Nothing good ever happens in December… oh wait. There’s that Christmas thing. And, I suppose it is kind of a big deal for film. Specifically the last decade, December has seen the release of some of the biggest films of our lifetime. Historically the month boasts titles such as: Lord of the Rings, Avatar, Duece Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Titanic, The Hobbit, and most recently the return of Star Wars greatness. Okay, you got me. Lord of the Rings was nothing compared to Duece Bigalow, but they did alright, I guess. So, what can we expect from the end of this notoriously terrible year? Let’s have a look…
5. Nocturnal Animals
This noir thriller starred by Amy Adams has a ridiculous cast of pop culture icons from, Donnie Darko, General Zod, to Kick-ass. The dark story line, and cinematography look like a treat. This film has the potential to be a very twisted, entertaining movie.
Maybe I am still stuck fantasizing about 1995’s Hackers film. But, I have been longing for another great movie of the sorts, we all have. Do I honestly think this will be as glorious? Obviously not. However, a film about the rise of todays most notorious hackers should be a good flick either way.
Chris Pratt in space has proven to be a winner. Throw in some Jennifer Lawrence and the two of them stuck in isolation on a dying ship and we are talking blockbuster. This could go either way, and slip into a boring film, but, Pratt has not steered us wrong yet.
2. Office Christmas Party
Well this just looks funny. Seriously, why have they not made a movie about office Christmas parties before? With some solid casting, including this years break out comedian Kate McKinnon, this should, at the very least, be an entertaining Christmas romp.
1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
With the potential to be the greatest modern Star Wars film thus far, the hype over this film is well warranted. Taking the Galaxy far, far away, in a new, seemingly darker direction, every preview released gets us more and more excited. The first stand-alone Star Wars film since the outstanding Ewoks: The Battle for Endor, Disney is using this story as a kick off to, if the rumours are true, an endless run of unique Star Wars films. Which means to me, they expect this movie to be damn good.
Thanks booknerds, see you all for the Rogue One discussions.