What's on NOW TV Sky Cinema | December 2018

By Nathaniel Dalby - Tue 11th Dec 2018 Features

Check out the best of what's available on NOW TV Sky Cinema this month.

Thanos controls the moon in Avengers: Infinity War.

NOW TV’s Sky Cinema Pass allows you to watch every film featured on Sky Cinema completely on-demand and contract-free. Sky Cinema features a new premier every single day, meaning that there’s always something to enjoy. NOW TV also allows you to watch Sky Cinema channels live, so you can tune in even if you can’t decide what to watch right now. With such a huge library of hit movies available, it can be tough to decide what to check out first. Here’s our pick of the best of what’s available this month.

Avengers: Infinity War (Christmas Day)

Sky Cinema has a bumper crop of premieres this Christmas, saving the biggest until Christmas Day itself. Avengers: Infinity War is the latest in the long-running Marvel saga, with the superhero team this time clashing with intergalactic purple demi-god Thanos to stop him from killing half of the population of the universe.

With all the bombastic special effects and quippy lines you’d expect from a Marvel film, Infinity War is, on the surface, more of the same, but manages to surprise with its level of emotion and dark violence. Trying to explain 20 films' worth of Marvel lore to your gran may take up a significant part of your Christmas Day, but Infinity War is a festive treat all the same.

Ready Player One (December 21st)

One of this year’s most oddly maligned films, Ready Player One is Steven Spielberg at his most nostalgic, taking films and franchises he helped create in the ‘70s and ‘80s and mining them for sci-fi fun. 

Based on the hit novel which follows a video gamer who must delve into a virtual-reality world full of pop culture icons, Ready Player One is visually splendid and packs enough thrills and spills to keep everyone entertained this Christmas, from the dads who will enjoy the Indiana Jones references to kids who have never even heard of Spielberg.

Tye Sheridan in Ready Player One.

Rampage (Boxing Day)

It's Rock vs Kong in this bizarre video game adaption that nonetheless packs a punch thanks to its amazing spectacle. Rampage follows Dwayne Johnson in a Denise Richards as a nuclear physicist-style role as he battles to save his pet gorilla which has been exposed to an experiment that makes it gigantic. 

Rampage is a knowingly silly action spectacular that will appeal to any fans of the recent Godzilla and King Kong movies, with huge creatures (including Johnson) going head-to-head in city-exploding glory. Ideal for a lazy Boxing Day on the sofa. 

The Rock and his Gorilla in Rampage.

The Shape of Water (December 14th)

For a strangely Christmassy fairytale-style adventure, The Shape of Water has you covered on NOW TV Sky Cinema this Christmas. Winning big as the Oscars, The Shape of Water dazzles with its stunning cinematography and heart-breaking story, all carried by a stand-out performance from Sally Hawkins. Michael Shannon also shines as the gloriously grotesque villain.

The Shape of Water finally gave director Guillermo del Toro the recognition he deserves, and whilst it won’t appeal to many Hellboy fans (or even many Pan’s Labyrinth fans), the film is still something you need to see this Christmas. Catch it from December 14th.

Sally Hawins cradles an egg in The Shape of Water.

What is NOW TV?

NOW TV is a streaming service offered by Sky that allows you to watch content on-demand and contract-free. NOW TV offers a number of different ‘Passes’ that allow you to watch different content. The Sky Cinema pass gives you access to movies that are shown on all Sky Cinema channels.

How much is the Sky Cinema Pass?

The Sky Cinema Pass is £9.99 per month. Users can cancel this at any time and re-subscribe whenever they want. 

How do I get it?

Simply go to NOW TV, sign up for the Sky Cinema Pass and you’ll be granted access to all the movies that Sky Cinema currently offers both live and on-demand. 

What’s available on Sky Cinema Pass?

Sky Cinema Pass allows you to watch all the movies available on Sky Cinema, both on-demand and live. You’ll be able to tune into all Sky Cinema channels as they are broadcast, including Action, Disney, Comedy, Family, Thriller and Sci-Fi. You can also enjoy temporary channels whilst they are available. No matter what’s broadcast on Sky Cinema, you’ll be able to watch it on NOW TV.

What can I watch NOW TV on?

NOW TV supports a large number of devices for you to watch content on. Users can register up to 4 devices at once so you have plenty of options when watching. This includes desktop and laptop computers, Apple and Android smartphones and tablets, games consoles like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and streaming devices like the Roku stick. 

How often do new films appear?

Users can enjoy a new premiere every single day, meaning there’s always something new to watch.