There are definitely a few corkers coming this month. So here is the run down of all the films I am excited to see in December 2019.
Motherless Brooklyn (Dec 6th)
Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, “Motherless Brooklyn” follows Lionel Essrog (Norton), a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette’s Syndrome, as he ventures to solve his friend’s murder. Armed only with a few clues and the powerful engine of his obsessive mind, Lionel unravels closely-guarded secrets that hold the fate of the whole city in the balance. Written by Warner Bros.
I was super excited to see this when it was originally meant to be released locally a few months ago. Edward Norton looks to be giving an amazing performance. Review for this one will be due the end of this week.
PREDICTION: 4 Stars
Jumanji: The Next Level (Dec 11th)
The gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect. The players will have to brave parts unknown and unexplored, from the arid deserts to the snowy mountains, in order to escape the world’s most dangerous game. – From IMDB
I was so hesitant to watch the reboot of Jumanji. The original was one of my childhood favourites. But to my surprise I loved the remake and am now equally as excited to watch the sequel. Sequels can be dicey ground, so here’s hoping they haven’t dropped the ball on this one
PREDICTION: 3.5 Stars
Black Christmas (Dec 12th)
Hawthorne College is quieting down for the holidays. One by one, sorority girls on campus are being killed by an unknown stalker. But the killer is about to discover that this generation’s young women aren’t willing to become hapless victims as they mount a fight to the finish. – From IMDB
Nothing says Christmas like a cheese Slasher flick. And that is really all i am looking for here. The trailer has me believing that this film has all my favourite horror movie tropes. So i am hoping to love this for all the wrong reasons. The trailer howeveer does look like it gives the game away a little bit. So I hope i just have the wrong end of the stick, and there is something here that can still surprise me. Not holding my breath though.
PREDICTION: 2.5 Stars
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more in the final chapter of the Skywalker saga. – From IMDB (Yup, thats all they are giving us folks.)
In case you have been living under a rock for the last few months, or live somewhere even Disney hasn’t found you yet, The last movie in the SkyWalker Saga is finally dropping this month. People are understandably apprehensive after the poor reception ‘The Last Jedi’ received, but I am trying not to judge this too harshly before I have seen it for myself. Who else will be there opening night?
PREDICTION: 4.5 Stars
Cats (Dec 20th)
A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life. – From IMDB
Even after the CGI has had a reboot, the look of this film still makes me a little…uneasy. There is just something very unsettling about it. I am huge fan of musicals, so of course I will go and see this one, but despite it’s amazing cast roster, I am not really expecting to love this one. Plus releasing the day after Star Wars, surely there has to be a slight concern it will be buried?
PREDICTION: 2 Stars
Little Women (Dec 26th)
Four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War.
Most Girls of a certain age in the Western world have at least heard of Little Women. And from the look of the trailers and of early discussions, this film is looking very hopeful. Another film that has a stellar cast, something would have to go drastically wrong for this one to flop.
PREDICTION: 4 Stars
Spies in Disguise (Dec 26th)
When the world’s best spy is turned into a pigeon, he must rely on his nerdy tech officer to save the world. – From IMDB
I respect you all for top much to lie to you. So lets start this by saying that the only reason this film even entered my radar was because one of the main characters is voiced by Tom Holland. There I said it.
Other then that it looks like it is going to be a fairly comedic, if generic, kids animation, with a few jokes sprinkled here and there especially for the adults. It’s plot line seems overly silly, but I will give it a fair shot.
PREDICTION: 3 Stars
So those are the films i am most excited to see this month. This is not an exclusive list. There are many other films also releasing in December, these are just the ones I am most excited to get to. Some new releases this month are not showing in theatres near me, so sadly I will have to give them a miss. Those include:
- Lucy in the Sky
- The Wolfs Call
- Honey Boy
- The Courier
Which December films are you most excited for? Let’s chat in the comments.