Reel Reviewer Column: A Christmas Carol remake

Jason Day previews the latest movie releases across Christmas and the New Year holiday period.

Please note, due to delayed releases because of the coronavirus, some films noted here may have been included in previous articles.

A Christmas Carol (December 4)

Carey Mulligan, Martin Freeman and Daniel Kaluuya lead this lavish, handsome, starry new version of the Charles Dickens classic.

Andy Serkis plays the ghost of Jacob Marley who, along with three ghosts, taunts miserly Ebenezer Scrooge about how better the world would have been without such a frugal fellow.

Wonder Woman 1984 (December 25)

Sixth time lucky for this Marvel sequel – originally slated for release in December 2019. Gal Gadot returns as the DC Comic Amazonian superhero.

Blithe Spirit (December 25)

Gorgeous looking remake of Noel Coward’s classic play, that was made by David Lean in to a memorable 1945 comedy of manners. Starring Dan Stephens, Leslie Mann and Isla Fisher.

Nomadlad (January 1)

Frances McDormand plays a woman who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling nomad.

The Father (January 8)

Anthony Hopkins plays a man whose daughter (Olivia Colman) moves in with him. He is rattled at her presence but then expensive things in his apartment go missing.

Then another woman takes her place. He starts to feel he is losing his mind in this gripping psychological drama.

Chaos Walking (January 22)

Dystopian drama about a young man who has been brought up to believe a pathogen has killed all women in a colony world and unleashed a special ability to hear people’s and animals’ minds.

When he meets a woman, they go on the run and learn more about the true history of their world.

Little Things (January 29)

This crime thriller stars Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto.

Clashes between a Kern County deputy and a Los Angeles detective occur during the investigation of a
murder.

You can read more in-depth reviews from Jason by following him on Twitter: @Reelreviewer

This feature was published in the December 2020 + January 2021 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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