Several New Films Coming to Theaters on Christmas Day


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Marie Ishikawa/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — What’s there to do after you’re finished unwrapping presents on Christmas morning? You can check out one of the many new films hitting theaters that day.

Here’s a closer look:

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: Ben Stiller directed the comedy and stars as the titular character, an employee at Life magazine who lives in a world of fantasies. Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, Patton Oswalt, Shirley MacLaine and Sean Penn also star in the remake of the 1947 Danny Kaye film. Rated PG.

The Wolf of Wall Street: In Martin Scorsese’s fifth collaboration with Leonardo DiCaprio, the actor plays a young, wild and corrupt founder of a brokerage firm.  Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Jean Dujardin and Jon Bernthal also star in the film, which is based on a true story.  Rated R.  [Click here to read a review]

Grudge Match: This comedy could have been called “Rocky vs. Raging Bull.” Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro play two aging boxers who come out of retirement to face off in a third match to settle their rivalry. Kevin Hart, Alan Arkin, Kim Basinger and Jon Bernthal also star. Rated PG-13.

47 Ronin: Keanu Reeves is the leader of 47 master-less samurai collectively known as Ronin. The film is screening in 3D. Rated PG-13.

Justin Bieber’s Believe: The second of Justin Bieber’s concert documentaries mixes performance footage with a behind-the-scenes look at the pop star’s personal struggles. The film is screening in 3D. Rated PG.

And expanding into wide release:

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom: Idris Elba portrays the late South African president in this biopic.  Naomie Harris also stars. Rated PG-13.

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