2019 was a year of best Hollywood taste with some of action, horror and many others. We got to see Avengers Endgame and Stephen King’s fans got a taste of horror with IT: Chapter 2 and Doctor Sleep. Martin Scorsese has his The Irishman and Quentin Tarantino’s Once upon a time in Hollywood.
With all the new material we had reboots and remakes of the movies as well Pet Sematary, Charlie’s Angel and Hellboy. The notable animations were Aladin and The Lion King. Though after all this December has something best saved for all of us.
- Playmobil: The movie – December 6th
- Movie centres on siblings Marla (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Charlie (Gabriel Bateman), who is transported to the Playmobil world. Once there, they find themselves in the middle of a Viking battle and meet many colourful characters, like Emperor Maximus (voiced by Adam Lambert), pirate captain Bloodbones (Kenan Thompson), and secret agent Rex Dasher (Daniel Radcliffe).
2. Jumanji: The next level – December 13th
- Group will have to re-enter the game to save Spencer (Alex Wolff), who kept the pieces of the video game and repaired the system in the basement of his grandfather’s house.
3. Black Christmas – December 13th
- horror from October passed to December where Black Christmas will be released which is the remake of the 1974 movie of the same name. In it, sorority girls at Hawthorne College are being killed by an unknown stalker, but what this killer wasn’t counting on is that these young women will mount a fight to stop the murders. The trailer has been criticized for showing too much and spoiling the film’s big twist – though there’s always the possibility of it being a trick and the movie still keeping some big moments a secret.
4. A Hidden Life – December 13th
- by true events, the story centres on Austrian farmer Franz Jägerstätter (Diehl), who faces the threat of execution for refusing to fight for the Nazis during World War II. A Hidden Life premiered in competition at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival and was quickly acquired by Fox Searchlight Pictures.
5. Code 8 – December 13th
- in a future where 4% of Earth’s population has special powers, Code 8 follows Conner Reed (Robbie Amell), a desperate young man with special abilities who clashes with a militarized police force after committing a crime.
6. Star Wars: The rise of Sky Walker – December 20th
- details are still a mystery, but the story is set a year after the events of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and will follow what’s left of the Resistance as it faces the First Order one more time. Meanwhile, the conflict between the Jedi and the Sith will reach its highest point.
7. Bombshell – December 20th
Bombshell is a drama movie directed by Jay Roach (Trumbo) and written by Charles Randolph (The Big Short), based on the women at Fox News who exposed CEO Roger Ailes for sexual harassment in 2016. Bombshell stars Charlize Theron (as journalist Megyn Kelly), Nicole Kidman (as Gretchen Carlson), Margot Robbie, Kate McKinnon, and John Lithgow (as Roger Ailes).
8. Cats – December 20th
- the film is set throughout a single night, where a tribe of cats called “the Jellicles” must decide each year which one of them will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life. The first trailer received a lot of criticism for its mix of CGI. Director Tom Hooper has Explained that the CGI was in early development when the first trailer was released and that it has evolved since – but the cats will still have human faces.
9. Little Women – December 25th
- Gerwig’s adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s novel Little Women will be a Christmas treat. The novel has been adapted to the big screen seven times before this new version, most notably in 1994 with Gillian Armstrong as director.
10. 1917 – December 25th
- during World War I, the movie follows two young British soldiers, Schofield (George McKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman), who are given an impossible mission: deliver a message deep in enemy territory to warn about an ambush, stopping 1,600 men, including Blake’s brother, from walking into a deadly trap.