December is a magical time for cinema. Everyone is breaking out their big guns. Not the show stopping blockbusters, but the poignant Oscar bait. This year is no different. Here’s what The Grid is looking forward to this month:
Krampus – Adam Scott, Toni Collette
Hiring a bunch of comedic actors for a horror film based on the European legend of Krampus is a fantastic way to reel me in. Death by Christmas!
Macbeth – Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard
Boasting a talented cast of actors, one of Shakespeare’s finest works will undoubtedly be one of the best movies this season. ***Oscar Bait***
The Big Short – Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling
A fine group of actors gather in a film exposing the Wall Street corruption and the housing market inflation that lead to the crash of 2008. ***Oscar Bait***
In the Heart of the Sea – Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy
Based on the true story behind Moby Dick, Hemsworth takes on a new type of monster unlike any Thor has ever seen. ***Oscar Bait***
Sisters – Tina Fey, Amy Poehler
The long awaited reunion from the two best women in comedy, the movie focuses on one hell of a party and some spectacular cameos.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens – John Boyega, Daisy Ridley
Everyone has been waiting a life time for this movie. We’re no different. Give us stars. Give us wars.
Concussion – Will Smith, Alec Baldwin
You know a movie is bound to be good when the NFL personally tried to shut the movie down. ***Oscar Bait***
The Hateful Eight – Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson
Quentin Tarantino tries his hand at a modern spaghetti western, promising us great monologues, a well thought out soundtrack, and a lot of blood. ***Oscar Bait***
Joy – Jennifer Lawrence, Robert de Niro
Following the life of Joy, Jennifer Lawrence tackles the first David O. Russell film featuring a woman front and center. She is still bringing Bradley Cooper along. ***Oscar Bait***
The Revenant – Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy
A man buried alive and deserted seeks revenge, and more importantly, the elusive Academy Award. ***Oscar Bait***
Did we leave anything out? What are you most excited to see this month? Comment below!