Sky Cinema's new releases in December

Find out what new films are coming this month.

The holiday season is upon us! With that comes the need to watch all our favourite Christmas films. From Elf to Scrooged, Sky Cinema has a plethora of holiday films for you to choose from.

However, it's not all Christmas films premiering this month. Find out the schedule for Sky Cinema’s new releases this December.

Genie – 1st December

An overworked father stumbles upon an ancient lamp, unleashing a mischievous genie, played by Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) who grants him three wishes. As the father's desires unfold, he learns valuable lessons about family, friendship, and the true meaning of happiness.

Marc Maron (Maron) and Alan Cumming (Spy Kids) also stars.

A Thousand and One –  2nd December

Inez (Teyana Taylor, Coming 2 America), a free-spirited and unapologetic young woman, kidnaps her six-year-old son Terry from the foster care system. Together, they embark on a journey to reclaim their sense of home, identity, and stability amidst the ever-changing landscape of New York City.

The Three Musketeers: D’Artagnan – 3rd December

A young man from the countryside travels to Paris to become a Musketeer of the Guard. He quickly makes enemies of three of the most famous Musketeers in France, but when he proves his courage and skill, they take him under their wing and train him to be one of their own.

Stars Francois Civil (The Stronghold), Eva Green (Casino Royale) and Vincent Cassel (Black Swan).

May December – 8th December

Don’t be fooled by the name - this film is far from a holiday film.

Hollywood actress Elizabeth Berry (Natalie Portman, Black Swan) embarks on a journey to Savannah, Georgia, to immerse herself in the life of Gracie Atherton (Julianne Moore, Still Alice), a woman whose scandalous romance with a much younger man two decades prior has captivated the nation's attention. 

As Elizabeth delves deeper into Gracie's world, she uncovers a woman caught between the weight of her past and the desire to reshape her narrative. Elizabeth's presence stirs up a whirlwind of emotions, forcing Gracie to confront the lingering repercussions of her past actions.

Amidst the exploration of Gracie's past, Elizabeth's own life becomes entangled with the Atherton family, leading to unexpected connections and revelations.

Mummies – 9th December

Three mummies from ancient Egypt awaken in present-day London and embark on a hilarious adventure to retrieve a stolen ring, encountering the wonders and absurdities of the modern world along the way.

A comical family-friendly animated flick starring Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark), Joe Thomas (The Inbetweeners), Sean Bean (Game of Thrones) and Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey).

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry – 10th December

When an unremarkable man named Harold (Jim Broadbent, Paddington) learns his old friend Queenie is dying, he embarks on an unexpected 627-mile walk across England, hoping his journey will somehow keep her alive.

Along the way, Harold confronts his past regrets and rediscovers the meaning of life.

Dance First – 14th December

Inspired by the life of Irish writer Samuel Beckett, "Dance First" chronicles his journey from a young, aspiring artist in Paris to a Nobel Prize-winning literary icon, grappling with love, loss, and the enduring power of art.

A biographical film starring Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects) and Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones).

Shazam! Fury of the Gods – 15th December

The sequel to the 2019’s Shazam!, Zachary Levi (Chuck) returns to the role of the title character for a new story.

Partnered with his superhero foster siblings, known as the Shazamily, they must repel the new threat of the Daughters of Atlas, ancient goddesses seeking revenge for their father's death as they arrive on Earth.

As the Shazamily struggles to juggle their teenage lives with their superhero duties, they must unite to protect themselves, their loved ones, and the fate of the world.

A stellar cast supports Levi, featuring Lucy Liu (Kill Bill: Vol. 1), Helen Mirren (The Queen), Meagan Good (Think Like a Man), Adam Brody (The O.C.), Rachel Zegler (West Side Story) and Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond).

The Machine – 16th December

US comedian Bert Kreischer brings to life one of his most infamous stories. While on a college road trip to Russia, Kreischer becomes entangled with a notorious mob family, earning himself the legendary nickname "The Machine." 

Years later, his past comes back to haunt him when a vengeful mobster seeks retribution, forcing Bert to confront his reckless youth and mend his fractured relationship with his estranged father (Marl Hamill, Star Wars).

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse – 22nd December

The second instalment of the Spider-Man Spider-Verse saga returns to the multiverses featuring the many different Spider-Men and Spider-Women.

When Earth-1610 Miles Morales/Spider-Man (Shameik Moore, Dope) comes across a scientist named the Spot (Jason Schwartzman, Asteroid City) who threatens the entire multiverse.

Reuniting with a returning Gewn Stacey (Hailee Steinfeld, Hawkeye), he meets with various other Spider-People from different universes as they learn to work together to save the multiverse from destruction.

One of the biggest hits of the year, grossing just shy of $700m at the box office, it’s a perfect sequel to the brilliant Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse.

Silent Night – 23rd December

On a snowy Christmas Eve, a grieving father, haunted by his son's tragic death, embarks on a relentless quest to avenge his loss, unleashing a violent and cathartic rampage against the ruthless gang responsible.

Starring Joel Kinnaman (Suicide Squad).

Allelujah – 24th December

When a beloved geriatric ward in a small Yorkshire hospital faces closure, the staff and patients unite to save their cherished community, organizing a grand concert to showcase the ward's unique spirit and fight for its survival.

Stars Jennifer Saunders (Absolutely Fabulous) and Judi Dench (Skyfall).

The Super Marios Bros. Movie – 25th December

The second-biggest movie of the year by box office numbers, Chris Pratt stars in The Super Mario Bros. Movie.

Adapted from the universally beloved Nintendo game series, this new version of the adventure retells the story of how Brooklyn plumbers Mario (Pratt) and Luigi (Charlie Day, Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia) are transported to the vibrant Mushroom Kingdom.

They learn that Princess Peach (Anya Taylor-Joy, The Menu) has been captured by Bowser (Jack Black, School of Rock) and must make the journey to save her.

Along the way, they meet many of the game’s iconic characters, such as Donkey Kong (Seth Rogen, Pineapple Express) and Toad (Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele).

A genuine surprise to many, the film brings more life to the popular characters and provides a fresh take on the hero’s journey.

Polite Society – 29th December

When her ambitious sister's impending marriage threatens her dreams of becoming a stuntwoman, Ria Khan enlists the help of her friends to pull off an elaborate wedding heist, defying societal expectations and forging her own path to independence.

Sisu – 30th December

During the final days of World War II in the Finnish Lapland, a lone prospector, hardened by years of conflict, must defend his gold and his life against a ruthless Nazi SS officer and his relentless pursuit. 

With unwavering determination and a thirst for vengeance, the prospector unleashes a whirlwind of explosive action, turning the snowy wilderness into a battleground of survival.

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