December Comedy And Horror Like One Office Christmas Party
Waiting for Christmas, includes waiting for an office Christmas party. This December there's actually two office Christmas parties you should be looking forward. Especially the one coming soon to the big screens. Though hopefully nobody would be trying to repeat it in a real life. Here's our comedy, horror, science fiction and animation news for December:
Director: Josh Gordon, Will Speck Written by: Jon Lucas, Justin Malen, Scott Moore, Laura Solon Starring: T.J. Miller, Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Kate McKinnon, Olivia Munn, Courtney B. Vance, Rob Corddry, Sam Richardson, Vanessa Bayer, Randall Park, Karan Soni, Jamie Chung, Jillian Bell Plot Synopsis: When the CEO (Jennifer Aniston) tries to close her hard-partying brother's branch, he (T.J. Miller) and his Chief Technical Officer (Jason Bateman) must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs.
Director: Damien Chazelle Written by: Damien Chazelle Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Finn Wittrock, J.K. Simmons, Rosemarie DeWitt, John Legend Plot Synopsis: A jazz pianist (Ryan Gosling) falls for an aspiring actress (Emma Stone) in Los Angeles. It's a musical about the way L.A.'s peculiar rhythms can push its residents to the edge of their emotions – be they hope, desperation or love.
Director: John Hamburg Written by: John Hamburg, Ian Helfer Starring: Bryan Cranston, James Franco, Zoey Deutch, Megan Mullally, Griffin Gluck, Keegan-Michael Key, Adam Devine, Casey Wilson, Andrew Rannells Plot Synopsis: Of all the guys his daughter could have chosen...Why Him? Over the holidays, Ned (Bryan Cranston), an overprotective but loving dad and his family visit his daughter at Stanford, where he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend, Laird (James Franco). The straight-laced Ned thinks Laird, who has absolutely no filter, is a wildly inappropriate match for his daughter. The one-sided rivalry - and Ned's panic level - escalate when he finds himself increasingly out of step in the glamorous high-tech hub, and learns that Laird is about to pop the question.
Director: Mike Mills Written by: Mike Mills Starring: Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig, Elle Fanning, Lucas Jade Zumann, Billy Crudup, Waleed Zuaiter, Laura Wiggins, Alia Shawkat, Darrell Britt-Gibson Plot Synopsis: The story of three women who explore love and freedom in Southern California during the late 1970s.
Director: Brad Peyton Written by: Ronnie Christensen Starring: Catalina Sandino Moreno, David Mazouz, Carice van Houten, Keir Odonnell, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Karolina Wydra, Matt Nable, Emjay Anthony, Mark Henry Plot Synopsis: Confined to a wheelchair after a horrific accident, Dr. Seth Ember (Aaron Eckhart) is an 'Incarnate' - gifted with the rare ability to delve into the minds of possessed people in order to exorcise their demons from the inside out. When the Vatican enlists him to exorcise a particularly troubled young boy (David Mazouz), Ember is shocked to discover inside him the same evil spirit responsible for the death of his wife and child years before. Now, with the young boy's life in his hands and his own personal redemption at stake, Ember desperately searches for a way to destroy the demon before it kills him and unleashes its terror upon the world...
Director: Stuart W. Bedford Written by: Stu Jopia, Giovanni Gentile, Stuart W. Bedford Starring: Neil Gallagher, Colin Murtagh, Marcella Hazell, Stu Jopia, Claire Crossland, Alan Mulhall, Giovanni Gentile, Emma Hind, Garry McMahon Plot Synopsis: A homeless war-veteran with a checkered past must rely on a side of himself once thought buried when he and his companions are targeted by three vicious psychopaths wearing Santa suits on Christmas Day.
Director: Andre Ovredal Written by: Ian B. Goldberg, Richard Naing Starring: Emile Hirsch, Brian Cox Plot Synopsis: In a small-town, family-owned mortuary, father (Brian Cox) and son (Emile Hirsch) coroners receive a mysterious homicide victim with no apparent cause of death – a beautiful young ‘Jane Doe'. As they attempt to figure out how she died and who she is, they discover increasingly bizarre clues, which hold the key to terrifying secrets.
Director: Gareth Edwards Written by: Chris Weitz, John Knoll, Gary Whitta Starring: Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, Felicity Jones, Jiang Wen, Donnie Yen, Forest Whitaker, Ben Mendelsohn, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk Plot Synopsis: Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire's ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet.
Director: Morten Tyldum Written by: Jon Spaihts Starring: Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne Plot Synopsis: A spacecraft travelling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result, a single passenger (Chris Pratt) is awakened 60 years early. Faced with the prospect of growing old and dying alone, he eventually decides to wake up a second passenger (Jennifer Lawrence) from cryogenic sleep.
Director: Eric Summer, Eric Warin Written by: Carol Noble, Eric Summer, Laurent Zeitoun Starring: Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan, Maddie Ziegler, Carly Rae Jepsen Plot Synopsis: Set in 1879 Paris. An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house.
Director: Garth Jennings Written by: Garth Jennings Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Tori Kelly, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, Scarlett Johansson Plot Synopsis: Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, 'Sing' stars Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey), a dapper Koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal optimist—okay, maybe a bit of a scoundrel—who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition. Five lead contestants emerge: A mouse (Seth MacFarlane) who croons as smoothly as he cons, a timid teenage elephant (Tori Kelly) with an enormous case of stage fright, an overtaxed mother (Reese Witherspoon) run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets, a young gangster gorilla (Taron Egerton) looking to break free of his family’s felonies, and a punk-rock porcupine (Scarlett Johansson) struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo. Each animal arrives under Buster’s marquee believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life.