10 movies to see in December 2014

What will you watch in Irish cinemas this month?


Directed by: Tim Burton
Starring: Christoph Waltz, Amy Adams, Krysten Ritter,Jason Schwartman
Release Date: December 26th 2014
For 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.


Directed by: Kevin Macdonald
Starring: Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Michael Smiley
Release Date: December 5th 2014
Kevin 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.


Directed by: Shawn Levy
Starring: Robin Williams, Dan Stevens, Ben Stiller, Ben Kingsley, Rebel Wilson
Release Date: December 19th 2014
Ben 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.


Directed by: Theodore Melfi
Starring: Bill Murray, Naomi Watts, Melissa McCarthy, Chris O’Dowd
Release 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.


Directed by: Eric Darnell, Simon J. Smith
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Miller, John Malkovich, Werner Herzog
Release 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.