In recent years, Christmas Day movie releases have become much popular as millions of movie goers go to quiet movie theaters on this day. If you are interested to go to theaters on this December 25, this write up is intended for you. We’ve listed five films which are going to be released on this Christmas Day with available details.
1. Toni Erdmann
It’s a German-Austrian comedy-drama movie written and directed by Maren Ade. Toni Erdmann was selected to compete at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival for the Palme d’Or. It received the FIPRESCI Award for Best Film In Competition at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
Genre(s): Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Maren Ade
Cast: Peter Simonischek,
Michael Wittenborn, Sandra
Hüller, Thomas Loibl,
Hadewych Minis, Trystan
Pütter, Lucy Russell,
Victoria Cocias, Ingrid Bisu,
Writer(s): Maren Ade
Komplizen Film, Missing
Link Films, Coop99, WDR,
KNM, SWR, Arte
Music: Patrick Veigel
Cinematography: Patrick Orth
Running time: 162 minutes
Language(s): German, English, Romanian
Winfried doesn’t see much of his working daughter Ines. The suddenly student-less music teacher decides to surprise her with a visit after the death of his old dog. It’s an awkward move because serious career woman Ines is working on an important project as a corporate strategist in Bucharest. The geographical change doesn’t help the two to see more eye to eye. Practical joker Winfried loves to annoy his daughter with corny pranks. What’s worse are his little jabs at her routine lifestyle of long meetings, hotel bars and performance reports. Father and daughter reach an impasse, and Winfried agrees to return home to Germany. Enter flashy “Toni Erdmann”: Winfried’s smooth-talking alter ego. Disguised in a tacky suit, weird wig and even weirder fake teeth, Toni barges into Ines’ professional life, claiming to be her CEO’s life coach. As Toni, Winfried is bolder and doesn’t hold back, but Ines meets the challenge. The harder they push, the closer they become. In all the madness, Ines begins to understand that her eccentric father might deserve some place in her life after all. Source: Official Synopsis
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
2. 20th Century Women
It’s a comedy-drama film written and directed by Mike Mills. 20th Century Women (2016) had its world premiere at the New York Film Festival on October 8, 2016.
Genre(s): Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Mike Mills
Cast: Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig,
Elle Fanning, Lucas Jade Zumann, Billy
Writer(s): Mike Mills
Production Companies: Archer Gray,
Annapurna Pictures, Modern People
Music: Roger Neill
Cinematography: Sean Porter
Running time 118 minutes
20th Century Women brings us funny and heart-stirring celebration of the complexities of women, family and time. Set in the late 1970s, 20th Century Women tells the story of three women who explore love and freedom in Southern California. This film follows Dorothea Fields, a single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie. Dorothea takes the help of two younger women for this: Abbie, an artist living as a boarder in the Fields’ home and Julie, provocative teenage neighbor. Filming of 20th Century Women started on September 8, 2015. Shoots took place in Southern California.
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Fences is going to be released on December 25, 2016 in United States, by Paramount Pictures. It’s a drama film directed and starred by Denzel Washington. The film is based on Fences (1983), August Wilson’s play about a flawed inner-city patriarch.
Director(s): Denzel Washington
Cast: Denzel Washington, Stephen
Henderson, Viola Davis, Mykelti
Williamson, Russell Hornsby, Jovan
Adepo, Saniyya Sidney
Writer(s): August Wilson
Production Companies: Macro Media,
Bron Creative, Scott Rudin Productions
Music: Marcelo Zarvos
Cinematography: Charlotte Bruus
Running time: 139 minutes
A former Negro League player, now working as a waste collector, struggles with race relations in the United States while striving to provide for his family in the 1950s.
Fences’ filming started on April 25, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Principal photography was completed on June, 2016.
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
4. Live by Night
It’s an upcoming crime film written, directed and starred by Ben Affleck. This movie is based on Dennis Lehane’s novel Live by Night (2012).
Genre(s): Crime, Drama
Director(s): Ben Affleck
Cast: Ben Affleck, Brendan Gleeson,
Elle Fanning, Sienna Miller, Chris
Messina, Zoe Saldana, Miguel Jontel,
Writer(s): Ben Affleck, Dennis
Production Companies: Pearl
Street Films, Appian Way Productions
Music: Harry Gregson-Williams
Cinematography: Robert Richardson
Running time 129 minutes
Set in the 1920s, the storyline follows WWI veteran and self-described anti-establishment outlaw Joe Coughlin. Joe, the son of the Boston Police captain, tries to grab the opportunity to gain power and money. But there are some certain rules and he breaks a big one. He crosses a powerful mob boss. Joe steals his money and his moll. It ends up in a tragedy, the consequences propel him out of Boston, he moves to Ybor City, Tampa, Florida. In Tampa, he becomes a bootlegger and a rum-runner, ending up being an infamous gangster.
Filming of Live by Night started on October 28, 2015. Shoots took place in Brunswick, Lawrence, North Andover, Pasadena, Wilmington, Georgia, Boston and Los Angeles.
5. Hidden Figures
Hidden Figures is an upcoming biographical drama film based on a 2016 nonfiction book Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly, directed by Theodore Melfi. The film stars Taraji P. Henson as Katherine Johnson, the African American space scientist who calculated flight trajectories for Project Mercury and the 1969 Apollo 11 flight to the Moon.
Director(s): Theodore Melfi
Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Janelle
Monáe, Octavia Spencer, Kirsten
Dunst, Kevin Costner, Jim Parsons
Writer(s): Allison Schroeder,
Production Companies: Fox 2000
Pictures, Levantine Films, TSG
Music: Hans Zimmer, Benjamin
Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams
Cinematography: Mandy Walker
During the Cold War, the rivals Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US) raced against each other to put a man in space. In that time, NASA found untapped talents in a group of African-American female mathematicians, Katherine Johnson and her two colleagues, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson. This movie recounts the story of those female mathematicians who helped NASA catch up in the Space Race. They quickly rose through the ranks of NASA alongside many of history’s greatest minds and served as the masterminds behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history; John Glenn became the first American astronaut to make a complete orbit of the Earth using their calculations. These great women, Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson, crossed all gender, race, and professional lines with their brilliance and desire to dream big.
In March 2016, filming of this movie began in Atlanta, Georgia. Shootings also took place at Dobbins Air Reserve Base.