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New films and DVDs for December 2017

Written by · Published Dec 4, 2017

Captain Underpants: the first epic movie, The Hitman's Bodyguard, Atomic Blonde

Dunkirk

“In May 1940, in the early days of the Second World War, hundreds of thousands of Allied soldiers are trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk after being pushed back by the German army during the Battle of France, prompting a massive rescue operation to evacuate them. As the evacuation, code-named Operation Dynamo, gets underway, the soldiers of the British Expeditionary Force holds a shrinking position as the Nazi’s advance upon them.

“Meanwhile, civilian sailors back home are called upon to use whatever vessels they have to aid the rescue effort across the Channel and the Royal Air Force tries to defend the vulnerable troops on the ground from the skies.

“The ensemble cast includes Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh and Harry Styles.”

Captain Underpants: the first epic movie

“Best friends George and Harold have created their own comic book about a superhero they call Captain Underpants. One day, while being told off by their school principal Mr Krupp, they accidentally hypnotise him into believing he is Captain Underpants.

“While they try to control Mr Krupp as his delusions of heroism begin to get out of hand, they learn that new teacher, Professor Poopypants, is actually an evil scientist planning an attack on the school.

“As the boys persuade Mr Krupp to stop trying to perfect the art of flying and help them stop Professor Poopypants, what they thought would be a normal day at school turns out to be a day they’ll never forget.”

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

“Forced to take on ruthless hitman and old adversary Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson) as a client, top protection agent Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) faces a race against time to get him to the upcoming trial of ruthless Eastern European dictator Vladislav Dukhovich (Gary Oldman) at the International Court of Justice in the Dutch city of The Hague. With Kincaid due to give evidence against Dukhovich, the pair must negotiate a host of elite assassins as they look to make it to the trial in one piece.

“The cast also includes Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung and Kirsty Mitchell.”

American Made

“Barry Seal, a TWA pilot, is recruited by the CIA to provide reconnaissance on the burgeoning communist threat in Central America and soon finds himself in charge of one of the biggest covert CIA operations in the history of the United States. The operation spawns the birth of the Medellin cartel and almost brings down the Reagan White House.”

Atomic Blonde

“Sensual and savage, Lorraine Broughton is the most elite spy in MI6, an agent who’s willing to use all of her lethal skills to stay alive during an impossible mission. With the Berlin Wall about to fall, she travels into the heart of the city to retrieve a priceless dossier and take down a ruthless espionage ring. Once there, she teams up with an embedded station chief to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.”

Logan Lucky

“In a desperate attempt to overcome a family curse, siblings Jimmy (Channing Tatum), Clyde (Adam Driver) and Mellie (Riley Keough) stage an elaborate heist during the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

“With the race acting as the perfect distraction, the gang look to break into an underground vault where money is transported via a pipeline under the speedway circuit. However, if the Logans are to pull it off they must recruit experienced but unpredictable thief Joe Bang (Daniel Craig) to help with their ambitious plans to blow the vault.

“The cast also includes Seth MacFarlane, Katie Holmes and Hilary Swank.”

Brandon King

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