000 to 2009, and has been published in the Outer Banks Sentinel, North Beach Sun, Outer Banks Milepost, among others, before launching OBX Entertainment, NC Film News, and Halloween Daily News in 2012. Matt and Sue Artz are also the founders of the annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade and the Halloween International Film Festival.

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