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We've scoured the film release schedules to bring you a month-by-month calendar of every new movie until the end of next year. Release dates? Actors? Directors? What to expect? Find out exactly what's coming to a cinema near you right here.

December film highlights



Friday December 7

I, Anna

  • Rated as: 2/5

Charlotte Rampling stars in this London noir directed by her son Barnaby Southcombe. It’s his debut feature, the story of a woman (Southcombe describes her as a femme fatale) mysteriously linked to a murder investigation.

Celeste and Jesse Forever

  • Rated as: 4/5

US TV comic Rashida Jones looks set to make her breakout as the co-writer and star of this mid-30s-crisis romcom about a bored wife looking for something better.

Confessions of a Child of the Century

Time Out has not reviewed this film yet.

Dance with the Jackals 2

Time Out has not reviewed this film yet.

Gremlins

  • Rated as: 4/5

It starts with a Christmas gift - a cute, cuddly little 'mogwai' - but the time of goodwill soon turns hellish when, splashed with water, the creature starts sprouting the titular monsters, whose sense of mischief extends to the murderous and beyond.

Khiladi 786

Time Out has not reviewed this film yet.

Life Just Is

  • Rated as: 2/5

The lives of six twentysomething Londoners, freshly graduated, are put under the microscope for a week in this slow-moving, earnest and patience-trying low-budget drama from debut British feature director Alex Barrett.

Seven Psychopaths

  • Rated as: 4/5

It’s the story of an Irish scriptwriter who unwittingly gets tangled up in LA’s criminal underworld. The cracking supporting cast includes a priceless turn from Christopher Walken as a professional dog thief.

So Undercover

  • Rated as: 2/5

The working title for Miley Cyrus’s latest outing was ‘I’m, Like, Sooo Undercover’ until someone surely decided it sounded too obnoxious even for her fanbase. Given that the film is now headed straight to DVD in the US, perhaps the studio shouldn’t have held back: if anything, this anodyne ‘Miss Congeniality’ rip-off could use more bratty fizz.

The Man with the Iron Fists

  • Rated as: 2/5

The plot looks like fairly standard chopsocky fare – the first-time director, RZA, plays a village blacksmith who must become a ‘living weapon’ in order to confront a murderous warrior.

The Oranges

  • Rated as: 1/5

New Jersey’s lot in the movies has long been that of a polyester-clad stooge: when it’s not serving as the butt of jokes from its cooler New York neighbours, it’s the setting of even smarmier stories about the perils of suburbia. And they don’t come much more lazily condescending than British director Julian Farino’s laughless farce.

You Will Be My Son

  • Rated as: 3/5

Tradition weighs heavy at a top Bordeaux chateau, where fearsome patriarch Niels Arestrup (the vicious old lag in ‘A Prophet’) is unconvinced that his eager but weak-willed son Lorànt Deutsch has what it takes to follow in his footsteps. Old-world wine buffs will absolutely adore this.

When Santa Fell to Earth

Time Out has not reviewed this film yet.


Thursday December 13

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The plot doesn’t really need repeating – homely shortarse meets gang of marauding burglars, havoc ensues – but the focus of discussion is still that bizarre, mismatched cast, which ranges from the sublime to the ridiculous.


Friday December 14

Babette's Feast

It's a tale of self-sacrifice, thwarted ambitions, and lost love, but sheer sensuous joy suffuses the screen when Babette performs her own special miracle for one last supper.

Baraka

With startling depth and luminosity, a tumble of images whirls the viewer on a world tour: ancient temples and ethnic rites, unfolding landscapes and teeming cities.

Chasing Ice

Twenty years ago ‘National Geographic’ photographer James Balog was a climate change sceptic. Then he started photographing the retreat of the world’s glaciers.

Love Crime (Crime D'Amour)

Time Out has not reviewed this film yet.

Code Name: Geronimo

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Dead Europe

  • Rated as: 4/5

Isaac is an Australian photographer who heads to Greece following the untimely death of his father, Vasilly. There he becomes embroiled in family drama but also in something more sinister: an immigrant child appears and disappears, and the citizens of Vasilly’s home town seem to be harbouring some dark secret.

False Trail

Sick of Swedish crime thrillers already? Not quite yet? Well then, here’s another. It’s a sequel to director Kjell Sunvall’s 1996 movie ‘Hunters’, which was a huge box office hit in Sweden.

Neil Young Journeys

Time Out has not reviewed this film yet.

Smashed

  • Rated as: 4/5

A truthful American indie about a hard-drinking couple whose marriage falls apart when one of them gets sober.

Tinkerbell and the Secret of the Wings 3D

Time out has not reviewed this film yet.

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Faded child star of the '20s (Bette Davis) terrorises faded matinee star of the '30s (Joan Crawford) in a decaying Hollywood mansion, after a mysterious accident has confined the latter to a wheelchair.

UFO

Time Out has not reviewed this film yet.


Thursday December 20

Life of Pi

  • Critics choice

The tale of Pi Patel (Maguire) who after a freak accident is left adrift at sea on a small lifeboat with a zebra, a hyena, an orangutan and a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.


Friday December 21

Boxing Day

Time Out has not reviewed this film yet.

Dabangg 2

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Pitch Perfect

  • Rated as: 3/5

Kendrick plays a university student who joins an all-girl singing troupe.

West of Memphis

  • Rated as: 4/5

The 1994 conviction of three disaffected teenagers in West Memphis, Arkansas, for killing a trio of eight-year-old boys raised strong public emotions at the trial, and a lengthy campaign afterwards claimed that hysteria over ‘satanic rituals’, rather than genuine evidence, put the accused behind bars.


Wednesday December 26

Grabbers

Time Out has not reviewed this film yet.

Jack Reacher

Reacher is one of those characters who always seems to get sucked into some bizarre crime scenario, in this instance a mass killing in a public piaza.

Parental Guidance

'Parental Guidance' is a rare example of a Hollywood actor embracing his age and working with it: Billy Crystal plays a grandfather who has to tackle 21st century technology when dealing with his computer-savvy grandkids.

Safety Not Guaranteed

Aubrey Plaza plays a magazine intern who answers a classified ad seeking a time-travelling companion – the traveller in question being oddball paranoid scientist Kenneth, played by ‘Cyrus’ co-director Mark Duplass.


Friday December 28

F Type

Time Out has not reviewed this film yet.

The Nutcracker 3D

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