With December upon us, the cold winter weather has really put a downer on our mood! What’s better than a trip to the cinema to lift your spirits and get you out of the cold? Whether you need a study break, have plans with friends or a cute date, watching a movie is the perfect student activity! Don’t forget your student card for amazing discount prices!
Check out our list of 5 December film releases we think you’ll love!
The Disaster Artist
Release Date: December 1.
Director: James Franco.
Cast: James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Alison Brie, Ari Graynor, Josh Hutcherson, Jacki Weaver, Zac Efron, Zoey Deutch, Sharon Stone, Melanie Griffith, Christopher Mintz-Plasse.
Run Time: 104 minutes.
Synopsis: Tommy Wiseau will forever be known as ‘The Disaster Artist’ after writing, directing and starring in ‘The Room’, which many have described as “one of the worst movies ever made”. Witness the true story behind ‘The Room’ with ‘The Disaster Artist’, starring James Franco as Tommy Wiseau.
Release Date: December 8.
Director: David Gordon Green.
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Richard Lane Jr, Nate Richman, Lenny Clarke, Clancy Brown.
Run Time: 119 minutes.
Synopsis: The inspiring true story of Jeff Bauman, who lost his legs in the Boston Marathon bombing. We follow his journey as he adjusts to his new life, taking on months of gruelling rehabilitation in his attempt to walk again. Becoming a symbol of Boston’s pride and refusal to be broken by terror, developing into the living embodiment of ‘Boston Strong’.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Release Date: December 14.
Director: Rian Johnson.
Cast: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, Benicio del Toro.
Run Time: 152 minutes.
Synopsis: Picking up right where ‘The Force Awakens’ left off, ‘The Last Jedi’ finds Rey, after finally discovering Luke Skywalker, beginning her training in the ways of the Force. Starkiller Base may have been destroyed, but the First Order are far from defeated, with the war between them and The Resistance growing ever more fierce. The Resistance is in desperate need of a Jedi Knight, but Skywalker has decided that it’s time for the Jedi to end. Heroes and villains, old and new, battle with the fate of the entire galaxy at stake.
Release Date: December 16.
Director: Carlos Saldanha.
Cast: John Cena, Kate McKinnon, David Tennant, Bobby Cannavale, Anthony Anderson, Peyton Manning, Gina Rodriguez, Daveed Diggs, Gabriel Iglesias.
Run Time: 106 minutes.
Synopsis: ‘Ferdinand’ is a huge, peaceful Spanish Fighting bull who grew up with a caring family. He wouldn’t hurt a fly, preferring to smell flowers rather than to chase red cloths held by matadors in arenas. But when he is mistaken for a dangerous animal, he is taken from his home to a fighting stadium, where he will be trained as a fighting bull. He must find a way to get back to his family, gathering a team of misfit animals to escape – and he’s not leaving anyone behind.
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle
Release Date: December 20.
Director: Jake Kasdan.
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Bobby Cannavale.
Run Time: 119 minutes.
Synopsis: Twenty years after the release of the original film, Jumanji returns for a second installment. While cleaning out their school’s basement during detention, four teenagers discover an old video game console. They get sucked into the world of Jumanji, becoming the characters they chose to play as when they started the game. Now, they have no choice but to take on the most dangerous adventure of their lives – or risk being stuck forever!
Are you planning a trip to the cinema this December? What film are you most looking forward to watching? Let us know in the comments below! And don’t forget to tag us in your pictures on Instagram (@unilovers.co.uk)!