Five Films You Should Watch Over the Winter Break

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is one of the movies to watch over the winter break. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

By Richard Heaton

Between the last day of the fall semester and the first day of the spring semester there are a lot of options if you want to go out and see a film not just for holiday ones. Let’s count down some of the best ones.

Dec. 20: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

The Star Wars franchise has spawned so much content. There are shows, extra movies, hundreds of books, and plenty of games. But there is just one main series, and The Rise of Skywalker is the ninth and final entry in the saga that started in 1977. Any Star Wars fan should have this on their to-do list for winter break.

Dec. 20: Cats

If you never cared for the Cats musical, you might be interested in the heavy CGI film adaptation, simply because of the star-studded cast. The film features the likes of James Corden, Judi Dench, Idris Elba, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Hudson, Rebel Wilson, and of course, Taylor Swift.  The soundtrack is composed by Andrew Lloyed Webber, who made the original Cats musical and worked on The Phantom of the Opera.      

Dec. 25: Spies in Disguise

Who doesn’t want to see Tom Holland star alongside Will Smith? Sure it’s only an animated film but it’s still just as great. This is Holland’s first animated role since his debut film Arrietty in 2010. The film is about a young scientist who turns one of the world’s best spies into a pigeon. The film promises as many laughs as it does action.

Jan. 17: Dolittle

Of all the films that come out in 2020, Dolittle might actually be one of the ones that people are most excited about, for two reasons. First, the original Dr. Dolittle films starring Eddie Murphy started a cult following, and the cast of the reboot is insane. Robert Downey Jr. stars as Dr. Dolittle and the assortment of animals are voiced by Rami Malek, John Cena, Tom Holland, Octavia Spencer, Selena Gomez, and Ralph Fiennes among others.

Jan. 17: Bad Boys for Life

Sixteen years after Bad Boys II, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are back at it again in the finale to the Bad Boys trilogy. The film was produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, so you know it has potential. In addition to the previous Bad Boys films, he’s also worked on franchises such as Pirates of the Carribean, Top Gun, National Treasure, and some high-concept films like Gemini Man, Armageddon, and Pearl Harbor.

Hopefully by the time spring comes around, you have seen at least one of these films.

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