Grab your treats from the snack bar, find your seat and mute your phone; we’ve got the top picks of December’s new-release movies.
It’s the time of FAMILY and HAPPINESS and COMMERCIALISED RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS and lots of movies you’ve been waiting the whole gosh-darn year for. Check out the December movies you can’t miss!
OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY – DECEMBER 8
Literally EVERYTHING that could go wrong does go wrong. And now your office Christmas parties look super boring and you wish you could switch lives with fictional characters.
QUEEN OF KATWE – DECEMBER 8
A poverty-stricken girl rises up through social ranks thanks to her awesome chess skills. Lupita Nyong’o remains the most glorious creature on earth.
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY – DECEMBER 15
Star light, star bright, Death Star I see tonight. Wish I may, wish I might have a spin-off Star Wars prequel starring Felicity Jones.
SING – DECEMBER 26
All the emotional blackmail of reality talent shows combined with animated animals. Good luck.
RED DOG: TRUE BLUE – DECEMBER 26
If you can find a more ocker name for a movie, I will give you a whole packet of Caramello Koalas. And if the first Red Dog movie didn’t break you, you have no soul. Expect tears and heartbreak because HOW ELSE COULD THIS END??
ALLIED – DECEMBER 26
Marion Cotillard could possibly be a German sleeper spy in World War II but who cares about that when her outfits are so gorgeous? Brad Pitt. Brad Pitt cares about that and he’s going to prove her innocence. Good job, Brad Pitt.
WHY HIM? – DECEMBER 26
James Franco is every parent’s worst nightmare. And my worst nightmare. He is the nightmare of most sane people. Seriously, this dude is on a whole other level. But somehow he has to convince his girlfriend’s father that he’s worthy. This should be verrrrrrry interesting.
MOANA – DECEMBER 26
An adventurous teenager sets out to save her people and discover her own identity. Dwayne Johnson AND music co-written by Lin-Manuel Miranda? I am THERE.
La La Land – DECEMBER 26
A jazz pianist and aspiring actress fight for their love when their dreams threaten to rip them apart. I mean, I think that’s what’s happening. I was a bit distracted by Ryan Reynolds’s beautiful face and Emma Stone’s existence.
A United Kingdom – DECEMBER 26
Based on a true story, the prince of Botswana causes an international stir when he marries a white Englishwoman during apartheid. Good thing their love is too pure for this world.
SUMMER OF CINEMA AT PALACE CENTRO
From December 1, you can experience five brand-new luxurious cinemas at Palace Centro, complete with handcrafted chairs from Spain, semi-reclining seats in the front rows and perfect sight-lines so you get the best view in the house, no matter where you sit.
All the biggest new films will be playing at Palace, including A United Kingdom, La La Land, Red Dog: True Blue, Allied and Lion. Find out more about the summer of cinema and book your tickets for sessions here.
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