Christmas came early this year, as it almost always does – this time in the version of a third iteration of the classic Dr. Seuss story How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Simply titled The Grinch, it’s a computer-animated expansion with Benedict Cumberbatch growling his way through pratfalls and hijinks.
Also holiday adjacent, Disney released a fantasy film helmed by not one, but two directors (Lasse Hallstrom and Joe Johnston) – The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. The traditionally Christmas-related Nutcracker story has ballooned into something far removed from its original telling.
Cory also brings up the first of three parental-child relations films – Beautiful Boy – this one about heroin addict Timothee Chalamet and his caring father, played by Steve Carell. (The other two are Ben Is Back and Boy Erased). This one will surely be in Oscar conversations.
Tristan pops in with the latest television show release, Amazon’s mysterious Homecoming, starring Julia Roberts and directed by Sam Esmail.
Horror films came late this year, like usual, as the Nazi zombie horror Overlord drops today, and in only a handful of theatres, you might still be able to catch the arthouse thriller Suspiria, by Luca Guadagnigno.
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