A riveting crime story, a classic Chevy Chevelle and Megan Fox’s rockin’ rack make the TauBu Girls’ cut for top December flick picks.
Jack Reacher, December 21: You may remember that TauBu Girl Courtney is good with a gun. So she’s all about Jack Reacher. Post-divorce Tom Cruise is back in action as a brilliant military investigator and first-class troublemaker who goes ghost for two years. But when an expert sniper takes out five random victims and the accused tells officials to “Get Jack Reacher,” he suddenly resurfaces, guns a’ blazin’. Only trouble is, Reacher’s not so sure the Feds have the right guy. Add a gorgeous blonde lawyer (Rosamund Pike) and a classic early ’70s Chevy Chevelle and this one is well worth the ticket price.
This is 40, December 21: TauBu Girl Ginny is one hot mama. Literally. So she knows a thing or two about parenthood and is stoked about the opening of This is 40. Remember the uptight sister and brother-in-law to Katherine Heigl’s Knocked Up character? This film hits the fast-forward button for a look at the lives of Pete and Debbie a few years after little sis’ life-changing one-night stand, with one spectacular dressing room appearance by Megan Fox. Pay attention, 20-somethings. This just might be your future.
West of Memphis, December 25: TauBu Girl Eden digs a great documentary. And this one is sure to deliver. Known as the West Memphis Three, Jason Baldwin, Damien Wayne Echols and Jessie Misskelley were convicted of the savage, satanic-tinged 1993 murders of three little boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. Years of criticism of botched police work, missed suspects and blatant coercions followed until 2011, when new DNA evidence allowed the three convicted teens – now well into adulthood – to plead out and walk free. In West of Memphis, those who lived the story tell it in a way America has never heard before.