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New films and DVDs for December 2016

Written by · Published Dec 1, 2016

Ice Age: Collision Course and Pete's Dragon

Suicide Squad

“Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie and Cara Delevingne star in this action film following DC Comics supervillains who are transformed into a team of anti-heroes. Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) heads up a secret government agency for which she forms Task Force X aka the Suicide Squad - a group of unlikely heroes made up of imprisoned criminals. Once released from Belle Reve penitentiary, the squad, which includes Deadshot (Smith), Katana (Karen Fukuhara), Boomerang (Jai Courtney), El Diablo (Jay Hernandez), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), Slipknot (Adam Beach), The Joker (Leto) and Harley Quinn (Robbie), must carry out life-threatening covert operations, under the command of leader Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), to protect the planet from unseen evils.”

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

“Feature-length comedy based on the award-winning TV series starring Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley as the infamous Edina and Patsy. Causing mayhem and havoc wherever they go, Edina and Patsy continue to enjoy their booze-soaked, glamorous lifestyle when they find themselves taking the blame for a major faux pas at a trendy London launch party. Consequently hounded by the media and paparazzi, the pair flee to the south of France where they immediately settle in to the ways of lavish living. Despite being broke, the duo conspire a way to prolong their stay. The film also sees the return of Edina’s daughter Saffy (Julia Sawalha), her exasperated mother (June Whitfield) and the oddball Bubble (Jane Horrocks). The all-star cast also features cameos from Kate Moss, Gwendoline Christie and Graham Norton.”

Bad Moms

“Jon Lucas and Scott Moore co-write and direct this American comedy starring Mila Kunis, Christina Applegate and Kristen Bell. Amy Mitchell (Kunis) is a 32-year-old, happily married, committed mother-of-two who works as a sales rep for a coffee company. But after finding out her husband is cheating on her, Amy becomes fed up with her stressful life and decides to take action. She quits the PTA in protest of its overbearing leader Gwendolyn (Applegate) and gets together with some of her fellow mothers for a wild and liberating night on the town. Along with town outcast and single mum Carla (Kathryn Hahn) and worn out mother-of-four Kiki (Bell), Amy hits the bars for an all-night bender that allows the trio to let loose in a wild, indulgent trip of liberation before deciding to make some important changes to their lives, including tackling Gwendolyn head-on”

Ice Age: Collision Course

“The fifth instalment in the CGI-animated comedy adventure franchise. When Scrat (voice of Chris Wedge), still determined to get his elusive acorn, finds himself catapulted into outer space, he crashes his craft setting off a series of catastrophic cosmic events that threaten the future of planet Earth. As an asteroid hits Earth, Manny (Ray Romano), Ellie (Queen Latifah), Sid (John Leguizamo), Diego (Denis Leary) and the gang decide to pack up their things and move as far away as possible from the falling boulders. As they embark on an epic journey to find a new home, they come across some new and exciting sights as well as some interesting characters. The all-star voice cast also includes Melissa Rauch, Jennifer Lopez, Simon Pegg and Adam DeVine.”

Pete’s Dragon

“David Lowery directs this Disney fantasy adventure remake starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley and Robert Redford. Young boy Pete (Fegley) has lived in a forest for the last 6 years alongside his best friend, a dragon called Elliot (voice of John Kassir). When forest ranger Grace (Dallas Howard) discovers the boy she takes him home with her, hoping to help find his family. She soon learns of the dragon’s existence and, when he comes under threat from a hunter (Karl Urban), Pete, Grace, her father (Redford) and lumber mill owner (Wes Bentley)’s daughter Natalie (Oona Laurence) set out to protect him.”

War Dogs

“Todd Phillips directs and co-writes this biographical comedy based on the book by Guy Lawson. Jonah Hill and Miles Teller play Efraim Diveroli and David Packouz, two arms dealers who win a Pentagon contract worth $300 million to supply weapons to US troops and allies in Afghanistan. Of course, it isn’t long before they’re in hot water both in Afghanistan and back home.”

Brandon King

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