Let’s Go to the Movies
Get ready for these highly anticipated movies coming to theaters this December.
The first box office weekend in December (Dec. 6-8) will bring some scares with A24’s “In Fabric [R].” In this horror film, Sheila Woodchapel (Gwendoline Christie) is haunted by a mysterious red dress she buys from a shady department store. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year and has since received a positive reception, with a current critic score of 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
The following weekend (Dec. 13-15) will have two star-led films. Another movie produced by A24, “Uncut Gems [R]” stars a more serious Adam Sandler as a New York City jeweler who places high-stakes bets that could lead to his demise. The drama/thriller also stars former NBA All-Star Kevin Garnett and Grammy-winning artist The Weeknd. Perhaps a movie that will steal the spotlight from “Uncut Gems” is “Jumanji: The Next Level [PG-13],” a sequel to the extremely successful 2017’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle [PG-13].” The cast of Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan return to give audiences what is sure to be a funny and thrilling experience.
Undoubtedly the most anticipated movie in December — maybe even the entire year — comes to the silver screen the next weekend (Dec. 20-22), “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker [PG-13].” One of the most beloved franchises in cinematic history, this film is set to end the “Skywalker Saga.” The latest installment needs to impress, as the previous one in the saga — “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” — was met with mixed reviews by fans. Hopefully, this movie will end the over 40-year era on a high note. A popular musical’s film adaption, “Cats [PG],” and “Bombshell [R]”, which includes an ensemble cast and depicts the downfall of Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, will try to take away some of the attention from “Star Wars.”
Will Smith returns to the big screen on Christmas Day as Lance Sterling in the animated spy comedy “Spies in Disguise [PG],” which the whole family can enjoy. The World War I drama “1917 [R]” premiers that day, too, giving movieogoers an epic experience for the holidays.