This is typically favorite week of the year, and not just because it’s Christmas: It’s because — besides the “Doctor Who” Christmas episode — I have no television or review obligations, which allows me to both catch up on movies I haven’t seen yet in preparation for our end of year list (next week) and share with my family movies I loved this year that they haven’t seen yet. In the last few days, I’ve seen Sound of My Voice and Killer Joe (both are great, though the former better than the latter), introduced the most fun movie of the year, Pitch Perfect, to the wife, and took in This Is 40 (which I liked), Jack Reacher (which was OK), and The Guilt Trip (which I loathed).
The rest of the week should also see viewings of Christmas releases (Les Mis and Django Unchained), as well as catching up with Perks of a Wallflower, Ruby Sparks, The Imposter and introducing the wife to Looper, and continuing to work through the Star Wars movies with the kid.
I’m sure that for many (most?) of you, it’s also a big week of movie and TV marathons, catching up on things you’ve missed, watching the DVDs gifted to you on the holidays, killing time with the family, and idling away your holiday vacations. So, what have you guys seen, what are you going to watch, and of the Christmas releases — Jack Reacher, This is 40, Les Mis, Django Unchained, The Hobbit (and Zero Dark Thirty and Promised Land if you’re in Los Angeles/New York) — which are you most looking forward to?