I would really think there would be more family movies coming out around the holidays, but it is just a few. Most of them are animated, but Annie squeezed in there.
Big Hero 6
Release Date: November 7, 2014
Cast: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, T.J. Miller, Jaime Chung, Damon Wayans, Jr., Genesis Rodriguez, Daniel Henney, Maya Ruldoph, James Cromwell, Alan Tudyk
Director: Don Hall, Chris Williams
A robotic prodigy turns his super fluffy nursing robot into a warrior when a villain attacks his city of San Fransokyo.
My Take: I fell in love with the super fluffy white robot guy.
Penguins of Madagascar
Release Date: November 26, 2014
Cast: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Chris Knights, John Malkovich, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Jeong, Annett Mahendru, Peter Stormare
Director: Simon Smith, Eric Darnell
The penguins are actually spy penguins and they have to join an elite undercover organization to go after an evil octopus.
My Take: It looks silly, but amusing.
Release Date: December 19, 2014
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David Zayas, and Cameron Diaz
Director: Will Gluck
Remake of Annie updated where she lives with a foster mom instead of an orphanage and Daddy Warbucks is now a New York mayoral candidate.
My Take: The original movie has not held up as anything that I want to revisit as an adult so I have no desire to watch a remake of it.
Release Date: December 25, 2014
Cast: Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi
Director: Paul King
Based on the children’s books where a family takes in a lost bear.
My Take: I loved Paddington as a child, but this one looks way too creepy. I think it’s best just to view the Creepy Paddington Tumblr instead.