10 movies to see in December 2014 December 2, 2014 What will you watch in Irish cinemas this month? BIG EYES Directed by: Tim BurtonStarring: Christoph Waltz, Amy Adams, Krysten Ritter,Jason SchwartmanRelease Date: December 26th 2014For the first time since 1994’s ED WOOD, director Tim Burton takes on a film based on a true story; painter Margaret Keane. Burton is a longtime fan of the artist, and once commissioned her to paint his then-girlfriend Lisa Marie.Keane (Amy Adams) had phenomenal success with her paintings, which featured characters with oversized, doe eyes. In the 1960s, however, Keane’s husband Walter (Christoph waltz) claimed credit for her work, which threw their marriage into jeopardy. BLACK SEA Directed by: Kevin MacdonaldStarring: Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Michael SmileyRelease Date: December 5th 2014Kevin Macdonald’s latest thriller focuses on a legendary submarine, rumoured to be loaded with gold, sunk in the Black Sea.Jude Law stars as Captain Robinson, an unemployed submarine captain who is hired to find the sunken treasure. The trouble is, Robinson’s employers may not have been totally honest about their motivations. NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB Directed by: Shawn LevyStarring: Robin Williams, Dan Stevens, Ben Stiller, Ben Kingsley, Rebel WilsonRelease Date: December 19th 2014Ben Stiller returns to our screens this month, in the third instalment in the highly successful family franchise NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB.The ancient curse that brought the inhabitants of the Smithsonian to life is running out, so night guard Larry (Ben Stiller) travels the world in an attempt to save the magic before it is gone forever, and makes some new friends along the way. ST. VINCENT Directed by: Theodore MelfiStarring: Bill Murray, Naomi Watts, Melissa McCarthy, Chris O’DowdRelease Date: December 5th 2014 Star of one of the most beloved Christmas movies of all time, SCROOGED, Bill Murray takes on a role in this month’s ST. VINCENT, which, although it is released in December, is not technically a holiday film.Vincent (Murray) is a misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic war veteran who is completely content to remain in his own world. When a newly divorced woman (McCarthy) and her son move in next door, Vincent finds an unlikely friend in the young boy. PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR Directed by: Eric Darnell, Simon J. SmithStarring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Miller, John Malkovich, Werner HerzogRelease Date: December 5th 2014 Penguins Skipper, Kowalski, Private and Rico were the breakout stars of the MADAGASCAR franchise, and this month they get their very own movie.Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private are brought into the services of the North Wind, an elite undercover inter-species task force that is dedicated to helping animals who can’t help themselves. The Penguins must work with the North Wind led by Classified to prevent Dr. Octavius Brine from taking over the world.