What to watch this winter

December movie releases to conclude 2019

Jumanji: The Next Level movie poster

Columbia Pictures

Jumanji: The Next Level movie poster

Aidenne Despres, Staff writer

Jumanji: The Next Level Dec 13

A sequel to the remake of Jumanji (1995) where a group of 4 friends re-enter the increasingly difficult video game.

Genre: Adventure/Comedy

Rated: PG-13

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan

Blumhouse Productions
Black Christmas movie poster

Black Christmas Dec 13

The second remake of the 1774 film in which sorority girls at Hawthorne College are being hunted and killed by a crazy stalker.

Genre: Mystery/Slasher

Rated: PG-13

Starring: Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon, Lily Donoghue, Brittany O’Grady

Studio Babelsberg
A Hidden Life movie poster

A Hidden Life Dec 13

Based on a true story and set in World War 2, this movie follows the life of Franz Jagerstatter, a Catholic farmer that refuses to fight for the Nazis.

Genre: Historical Drama

Rated: PG-13

Starring: August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, Bruno Ganz

Colony Pictures
Code 8 movie poster

Code 8 Dec 13

Based on the 2016 short film, a man with special powers runs into the police force.

Genre: Fantasy/Sci-fi

Starring: Stephen Amell, Robbie Amell, Sung Kang

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie poster

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Dec 20

The newest addition to the Star Wars saga continuing the lives of Rey, Finn, and Poe Dameron.

Genre: Fantasy/Sci-fi

Rated: PG-13

Starring: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

Bron Studios
Bombshell movie poster

Bombshell Dec 20

Women take down Fox News head Roger Ailes in an act of defiance against the most controversial media empire of all time.

Genre: Drama

Rated: R

Starring: Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie, Nicole Kidman

Amblin Entertainment
Cats movie poster

Cats Dec 20

Based on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical and directed by Tom Hooper.

Genre: Drama/Fantasy

Rated: PG

Starring: Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, Idris Elba

Amazon Studios
The Aeronauts movie poster

The Aeronauts Dec 20

Scientist James Glaisher and pilot Amelia Rennes fight for their survival after creating a gas balloon that will change history.

Genre: Drama/Thriller

Rated: PG-13

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones

Sony Pictures Entertainment
Little Women movie poster

Little Women Dec 25

Adapted from the classic, four sisters come of age in the aftermath of the Civil War.

Genre: Drama

Rated: PG

Starring: Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Meryl Streep, Timothee Chalamet

Neal Street Productions
1917 movie poster

1917 Dec 25

An epic war film in which two British soldiers go on a mission to save 1,600 people in World War 1.

Genre: Historical Drama

Rated: R

Starring: Dean-Charles Chapman, Richard Madden, George MacKay, Benedict Cumberbatch

Just Mercy movie poster

Just Mercy Dec 25

A Harvard graduate lawyer, Bryan Stevenson, fights to free an innocent man sentenced to death.

Genre: Drama/Adventure

Rated: PG-13

Starring: Micheal B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, O’Shea Jackson Jr.