December 2015 New Releases

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Happy December! Digitales picks ten of our favourite new releases this month. Check them out below! 

1) Ant-Man

ant-manGenre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Rating: PG
Release Date: December 2, 2015
Description: The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man.

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

2) Paper Towns

Paper-TownsGenre: Drama
Rating: M
Release Date: December 2, 2015
Description: Get lost. Get found.

Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green (The Fault in Our Stars), Paper Towns is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one.

After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears—leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Ultimately, to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper understanding of true friendship… and true love.

3) Pan

panpgGenre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Rating: PG
Release Date: December 23, 2015
Description: Every legend has a beginning. From director Joe Wright comes Pan, a live-action feature presenting a wholly original adventure about the beginnings of the beloved characters created by J.M. Barrie.

Peter (Levi Miller) is a mischievous 12-year-old boy with an irrepressible rebellious streak, but in the bleak London orphanage where he has lived his whole life those qualities do not exactly fly. Then one incredible night, Peter is whisked away from the orphanage and spirited off to a fantastical world of pirates, warriors and fairies called Neverland. There, he finds amazing adventures and fights life-or-death battles while trying to uncover the secret of his mother, who left him at the orphanage so long ago, and his rightful place in this magical land. Teamed with the warrior Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara) and a new friend named James Hook (Garrett Hedlund), Peter must defeat the ruthless pirate Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman) to save Neverland and discover his true destiny: to become the hero who will forever be known as Peter Pan.

4) Mr. Holmes

Mr-HolmesGenre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Rating: M
Release Date: December 17, 2015
Description: In Mr Holmes, Sherlock Holmes (McKellen), long-retired, lives in a sleepy Sussex village with his housekeeper and her amateur-sleuthing son.

But far from living out a peaceful retirement, he is haunted by an unsolved case from fifty years ago. He remembers only fragments: a confrontation with an angry husband, a secret bond with his beautiful but unstable wife. With his legendary mental powers on the wane, and without his old sidekick Watson, Holmes is faced with the toughest case of his life – a case that might finally reveal to him the mysteries of the human heart.

5) Iris

irisdocoGenre: Documentary, Biography
Rating: M
Release Date: December 9, 2015
Description: Iris pairs legendary documentarian Albert Maysles (GREY GARDENS, GIMME SHELTER) with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old New York style icon and muse.

More than just a fashion film, it is a story about creativity, design and how her soaring free spirit continues to inspire. Iris portrays a woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life’s sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment.

6) Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

hibsGenre: Documentary
Rating: M
Release Date: December 31, 2015
Description: In his signature black turtleneck and blue jeans, shrouded in shadows below a milky apple, Steve Jobs’ image was ubiquitous. But who was the man on the stage? What accounted for the grief of so many across the world when he died?

From Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney, Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine is a critical examination of Jobs who was at once revered as an iconoclastic genius and a barbed-tongued tyrant. A candid look at Jobs’ legacy featuring interviews with a handful of those close to him at different stages in his life, the film is evocative and nuanced in capturing the essence of the Apple legend and his values which shape the culture of Silicon Valley to this day.

7) Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

mission-impossibleGenre: Action
Rating: M
Release Date: December 10, 2015
Description: With the IMF disbanded, and Ethan (Tom Cruise) out in the cold, the team now faces off against a network of highly skilled special agents, the Syndicate, in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.

These highly trained operatives are hellbent on creating a new world order through an escalating series of terrorist attacks. Ethan gathers his team and joins forces with disavowed British agent Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), who may or may not be a member of this rogue nation, as the group faces their most impossible mission yet.

8) Maze Runner: Scorch Trials

scorchGenre: Adventure, Science Fiction
Rating: M
Release Date: December 16, 2015
Description: Transported to a remote fortified outpost, Thomas and his fellow teenage Gladers find themselves in trouble after uncovering a diabolical plot from the mysterious and powerful organization WCKD in Maze Runner: Scorch Trials.

With help from a new ally, the Gladers stage a daring escape into the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with dangerous obstacles and crawling with the virus-infected Cranks. The Gladers only hope may be to find the Right Hand, a group of resistance fighters who can help them battle WCKD.

9) Fantastic Four

fantastic-fourGenre: Drama, Adventure, Science Fiction
Rating: M
Release Date: December 9, 2015
Description: Beyond darkness… beyond fear… lies the fantastic.

Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. The four must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. Fantastic Four, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

10) Girls Season 4

girlsseason4Genre: Comedy, Drama
Rating: MA15+
Release Date: December 9, 2015
Description: Hannah Horvath (Lena Dunham) and her girlfriends continue to hunt for success—creatively, professionally, and romantically—in New York City and beyond in Girls Season 4.

This season, Hannah leaves New York to attend the prestigious Iowa Writers’ Workshop, while confronting uncertainty in her relationship with Adam (Adam Driver). Meanwhile, Marnie (Allison Williams) pursues a music career while balancing her professional and romantic relationship with Desi (Ebon Moss-Bachrach); Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) graduates and begins interviewing for jobs while sorting out her relationship with Ray (Alex Karpovsky); and Jessa (Jemima Kirke) is trying out sobriety through AA, though her ability to stir up drama remains undiminished.

One thought on “December 2015 New Releases

  1. Regina

    Hi Jesse, that’s wonderful! Too bad you didn’t really enjoy the Fantastic Four, but glad that you loved the Maze Runner sequel–speaking of which, I’m really relieved (and also excited!) that they decided to keep it as one movie instead of splitting it into two like most other series.

    Thank you for your comment! :)

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