December’s lineup of films offers a truly amusing collection. The last month of this year has a fantastic array of Hollywood films in store for us while a promising new Pakistani film is also all set to release this holiday season. From romantic flicks, a classic to action and drama laden films, there are multiple movies to choose from this December.
1. Jumanji: The Next Level
2017’s reboot of the iconic film Jumanji, was a tremendous success worldwide. The action and adventure film starred beloved actors such as Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Nick Jonas among others in key roles.
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle became Sony’s highest-grossing movie of all time! Being such a huge success, it was evident that a sequel will be made! The film’s anticipated sequel, Jumanji: The Next Level is all set to hit the theatres on December 13th all across the world.
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Mark your calendars for this one as the mayhem ensues in Jumanji: The Next Level. The highly adored cast will be reprising their roles in yet another Jumangi adventure. This time around, high school teenager Spencer gets sucked into the game and his friends decide to re-enter the game to save him.
Hum Films is now bringing new faces on the big screen! Tasmina Sheikh’s directorial debut, Sacch stars newcomer Elysee Sheikh in lead opposite Asad Zaman Khan and Humayoun Ashraf. The supporting line-up includes veteran Pakistani actors like Uzma Gillani, Javed Sheikh, Nauman Masood, Fazila Qazi, Ayesha Sana, together with Zulfikar Sheikh and Tasmina Sheikh.
The film has been shot entirely in UK and has been boasting grand visuals in its teaser. Sacch has been scripted by an award-winning Bollywood screenwriter Kumud Chaudhary, while the dialogues are by Pakistani playwright Hasina Moin.
The romantic flick surely looks promising! Sacch is slated for release on 20th December!
3. Little Women
Lousia May Alcott’s timeless classic Little Women has seen several movie adaptations over the years. The eighth adaption of the Little Women has a star studded cast including some of the finest actors of Hollywood.
The four March sisters are played by Saoirse Ronan (as Jo), Emma Watson (as Meg), Eliza Scanlen (as Beth), and Florence Pugh (as Amy), and the supporting cast numbers Meryl Streep, Laura Dern and Timothée Chalamet.
Greta Gerwig’s directorial, Little Women will release on 25th December.
4. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
This upcoming epic space opera film is the third installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, following The Force Awakens (2015) and The Last Jedi (2017), and the final episode of the nine-part “Skywalker saga.
The film will be releasing on December 20th! Star Wars has a cult like following in North America and a crazy following in Pakistan as well! The Rise of Skywalker promises that “the saga will end”, which means that we’ll be seeing the last of Rey, Finn, Poe, and the other regulars. Until they inevitably come back for another saga in a few years from now.
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5. Baaji (Re-release)
Saqib Malik’s directorial Baaji is all set to return on the big screen on 6th December. Baaji became the 6th highest grossing film of 2019 as it completed its run at the cinemas. As per director Sabiq Malik, Baaji is now re-releasing on 6th December due to popular demand. The film marks the comeback of the evergreen actress Meera. It also stars Amna Illyas, Osman Khalid Butt, Mohsin Abbas Haider and Nayyer Ejaz in pivotal roles.
Amalgamating art with commercial elements in an intense narrative, Baaji tells a compelling tale of an ageing actress and her fading stardom. The art film has surely made a good addition to the Pakistani cinema! So if you haven’t seen the film already, here’s your chance again!