Jason Day previews December’s cinema releases, which includes the sequel to the Jumanji reboot, the final instalment to the Star Wars saga and re-releases of Christmas favourites…
Elf (out on December 4)
This classic Christmas movie is given a big screen showing, a much-loved comedy about a large Elf (Will Ferrell) who ventures outside of his North Pole home to search for his father (James Caan).
Gremlins (December 6)
This Joe Dante directed comedy horror is always in my top five of Christmas cinematic crackers. A young boy’s adorable pet spawns psychotic monsters who wreak havoc across a quiet, All-American town.
Motherless Brooklyn (December 6)
Difficult to judge the quality of this from the trailer – Edward Norton’s turn as a private detective with Tourette’s investigating his friend’s death seems slightly off key.
Jumanji: The Next Level (December 11)
The first Jumanji reboot – starring Dwayne Johnson and Karen Gillen – was huge fun and a huge hit worldwide. Judging by the trailer, the laughs and action look tip-top again.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (December 19)
According to Disney’s CEO, this will be the final instalment in the long-running space saga “…for the foreseeable future.” Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and the crew return as the surviving Resistance members face the First Order once more.
Cats (December 20)
An all-star cast that includes Rebel Wilson and Idris Elba perform in this part action, part CGI big screen version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s blockbuster musical, about a group of anthropomorphic cats.
Playing with Fire (December 26)
John Cena stars in this fun, peppy comedy as a manly firefighter who faces his toughest natural challenge yet… babysitting some children at the fire station.
And at MK Gallery… Abominable (December 7 & 8)
This lovely, life-affirming and beautiful (both to look at and the gorgeous music and songs) animation about a yeti who befriends a shy teenage girl and takes her on an incredible adventure as he tries to return to his Everest home.
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