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10 December Movies You Don’t Want to Miss


Joy to the World! December is here, as well as plenty of holiday fun to be found at the movies. There are all kinds of options for families and film buffs this month, so grab you popcorn and Raisinettes, settle into your seat, and enjoy some of these flicks that you won’t want to miss.

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The Aeronauts

 

Release Date: Dec. 6
Writer Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, A Christmas Carol) teams up with director Tom Harper to tell the harrowing tale of daredevil pilot Amelia Wren and weather scientist James Glaisher as they fight to stay alive while making scientific strides in a hot air balloon. The film, which premiered in Great Britain in November, stars Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne.

Playmobil: The Movie

 

Release Date: Dec. 6
Here is one for the kids, about an orphaned girl named Marla who goes on a journey to the animated world of Playmobil in an attempt to find her missing brother Charlie. Inspired by the popular German building toy (similar to LEGOs), Marla and Charlie find themselves on an adventure of a lifetime that includes fighting pirates, Viking battles and interacting with dinosaurs. The voice talent for the film includes Jim Gaffigan, Adam Lambert, Kenan Thompson and Daniel Radcliffe.

Black Christmas

 

Release Date: Dec. 13
Few things seem so at odds as a slasher film and Christmas, and yet, for horror buffs, this sub-genre has its champions. Black Christmas takes us to Hawthorne College during the holidays. A serial killer is on the loose, and his targets are the girls in a campus sorority. Instead of becoming victims, the young women take matters into their own hands and the hunter soon becomes the hunted. Directed by Sophia Takai, Black Christmas is guaranteed to inspire some yuletide terror.

Bombshell

 

Release Date: Dec. 13
A starry cast including Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie and John Lithgow bring to life the compelling true story of FOX News employees who expose the network’s CEO Roger Ailes with allegations of sexual harassment. Among those who came forward include commentators Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson. Bombshell is directed by Jay Roach (Meet the Parents, Mystery, Alaska).

A Hidden Life

 

Release Date: Dec. 13
The historical drama A Hidden Life, written and directed by Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line), tells the true story of Austrian farmer Franz Jägerstätter who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. A story of a heroic man who chose death over being a part of the sinister regime, A Hidden Life should prove an inspiring story about the difficult choice to do what is right, no matter the sacrifice.

Jumanji – The Next Level

 

Release Date: Dec. 13
The classic board game Jumanji, based on the popular Chris Van Allsburg children’s book, is brought to life in Jumanji – The Next Level. A follow-up to the 2017 hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Spencer and his friends are (once again) sucked into the video game version of Jumanji, taking the form of avatars as they work their way out of the animal-filled world. Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Danny Glover and Nick Jonas star.

Cats

 

Release Date: Dec. 20
The film adaptation of the hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats takes audiences into the world of singing, dancing felines, each sharing their stories in an attempt to be the chosen kitty who will be given a new Jellicle life. With a cast that includes Judi Dench, Idris Elba, James Corden, Taylor Swift, Ian Mckellen and Jennifer Hudson, the film is helmed by director Tom Hooper (The King’s SpeechLes Miserables). The haunting score includes the showtune classic “Memory” as well as a bevy of other beloved stage classics.

Star Wars – The Rise of Skywalker

 

Release Date: Dec. 20
A new Star Wars film is always an exciting event for movie lovers. The latest installment in the Star Wars saga, and the final film of the latest trilogy under Disney, The Rise of Skywalker is easily one of the most eagerly anticipated films of 2019. Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac are back, along with original trilogy stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Ian McDiarmid and Billy Dee Williams. Moviegoers will likely be on the edge of their seats to find out the answers to a parade of unanswered questions, and to see if the Resistance finally wins out over the First Order.

Little Women

Release Date: Dec. 25
The latest screen adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women comes to the big screen on Christmas Day. The story of the four March girls, and the love and humor they share as they grow into adulthood, is a time-honored classic. For this incarnation, an all-star cast, including Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Timothée Chalamet, Laura Dern, Chris Cooper and Meryl Streep has been assembled, adding a special magic to this beloved tale.

Spies in Disguise

Release Date: Dec. 25
Finally, another entry aimed at the younger crowd, Spies in Disguise is an animated spy film featuring the voice talents of Will Smith and Tom Holland. A super-spy named Lance and the scientist named Beckett (upon whom he relies for gadgets) find their world turned upside down. Lance accidentally ingests one of Beckett’s experiments, turning him into a pigeon. How can he continue to save the world from the dastardly Tristan McFord now that he is a bird? Rashida Jones, Ben Mendelsohn and Reba McEntire also lend their voices to this action-comedy.

Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. His latest book, Sitcommentary: The Television Comedies That Changed America, released on Oct. 15. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.

Rock On! Tickets Now on Sale for ‘KISS: End of the Road World Tour’

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The legendary rock band is ready to take a final bow! Save up to 45% on tickets to the epic KISS: End of the Road World Tour.

With an incredible 45-year career that changed rock and roll forever, KISS is embarking on the final legs of their farewell tour. With original members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley still leading the charge, the End of the Road World Tour will showcase the outrageous costumes, heroic guitar licks and awesome stage effects that KISS is famous for. This is your chance to see this iconic rock band that has sold an astonishing 100-plus million records during their meteoric rise to fame. Their fun-loving live shows have attracted a diverse fan base that spans generations, and the final dates promise to be the most over-the-top concerts yet.

