Bid 2018 adieu with Bumblebee, Spider-Man, Mary Poppins and Aquaman! Let your hair down and enjoy the festivities this holiday season with these films at the cinema this December, for an array of blockbusters, sci-fi and family-friendly movies await.

Here’s the entire list of them.

Mortal Engines

Release date: December 6, 2018
Cast: Hera Hilmar, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Lang, Robert Sheehan
Genre: Action/Adventure

Hera Hilmar star as Hester Shaw in Peter Jackson’s Mortal Engines. (Photo credit: IMDB)

Fantasy film Mortal Engines is written and produced by Sir Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, based on the award-winning book series written by Philip Reeve. The post-apocalyptic movie is directed by Christian Rivers, who has worked with Jackson for more than two decades as a storyboard artist. She was also in charge of visual effects and worked as a Splinter Unit Director on The Hobbit trilogy.

Set 1,000 years in the future after civilisation is destroyed by a cataclysmic event, humankind has adapted and a new way of life has evolved. Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan) encounters a dangerous fugitive, Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar), who has been fighting for her survival. Together, they forge an unlikely alliance that is destined to change the course of the future as they uncover a terrible secret festering at the heart of London.

 

Widows

Release date: December 6, 2018
Cast: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell
Genre: Drama

Plotting a heist with… Tupperware? (Photo credit: IMDB)

Modern heist thriller, Widows is set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption. It is story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities. Veronica (Oscar winner Viola Davis), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fates into their own hands to attempt a heist in order to pay back a crime boss after their criminal husbands are killed on a botched job. Directed by Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) from a screenplay by McQueen and Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl), the movie also stars Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall and Daniel Kaluuya.

 

The Wrath (Korean)

Release date: December 6, 2018
Cast: Seo Young-hee, Shon Na-eun, Lee Tae-ri, Park Min-ji
Genre: Horror

K-pop singer Na-eun stars as one of the female leads in The Wrath. (Photo credit: Chosun)

The South Korean horror mystery film, The Wrath is a remake of the 1986 Korean horror film Woman’s Wail and stars Seo Young-hee and Son Na-eun. Set in the Joseon era, the story follows two Joseon women – Ok-boon (Son) and Madam Shin (Seo) turn against each other when a tragedy befalls a family of three sons who all died on their wedding day. Ok-boon is brought into a great mansion, where mysterious deaths have occurred, and meets Madam Shin, the lady of the house with a great secret. Ok-boon must face the terrifying truths beyond imagination when the dead begin to cry out loud.

 

Kedarnath (Hindi)

Release date: December 7, 2018
Cast:  Sushant Singh Rajput, Sara Ali Khan, Nitish Bharadwaj
Genre: Drama/Romance

Up the Uttarakhand mountains to the Kedarnath temple. (Photo credit: Santabanta)

Kedarnath is a romantic drama film written, directed and co-produced by Abhishek Kapoor, featuring Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan in leading roles. It tells a story of a wealthy Hindu girl who takes a 14-kilometre pilgrimage from Gauri Kund to Kedarnath, the historic 2,000-year-old holy temple of Lord Shiva in the Uttarakhand mountains, where she meets and falls in love with a humble Muslim boy who becomes her guide. As their relationship grows closer along the journey, the pair faces many obstacles, including familial disapproval and a clash of backgrounds. Their love is further tested when the sudden 2013 Uttarakhand floods devastate the region.

 

Aquaman

Release date: December 13, 2018
Cast: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson
Genre: Action/Adventure

Aquaman is here. (Photo credit: IMDB)

The lord of the seas of DC Comics is getting his own solo feature in the upcoming Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis. He is forced to step up and reconcile his loyalties to the surface world, as well as to lead his people against his brother, Orm, who seeks to unite the seven kingdoms against the surface world. Directed by James Wan, the film also stars Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Nicole Kidman and a guest role by Julie Andrews.

 

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Release date: December 13, 2018
Cast: Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Jake Johnson, Liev Schreiber
Genre: Animation

Will the real Spider-Man please stand up? (Photo credit: IMDB)

The animated superhero film is based on the Marvel Comics character Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) where he has to juggle his high school life and his status as a superhero who saves his city. In an unexpected incident, he manages to cross parallel dimensions in a shared multiverse called “Spider-Verse”, which features different Spider-Man superheroes in alternative universes. He teams up with his new found friends to stop a threat to all reality. Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman, the film features a voice cast that includes Hailee Steinfeld as Spider-Gwen, Mahershala Ali as Aaron Davis, Jake Johnson as Peter Parker, and Liv Schreiber as Kingpin.

