Holiday Buying Guide: 10 Movies to Buy this Holiday Season

If you were to buy one scary movie…

A husband and wife (Patrick Wilson and Ellen Byrne) begin to suspect that their house is haunted, so they move to a new house. It’s only then that they realize it’s not their house that was haunted – it’s their son who is being pursued by a demonic force.

Why buy it?
When it comes to horror movies, it’s rare to find one that’s actually scary. Insidious is scary.

If you were to buy one movie about apes taking over the world…
Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Set in modern day, a scientist (James Franco) seeking a cure to Alzheimer’s accidentally creates an unnaturally intelligent ape named Caesar. As Caesar ages, he begins to realize that his kind is being oppressed by humans. And that something needs to be done about it.

Why buy it?
Creative, intelligent and engaging, Rise of the Planet of the Apes defies all expectations, delivering a legitimately touching tale of boy-raises-ape, ape-plots-to-take-over-the-world.

If you were to buy one legal thriller…
The Lincoln Lawyer

A street lawyer (Matthew McConaughey) who is willing to play dirty finds himself in over his head when he is hired by a rich socialite (Ryan Phillippe) to defend him in an attempted rape and assault case. The lawyer begins to suspect his client isn’t as innocent as he appears.

Why buy it?
Harkening back to the great legal thrillers of the 1990’s, and to a time when Matthew McConaughey was considered the next great thing (see: A Time to Kill), The Lincoln Lawyer is a fun, suspenseful and surprisingly intelligent movie with one or two twists thrown in for good measure.

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By Erik Samdahl
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