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2017’s final month of movie releases is upon us. And in order to cram for our staff‘s final exam (aka our Top 10 Movies of the Year list, still to come), we’ll be doing our best to check out all the December movies that have piqued our individual interests. Check out our picks below.


Darrien’s Picks:

It’s holiday time! What’s better than the parties, decorations, and caroling? Hiding from your family for 2 hours in a movie theater!! Here’s how I plan to “go Christmas shopping” this December:

The Ballad of Lefty Brown – Bill Pullman being a cowboy. ‘Nuff said.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – (I’m only human. I can’t resist this.)
The Disaster Artist – OK, OK, I gotta see it.
The Greatest Showman – Zendaya, swinging from the ceiling! Can’t wait to try this at home.
Molly’s Game – which, I imagine, is just Idris Elba playing strip poker, right? Please??!!


Eliza’s Picks:

I, Tonya
The Shape of Water
The Disaster Artist
And Princess Cyd by the terrifically talented Stephen Cone, opening in LA on 1 December, which is the best birthday present I could ask for.


Colin’s Picks:

As a fan of Daniel Day-Lewis (who isn’t?), I feel the need to see his supposed final film, Phantom Thread (and hey, Paul Thomas Anderson is good at making movies, so that’s a plus). I can always use more Bill Pullman in my life, so him taking the lead (in a Western!) shoots The Ballad of Lefty Brown directly onto my must-see list. The Post looks like required viewing in 2017 (especially if you appreciate the First Amendment, of which I am a fan). Finally, All the Money in the World, if it actually gets released on time. I was already pretty interested in the first place, but once a lead actor was completely edited out and replaced a month before the film was supposed to come out, now I’m straight-up intrigued.

God, what a bunch of serious movies. Lighten up, December!

(There are also a handful of films I’ve already seen that I recommend checking out: The Disaster Artist, Fits and Starts, I, Tonya, Molly’s Game, and Princess Cyd.)


Shefali’s Picks:

The Shape of Water (hyped up to me by my lovely coworkers!)
Star Wars (I guess…)
The Greatest Showman (mainly because I’m rooting for Zendaya’s blossoming movie career)
Molly’s Game (already saw it, but definitely want to promote it because it’s great!)



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