Do you want be part of rock and roll history when KISS counts down to their final show? Devoted fans will be packing the house every night, so make sure to get your tickets now before they’re all snapped up.

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Pre-Black Friday Starts Now! 8 Deals You Can’t Miss

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We’re just days away from Black Friday – but lucky for you, there’s no waiting involved! To get everyone in the shopping mood, TicketsatWork.com has unveiled a Pre-Black Friday savings celebration featuring deals up to 50% off.

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By Jeff Hyatt

10 Must-See New Movies to Catch in Theaters This November


November is traditionally an exciting month to catch a new movie in theaters, and 2019 is proving to be no different. From family films releasing in time for the holidays, to a big batch of promising titles hoping to make their mark in time for awards season, November has a lot to offer moviegoers. Here are ten titles that we think you will want to catch this month.

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Terminator: Dark Fate

Release Date: Nov. 1, 2019
Terminator: Dark Fate ignites a full-throttle adventure, proving a thrilling installment in the Terminator film franchise. Both Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton are back, and Director James Cameron is, once again, at the helm. Picking up 27 years after the conclusion of Terminator 2: Judgment DayTerminator: Dark Fate offers another harrowing tale of cyborgs against humanity.

Harriet

Release Date: Nov. 1, 2019
Tony Award winner Cynthia Erivo stars in this biopic about the courageous slave-turned-abolitionist Harriet Tubman. From her escape as a slave to her leading hundreds of others to freedom via the Underground Railroad, the film ventures to give audiences an intimate understanding of Tubman’s story. Also in the cast are Tony winner Leslie Odom, Jr., Joe Alwyn, Janelle Monae, Jennifer Nettles and Vanessa Bell Calloway.

Arctic Dogs

Release Date: Nov. 1, 2019
The computer-animated feature film Arctic Dogs promises to be fun for the whole family, following the story of Arctic Fox (voiced by Jeremy Renner), who works in the mail room for the Arctic Blast Delivery Service. Arctic Fox has bigger ambitions, however, with his heart set on joining the team of husky couriers who take on dangerous missions to make deliveries. Soon, he finds himself confronting an evil genius who is attempting to take over the world.

Doctor Sleep

Release Date: Nov. 8, 2019
November also brings us the “King of Horror” Stephen King’s follow-up to his nightmarish tale of a haunted hotel, The ShiningDoctor Sleep finds a grown up Danny Torrance facing to the demons of his childhood. After learning to navigate and then utilize his psychic gifts, he returns to the ruins of the ghost-infested dwelling that terrorized him those many years ago. Ewan McGregor stars.

Last Christmas

Release Date: Nov. 8, 2019
Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke leads this holiday romantic comedy about an unlucky woman named Kate who takes a job as a department store elf. While doing her best to spread yuletide cheer, she meets a handsome young man, and suddenly her fortune begins to change. Is it Christmas magic? Last Christmas also stars Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Emma Thompson and Patti LuPone.

Midway

Release Date: Nov. 8, 2019
The harrowing true story of the Battle of Midway is brought to life in Roland Emmerich’s cinematic retelling of the skirmish that was a turning point of World War II. An ensemble cast that includes Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Aarron Eckhart, Nick Jonas, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid and Woody Harrelson assemble for a film that takes us from the tragedy of Pearl Harbor through the titular battle of the Pacific.

Ford v Ferrari

Release Date: Nov. 15, 2019
Based on a true story, this drama follows American automaker and former race car driver Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and British driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale) in their quest to build a new type of race car for Ford to compete against those of Enzo Ferrari in the 1966 Le Mans World Championship. In addition to the star power in its leading roles, the film is co-written by Tony-winning playwright Jez Butterworth (The Ferryman).

Frozen II

Release Date: Nov. 22, 2019
Disney’s animated film Frozen was a crowd-pleaser and an Academy Award-winning critical success. The 2013 animated classic receives a follow-up with Frozen II, returning to the fictional land of Arendelle, where three years have passed since the first story unfolded. When Elsa begins hearing beckoning voices from the North, she, her sister Anna and their posse of snowy friends go on a magical journey to investigate. Academy Award-winning composers Robert Lopez and Kristin Anderson-Lopez return to provide songs for the film’s score.

21 Bridges

Release Date: Nov. 22, 2019
If action-thrillers get your blood pumping, you will want to catch 21 Bridges. An NYPD detective finds himself facing the case of his career, tasked with bringing down two cop killers that are on the loose. Twists and turns along the way keep the audience guessing. Brian Kirk directs a cast led by Chadwick Boseman, J.K. Simmons, Sienna Miller, Stephan James, Keith David and Taylor Kitsch.

A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood

Release Date: Nov. 22, 2019
Fred Rogers, the gentle and captivating man who imagined and brought to life the iconic children’s television program Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, is played by Tom Hanks in this biopic. Journalist Lloyd Vogel is sent by Esquire magazine to write a profile piece on the beloved Rogers, finding his own life changed by the experience. The cast also includes Matthew Rhys, Chris Cooper and Susan Kelechi Watson.

Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. His latest book, Sitcommentary: The Television Comedies That Changed America, was released on Oct. 15. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.

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