What to see over the holidays - with kids, friends, or family

What to see over the holidays - with kids, friends, or family


The holiday season is finally upon us! Granted, there's a lot of preparation for all the various family activities and traditional meals still to be done, but we've already got our eyes on the prize: those restful few days between Christmas and New Year's Eve when there's no shopping or wrapping or cooking or baking that must be done, and our time is our own.

How you choose to spend that time is of course completely up to you. We've been known to cocoon in our jammies while we recover from all the holiday socializing! But when you do leave the house, the holidays are a perfect time to catch up on some new movies that you might have missed in the busy bustle leading up to the holidays. Here's our guide to what you should see in theatres this holiday season!

With your young kids

Coco

Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events, where he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael Garcia Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history. This colourful, fantastical tale is perfect for the whole family.

Bonus: click here for our five reasons to see Coco!

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Ferdinand

Based on the beloved children's picture book of the same name, Ferdinand tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart (voice of John Cena). After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Ferdinand proves you canat judge a bull by its cover!

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The Star

A small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told – the first Christmas.

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With your pals

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

A must-see for fans of the original trilogy, this long-awaited sequel from director Rian Johnson picks up precisely where and when The Force Awakens left off, with Rey (Daisy Ridley) handing over Luke's lightsaber to the grizzled Jedi Master (Mark Hamill). Even if you're not a die-hard fan, this space adventure is definitely worth seeing on the big screen!

Bonus: click here for our five reasons to see The Last Jedi!

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The Disaster Artist

Even if you've never heard of The Room, the cult favourite that's supposed to be the worst movie ever made, you'll find this behind-the-scenes story of the making of that film hilarious. Starring Dave Franco as Greg Sestero, who wrote the memoir upon which this movie is based, and James Franco as the iconoclastic Tommy Wiseau, this is a great movie if you just want to laugh along with your pals at the theatre.

Bonus: click here for our five reasons to see The Disaster Artist!

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Thor: Ragnarok

One of the best superhero movies of the year is also one of the best buddy comedies of the year, as Thor (Chris Hemsworth) teams up with Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Loki (Tom Hiddleston), and more—calling themselves The Revengers—to rescue Asgard from the clutches of Hela (Cate Blanchett), with plenty of opportunities for adventure and, yes, fun along the way! A perfect movie to see with your squad.

Bonus: click here for our five reasons to see Thor: Ragnarok!

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With your family

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

The legend of Jumanji continues as the game comes to life once again. In the new adventure, four unwitting teens are sucked into a video game version and find themselves played by avatars (Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan) who are pitted against stampeding rhinos, mambas, saber-toothed tigers, and a jungle full of traps and puzzles, forcing them to play the ultimate game of survival.

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Daddy's Home 2

In this sequel, father and stepfather Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) and Brad (Will Ferrell), have joined forces to provide their kids with the perfect Christmas. Their newfound partnership is put to the test when Dusty's old-school, macho Dad (Mel Gibson) and Brad's ultra-affectionate and emotional Dad (John Lithgow) arrive just in time to throw the holiday into complete chaos.

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The Man Who Invented Christmas

In October 1843, Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) was suffering from the failure of his last three books. Rejected by his publishers, he set out to write and self-publish a book he hoped would keep his family afloat and revive his career. The film takes audiences inside the magical process that brought to life Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer), Tiny Tim and others, changing the holiday into the merry family event we know today.

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With your significant other

The Shape of Water

This magical fairy tale gained accolades when it debuted at TIFF this year. 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. What follows is a love story like no other from master storyteller Guillermo Del Toro.

Bonus: click here for our five reasons to see The Shape of Water!

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Call Me By Your Name

In one of the most buzzed-about movies of the year, Timothée Chalamet plays Elio, a 17-year-old whiling away the lazy summer days in his family's Italian villa. Until one day Oliver (Armie Hammer), his father's charming 24-year-old intern arrives. Set in a sun-drenched summer of 1983, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.

Bonus: click here for our five reasons to see Call Me By Your Name!

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