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Movies to watch in December

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The HobbitAhhh, here it is – the festive season. The end of the semester and time for a well deserved break. It’s also going to be cold and (probably) wet outside so what better time to shut ourselves in doors watching movies.

Here are some of the movies to check out this December:

Kill Your Darlings

Kill Your Darlings is Daniel Radcliffe’s latest attempt to shed his Harry Potter image. The murder of David Kammerer’s pulls together the three great poets of the beat generation.   Together they explore bold new literary ideas that would challenge the sensibilities of their time. However, for all their creativity, their desires and choices lead to more serious transgressions that would mark their lives forever.    

Release Date: Out Now 

Homefront

Hollywood hard man Jason Statham returns to the big screen in his latest action blockbuster. Former DEA agent Phil Broker moves his family to a small quite American town to try live a normal simple life.  However being the new family in town they attract unwanted attention and Statham must fight to rescue his daughter. A movie for any action fans and with James Franco playing the main villan this is worth a watch just to see him in this unusual role.

Release Date: Out Now

Frozen

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a slice of Disney. This year it is the turn of Frozen. Fearless optimist Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell) teams up with Kristoff (voiced by Jonathan Groff)  in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.

Release Date: Out Now

The Class of ’92

It’s not often a sport movies is considered a big release, but The Class of ’92 is one that is. A documentary detailing the rise to prominence and global sporting superstardom of Manchester United’s ‘Class of ‘92’ the players who emerged from the same youth team -David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Phil and Gary Neville. The film covers the period 1992-1999, culminating in Manchester United's European Cup triumph, and will dramatically interweave and mirror the highs and lows of its football odyssey with the immense social and cultural changes taking place in Britain at the time. This might be more of a DVD watch as it has a limited release in cinemas across the UK.

Release Date: Out Now

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug

The second instalment of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy is out this month, rejoining Bilbo and the dwarves quest to reclaim Erebor. This one brings Blibo (Martin Freeman) face to face with the mighty dragon Smaug, voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch. It promises to be another epic instalment to Jackson’s delve into the world of Middle Earth and one not to be missed.

Release Date: 13th December  

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

They’re back!  Ron Burgundy and company reunite after being offered jobs in New York on the first 24 hour news channel. After hitting rock bottom (he has split from his wife) Burgundy is trying to get back to the top. It’s the comedy sequel fans have been waiting for especially with a long list of cameos from the likes of Will Smith, Jim Carrey and Liam Neeson.

Release Date: 18th December  

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

Walter Mitty is someone we can all relate to.  Stuck in a mundane life he escapes through daydreaming, often about wooing the girl of his dreams. The Time magazine employee embarks on a life changing adventure. If Walter Mitty delivers the emotional punch it promises it could be one of the surprise films of the year, and one for those who love to think and laugh at the cinema.

Release Date: 20th December  

The Harry Hill Movie

TV funny man Harry Hill gets his own movie and if you’re a fan of his wacky style of comedy it will be right up your street. Embarking on a road trip to Blackpool with his Nan, Julie Walters, Hill puts his own unique spin on things and is a safe watch over the festive period.

Release Date: 20th December

American Hustle

American Hustle follows a con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) and his partner/lover Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) as they are forced to work for FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Copper) to help him bring down the mafia in Jersey. With a stellar cast that also include Jennifer Lawrence and a great story, American Hustle looks like being essential viewing.

Release Date: 20th December 

47 Ronin

Samurai haven’t exactly been en vogue recently, but 47 Ronin looks to change that. Forget the supposed historical inaccuracies and enjoy Keanu Reeves samurai version of 300 as it pits 47 Ronin warriors against an army of thousands. It’s Boxing Day release could make it a brilliant post-Christmas hang-over cure. 

Release Date: 26th December

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