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Monthly pick of films to watch - December 2018

Here is our monthly pick of films to watch for December 2018.

Here are our pick of the films being released in Britain and Ireland during December 2018.

Friday 7th December 2018
Await Further Instructions
Await Further Instructions (15)
It's Christmas Day and the Milgram family wake to find a mysterious black substance surrounding their house. Descending into terrified arguments, they turn on the television, desperate for any information. On screen a message glows ominously: 'Stay Indoors and Await Further Instructions'.
Sorry to Bother You
Sorry to Bother You (15)
In an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, Calif., telemarketer Cassius Green finds himself in a macabre universe after he discovers a magical key that leads to material glory. As Green's career begins to take off, his friends and co-workers organize a protest against corporate oppression. Cassius soon falls under the spell of Steve Lift, a cocaine-snorting CEO who offers him a salary beyond his wildest dreams.
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The Old Man & the Gun
The Old Man & the Gun (12A)
Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker, from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.
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Theatre of War (Teatro de guerra)
An innovative feature documentary that reveals the personal stories of both British and Argentinean former soldiers whose lives were deeply affected by the Falklands war.
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A devastating loss finds four friends navigating love, life and the canals of southern England.
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Tulip Fever
Tulip Fever (15)
In 17th Century Amsterdam, an orphaned girl Sophia is forcibly married to a rich and powerful merchant Cornelis Sandvoort - an unhappy "arrangement" that saves her from poverty. After her husband commissions a portrait, she begins a passionate affair with the painter Jan Van Loos, a struggling young artist. Seeking to escape the merchant's ever-reaching grasp, the lovers risk everything and enter the frenzied tulip bulb market, with the hope that the right bulb will make a fortune and buy their freedom.
White Boy Rick
White Boy Rick (15)
The story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.
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Saturday 8th December 2018
Mortal Engines
Mortal Engines (12A)
Hundreds of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, a mysterious young woman, Hester Shaw, emerges as the only one who can stop London now a giant, predator city on wheels from devouring everything in its path. Feral, and fiercely driven by the memory of her mother, Hester joins forces with Tom Natsworthy, an outcast from London, along with Anna Fang, a dangerous outlaw with a bounty on her head.
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Wednesday 12th December 2018
Aquaman (12A)
Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and be a hero to the world.
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG)
Miles Morales comes across the long-dead Peter Parker. This Peter Parker is not from his world though; he's from somewhere else in the multiverse. With Parker's guidance, Miles will become Spider-Man: and through that he will become part of the ever-expanding 'Spider-Verse'.
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Friday 14th December 2018
Free Solo
Free Solo (12A)
Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite's 3,000ft high El Capitan Wall. With no ropes or safety gear, he completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history.
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Keepers of the Flame
Documentary about how the Irish remember those who fought in the 1916 Easter Rising and the ensuing civil war.
Lizzie (15)
A psychological thriller based on the infamous 1892 murders of the Borden family.
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The House That Jack Built
The House That Jack Built (18)
USA in the 1970s. We follow the highly intelligent Jack over a span of 12 years and are introduced to the murders that define Jack's development as a serial killer.
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Friday 21st December 2018
Mary Poppins Returns
Mary Poppins Returns (U)
In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.
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Monday 24th December 2018
Papillon (15)
PAPILLON follows the story of Henri "Papillon" Charriere, a petty criminal who was wrongly convicted of murder in 1930's France and given a life sentence in the notorious colony on Devil's Island. Whilst there, Papillon meets convicted murderer Louis Dega who agrees to help his escape in return for protection.
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Wednesday 26th December 2018
Bumblebee (12A)
On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.
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Holmes & Watson
Holmes & Watson
A humorous take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.
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