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Top Movies Playing This Holiday Season

By Brittany Silverstein, KCOY Central Coast News Reporter/Producer,
Published On: Dec 27 2013 09:04:21 PM CST

Courtesy:  Disney Animation

While the holidays are a special time for family and friends, why not get out of the house a little and go see a movie?  There are a lot of great movies playing in theaters.

Here is a list of the top five movies playing this holiday season:

The Hobbit:  The Desolation of Smaug

Movie Rating:  PG-13

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  74%  

Travel to Middle Earth with “The Hobbit:  The Desolation of Smaug.” 

The adventure continues as Bilbo Baggins travels with Gandalf the Wizard and 13 dwarves on an epic quest to take back the lost kingdom of Erebor. 

But no one said it was going to be an easy feat…including taking on a huge fire-breathing dragon.


Anchorman 2:  The Legend Continues

Movie Rating:  PG-13

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  74%

Time to stay classy!  That’s right – I’m talking about “Anchorman 2:  The Legend Continues.” 

America’s favorite news anchor, Ron Burgundy (played by Will Ferrell) is back.  This time, he and his dream team are taking on the Big Apple with the world’s first 24-hour news channel. 

But does he have what it takes to make it to the top?  Definitely expect a lot of laughs with this one!



Movie Rating:  PG

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  89%

One pretty “cool” animated film for the whole family this holiday season is “Frozen.”

Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell) is on a journey to find her sister, who accidentally put the whole kingdom of Arendelle into an eternal winter. 

Depite the terrible cold, she’s still able to make some fun friends along the way – including a talking snowman, who definitely steals the spotlight in this film.


American Hustle

Movie Rating:  R

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  94%

Next on our list is “American Hustle.”  The star-studded film tells the story of how conman Irving Rosenfield and his partner Sydney Prosser are forced to world with a wild FBI agent.  They quickly fall into a corrupt New Jersey mafia word.

Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, and Jennifer Lawrence star in this drama.

The Wolf of Wall Street

Movie Rating:  R

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 77%

Now to another story of corruption and greed with “The Wolf Of Wall Street.”

The film is based off the true story of stockbrocker Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo Dicaprio.  Belfort quickly rises to the top of his game, but his luck takes a much different turn when he gets involved in a massive securities fraud case.


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