HOLLYWOOD—The race is on once again for the holiday shopping. Bargain-hunters continue to venture out looking for great deals from computers to flat-screen TV’s. Consumers continue to buy things even on Thanksgiving day, which is a time to spend with family and friends. Stores are luring consumers with bargains on “Grey Thursday,” interrupting family dinners. Hard-core shoppers will clip their coupons, throw on their comfiest shoes and brave the crowds. The hunt for bargains can turn the best intentioned, polite individual into a Black Friday savage. Truth be told, there is absolutely no excuse for this unacceptable, rude behavior. Those who do plan to shop early on Thanksgiving or in stores on Black Friday weekend will join the throng of millions looking for sales and markdowns.
If you just want to relax and unwind, try going to the movies. On November 26, the comedy “Horrible Bosses 2,” starring Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Charlie Day, Chris Pine, Christoph Waltz and Brandon Richardson will be released. The film follows the first “Horrible Bosses,” released in 2011. It is a die-laughing in your seat film.
Being released on November 28, is a drama “The Imitation Game,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch. The film is about a very intelligent British computer scientist by the name of Alan. Alan is working in developing computers after WWII, but is prosecuted for his homosexual activity. If you like suspense, this is the film to watch.
Being released on the same day is the horror film, full of drama, titled “Babadook.” The film is about a woman who lost her husband, and six years later is struggling. She struggles to love her son, who insists that they are being tortured by a creature in his dreams. Its a very scary film which stars Essie Davis.
Oscar winner Nicole Kidman, stars as a villain in the new “Paddington,” In the film, she plays Millicent, a sinister taxidermist with her eye on the beloved animal. The movie, directed by Paul King, sees Paddington sent from the jungle and smuggled on a boat to England. The British comedy film will only be released January 16, 2015 in the U.S. The film is based on Paddington Bear by Michael Bond.
The highlight of the year will be the release of the film “Unbroken,” which will be released on Christmas Day, December 25. The movie is an upcoming war drama produced and directed by Angelina Jolie based on the 2010 nonfiction book by Laura Hillenbrand. It stars British actor Jack O’ Connell as Olympic athlete Louis Zamperini, who spent years in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp after his warplane crashed and left him stranded at sea for 47 days.
What a year it has been for Angelina Jolie. She was married to Brad Pitt in August. She also received an honorary damehood from the Queen for her campaigns against sexual violence. The Hollwood actress, who has become almost as well known for her humanitarian and campaign work as her film roles, explained she was open to anything that helped those in need at a London premiere for “Unbroken.” Angelina Jolie has not ruled out entering politics in the future.
Rose’s Scoop: Wishing everyone a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving Day weekend!