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Family films gearing for cinema release in December

Clifford the big red dog. Picture: Supplied

Clifford the big red dog. Picture: Supplied

Published Dec 3, 2021


A trip to the movies is always a winner over the Festive Season. Here are some family entertainers hitting the big screen soon:

Movie: Clifford the Big Red Dog

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Clifford the big red dog. Picture: Supplied

Cast: Jack Whitehall, Darby Camp, Tony Hale, Sienna Guillory, David Alan Grier, Russell Wong and John Cleese,

Genre: Animated, adventure, comedy, family, fantasy, romance

Running time: 97 minutes | PG V

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WHEN middle-school pupil Emily Elizabeth meets a magical animal rescuer, who gives her a little red puppy, she never anticipated waking up to find a giant ten-foot hound in her small, New York City apartment. While her single mom is away for business, Emily and her fun but impulsive uncle, Casey, set out on an adventure, taking a bite out of the Big Apple.

– Opens in cinemas on December 10

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Movie: Westside Story

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Genre: Musical, crime, drama, romance

Directed by Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg, from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tony Kushner, West Side Story tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City. This reimagining of the beloved musical stars Ansel Elgort (Tony); Rachel Zegler (María); Ariana DeBose (Anita); David Alvarez (Bernardo); Mike Faist (Riff); Josh Andrés Rivera (Chino); Ana Isabelle (Rosalía); Corey Stoll (Lieutenant Schrank); Brian d’Arcy James (Officer Krupke); and Rita Moreno (as Valentina, who owns the corner store in which Tony works).

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– Opens in cinemas on December 10

Movie: Spider-Man: No Way Home

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Genre: Superhero, action, adventure, sci-fi

Cast: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jon Favreau, Jacob Batalon and Marisa Tomei

Spider-Man is unmasked and is no longer able to separate his normal life from the high-stakes life of a superhero. When he asks for help from Doctor Strange, the situation becomes even more dangerous, forcing Spider-Man to discover what it truly means to be who he is.

– Opens in cinemas on December 17

Movie: Sing 2

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Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Nick Kroll, Bobby Cannavale, Halsey, Pharrell Williams, Nick Offerman, Letitia Wright, Eric Andre, Chelsea Peretti, Bono

Genre: animated, musical, children's

Running time: 110 min | PG L V

Busterʼs turned the New Moon Theater into a local hit, but Buster has his eyes on a bigger prize: Debuting a new show at the Crystal Tower Theatre in glamorous Redshore City. But, with no connections, Buster and his cast – including harried mother pig Rosita, rocker porcupine Ash, earnest gorilla Johnny, shy elephant Meena, and, of course, porcine provocateur Gunter – have to sneak their way into the world-famous Crystal Entertainment offices, run by ruthless mogul wolf Jimmy Crystal. What begins as a dream of big-time success becomes an emotional reminder of the power of music to heal even the most broken heart.

– Opens in cinemas on December 24

For more informations visit NuMetro cinemas here, Suncoast cinecentre here, SterKinekor cinemas here.

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