It’s all about Part 3 this Christmas – The final instalment of the Hobbit Trilogy, part one of the final instalment of the Hunger Games Trilogy, part three of the Night at the Museum series and the third Nativity movie! Plus the most famous bear ever to come out of Lima, Peru hits the big screen for the first time.
Paddington (Cert U) Adapted from Michael Bond’s beloved books, Paddington follows the comic misadventures of a polite young bear with an endearing talent for comic chaos.
Paddington has grown up deep in the Peruvian jungle with his Aunt Lucy. She smuggles her young nephew on board a boat bound for England when an earthquake destroys their home, and arriving alone at Paddington Station, the bear meets the kindly Brown family. They find him with a label tied around his neck which reads ‘Please look after this bear. Thank you.’ They name him Paddington, and the rest, as they say, is history. Starring Nicole Kidman, Peter Capaldi, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Bonneville, Matt Lucas with Ben Wishaw as the voice of Paddington.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (Cert 12A) The epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. The Dwarves of Erebor have reclaimed the vast wealth of their homeland, but now must face the consequences of having unleashed the terrifying Dragon, Smaug, upon the defenceless men, women and children of Lake-town. Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Orlando Bloom, Elijah Wood and almost anybody who is anybody in British cinema.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (Cert 12A) The Hunger Games Trilogy starts to draw to a close with the final book split, Harry Potter style, into two movies. Katniss Everdeen is back in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Banks, Josh Hutcherson and Woody Harrelson.
Get Santa (Cert U) A father and son who team up to save Christmas once they discover Santa Claus sleeping in their garage after crashing his sleigh and finding himself on the run from the police. Starring Jim Broadbent, Rafe Spall, Warwick Davis and Nonso Anozi.
Nativity 3: Dude, Where's My Donkey? (Cert U) This Christmas the pupils of St Bernadette’s and their much-loved, madcap teacher Mr Poppy are back for their biggest adventure yet involving fantastic flashmobs, excitable elves, a new teacher with amnesia, his long suffering fiancée, Christmas carols and the eponymous donkey. Starring Martin Clunes, Marc Wootton, Catherine Tate and of course, Archie the Donkey.
Penguins of Madagascar (Cert TBA) Super spy teams aren't born - they're hatched. Discover the secrets of the greatest and most hilarious covert birds in the global espionage biz: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private. Together with chic undercover organisation The North Wind, they must stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, from destroying the world as we know it. With the voices of Chris Miller, Christopher Knights, Tom McGrath, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich and Werner Herzog.
Tinkerbell and the Legend of Neverbeast (Cert TBC) Fairy Fawn believes that you can't judge a book by its cover, or an animal by its fangs, so she befriends a huge and mysterious creature known as the NeverBeast. While Tinkerbell and her friends aren't so sure about this scary addition to Pixie Hollow, the elite Scout Fairies set out to capture the monster before he destroys their home. With the voices of Mae Whitman, Lucy Liu and Anjelica Huston.
Night at the Museum 3: Secret of the Tomb (Cert PG) The third incarnation of the Night at the Museum series sees Larry spans the globe, while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever. Starring Robin Williams, Ben Stiller, Dan Stevens, Ricky Gervais, Owen Wilson, Ben Kingsley, Rachael Harris, Dick Van Dyke and Steve Coogan.
Annie (Cert PG) Remake of the much loved musical film version from 1982. Wealthy businessman Benjamin Stacks comes to the aid of a young girl living in an orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Starring Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis.
Into the Woods (Cert PG) is a modern twist on several of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories with an original story involving a baker and his wife who wish to begin a family but have a witch’s curse on them. With the music of Stephen Sondheim and starring Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, Emily Blunt, James Cordon, Anna Kendrick and Lucy Punch.