DAILY ROUNDUPS

Catch a new flick this month! Below is a list of Movie premieres in December:

DECEMBER 3

The Griddle House

Director: Paul Tomborello

Starring: Amber Benson, Chrisma Carpenter, Clare Kramer

Synopsis: The story follows teenager Jack Benson. Jack is on the hunt for his birth mother he finds she has been a regular all along at the nearby Griddle House.

 

DECEMBER 7

Vox Lux

Director: Brady Corbet

Starring: Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Raffey Cassidy

Synopsis: An unusual set of circumstances brings unexpected success to a pop star.

Mary Queen of Scots

Casting by: Alastair Coomer

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden

Synopsis: Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.

Ben Is Back

Director: Peter Hedges

Starring: Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, Courtney B. Vance

Synopsis: A drug addicted teenage boy shows up unexpectedly at his family’s home on Christmas Eve.

Dumplin’

Casting by: Cathy Sandrich Gelfond

Starring: Jennifer Anniston, Odeya Rush, Dove Cameron

Synopsis: Willowdean (‘Dumplin’), the plus-size teenage daughter of a former beauty queen, signs up for her mom’s Miss Teen Bluebonnet pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow her footsteps, revolutionizing the pageant and their small Texas town.

All the Devil’s Men

Casting by: Lucy Hellier

Starring: William Fichtner, Sylvia Hoeks, Milo Gibson

Synopsis: A battle-scarred War on Terror bounty hunter is forced to go to London on a manhunt for a disavowed CIA operative, which leads him into a deadly running battle with a former military comrade and his private army.

 

DECEMBER 14

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Production: Marvel Animation

Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Zoë Kravitz, Chris Pine

Synopsis: Miles Morales comes across the long-dead Peter Parker. This Peter Parker is not from his world though; he’s from somewhere else in the multiverse. With Parker’s guidance, Miles will become Spider-Man: and through that he will become part of the ever-expanding ‘Spider-Verse’.

Mortal Engines

Production: Amy Hubbard, Liz Mullane

Starring: Hera Hilmar, Hugo Weaving, Jihae

Synopsis: A mysterious young woman named Hester Shaw joins forces with Anna Fang, a dangerous outlaw with a bounty on her head, and Tom Natsworthy, an outcast from London, to lead a rebellion against a giant predator city on wheels.

The Mule

Production: Geoffrey Miclat, Tara Feldstein (Atlanta), Chase Paris (Atlanta)

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Michael Peña

Synopsis: A 90-year-old horticulturist and WWII veteran is caught transporting $3 million worth of cocaine through Michigan for a Mexican drug cartel.

Backtrace

Director: Brian A. Miller

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Ryan Guzman, Matthew Modine

Synopsis: The lone surviving thief of a violent armored car robbery is sprung from a high security facility and administered an experimental drug.

Capernaum

Production: Jennifer Haddad

Starring: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Treasure Bankole

Synopsis: While serving a five-year sentence for a violent crime, a 12-year-old boy sues his parents for neglect.

 

DECEMBER 19

Mary Poppins Returns

Casting by: Tiffany Little Canfield, Francine Maisler, Bernard Telsey

Starring: Emily Blunt, Emily Mortimer, Meryl Streep

Synopsis: Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time in their lives.

 

DECEMBER 21

Aquaman

Casting by: Anne McCarthy, Kellie Roy

Starring: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Dolph Lundgren

Synopsis: Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and be a hero to the world.

Bumblebee

Casting by: Denise Chamain, Ruth Lambert, Robert McGee

Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Justin Theroux, Dylan O’Brien

Synopsis: On the run in the year of 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken.

Welcome to Marwen

Casting by: Scot Boland, Victoria Burrows

Starring: Eiza González, Steve Carell, Leslie Mann

Synopsis: A victim of a brutal attack finds a unique and beautiful therapeutic outlet to help him through his recovery process.

Holmes & Watson

Casting by: Lucinda Syson

Starring: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Ralph Fiennes

Synopsis: A humorous take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.

Cold War

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski

Starring: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc

Synopsis: A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, the film depicts an impossible love story in impossible times.

Second Act

Casting by: Roger Hoover

Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Vanessa Hudgens, Milo Ventimiglia

Synopsis: A big box store worker reinvents her life and her life-story and shows Madison Avenue what street smarts can do.

Zero

Casting by: Ayoka Billions, Mukesh Chhabra

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Salman Khan

Synopsis: A rich but physically-challenged man struggles to find his perfect match but his experiences with an amputee and a superstar lead to many adventures which help him complete his imperfection.

 

DECEMBER 25

Vice

Casting by: Francine Maisler

Starring:  Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell

Synopsis: The story of Dick Cheney (Christian Bale), an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.

If Beale Street Could Talk

Casting by: Cindy Tolan

Starring: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King

Synopsis: A woman in Harlem desperately scrambles to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime while carrying their first child.

Destroyer

Casting by: Mark Bennett

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Toby Kebbell, Tatiana Manfredi

Synopsis: A police detective reconnects with people from an undercover assignment in her distant past in order to make peace.

On the Basis of Sex

Casting by: Victoria Thomas

Starring: Felicity Jones, Justin Theroux, Armie Hammer

Synopsis: The story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights and what she had to overcome in order to become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

 

DECEMBER 28

Simmba

Casting by: Shantanu Shrikant Bhake

Starring: Ranveer Singh, Ajay Devgn, Abdul Quadir Amin

Synopsis: Ranveer “Simmba” is a fully corrupted police officer who gets transferred to City-X. There he joins hands with Main Antagonist “Actor-X” and treads the corruption route.Twist in the tale arises when Simmba girlfriend”Sara” gets accidentally kidnapped by Actor-X. This incident makes Simmba very angry and he goes against Actor-X and his empire. During this time, Simmba also comes to know that there is a bigger motive behind this kidnapping. What is that motive and will Simmba manage to find out the truth and punish the culprits forms the rest of the story.

 

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