This week's culture & style break includes our monthly movie picks (and a special gift guide!).
Some hustle for respectSome hustle for loveOthers hustle for truthBut we all hustle to survive- American Hustle
December At The MoviesIn between parties, mistletoe, holiday volunteer work, and shopping - take a break with one of these four films.American Hustle, opens December 18thAmerican Hustle is a matrix of criminals and federal informants. This celeb-fest includes Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Jeremy Renner, and Robert De Niro.Feels like Casino with a shot of The Departed.Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, opens December 20thIt's been nearly a decade since we first met Ron Burgundy, and for many fans, the long-awaited sequel can not come soon enough. Promos for the new film are hard to miss; online, in commercials, and on the local news in North Dakota. Yup, that's right "Ron Burgundy" read the news.Feels like the first Anchorman with a dash of That 70s Show.The Wolf of Wall Street, opens December 25thMartin Scorsese directs Leonardo DiCaprio in the film based on Jordan Belfort's memoir (Beflort was convicted of stock market manipulation and running a boiler room). The dark comedy also stars Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey.Feels like: A cross between Boiler Room and Wall Street.The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, opens December 25thWalter Mitty is always day dreaming, and not just about laying on a beach (or what's on the DVR tonight). He dreams of scaling mountains and other heroic fantasies. Ben Stiller directed and stars in this comedy-drama.Feels like: Forest Gump with a touch of Inception.Also, honorable mention for the cool (albeit melancholy) indie films White Reindeer and Expecting.Stay classy, Tastemavens.PS: Looking for a gorgeous new tote or sleek water bottle (designed by former Apple engineers!)? See our favorite holiday gifts from Lion'esque Style here!