Tuesday, 14 November 2017

10 Movies You Must See This Holiday Season

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

The wait for the space saga’s highly anticipated Episode VIII will soon be over. The Last Jedi takes a deeper dive into Rey’s life and her relationship with Luke Skywalker. “She’s greeted not so warmly by Luke,” says Daisy Ridley. “It will take a little bit of work and a little bit of trust, then it becomes a wonderul, emotional story.” In theaters Dec. 15.

I, TONYA

Margot Robbie takes on the role of infamous ’90s figure skater, Tonya Harding, who was embroiled in scandal after a hit man hired by her ex attacked her rival Nancy Kerrigan. “The coolest thing about the movie is that we see everyone has their own version of the truth,” says Robbie. In theaters Dec. 8.

ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD

The film, starring Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg, has been making headlines after it was announced director Ridley Scott replaced Kevin Spacey who is facing mounting allegations of sexual harassment, with Christopher Plummer for the role of J. Paul Getty. The drama tells the story of the 1973 kidnapping of oil heir John Paul Getty III. In theaters Dec. 22.

THE POST

Hollywood’s dream team — director Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep — come together to tell the story of how Katherine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of The Washington Post, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks) worked together to unveil the Pentago Papers in 1971. In theaters Dec. 22.

DOWNSIZING

Matt Damon takes on his smallest role yet in this satire, directed by Alexander Payne and also starring Jason Sudeikis. Damon’s character and his wife (Kristen Wiig) decide whether or not to shrink themselves to live a more luxurious lifestyle. In theaters Dec. 22.

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

Hugh Jackman says playing P.T. Barnum, the founder of Barnum & Bailey Circus, was a dream role. “The guy could turn lemons into lemonade,” Jackman says of Barnum. “It’s so much fun to play a guy with that kind of bravado.” In theaters Dec. 20.

PITCH PERFECT 3

Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Hailee Steinfeld and Brittany Snow return for the a cappella comedy’s third installment. In theaters Dec. 22.

FERDINAND

An adaptation of the classic children’s book about a gentle bull (voiced by John Cena) who would rather smell the flowers than fight aims to warm hearts big and small. In theaters Dec. 15.

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

When the police make no headway in solving the rape and murder of her daughter, Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) rents three billboards on a back road and plasters them with blunt questions about the neglected case. The film also stars Woody Harrelson as the police chief and Sam Rockwell as his deputy. Harrelson says working with McDormand, who is earing Oscar buzz for her role, is like “going into the ring with the greatest prize fighter in the world and she doesn’t break your nose and instead you have a great time and get to dance.” In theaters Nov. 10.

THE DARKEST HOUR

Gary Oldman has become an awards front-runner as Winston Churchill, fighting pressure to seek peace with Nazi Germany or risk Britain’s annihilation early in WWII. In theaters Nov. 22.

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