Top Films for December

It’s the start of December so that means it is time for my usual monthly preview! Here is my last recommendation list of the year:

Sorry to Bother You

If you think you know what Sorry to Bother You is going to be about, you probably only know the half of it. It is not at all what I expected, which is good in some ways and not in others. It starts off strong – following Cash (Lakeith Stanfield) as he becomes a top ranking telemarketer after adopting a “white voice” – and is funny as hell and makes some interesting statements but then it descends into madness and gets weird as hell. Some might dig it, others might not. Review here. Released: 7th December

The Old Man and the Gun

This is said to be Robert Redford‘s last acting gig and it is certainly a fun, light-hearted way to go out and a pleasant way to spend a cinema trip. He plays a career criminal who spends his life robbing banks in a gentlemanly fashion. Enjoyable stuff. Review here. Released: 7th December

 

Mary Poppins Returns

I CANNOT WAIT to see this!! I was originally a bit concerned about it because I love the original Mary Poppins so much but I have heard so many positive things about it that I just want to see it already. The plot is very similar to the original – Mary Poppins returns to the Banks home to help the children, who are now adults. Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda and director Rob Marshall are the perfect combo for this. I’M SO READY. Released: 21st December

Holmes & Watson

To be honest, this could be absolutely pants but I’m down for seeing Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly reunite on my screen following Step Brothers. Here, they are giving a comedic take on Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, who must investigate a murder at Buckingham Palace. I’m expecting laugh-out-loud hilarity. Released: 26th December

 

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

I groaned when I first heard about ANOTHER Spider-Man outing (even though this is an animated film), but I was pleasantly surprised by Spider-Verse. It was so much better – funnier, more heartwarming and entertaining – than I expected it to be. It is about Miles Morales, who becomes another Spider-Man alongside Peter Parker, but then more turn up after a portal to other dimensions is opened. The animation style was a joy to behold and the soundtrack was top notch. Review coming soon. Released: 12th December

You might have noticed that I’ve missed off some big blockbusters such as Aquaman and Bumblebee – but that’s deliberate, I’m really not fussed about those!

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