Can you believe we’re heading into the last month of 2019 already?! The time has flown by and with it came so many great new titles. December is no different; jam-packed full of favourites, there’s something for everyone… and just in time for the holidays!
Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood
MA15+ | Comedy | December 11
Actor Rick Dalton gained fame and fortune by starring in a 1950s television Western, but is now struggling to find meaningful work in a Hollywood that he doesn’t recognize anymore. He spends most of his time drinking and palling around with Cliff Booth, his easygoing best friend and longtime stunt double. Rick also happens to live next door to Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate — the filmmaker and budding actress whose futures will forever be altered by members of the Manson Family.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie
M | Adventure | December 18
Thirty years ago, Clifford McBride led a voyage into deep space, but the ship and crew were never heard from again. Now his son – a fearless astronaut – must embark on a daring mission to Neptune to uncover the truth about his missing father and a mysterious power surge that threatens the stability of the universe.
Cast: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga
It: Chapter 2
MA15+ | Horror | December 11
Defeated by members of the Losers’ Club, the evil clown Pennywise returns 27 years later to terrorise the town of Derry, Maine, once again. Now adults, the childhood friends have long since gone their separate ways. But when people start disappearing, Mike Hanlon calls the others home for one final stand. Damaged by scars from the past, the united Losers must conquer their deepest fears to destroy the shape-shifting Pennywise–now more powerful than ever.
Cast: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader
PG | Drama | December 11
Excitement is high at Downton Abbey when the Crawley family learns that King George V and Queen Mary are coming to visit. But trouble soon arises when Mrs. Patmore, Daisy and the rest of the servants learn that the king and queen travel with their own chefs and attendants — setting the stage for an impromptu scheme and other shenanigans.
Cast: Matthew Goode, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern
MA15+ | Comedy | December 18
Invited to his first kissing party, 12-year-old Max asks his best friends Lucas and Thor for some much-needed help on how to pucker up. When they hit a dead end, Max decides to use his father’s drone to spy on the teenage girls next door. When the boys lose the drone, they skip school and hatch a plan to retrieve it before Max’s dad can figure out what happened.
Cast: Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon
MA15+ | Drama | December 4
From Australian director, Jennifer Kent (The Babadook).
Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence filled past.
Cast: Aisling Franciosi, Sam Claflin, Baykali Ganambarr
PG | Drama | December 4
Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. To assure her happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered among new homes abroad. As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations and proprieties, she finds there’s a lot to celebrate.
Cast: Zhao Shuzhen, Awkwafina, X Mayo
The Angry Birds Movie 2
PG | Animated | December 11
Flightless birds lead a mostly happy existence, except for Red, who just can’t get past the daily annoyances of life. His temperament leads him to anger management class, where he meets fellow misfits Chuck and Bomb. Red becomes even more agitated when his feathered brethren welcome green pigs to their island paradise. As the swine begin to get under his skin, Red joins forces with Chuck and Bomb to investigate the real reason behind their mysterious arrival.
Cast: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones
PG | Animated | December 18
When mischievous friends Yi, Jin and Peng discover a young yeti on their roof, they name him Everest and embark on a thrilling adventure to reunite the magical creature with his family. On the journey of their lifetimes, Everest helps Yi, Jin and Peng unlock an inner bravery they didn’t know they had. And as they travel across China to return the magical creature to his home, Everest will help them discover where they truly belong, too.
Cast: Chloe Bennet, Albert Tsai, Tenzing Norgay Trainor
Catherine the Great (Mini-Series)
MA15+ | Drama | December 4
Amid scandal, intrigue and immense conflict, Russian empress Catherine the Great (Helen Mirren) develops a unique and devoted relationship with Grigory Potemkin (Jason Clarke) as they overcome their adversaries and serve as the architects of modern-day Russia.
Game of Thrones: Season 8
MA15+ | Adventure | December 4
With the Army of the Dead–led by the Night King, his White Walkers and an undead dragon–bearing down on Jon and Dany and their combined forces, a denouement eight seasons in the making will be reached, answering a myriad of questions surrounding the fate of the series’ protagonists. Meanwhile, Jon’s true identity promises to undermine Dany’s claim to the Iron Throne…and, of course, Cersei has a devious strategy of her own.
G | Documentary | December 4
In 1972, Aretha Franklin, the undisputed Queen of Soul, recorded an album of gospel music at The New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles. The result, “Amazing Grace”, went on to become one of the biggest albums of Aretha Franklin’s career and one of her most beloved works. Music lovers will not want to miss this thrilling film, which is both an extraordinary look at a key moment in American cultural history and an invaluable record of one of the world’s greatest artists doing what she did best.
G | Documentary | December 4
Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission–the one that first put men on the moon and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.
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