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New films and DVDs for December 2018

Written by · Published Nov 29, 2018

Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Hotel Transylvania 3, Ant-man and the Wasp

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

“Tom Cruise reprises his role as Impossible Mission Force (IMF) agent Ethan Hunt in the sixth film of the action thriller series.

“When an IMF operation goes badly wrong, Ethan finds himself isolated and unsure who to trust as he attempts to complete his original mission. With the CIA questioning his motives and deadly assassin August Walker (Henry Cavill) on his tail, Ethan recruits his old IMF team as they bid to save the world from impending disaster.”

Hotel Transylvania 3: a monster vacation

“Animated comedy sequel featuring the voice talents of Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Mel Brooks and Andy Samberg.

“Dracula (Sandler)’s daughter Mavis (Gomez) worries that her father works too hard to give everyone else a good vacation that he never takes any time for himself. Seeing an advert for a monster vacation, Mavis books a cruise for the whole family.

“On board, Dracula meets the ship’s captain Ericka (Kathryn Hahn) and the two share an immediate connection, of which Mavis is dubious. When Mavis discovers that Ericka is actually a direct descendant of Abraham Van Helsing (Jim Gaffigan), Dracula’s arch nemesis whom he defeated over 100 years ago, she realises she must put a stop to the relationship before it goes any further.”

Ant-man and the Wasp

“Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas star in this sci-fi action sequel following the Marvel Comics superhero.

“Set after the events of Captain America: Civil War (2016), Scott Lang (Rudd) is placed under house arrest and is attempting to balance his family life with his responsibilities as Ant-man. After being approached by Hope van Dyne (Lilly), also known as the Wasp, and physicist Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) with a new mission, Lang must put his personal struggles to one side as he teams up with the Wasp in a bid to uncover some dark secrets from the past.”

Christopher Robin

“Ewan McGregor stars in this fantasy adventure based on the characters created by A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard.

“Now grown up and living in the city, Christopher Robin (McGregor) finds it difficult to find time for his family while working as a businessman. Just as things are starting to get on top of him, his childhood friend Pooh (voice of Jim Cummings) appears looking for his help having lost all of his friends.

“The pair head back to the Hundred Acre Wood where Christopher helps Pooh locate his missing buddies and is reunited with Tigger (Cummings), Eeyore (Brad Garrett), Rabbit (Peter Capaldi) and Piglet (Nick Mohammed) once more. However, the animals soon see Christopher has lost his sense of imagination, and, when he heads back to the real world, Pooh and the rest of the gang decide to repay Christopher by helping him rediscover his love for life.”

The Meg

“Sci-fi action horror starring Jason Statham as a deep sea diver who mounts a rescue mission to free a group of scientists from the clutches of a massive megalodon shark.

“Five years after a similar rescue attempt failed, Jonas Taylor (Statham) is called upon once again to save the crew of a submersible which has lost contact with their research facility, Mana One, during a mission to survey the depths of the ocean. Can he save them from the jaws of the megalodon this time around and earn redemption?”

The Equalizer 2

“Denzel Washington reprises his role as ex-black ops commando Robert McCall in this action thriller sequel.

“Still struggling to accept the injustices of life, McCall uses his new career as a taxi driver to seek out bad people and punish them accordingly. When he discovers that his friend Susan Plummer (Melissa Leo) has been murdered, he puts all his effort in to finding her killers and making them pay.

“The cast also includes Bill Pullman, Pedro Pascal and Jonathan Scarfe.”

Brandon King

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