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December 15

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going knowing that his Christmas bonus is due soon. Starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki and written by John Hughes [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 8:37 PM - 1 comment

December 13

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Having taken her first steps into the larger Jedi world, Rey joins Luke Skywalker on an adventure with Leia, Finn and Poe that unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets of the past.
posted by Start with Dessert at 1:52 PM - 167 comments

December 12

Scrooge

Ebeneezer Scrooge (Alastair Sim) contentedly meanders through his life as a cruel miser until one fateful Christmas Eve when he is visited by three ghosts. The spirits show him how his behavior over the years has made him a lonely, bitter old man, and how his heart has grown colder. Using events from Scrooge's idealistic past, dreary present and dismal future, the apparitions try their best to melt his steely soul. Tightfisted Ebeneezer Scrooge learns the error of his ways through the intervention of the ghost of his former partner and of the three spirits and, just in time for the holidays, manages to make everyone's lives a little brighter, his included! Released as A Christmas Carol in the USA. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 10:04 PM - 6 comments

The Shape of Water

In Guillermo del Toro's magical realism twist on monster movies, isolated and mute Elisa (Sally Hawkins) works as a nighttime janitor at a government research facility in a 1960s-like Baltimore. Her life is changed forever when she discovers a secret classified "asset" and experiment, and develops an unusual relationship. [more inside]
posted by gemmy at 11:34 AM - 2 comments

December 10

Last Flag Flying

Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry "Doc" Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 2:36 PM - 2 comments

Icarus - Netflix

When Bryan Fogel sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller... [more inside]
posted by KaizenSoze at 6:44 AM - 0 comments

December 9

Psych: The Movie

Old friends reunite when one of them is targeted by an unknown assailant. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 12:36 PM - 5 comments

December 8

Bad Santa

A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot. Starring Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, Lauren Graham and Bernie Mac. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 8:22 PM - 5 comments

December 4

Mudbound

Two men return home from World War II to work on a farm in rural Mississippi, where they struggle to deal with racism and adjusting to life after war.
posted by octothorpe at 11:59 AM - 1 comment

Paddington 2

Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.
posted by pharm at 11:33 AM - 3 comments

December 3

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

In this darkly comic drama, a mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder, when they fail to catch the culprit. [more inside]
posted by still_wears_a_hat at 12:17 PM - 7 comments

The Disaster Artist

When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true. (IMDB)
posted by Countess Elena at 8:49 AM - 6 comments

November 30

The Long Kiss Goodnight

The comfortably drab life of a working mom [GEENA DAVIS] becomes a nightmare when she finds herself pursued by an assassin who seems to know more about her cloudy past than she does. Frightened by the attack and by some disturbing memories that have resurfaced, she seeks assistance from a private detective [SAMUEL L. JACKSON]. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 10:34 PM - 41 comments

Wonder

Based on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. [more inside]
posted by Clinging to the Wreckage at 11:53 AM - 4 comments

November 28

Gremlins

A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 10:14 PM - 22 comments

November 25

Coming Home

Lu and Feng are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution. Twenty years later, he returns home only to find that his beloved wife no longer remembers him.
posted by gemutlichkeit at 8:04 PM - 0 comments

November 24

Home for the Holidays

After losing her job, making out with her soon to be ex-boss, and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson has to face spending the holiday with her family. She wonders if she can survive their crazy antics. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 5:46 PM - 4 comments

November 23

Coco

Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history. [more inside]
posted by k8t at 6:49 AM - 38 comments

November 19

Witness for the Prosecution

In this film based on Agatha Christie's short story and play, Leonard Vole (Tyrone Power) is accused of murdering an elderly rich woman, and the only alibi to him depends on his wife.
posted by gemutlichkeit at 12:03 PM - 7 comments

November 17

Justice League

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince assemble a team of metahumans consisting of Barry Allen, Arthur Curry, and Victor Stone to face the catastrophic threat of Steppenwolf and the Parademons who are on the hunt for three Mother Boxes on Earth. [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight at 12:35 PM - 40 comments

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