The drama started this morning with every roof, field and highway covered with tons of snow. It should have been a wonderful view, except it turned into disaster with bus disruption, train cancellation and massive delays to everything. Looks like Christmas? Hardly. However, December has prepared plenty of drama not only on the slippery road - eleven new drama releases also make way to the cinema theatres just before the end of the year. So stop complaining about the snowdrifts and get into the real thing!
THE DISASTER ARTIST
Plot Synopsis: This is a true story about the making of ‘The Room’ – the cult classic described as the ‘Citizen Kane of bad movies’. It’s a buddy comedy about two outsiders chasing a dream. When the world rejects them, they decide to make their own movie – and it’s a movie so wonderfully awful due to its unintentional hilarious moments, meandering plots and terrible acting.
Plot Synopsis: The film tells the story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny (Kate Winslet), a melancholy, emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a clam house; Humpty (Jim Belushi), Ginny’s rough-hewn carousel operator husband; Mickey (Justin Timberlake), a handsome young lifeguard who dreams of becoming a playwright; and Carolina (Juno Temple), Humpty’s long-estranged daughter, who is now hiding out from gangsters at her father’s apartment.
HOLLOW IN THE LAND
Plot Synopsis: While the notorious Keith Miller remains locked behind bars for murder, his family is paying the price of a tainted name. High in these mountains, bad blood runs deep. A year after Keith's crime, a body is found in a nearby trailer park. Keith's son, Brandon, goes missing and becomes suspect number one. His headstrong sister Alison (Dianna Agron) decides to take things into her own hands and track down her brother to clear his name before the cops get to him. Can she prove her brother's innocence when all the evidence suggests otherwise? The harder she looks, the more people turn up dead. And soon Alison becomes a suspect herself. In a town tucked away between a mountain range, secrets get buried deep. And if she's not careful, she'll get buried with them…
Plot Synopsis: The film peels back the layers of Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie)'s sensationalized involvement in the 1994 assault on Nancy Kerrigan (Caitlin Carver), exposing the absurd, tragic, and hilarious story-behind-the-story of the most infamous tabloid scandal in the history of figure skating and the Olympic Games.
THE SHAPE OF WATER
Plot Synopsis: From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.
Plot Synopsis: Based on the novel by Agatha Christie, private detective Charles Hayward (Max Irons) is invited to solve a gruesome crime where nobody is above suspicion, including Sophia (Stefanie Martini), his client and former lover.
Plot Synopsis: When scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall as a solution to over-population, Paul (Matt Damon) and his wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in order to get small and move to a new downsized community - a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.
Plot Synopsis: 1892, New Mexico - legendary Army captain Joseph J. Blocker (Christian Bale) undertakes one final mission before retirement: escort Yellow Hawk (Wes Studi) - a dying Cheyenne war chief - and his family back to sacred tribal lands. After 20 years of violent struggle, this gesture of peace is as unthinkable as it is harrowing. Together they battle against a punishing landscape and the brutality of men alike, coming to the rescue of a young widow (Rosamund Pike) amidst the carnage of her murdered family. Two great warriors, once rivals across the battlefield, must learn to trust each other and find peace in an unforgiving land. A heroic odyssey of survival, Hostiles becomes a story not about the miles traveled nor the battles fought, but the journey towards respect, reconciliation and forgiveness.
Plot Synopsis: A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher, Kay Graham (Meryl Streep) of The Washington Post, and its hard-driving editor, Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks), to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government in publishing the Pentagon Papers.
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
Plot Synopsis: The Greatest Showman is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, the movie tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL
Plot Synopsis: Based on the heartwarming and heartbreaking memoir by British actor Peter Turner, this movie follows the playful, but passionate relationship between Turner (portrayed by Jamie Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award winning actress Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening). What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover, quickly grows into a deeper relationship with Turner being the one person she allows herself to turn for comfort and strength during her tragic final days. As captivating as ever, Grahame gives herself over to Turner in what turns out to be her final touching tour-de-force performance.