The holiday season holds a lot of opportunity for movies. For some it's the last chance to become a shoo-in for awards season and for others it's simply a way to give families something to do amid other holiday festivities. Late December and early January have some films prepared for our viewing pleasure that have even been promoted since early this past summer. Here's a look of what movies to keep an eye on this winter.
Cats (December 20)
This summer we were given the trailer that terrified yet intrigued a nation. Cats is a movie adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name and has a rather "either you like it or you don't" reputation. The movie-musical centers around a tribe of cats all wanting to ascend into their version of heaven to be born into a new life. This movie features a star-studded cast including Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift and Idris Elba.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (December 20)
The conclusion to the Skywalker saga comes just in time for the holidays. Taking place a year after The Last Jedi, the remaining Resistance faces the First Order yet again as the conflict between the Jedi and Sith comes to a climax.
Little Women (December 25)
Director Greta Gerwig is back with her sophomore film, a new adaptation of the coming-of-age novel of the same name by Louisa May Alcott. The plot surrounds the March sisters and focuses on their lives in their adulthood all while jumping back-and-forth in time. The film stars Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet and Laura Dern.
1917 (December 25)
1917 is a period movie set at the height of World War I. Based on an account told to director Sam Mendes, this movie follows two British soldiers as they navigate trench warfare and save the lives of over 1,000 other soldiers in a race against time.
Spies in Disguise (December 25)
Spies in Disguise is an animated action movie featuring the voices of Will Smith and Tom Holland as a super spy and a scientist who form an unlikely alliance in order to complete an important mission.
The Grudge (January 3)
Start the new year off right with getting a little horror into your system. One of the first movies you can see during the first weekend of 2020 is a reboot of The Grudge. After she finds out a house in her neighborhood is cursed, a young mother is targeted by demonic spirits and must do anything to protect her family.
Like a Boss (January 10)
Like a Boss is a comedy starring Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne as two best friends building a cosmetics company from the ground up. However, the two have vastly different ideas of how to handle their finances, which does not get better once an industry big-name develops an interest in the company.
Dolittle (January 17)
Dolittle is a new adaptation of The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle written by Hugh Lofting. Played by Robert Downey Jr., John Dolittle is sent on a quest to a mythical island to find a cure for Queen Victoria’s grave illness.