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Last month Christopher Nolan took us into space with INTERSTELLAR and had most of us scratching our heads at it’s questionable sound mix. Tom Hardy starred in the THE DROP and Jennifer Lawrence once again picked up her bow and arrow to play Katniss Everdeen in THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1. So as we head into the new month now is the perfect opportunity to look at what films will be gracing the big screen for December.

RELEASED ON: 05/12/2014

dec_01ST. VINCENT (wide)
Director: Theodore Melfi
Starring: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts

In his long welcomed return to comedy Bill Murray plays Vincent, a hedonistic veteran who lives next door to a young boy and his mother. After begrudgingly agreeing to babysit the boy for a fee he sparks an unexpected friendship with his young neighbour. So when life takes a turn for the worse, both of them find the best in each other that no one around them suspects.

dec_02THE PYRAMID (wide)
Director: Grégory Levasseur
Starring: Garsha Arristos, Joseph Beddelem, Omar Benbrahim

When a team of archeologists unearth a pyramid deep beneath the Egyptian dessert they become lost in its endless catacombs. Searching for a way out, the team are desperate to seek an exit. As the crew begin to disappear one by one those left soon realise they aren’t just trapped, they are being hunted by a supernatural force more terrifying than any of them could imagine.

dec_03BLACK SEA (wide)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
Starring: Jude Law, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Tobias Menzies

From the director of THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND comes a thriller about a submarine captain (Jude Law) who takes a job with a shadowy backer to search the depths of the Black Sea for a submarine rumored to be loaded with gold. As they arrive at their location the half British half Russian diving crewe come to heads over the ownership and it soon becomes clear that the last man standing will be the only one to take the gold home.

dec_04PREDESTINATION (limited)
Director: The Spierig Brothers
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor

Ethan Hawke plays as time-travelling Temporal Agent whom for his final assignment, must pursue the only criminal that has eluded him throughout time. Taking the time-travel thriller to new heights PREDESTINATION will keep its audiences on their toes and at the edge of their seats. Will this be just as successful as Looper or will it surpass this? With a limited release it’s unsure but we can’t wait to see what the Spierig Brothers deliver.

dec_05TUSK (limited)
Director: Kevin Smith
Starring: Justin Long, Michael Parks, Haley Joel Osment

Kevin Smith’s eagerly anticipated torture film tells the story behind missing person and podcaster Wallace Bryton. After his disappearance in the backwoods of Manitoba whilst interviewing a seafarer named Howard Howe, his best friend Teddy and girlfriend Allison team with an ex-cop to look for him. Strangely funny yet undeniably disturbing TUSK is a film that will no doubt divide audiences.

RELEASED ON: 12/12/2014

dec_06THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES (wide)
Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage

Another fantasy blockbuster trilogy comes to a close with Peter Jackson’s exciting third instalment of The Hobbit trilogy. In THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES Bilbo Baggins and company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants whilst attempting to keep the terrifying dragon Smaug from acquiring a kingdom of treasure. The Battle for Middle-Earth begins now.

RELEASED ON: 19/12/2014

dec_07DUMB AND DUMBER TO (wide)
Director: The Farrelly Brothers
Starring: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels

It’s been twenty years since their first adventure. After learning that Harry has a daughter he and Lloyd go on a road trip to find her and discover why she was given up for adoption. Fuelled by sheer stupidity the duo climb into their dog and hit the road sparking a whole host of bizarre encounters that will hopefully ensure hilarity and crazy adventures reminding us all what we loved about the original so much.

dec_08NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB (wide)
Director: Shawn Levy
Starring: Ben Stiller, Dan Stevens, Robin Williams

In the third instalment of the kooky adventure comedy franchise, Ben Stiller returns as nightwatchman Larry Daley to travel the world in an epic quest to save the magic that brings his friends to life before it is gone for ever. With the aid of Jedediah (Owen Wilson), Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams) and joined by a rather dashing Sir Lancelot, Larry and the team must do all they can to save the day.

RELEASED ON: 26/12/2014

dec_09EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS (wide)
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley

From the director of Gladiator and Robin Hood comes another legendary tale as the defiant leader Moses (Bale) rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. Also starring Sigourney Weaver and John Turturro, EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS will have you spellbound by its display of dazzling effects and heart-pulsing action sequences.

dec_10UNBROKEN (wide)
Director: Angelina Jolie
Starring: Jack O’Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Jai Courtney

Angelina Jolie’s oscar bait UNBROKEN is a true story and chronicles the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II. Despite receiving mixed reviews from audiences the buzz about this film is promising and it is for this reason that we urge you not to miss it.

 

From the looks of things December is going to feature some interesting films so we here at Cinema Chords hope you will take time from your Christmas shopping and head into the cinema to see at least one of the films above. But, If you’re looking for inspiration about what to see then our top three favourites this month are ST. VINCENT, NIGHT OF THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB and THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES so be sure to check them out.

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Jon Dickinson

The author Jon Dickinson

[HORROR AND SCI-FI EDITOR] Jon Dickinson graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2006 with a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Communication Studies with an emphasis on PR and Multimedia. Since graduating he has contributed to several publications and regularly attends some of the biggest film festivals in the UK including Film4 Frightfest.