Movies TO See: December 2015 Edition

Movies TO See.  A compiled list to help you weed out the good vs the bad to save your time, money and brain cells. A link to the preview has been provided in the title.

Macbeth (Dec 4)

Shakespeare’s stories have been remade and retold in countless ways, and will be forever.  A remake of a film based on one of shakespeare’s plays are not looked at the same way a remake of an old film would be.  I must admit I’m familiar with the story of Macbeth but have never seen a film.  Looking at the preview for this one I would definitely allow that to change and check this one out.

Krampus (Dec 4)

Please check out my blog posting about Krampus for further background.  It may not be the best film ever made but I must admit I am looking forward to this one.  Krampus is Santa Claus’ dark companion for where Santa gives Krampus comes to take.  You better not shout, you better not cry, you better watch out and I’m telling you why….

Life (Dec 4)

Not something that I would see but for James Dean fans I could see this as being an enjoyable nostalgic trip.  Starring Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan.

The Lady In The Van (Dec 4)

There are those indie quirky type films that although may have good intentions usually aren’t worth the time of anyones day.  This film I think could have been based on one of those ideas, but with the amazing help of Maggie Smith and a few appearances from James Cordon this may well be worth it!  Based on a true story about a lady who lived in a van, who planned to stay for 3 weeks but stayed 15 years.

Youth (Dec 4)

This would be the second film in December with the same basics as the Lady In The Van.  Backed by a great looking cast comes a film about a composer who is vacationing with his friend in the Swiss Alps.  No longer composing anything, he still lives and breathes music, and I imagine this great cast will get him back to it in a wonderful and beautiful way.  Starring Michael Caine, Rachel Weisz and Jane Fonda.

In The Heart of the Sea (Dec 11)

Starring Chris Hemsworth and Benjamin Walker comes a sea voyage adventure about the disaster of the ship, Essex.  The ship destroyed by a giant whale, a tale that inspired Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Dec 18)

This one is way too hyped to not have it on the TO see list.

Concussion (Dec 25)

Starring Will Smith comes the true story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, a doctor who first discovered CTE, a sports-related brain trauma.  Not a sports movie person but headed by Will Smith I could see it being a decent movie…for others.

Point Break (Dec 25)

Because surfing movies are cool… but action kick ass agent surfing is even cooler.  Will I watch it, probably not, but I would give it a chance on Netflix one day.

The Revenant (Dec 25)

Despite any reservations based on the concept of the movie, Leonardo DiCaprio tends to master any role he plays.  Based on the true story of Hugh Glass who was attacked by a bear and left to die, but fights his way through winter wilderness for revenge.

Daddy’s Home (Dec 25)

This is quite the interesting film.  Everybody loves Mark Wahlberg, and there are those strange people who like Will Ferrell.  Daddy’s Home brings us some laughs while introducing us to the new Will Farrell going from typecast “funny guy” to typecast dad role in cheesy films.  Watch out Dwayne the Rock Johnson, looks like you might be getting some competition.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend (Dec 31)

A sequel to the ever popular film from 2000!  Based on the final book in the Crane-Iron series.

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