The end of 2018 is here! But before we all head off for the Christmas holidays, let’s take a look at the blockbuster and highly anticipated titles that you could find in your local library in December – to get you through those long summer public holidays.
M | Comedy | Adult | Film
Four lifelong friends’ lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club attempts to shake things up by tackling the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey. From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best.
Cast: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen
MA15+ | Biography | Adult | Film
Based on actual events in the early 1970’s, Ron Stallworth becomes the first African-American detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a difference, he bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. He recruits a seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman, into the undercover investigation. Together, they team up to take down the extremist organisation aiming to garner mainstream appeal.
Cast: John David Washington, Adam Driver
You Were Never Really Here
MA15+ | Thriller| Adult | Film
Based on the 2013 Novella of the same name by Jonathan Ames, You Were Never Really Here tells the story of Joe, a traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, who tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe’s nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Judith Roberts, Ekaterina Samsonov
A Simple Favour
TBC | Drama | Adult | Film
A stylish post-modern film noir directed by Paul Feig, centers around Stephanie, a mommy blogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily’s sudden disappearance from their small town. Stephanie is joined by Emily’s husband Sean (Henry Golding) in this thriller filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge
Cast: Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding
G| Family | Junior | Film
Christopher Robin, the young boy who embarked on countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with his band of spirited and lovable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside.
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell
Crazy Rich Asians
M | Comedy | Adult | Film
Based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Kevin Kwan. Native New Yorker Rachel Chu accompanies her long-time boyfriend, Nick Young, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is surprised to learn that Nick’s family is extremely wealthy and he’s considered one of the country’s most eligible bachelors. Thrust into the spotlight, Rachel must now contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and something far, far worse – Nick’s disapproving mother.
Cast: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh
MA15+ | Action | Adult | Film
Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a young boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.
Cast: Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay
The House With a Clock in its Walls
PG | Comedy | Adult | Film
Based on the 1973 novel of the same name by John Bellairs. Ten-year-old Lewis goes to live with his oddball uncle in a creaky old house that contains a mysterious `tick tock’ noise. He soon learns that Uncle Jonathan and his feisty neighbour, Mrs Zimmerman, are powerful practitioners of the magic arts. When Lewis accidentally awakens the dead, the town’s sleepy facade suddenly springs to life, revealing a secret and dangerous world of witches, warlocks and deadly curses.
Cast: Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro
Ladies in Black
PG | Comedy| Adult | Film
Based on the 1993 novel The Women in Black by Madeleine St John. Set in the summer of 1959, Lisa, aged sixteen, takes a holiday job at the prestigious Sydney department store, Goodes. There she meets the “ladies in black”, when she is assigned to assist sales ladies Patty and Fay. Beguiled and influenced by Magda, the vivacious manager of the high-fashion boutique Model Gowns, Lisa is awakened to a world of possibilities. As she grows from a bookish schoolgirl into a glamorous and positive young woman, the impact they have on each other will change all their lives.
Cast: Rachael Taylor, Julia Ormond, Angourie Rice
Johnny English Strikes Again
PG | Action | Adult | Film
When a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all active undercover agents in Britain, the country’s only hope is called out of retirement. English’s new mission is his most critical to date: Dive headfirst into action to find the mastermind hacker. A man with few skills and analogue methods, English must overcome the challenges of modern technology – or his newest mission will become the Secret Service’s last.
Cast: Rowan Atkinson, Ben Miller, Olga Kurylenko
M | Drama | Adult | Film
After David Kim’s 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter’s laptop.
Cast: John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee
G | Animated | Junior | Film
An animated adventure for all ages, with original music and an all-star cast, Smallfoot turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a bright young Yeti finds something he thought didn’t exist – a human. News of this Smallfoot throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village, in an all new story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery.
Cast: Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya
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