When the children finish school for their two-week holiday break, you may be at a loose end as to how to entertain them all day – or on those cold evenings after work. Or you may be child-free but love to have something to do in the evening. If that’s the case, there’s no better place than to enjoy the cinema at Christmas time. Here are the films being released in this second half of December that will help you enjoy the spirit of the season.

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Already released

  • Avatar: The Way of Water: The long-awaited second instalment of the original Avatar film (2009) has the sequel where Jake Sully and Ney’tiri have created their own family and are doing everything to stay together. They are forced to leave their home and explore the region of Pandora where an ancient threat resurfaces. Jake may have to fight a war against humans (rated PG-13).

Coming out Wednesday, 21st December 2022

  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish: If you love the Shrek films and their spinoff, Puss in Boots, you’ll love this sequel (rated PG).

  • Wildcat: A young British soldier back from Afghanistan takes a journey into the Amazon (rated R).

Coming Out Friday, 23rd December 2022

  • Babylon: An all-star ensemble cast star in a film about old Hollywood when the industry turned from silent films to talkies and the rise and fall of its inhabitants (rated R).

  • I Wanna Dance With Somebody: A film about Whitney Houston’s life and journey (rated PG-13).
  • Corsage: A fictional account of a single year of Empress Elisabeth of Austria’s life in 1877 as she turns 40 (Not rated).
  • The Pale Blue Eye: Edgar Allan Poe, a West Point cadet, is hired by a world-weary detective to investigate the murder of a fellow cadet (rated R).

  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery: A sequel to Knives Out, the famed Southern detective, Benoit Blanc, goes to Greece to solve a case (rated PG-13).
  • Living: A remake of 1952’s Ikiru, a humourless civil servant in 1950s London takes time off work to live his life after a grim diagnosis (rated PG-13).
  • Joyride: A 12-year-old Mully flees from his father and steals a taxi where he meets a headstrong solicitor who plans to offload her newborn baby to her sister (not rated).

Coming Out Sunday, 25th December 2022 (Christmas Day)

  • Women Talking: A group of women in an isolated religious community grapple with the brutality and sexual assault in their faith. Do they do nothing, leave, or stay and fight (rated PG-13)?
  • Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical: If you loved the 90s film, you’ll love this Tony and Olivier award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved book (rated PG).
  • After Ever Happy: A fourth instalment where a shocking revelation is revealed about Tessa and Hardin’s families (rated R).

Coming Out Monday, 26th December 2022

  • Broker: Two brokers sell orphaned infants in this South Korean drama. Boxes are left out for people to anonymously drop off unwanted infants to be cared for (rated R).

Coming Out Tuesday, 27th December 2022

  • Two Dash One One: Two lovers are torn apart by a tragic accident and they’re forced to reexamine their relationship when reunited in the afterlife (not rated).
  • Broadway Rising: Chronicles the complex reopening of Broadway after the 2020 pandemic struggles, featuring hundreds of staff, costume houses, designers, actors, restaurant owners, and more (rated PG-13).

  • A Man Called Otto: A grumpy widower befriends his new neighbours, a lively young family who moves in next door (rated PG-13).
  • Alice, Darling: A psychological thriller about a woman trapped in an abusive relationship and the intervention of her closest friends (rated R).

  • White Noise: A dramatisation of the contemporary American family’s attempts to deal with the conflicts of everyday life, exploring love, death, and happiness (rated R).
  • Turn Every Page: The Adventures of Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb: The story of the iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Caro and his editor, the literary giant Robert Gottlieb, and their 50-year professional relationship (rated PG).

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The takeaways

Do you love to spend the holidays at the cinema with the smell of sweets, popcorn, and fountain drinks in the air? Let us know on Tria Beauty UK’s Facebook page or Instagram if you plan to see any of these films this holiday season.

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