Right now I’m in a bit of a movie glom. Books are my first love, always, but for some reason I’m slavering over watching a few good movies. This holiday season has got some toothsome choices to pick over.

Tops on my must-see list is Baz Luhrmann’s Australia. I’m a sucker for WWII movies. Throw in a corny love story, bombs, desperate choices, horses, and I’m there. I’m really in the mood to see an old-fashioned epic.

The trailer’s not out yet, but the film version of Audrey Niffenneger’s masterful novel, Time Traveler’s Wife, has a tentative November release (Therese’s interview with Audrey is HERE). Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams are in the title roles, and if you’ve read the novel, it seems like a good pairing.

Now that my daughter and her posse have satisfied their High School Musical 3 itch, they are salivating at the first installment of the Twilight movies. Me, I haven’t gotten into them yet, but I might give the movie a whirl.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button also has me intrigued. I’ll see anything that has Cate Blanchett in it.

Looking over my must-see list, I’m aware that I’m in the mood for a good popcorn flick. It’s odd, but if I go to the theaters, I want something bigger, louder, epic. I love indie movies and quiet stories, but I prefer to watch those on DVD at home. Dunno why. Maybe it’s because I can have my tears jerked in private.

In my hunt for trailers I found Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. The release date has been shoved back until next summer (boo) but here are two trailers that have reignited a flame that died a little after the final book came out. Dang, Alan Rickman just keeps looking better and better.

What’s on your shortlist this holiday?

Popcorn squirrel by runnerboy49.

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About Kathleen Bolton

Kathleen Bolton is co-founder of Writer Unboxed. She writes under a variety of pseudonyms, including Ani Bolton. She has written two novels as Cassidy Calloway: Confessions of a First Daughter, and Secrets of a First Daughter--both books in a YA series about the misadventures of the U.S. President's teen-aged daughter, published by HarperCollins, and Tamara Blake, for the novel Slumber.