In Theatres This Week: December 26th

Coming out in theatres this week around Australia on Boxing Day.

The Greatest Showman

Synopsis: Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Fredric Lehne, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

Director: Michael Gracey

Running Time: 105 mins

Rating: PG Mild Themes

 

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Synopsis: Four teenagers discover an old video game console and are literally drawn into the game’s jungle setting, becoming the adult avatars they choose.

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Rhys Darby, Alex Wolff, Madison Iseman

Director: Jake Kasdan

Running Time: 119 mins

Rating: PG Mild fantasy violence, sexual references and coarse language

 

Call Me By Your Name

Synopsis: In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father’s research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape.

Starring: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel, Victoire Du Bois

Director: Luca Guadagnino

Running Time: 131 mins

Rating: M Sex scenes, nudity and coarse language

 

Coco

Synopsis: Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

Starring: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Edward James Olmos, Alfonso Arau, Jaime Camil, Renée Victor, Ana Ofelia Murguía

Director: Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina

Running Time: 105 mins

Rating: PG Mild Themes

 

Breathe

Synopsis: The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Their heartwarming celebration of human possibility marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis.

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Diana Rigg, Miranda Raison, Dean-Charles Chapman, Hugh Bonneville, Kiera Bell

Director: Andy Serkis

Running Time: 117 mins

Rating: M Mature Themes

 

Downsizing

Synopsis: A social satire in which a guy realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself.

Starring: Kristen Wiig, Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Jason Sudeikis, Margo Martindale, Alec Baldwin, Neil Patrick Harris

Director: Alexander Payne

Running Time: 135 mins

Rating: M Sexual references, coarse language, drug use and nudity

 

Pick of the Week:

What better way to follow up Christmas than to go to the movies, and there is a movie for everyone being released this week. I have already seen Call Me By Your Name and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (Reviews coming soon) and I enjoyed both. I would be happy to watch all the movies being released this week to be honest they all have some appeal. My top two picks would be Coco, because of my love for Disney and Pixar, and The Greatest Showman because of its incredible marketing campaign. I will probably see both and more but I can only pick one.

My Pick of the Week is Coco

 

What is your Pick of the Week?

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