Movies You Have To See This Holiday Weekend. Plus: One Last Great Gift!

By   |   December 23, 2016   |   Gal Approved

WATCH. Oscar winner Denzel Washington and Emmy winner Viola Davis recreate their Tony-nominated roles in August Wilson‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Fences, this┬átime on the big screen. Denzel is┬áTroy Maxson, a 1950s sanitation worker who dreamed becoming a professional baseball player but wasn’t young enough once the league was integrated. His loss affects all of his family, including his equally-athletic son. Could this production bring these exceptional thespians their next round of awards at next month’s Golden Globes? We think so! Fences opens┬áon Christmas Day.

WATCH TWO. ┬áThe new flick Why Him? is centered around the Christmas holiday, the time when you bring around a significant committed other to meet the parents. It’s got all the awkwardness of a┬áclassic Meet The Parents, but this time it’s a very un-PC James Franco (being everything you’d expect James Franco to be) meeting the parents of the woman he loves. Loving┬áand overprotective dad Ned (Bryan Cranston) travels to California to visit his daughter Stephanie (Zoey Deutch) at Stanford University. While there, he meets boyfriend Laird (Franco). Laird is a billionaire, but that doesn’t guarantee acceptance by hard-as-nails Ned who disapproves of Laird’s no filter attitude and┬ácurse-filled language. It’s funny, it’s sexy, it’s gross … and you’ll enjoy it!

GIVE. One final gift suggestion for the fashion elite in your life featuring the work of creative director at large┬áGrace Coddington:┬áGrace: The American Vogue Years┬á(Phaidon). The 400-page doorstopper contains nearly 300 images and collects work in the magazine from 2002 until present. Phaidon also reprinted an earlier book that surveyed her entire career until 2002, Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue. What do┬áwe love about Grace? For one she has a mane of hair that reminds us of our afro with a touch of color. And well … she is Grace!



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