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Movies to watch this December 2023

Renaissance

A Film By Beyoncé // Fri 1 dec

Step into the world of an icon with “Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé.” This film offers an exclusive, intimate glimpse into the life of one of the globe’s most celebrated artists. Captured during the epic Renaissance World Tour, which spanned from Sweden to Missouri from May to October 2023, the film celebrates Beyoncé’s artistic journey following her critically lauded 2022 album, “Renaissance.”

Experience a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the tour that captivated millions, showcasing the talent, passion, and artistry of a true musical legend.

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Fri 8 dec

A much-loved children’s character gets resurrected for an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza. Timothée Chalamet stars as the titular chocolate factory owner, taking us on a journey through his earlier life before everything was given away.

Serving as a spiritual prequel to 1971’s Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory, it also stars Olivia Colman, Hugh Grant and Sally Hawkins. This intoxicating mix of magic, music, mayhem and emotion is told with fabulous heart and humour, creating an irresistibly vivid and inventive big screen spectacle will introduce audiences to one of Roald Dahl’s most iconic stories and show that the best things in life begin with a simple dream.

The Three Musketeers Milady

Weds 13 dec

Eva Green as Milady and Romain Duris as Aramis in The Three Musketeers: Milady (2023)

Alexandre Dumas’ timeless tale, “The Three Musketeers,” returns to the silver screen with a captivating twist in “The Three Musketeers: Milady.” This thrilling period action movie brings back the stars of the beloved “Three Musketeers: D’Artagnan,” including François Civil as D’Artagnan and Vincent Cassel as Athos.

Joined by Pio Marmaï as Porthos and Romain Duris as Aramis, the ensemble is complete with the enchantingly unpredictable Eva Green as the titular Milady. Dive into a world of adventure, camaraderie, and intrigue as this classic story is reimagined for a new generation.

Godzilla Minus One

Fri 15 dec

Photo: Toho

The 37th installment of the Godzilla saga, “Godzilla Minus One,” brings the iconic Kaiju franchise back to its origins. Produced by Toho, the original Godzilla studio, this 33rd film in the series is set in post-war Japan, grappling with the aftermath of the atomic bomb.

The narrative takes a thrilling turn as the colossal Godzilla emerges from the ruins, unleashing chaos and reminding us why this creature remains a cinematic titan. Witness a blend of historical drama and monster movie magic in this latest chapter of the Godzilla legacy.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

Weds 20 dec

Director James Wan returns to the final instalment of the DC Expanded Universe. Starring Jason Momoa as the awesomely-powered undersea monarch, along with Patrick Wilson, Amber Heard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Nicole Kidman, we find a familiar threat is rearing it’s head once more.

Having failed to defeat Aquaman the first time, Black Manta still seeks to avenge his father’s death. This time he’s wielding the power of the Black Trident, a mythical weapon which unleashes an ancient and malevolent force. Aquaman must forge an unlikely alliance and set aside some uncomfortable differences. But can he and his brother save their family, the underwater kingdom and the entire world?! Probably.

Next Goal Wins

Tues 26 dec

Searchlight Pictures

Taika Waititi and Michael Fassbender team up for “Next Goal Wins,” a heartwarming underdog sports comedy. Inspired by the documentary of the same name, this film tells the uplifting story of the American Samoa soccer team’s struggle and triumph. Fassbender stars as Thomas von Rongen, the unorthodox Dutch captain who leads this underachieving team to an unexpected victory.

Expect laughs, inspiration, and an endearing exploration of the human spirit in this feel-good sports tale.

Ferrari

Tues 26 dec

In “Ferrari,” director Michael Mann and actor Adam Driver join forces to tell the gripping true story of legendary car designer Enzo Ferrari. Witness a portrayal of resilience and passion as Enzo, played by Driver, channels his grief over personal tragedy and business turmoil into the high-stakes world of racing.

Set against the backdrop of the 1957 Mille Miglia race, this film is not just about cars and speed; it’s a poignant exploration of a man pushing his limits in the face of adversity. Prepare for a cinematic journey that combines emotion, history, and the thrill of racing.

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