Six must-watch movies coming to Irish cinemas this December
Some of the biggest films of the year are arriving in cinemas this month.
While we've got plenty of stuff to watch at home this December, including all of the new releases on Disney+, on Prime Video and on Netflix, there are also some properly HUGE releases coming to the big screen throughout the month.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City - 3 December
Fans of the Resident Evil video game franchise might have felt a little hard done by from the Milla Jovovich-starring series, but this new reboot takes things back to the horror origins of the games. We get to see the outbreak in Raccoon City in real time, with the last survivors within the city's walls doing everything they can to survive.
We chatted to one of the stars of the movie, Kaya Scodelario, and you can check out that interview in full right here:
Don't Look Up - 10 December
The writer/director of The Big Short and Anchorman amasses a massively impressive cast for this satirical look at the end of the world. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence are two astrophysicists who discover an asteroid is heading straight for Earth, but nobody seems particularly bothered about their imminent demise...
Also, if you want to wait two weeks, Don't Look Up will arrive on Netflix on 24 December.
West Side Story - 10 December
Steven Spielberg's first movie since 2018's Ready Player One sees him tackling the musical genre for the first time... and in the process, remaking one of the most famous musicals of all time. Packed with some incredible songs composed by the late Stephen Sondheim, this is sure to have the Oscars abuzz early next year.
Spider-Man: No Way Home - 15 December
Apparently this is Marvel's biggest movie since Avengers: Endgame, and if you've been watching any of the trailers, then you know that is most definitely the case. After messing up space and time trying to cast a spell with Doctor Strange, Peter Parker finds himself under attack from villains appearing from alternative timelines: including Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina) and Electro (Jamie Foxx).
The Matrix Resurrections - 22 December
Just in time for Christmas, we get to be reunited with Neo and Trinity and the gang (but, apparently, not Morpheus) as we return to The Matrix. The actual plot is still almost entirely a mystery, but a mystery we're more than happy to spend a few hours solving.
The King's Man - 22 December
A prequel to the Kingsman series, we had back to the turn of the 20th century, with the newly formed top-secret security agency trying to stop the threat of a world war breaking out. Ralph Fiennes takes on a role pretty similar to what we saw Colin Firth portray in the first two movies, with a supporting cast including Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Daniel Brühl, Djimon Hounsou, and Charles Dance.