5 Must See December ‘016 Movies

​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.

4. Hacker

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.

3. Passengers

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.

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Rogue One is probably the most exciting film of December for me! There’s also the Assassin’s Creed movie coming out in December (although not book related, but I’m still excited). I also super need to read Passengers because the film trailer looks great.

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    1. Green Onion says:

      Yeah, Assassins Creed looks good, I never played and really have no idea what tto expect, but should be pretty good. Im hoping to read Passengers before I watch the movie too

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      1. I’ve played some of Assassins Creed but my dad is a huge fan and I know bits and pieces about the backstory – I’m obsessed with the trailers, it looks like it’s going to be great at storytelling.

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      2. Green Onion says:

        Ive heard it has one of the best storylines, I will be checking it out for certain

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  2. Wait, Rogue One is a Star Wars movie!?!?!?!

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    1. Green Onion says:

      Oh shit, sorry dude… it may be a spin off of battle star galactica. Live long and prosper

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  3. I’m so excited for rogue one!!! and I didn’t hear about office christmas party but after reading about it, I’m definitely waiting for that one as well!

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  4. Laura Beth says:

    Super excited for Rogue One!!!!!!

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  5. Mei-Mei says:

    Already got my tickets for Rogue One! I have a bunch of November movies I need to catch up on, too. NaNoWriMo doesn’t leave much time for moviegoing >_<

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  6. TeacherofYA says:

    Some of those look really good. What is Nocturnal Animals about? You mention Donnie Darko? 🤔

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  7. Surprised “Passengers” is on here, but “Nocturnal Animals” and “Rogue One” are winners!

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