December Films To Look Forward To

It’s the beginning of a new month, and with that comes anticipation for a bunch of new movies being released into theaters.  Click on the links to see a trailer of the upcoming movies.

Week 1 of December (12/4)

Krampus – A boy who has a bad Christmas ends up accidentally summoning a Christmas demon to his family home. Rated PG-13

Chi-Raq – A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago. Rated R

Macbeth – Macbeth, a Thane of Scotland, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself. Unrated

Christmas Eve – Hilarity, romance, and transcendence prevail after a power outage traps six different groups of New Yorkers inside elevators on Christmas Eve. Rated PG

Week 2 of December (12/11)

In the Heart of the Sea – Based on the 1820 event, a whaling ship is preyed upon by a sperm whale, stranding its crew at sea for 90 days, thousands of miles from home. Rated PG-13

Legend – The film tells the story of the identical twin gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray, two of the most notorious criminals in British history, and their organised crime empire in the East End of London during the 1960s. Rated R

The Big Short – Four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predicted the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s decide to take on the big banks for their lack of foresight and greed. Rated R 

Week 3 of December (12/18)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – A continuation of the saga created by George Lucas and set thirty years after Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983). Rated PG-13

Son of Saul – In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival upon trying to salvage from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son. Rated R

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip – Through a series of misunderstandings, Alvin, Simon and Theodore come to believe that Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend in Miami…and dump them. They have three days to get to him and stop the proposal, saving themselves not only from losing Dave but possibly from gaining a terrible stepbrother. Rated PG

Sisters – Two sisters decide to throw one last house party before their parents sell their family home. Rated R

Week 4 of December (12/25)

The Hateful Eight – In post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunters try to find shelter during a blizzard but get involved in a plot of betrayal and deception. Will they survive? Rated R

Joy – Joy is the story of a family across four generations and the woman who rises to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty. Rated PG-13

Concussion – In Pittsburgh, accomplished pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play. Rated PG-13

The Revenant – In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling. Rated R

Point Break – A young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists. “Point Break” is inspired by the classic 1991 hit. Rated PG-13

Daddy’s Home – A mild-mannered radio executive strives to become the best stepdad to his wife’s two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling and freeloading real father arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids. Rated PG

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