 

Lovelive! Sunshine!! Aqours 4th LoveLive! ~Sailing to the Sunshine~ [GV Exclusive]

Release date: December 14, 2018
Cast: Anju Inami, Rikako Aida, Nanaka Suwa, Arisa Komiya
Genre: Concert

Who is your favourite voice actress? (Photo credit: wowjapan)

Missed the Aqours’ live concert in Tokyo Dome on November 17 and 18? Catch the performance by the Love Live! Sunshine!! franchise’s voice actress unit at this exclusive Golden Village screening. The concert features all nine members of the group performing select songs from their entire discography.

 

Bumblebee

Release date: December 20, 2018
Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Stephen Schneider, Jorge Lendeborg Jr.
Genre: Action/Adventure

Bumblebee is not your ordinary car. (Photo credit: IMDB)

Set 20 years before the events of the first film, Bumblebee is set in 1987 where a teenaged girl named Charlie Watson (Hailee Steinfeld) discovers him in a small California beach town junkyard. Not knowing that the yellow Autobot is actually seeking refuge, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow Volkswagen bug. The two of them soon find themselves hunted by a government agency known as Sector 7, led by Agent Burns. Directed by Travis Knight, this live-action Transformers film is the sixth of the film series, and also stars John Cera, Jorge Lendeborg Jr. and John Ortiz.

 

Zero (Hindi)

Release date: December 21, 2018
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma
Genre: Drama/Romance

Shah Rukh Khan as the charming Bauua Singh in Zero. (Photo credit: IMDB)

Starring Bollywood A-listers Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma, Zero tells a story of Bauua Singh (Shah Rukh Khan), a vertically-challenged man who is full of charm and wit, with a pinch of arrogance. Born to a wealthy family and raised in an environment of affluence and indulgence, Bauua has never been failed by Meerut or its people. But his life starts to change when he meets two women (Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma), and his experiences with them take him on a journey to complete his life and broaden his horizons to find a purpose he never knew he had. 

 

Adanga Maru (Tamil)

Release date: December 21, 2018
Cast: Jayam Ravi, Raashi Khanna
Genre: Drama/Action

Good cop, bad cop. (Photo credit: IMDB)

Jayam Ravi’s upcoming cop drama, Adanga Maru, deals with social issues that is prevalent in our current society. An upright cop (played by Jayam Ravi) refuses to blend in with the corrupt system. He rather take on the arduous path of listening to the people instead of his fellow seniors in the police department. Directed by Karthik Thangavel, the action movie also stars Raashi Khanna.

 

Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns

Release date: December 25, 2018
Cast: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer
Genre: Action/Adventure

It’s time for some magic! (Photo credit: IMDB)

The supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical fantasy returns in Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, with Emily Blunt as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure. Set in 1930’s London, 25 years after the events of the original film, it sees Poppins, the former nanny of Jane (Emily Mortimer) and Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw), returning to take care of the new Banks children after a family tragedy. She is joined by a street lamplighter named Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda), and an eccentric cousin named Topsy (Meryl Streep).

Dick Van Dyke is the only actor from the original to return, portraying the son of one of his original characters. Set in 1935 London, 25 years after the events of the original film, it sees Poppins, the former nanny of Jane and Michael Banks, returning after a family tragedy.

 

The Possession of Hannah Grace

Release date: December 27, 2018
Cast: Stana Katic, Shay Mitchell, Grey Damon
Genre: Horror/Thriller

Run, or you’ll die. (Photo credit: IMDB)

The Possession of Hannah Grace is an American supernatural horror film about the exorcism of a young woman Hannah Grace (newbie Kirby Johnson), who was killed in the middle of a procession. Months later, a former policewoman, Megan Reed (Shay Mitchell) is working the graveyard shift in the morgue when she takes delivery of a disfigured cadaver. Locked alone inside the basement corridors, Megan begins to experience horrifying visions and starts to suspect that the body may be possessed by a ruthless demonic force. The film also stars Stana Katic, Grey Damon and Nick Thune.

 

Dragon Ball Super: Broly (Japanese)

Release date: December 27, 2018
Cast: Vic Mignogna , Christopher Sabat , Sean Schemmel
Genre: Animation

It’s time to fight! (Photo credit: IMDB)

Dragon Ball Super: Broly is the 20th Dragon Ball movie focusing on the story of a new Saiyan warrior called Broly. The Saiyans were supposed to have been almost completely wiped out in the destruction of Planet Vegeta, but Broly is the only one who survived. Unlike any fighter Goku or Vegeta has ever encountered, the duo must put their training to good use and face the ultimate battle against Broly.

 

Sources: IMDB, WowJapan, Santabanta, Chosun

 

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