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Star Wars: The Last Jedi and everything else coming to theatres in December

December is usually known to be the best month at the movies.

That's because it's crunch time for awards season. That coveted last week of the year is where most heavy hitters want to be released, because they'll be freshest in the minds of Oscar voters. And then some years we're extra lucky and get a new Star Wars film as our cherry on top. This is one of those years. Not only do we have tons of highly anticipated festival fare, but a new Star Wars film, a re-boot of Jumanji, and a fantastical masterpiece from Guillermo Del Toro.

These are the movies you have to see this December:

The Disaster Artist

Release Date: December 1st, 2017 (Limited) December 8th, 2017 (Wide)

For Fans of: The Room, James Franco, Dreams

See it with: Your best friend

James Franco directs and stars as Tommy Wiseau, the out-of-this-world character who in real life, made what many consider to be the worst movie ever, The Room. It feels as though every prominent comedic actor you could imagine appears in this film, which is an adaptation of the book "The Disaster Artist" written by Greg Sestero, who co-starred in The Room. The film details the absurd experience of meeting Wiseau, making The Room, and becoming his unlikely best friend. A film about chasing your dreams, no matter how crazy they may seem, The Disaster Artist is a crowd-pleaser that is as hilarious as it is heartwarming. It also features a stunningly spot-on performance by James Franco, who essentially becomes Tommy Wiseau in the film.



The Shape of Water

Release Date: December 8th, 2017

For Fans of: Water, Monsters, Mean Michael Shannon

See it with: A date 

Guillermo Del Toro has outdone himself with this magical fairy-tale, which stars the incredible Sally Hawkins as a mute woman who falls in love with a government asset known as an Amphibious Man. The film feels like something from another era, yet has mesmerizing visuals that could only be done today. The Shape of Water won the coveted Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and is bound to go on to receive more accolades. It's a timeless story with an incredible cast, including Hawkins, Shannon, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones



God's Own Country

Release Date: December 8th, 2017

For Fans of: Brokeback Mountain, Yorkshire, Sheep

See it with: A Friend

Being buzzed as this year's Brokeback Mountain, God's Own Country is a gorgeous gay romance set in Yorkshire between two sheep farmers. Intimate, quiet and stirring, God's Own Country is being praised as one of the best indie films of the year. When everyone is talking about Call Me By Your Name (which is excellent in its own right), this is another gay love story that you don't want to miss. 



Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Release Date: December 15th, 2017

For Fans of: STAR WARS

See it with: Anyone and Everyone 

For many of us, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the film we've patiently waited for all year. Director Rian Johnson (Looper) takes over the franchise, and we certainly have faith in him considering he has signed on to do a whole Star Wars spin-off series. The film picks up where we left off at the end of The Force Awakens, and follows Rey (Daisy Ridley) on her next adventure. We don't know too much about the plot yet, but we know that this will be epic. Oh, and it'll also probably shatter box office records. 




Release Date: December 15th, 2017

For Fans of: Bulls, John Cena, Animation

See it with: Your kids

If you're looking for some family fun this holiday season, look no further than Ferdinand. The film stars John Cena, who voices a bull with a big heart who is mistaken for a ferocious beast and torn from his home to be in the infamous bullfights. The other voices in the cast include Kate McKinnon, Bobby Cannavale, Gina Rodriguez, David Tennant, and Gabriel Iglesias. It also features a new original song from the one and only, Nick Jonas. 



Call Me By Your Name

Release Date: December 15th, 2017

For Fans of: ​Italy, Romance, Peaches

See it with: A date

Possibly the most buzzed-about film of the year is this gay romance directed by Luca Guadagnino, which has been winning hearts ever since it debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. Call Me By Your Name is gorgeous in every way. Starring newcomer Timothee Chalamet in a groundbreaking performance, alongside Armie Hammer, the film follows along as Oliver (Hammer) is a research assistant to Elio's (Chalamet) father, in a small town in Northern Italy during the course of a hot summer. The two men spend lots of quality time together, and eventually fall both into lust and love. At its heart, Call Me By Your Name is a coming-of-age story about discovering who you are, who you love, and how to cope with life's greatest adventures and hurdles. 



The Greatest Showman

Release Date: December 22nd, 2017

For Fans of: Singing, Colours, Hugh Jackman

See it with: Your mom

This Christmas we are getting an original music about the life of P.T. Barnum, who was the founder of the Barnum & Bailey Circus. The music comes from the lyricists behind last year's La La Land, and the film has an outstanding cast including Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, and Zendaya. If you're into extravagance and musicals, this is the film for you this December.



The Post

Release Date: December 22nd, 2017 (Edit: The release date has moved to January 12, 2018)

For Fans of: Truth, Spielberg, Meryl Streep

See it with: Your parents

Steven Spielberg is back and here to sweep the awards race off of its feet. A timely film about a giant government cover-up and the journalists who fight for the truth is here to steal the thunder from all of the other Oscar-buzzed films of the year. Not only that, the film stars Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, and early buzz promises that it's great. We're behind anything Spielberg does, and we're not opposed to see Streep pick up Oscar number four, which is likely to happen, and which would tie her with Katharine Hepburn for most acting Oscar wins. 



Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Release Date: December 22nd, 2017

For Fans of: Jumanji, The Rock, Nostalgia

See it with: Friends

Jumanji is coming to a whole new generation, albeit in a much different form. While the original film starred Robin Williams and Bonnie Hunt and revolved around a board game, this new version features The Rock, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Jack Black and follows four teenagers who get sucked into a video game after discovering an old console. This updated premise sounds pretty terrifying and epic, and we hear that the film is just as fun as the classic original. 



Molly's Game

Release Date: December 22nd, 2017

For Fans of: Poker, Aaron Sorkin, Jessica Chastain

See it with: Your parents

Aaron Sorkin's directorial debut takes us into the world of high-stakes poker, into a game lead by former Olympic Skier Molly Bloom. The film is based on her memoir, which details how she became an FBI target due to her poker game, which involved Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business tycoons, and unknowingly, members of the Russian mob. With Sorkin writing and directing, we know that the film will have his traditionally impeccable dialogue, and with Jessica Chastain in the lead, we know we'll be getting an incredible performance. 




All the Money in the World

Release Date: December 22nd, 2017

For Fans of: Ridley Scott, Christopher Plummer, Controversy

See it with: Your dad

While we're super interested in the real life story of the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, the grandson of billionaire John Paul Getty, there's a much more exciting reason why we're highly anticipating this film. After the Weinstein scandal lead to more and more victims finally speaking out against their abusers, horrifying allegations against Kevin Spacey left Ridley Scott little options to save his film, which previously starred Spacey as Getty. In an astonishing move, Scott re-shot Spacey's scenes with Christopher Plummer, and the film is still being released at the end of the year. This has definitely piqued our curiosity on what already looked to be an outstanding film from one of our greatest filmmakers. 




I, Tonya

Release Date: December 22nd, 2017

For Fans of: Ice Skating, Tonya Harding, "The Incident"

See it with: A Friend

One of the most popular festival titles this year was I, Tonya, the story of Tonya Harding, the disgraced Olympic skater who was involved in an assault on her opponent Nancy Kerrigan. The film tells us Tonya's story from her abusive childhood, thanks to her mother LaVona (Allison Janney in a scene-stealing performance), and how she grew up on the rink. Margot Robbie turns in her best performance yet, in this stylistic film which adapts real life interview footage and chronologically tells us her story leading up to the infamous incident that cost Harding her career. 





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