This year has been an exciting one for movies, but it’s certainly not over yet! Hollywood has saved some of its best efforts for last, as blockbuster movies, family crowd pleasers and artisan films alike will be on the big screen throughout the last month on the calendar. Without further delay, here are the releases on the way to a theatre near you in December 2019!
Playmobil: The Movie
When figures from all over the various worlds of Playmobil start disappearing, it’s up to a secret agent (Daniel Radcliffe) and some new friends (Jim Gaffigan and Anya Taylor-Joy) to help save the day. If you loved THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART earlier this year, then you will likely enjoy PLAYMOBIL: THE MOVIE.
Jumanji: The Next Level
Some games are worth playing a second time, and JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL is ready to press start again on the video game that made JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE such a big hit. This time, a couple of new players (Danny DeVito and Danny Glover) accompany old favorites, as the world of Jumanji is once again in need of the group to save the day.
'Twas the break before Christmas, and all through the campus, sororities were hunted and feeling rather helpless. While that might sound like the same old BLACK CHRISTMAS we’ve seen twice before, this new remake of the holiday horror classic has some new tricks up its sleeve. With a killer stalking the grounds of Hawthorne College, four new combatants (Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon, Lily Donoghue and Brittany O'Grady) are about to fight back against their would-be assailant, and it will be far from a silent night.
Director Clint Eastwood’s latest film, RICHARD JEWELL, focuses on the bombing of Centennial Park at the 1996 Olympics, and the media circus that would brand an innocent man (Paul Walter Hauser) as a terrorist. Co-starring Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm and Olivia Wilde, Eastwood's return to the director's chair examines an event that turned the spotlight on a man who attempted to save lives, but ended up becoming a prime suspect.
Over the course of a short timespan, UNCUT GEMS tells its story about successful jeweler Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a man who’s about to go through absolute hell. With a dissolving marriage and a complicated gambling habit ruling his life, Howard is about to find out that sometimes, trying to have it all comes at a steep cost. This movie is showing in select theatres initially and may expand to a theatre near you over the holiday season. Check our website for showtimes.
Based on the real-life scandal surrounding Fox News chairman Roger Ailes (John Lithgow), BOMBSHELL covers the story from the points of view of three Fox News employees who accuse Ailes of sexual misconduct (Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron and Margot Robbie). This movie is showing in select theatres initially and may expand to a theatre near you over the holiday season. Check our website for showtimes.
A Hidden Life
In the early days of World War II, Austrian farmer Franz Jägerstätter (August Diehl) conscientiously objects to fighting in Hitler’s Third Reich, with his religious conviction driving him to reject compulsory military service. His true story of courage and resistance is now the subject of a motion picture directed by acclaimed auteur Terrence Malick. This movie is showing in select theatres initially and may expand to a theatre near you over the holiday season. Check our website for showtimes.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
The conclusion of the Skywalker Saga is here as STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER ends the classic story of the first family of the Force. With the First Order and the Resistance continuing to wage war across the galaxy, the Jedi and Sith orders will clash in the ultimate battle, with Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) confronting each other one last time.
The ultimate competition is about to get underway, as Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical, CATS, is about to receive the motion picture treatment. The memory lives again in this adaptation of a classic feline fable that involves dancing, reincarnation and tomfoolery, with an all-star cast that includes Taylor Swift, Jason Derulo, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen and Idris Elba, among others.
Author Louisa May Alcott’s legendary novel, "Little Women," is back on the big screen, with writer/director Greta Gerwig being the latest talent to bring the story of the March sisters (Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh and Eliza Scanlen) to life. A tale of love, choice and dreams, this classic American story will find a new generation of young women to entertain and inspire.
In 1988, Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx) was accused and convicted of a murder he didn’t commit. Decades later, young law school grad Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) made his way to Alabama in an attempt to exonerate McMillian, who was serving a life sentence for the crime. This movie is showing in select theatres initially and may expand to a theatre near you over the holiday season. Check our website for showtimes.
Time is the enemy in 1917, director Sam Mendes’ World War I epic about two soldiers (George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman) tasked with delivering a very important message that could save countless lives on the frontlines. This movie is showing in select theatres initially and may expand to a theatre near you over the holiday season. Check back on our website for showtimes.
Spies in Disguise
The world’s slickest secret agent (Will Smith) has been turned into a pigeon, just as he’s in the middle of fighting an evil that could threaten the entire world. With the help of the young genius that put him in this particular mess (Tom Holland), our hero might pass this mission with flying colors. Literally.
A prison warden (Alfre Woodard) reflects on her job as the clock ticks down on a death row inmate (Aldis Hodge) whose appeal is running up against his scheduled execution. CLEMENCY is a suspenseful drama that weighs the very real cost of the death penalty, even on those who would carry out such a sentence. This movie is showing in select theatres initially and may expand to a theatre near you over the holiday season. Check our website for showtimes.
And that's December's Watch List lineup, with all of these films headed to a theatre near you in the coming weeks and months. Check your local listings before you head out, and we'll see you at the movies!