Alright so a lot of you are freaking out that you still don’t have presents for various people two days away from the big event, but never fear, I’m hear to help. I’ve compiled this quick list of movies I think will generally match up with all your different family members, and though it’s a lot of generalizing, could actually be of some use to you.
Check out the list below, and I’m sure you’ll let me know if you disagree with any of my pics. As for what to get me for Christmas? A new car, as Michigan winters have claimed two of mine in the last month. No dice? Fine, I’ll take Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood.
The Town – A smart, exciting bank robber thriller with no overly awkward sex scenes you’ll have to watch with him.
Knight and Day – A harmless action flick with Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz that she’ll probably find worthwhile even if you don’t.
RED – A movie about retired CIA operatives who can still kick ass. They’ll love it.
Your older brother/cousin/nephew
Inception – It’s the movie all the cool kids are getting these days.
Your younger brother/cousin/nephew
Scott Pilgrim vs. the Word – For the kid obsessed with video game culture (as are most of them at that age), a really revolutionary flick, even if it is a tad overrated.
Your older sister/cousin/niece
Easy A – the smartest, cutest high school flick since Mean Girls, which will remind them how nice it is to not be in high school anymore.
Your younger sister/cousin/niece
Eclipse – Though if she’s a devoted fan, she’ll probably already have it. Plus it might not be wise to encourage the warping of her mind to such a degree. Go with How to Train Your Dragon instead.
Your really young brother/sister/cousin/nephew/niece
Toy Story 3 – No gender distinction here, and really, you could buy this for anyone. The best all ages movie of the year, and almost the best movie period.
Your crazy uncle
The Expendables – Incredibly solid action flick, but it might give him ideas…
Your less-crazy aunt
The Kids are All Right – A great drama about lesbian, adoption and all sorts of fun stuff.
The Social Network – If you haven’t seen it yet, you should. Plus it’ll come in handy to own the Best Picture winner come Oscar season.
People say I look like Andrew Garfield.