HOL­I­DAY FLICKS

Whether you’re want­ing to treat the kids to a movie or are seek­ing a few hours of es­capism, we’ve got you cov­ered with these big-screen hits

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Get into the Christ­mas spirit with The Grinch, based on Dr Seuss’s clas­sic tale. Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch voices the epony­mous char­ac­ter, who lives in­side a cave on Mt Crum­pet with only his loyal dog, Max, for com­pany. This em­bit­tered grump is de­ter­mined to steal Christ­mas, but has a change of heart sparked by a young girl’s gen­er­ous fes­tive spirit. A highly en­ter­tain­ing, heart­warm­ing movie with much to teach young view­ers. Re­lease date: 7 De­cem­ber 2018.

The much-an­tic­i­pated Bum­ble­bee, a spin-off of the block­buster Trans­former fran­chise, hits theatres this month. This pre­quel to the pop­u­lar film fran­chise is set in the late Eight­ies and re­lates the ad­ven­tures of Bum­ble­bee af­ter his ar­rival on earth. The yel­low Au­to­bot takes refuge in a junk­yard in a small Cal­i­for­nian town. There he meets Char­lie (Hailee Ste­in­feld), who soon dis­cov­ers that this is no or­di­nary VW bug. Fans of the series will en­joy the re­turn of the char­ac­ters fea­tured in the orig­i­nal an­i­mated series and first-gen­er­a­tion toy line.

Re­lease date: 21 De­cem­ber 2018.

Even if you’re not into su­per-hero movies, don’t miss Aqua­man, star­ring the mega-hunky Ja­son Mo­moa. He plays Arthur Curry, the ruler of At­lantis and King of the Seven Seas, who’s forced to choose be­tween his loy­al­ties to the sur­face world and his un­der­sea king­dom, as the an­gry At­lanteans are plan­ning to re­volt against the hu­mans pol­lut­ing the oceans. This big­bud­get re­lease is sure to be vis­ually mes­meris­ing (and not just be­cause of a ripped, im­pos­ing and shirt­less Moma!).

Re­lease date: 21 De­cem­ber 2018.

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