2017 December Movies

Star Wars 8/Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Plot details are being kept under wraps for now, but The Last Jedi is the sequel to 2015’s The Force Awakens and picks up moments after Episode VII. Rey has travelled to Ahch-to with Chewbacca and R2-D2 to find the exiled Luke Skywalker and begin her formal Force training. However, the Luke Rey meets is not necessarily what she imagined, as Skywalker believes it is time for the Jedi to end. Meanwhile, the war between the Resistance and First Order rages on, with both sides looking for whatever upper hand they can get. General Leia Organa regroups with trusted allies Poe Dameron and Finn, while Supreme Leader Snoke looks to complete Kylo Ren’s training.

The Last Jedi is the eighth episode of the famous Skywalker saga that began with the original Star Wars film in 1977 and serves as the middle chapter of the sequel trilogy. It is arriving in theaters in time to commemorate the franchise’s 40th anniversary and promises to be more ominous in tone when compared to its predecessor. In addition to the returning characters from The Force AwakensLast Jedi introduces the likes of Kelly Marie Tran’s Rose and mystery characters played by Benicio del Toro and Laura Dern to the series.

Star Wars: Episode IX, the followup to Last Jedi, has been scheduled for a May 2019 premiere. At this point, Lucasfilm is unsure if the saga will continue beyond that point or end with director Colin Trevorrow’s film.

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy

In a brand new Jumanji adventure, the tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji’s world – pitted against rhinos, black mambas and an endless variety of jungle traps and puzzles. To survive, they’ll play as characters from the game: meek Spencer becomes a stupid and girl crazy jock (Dwayne Johnson); football jock Fridge becomes a tiny Einstein (Kevin Hart); It-girl Bethany becomes a bookworm professor (Jack Black); and unathletic Martha becomes an amazonian warrior (Karen Gillan). To beat the game and return to the Planet Earth with their lives, they’ll have to start seeing things in an entirely different way.

Bright (2017)

  • Genre: Crime, Fantasy

Humans, Orcs, Elves… everybody is just trying to get along. Get ready for the world of Bright, a new Netflix Original Film, starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton.

Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)

  • Genre: Comedy, Musical

After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren’t job prospects for making music with your mouth.  But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.

The Shape of Water (2017)

  • Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi

From master storyteller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

The Greatest Showman (2017)

  • Genre: Musical

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

Downsizing (2017)

  • Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi

When scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall as a solution to over-population, Paul (Matt Damon) and his wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in order to get small and move to a new downsized community – a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.

Molly’s Game (2017)

  • Genre: Biopic

MOLLY’S GAME is the true story of Molly Bloom a smart, young, Olympic- class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe

The Papers (2017)

  • Genre: Drama, History

A historical drama detailing the Washington Post’s investigation of the Pentagon Papers in the 1970s. Artwork is from Bridge of Spies (2015).

All the Money in the World (2017)

  • Genre: Drama

The true story-based drama chronicles the 1973 kidnapping in Rome of Paul Getty’s 16-year-old grandson and its resulting turmoil, during which Getty bristled at the prospect of paying a ransom, while the boy’s mother desperately tried to retrieve him and even allied with an ex-CIA agent to do so.

Just Getting Started (2017)

  • Genre: Action, Comedy

Morgan Freeman stars as DUKE DIVER, the freewheeling manager of the luxury Palm Springs resort, the Villa Capri. DIVER may have a mysterious past, but he’s a pro at making sure that life for the high-spirited residents is one big, non-stop party. But the status quo is challenged when ex-military charmer LEO (Tommy Lee Jones) checks in, triggering a competition between Duke and Leo for the top spot of Alpha male, as well as for the affections of the newly-arrived SUZIE (Rene Russo). When Duke’s past suddenly catches up with him, the rivals put aside their differences and the two men reluctantly team up to stop whoever is trying to kill Duke, and also save the Villa Capri.

Wonder Wheel (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Drama

On Coney Island in the 1950s, a lifeguard tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator and his beleaguered wife.