November 23 - Hugo (Rated PG). Adapted from "The Invention of Hugo Cabret", one of the best kids' novels EVAH, and directed by Martin Scorcese, I pray the movie will live up to expectations. I'm scared, but I will take my chances. Filmed in 3D.
November 25 - The Artist (Rated PG-13). This black-and-white silent film has stunned audiences everywhere, and has HUGE Oscar buzz. I can't say I would have originally picked it as something I'd want to see, but after hearing my sister talk about it as THE movie to see this season, and after reading about it in EW, I am there.
December 9 - Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (Rated R). Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy. Need I say more?
December 9 - We Need To Talk About Kevin (Rated R). Heart-breaking, gut-wrenching, but insanely compulsive book has come back to haunt our dreams in film format. I'll just have to make sure I take my Prozac first.
December 21 - The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Rated G). Just kidding. The director has already said he didn't expect Oscar nominations because there was "too much anal rape". So there you go. There is no way I will be able to resist the pull to see this and compare it to the Swedish version.
December 25 - Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (Not Yet Rated.) Takes some cojones and confidence to release a movie on Christmas. Who's up for opening the gifts on Christmas Eve and seeing this on Christmas? I might consider it.
Other movies that may get my business:
November 16 - The Descendants (Rated R). Only because it has big Oscar buzz, and because of George Clooney.
December 30 - The Iron Lady (Rated PG-13). Again, Oscar buzz, and Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher.
January 27 - One for the Money (Rated PG-13). Really unsure about the casting of Katherine Heigl as Stephanie Plum, but who doesn't love this series?
So do any of these get you excited? Are there any movies on your list that I have missed?