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6 Flicks Picks for December 2017 Movie Release Schedule

Posted by Anthony Mango Friday, December 1, 2017
Welcome to another edition of 6 Flicks Picks, wherein I list all of the upcoming films that are scheduled to be released in the United States for the month which is about to begin and break down which ones I'll be watching in theaters, which ones I'll wait to rent at home, and which ones I'll be skipping out on entirely. After going through the list, I'll choose which six films stand out to me as the ones I want to see the most, even if there are more or less than six that interest me.

Note: The list below is based primarily off the expanded nationwide USA release dates on IMDB as well as some other random outlets if possible, so some information may be different. If I am missing some of the limited releases or the dates conflict in some fashion, please let me know in the comments below and any adjustments and corrections will be made!

Without further ado, another new month means another new set of films, so what's coming soon to theaters in December 2017?

What movies are coming out December 2017 6 Flicks Picks

RELEASE DATE: December 1, 2017

Wonder Wheel

Synopsis: On Coney Island in the 1950s, a lifeguard tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator and his beleaguered wife.

Will I watch? = No

The Disaster Artist

Synopsis: When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true.

Will I watch? = Yes


Synopsis: Set in medieval Rajasthan, Queen Padmavati is married to a noble king and they live in a prosperous fortress with their subjects until an ambitious Sultan hears of Padmavati's beauty and forms an obsessive love for the Queen of Mewar.

Will I watch? = No

The Tribes of Palos Verdes

Synopsis: When the situation at her idyllic Palos Verdes home turns volatile, young Medina attempts to surf her way to happiness.

Will I watch? = No

Love Beats Rhymes

Synopsis: When struggling rapper Coco (Azealia Banks) enrolls in a poetry class, she thinks her rhymes will impress her teacher, Professor Dixon (Jill Scott). Instead, Dixon challenges Coco to seek real meaning in her lyrics, setting her on a journey of discovery that takes her through rap clubs and poetry slams, leading her to find her true voice - and true love - in this uplifting movie costarring Lucien Laviscount and Common.

Will I watch? = No

Gangster Land

Synopsis: The story of America's most famous mobsters and their rise to power, GANGSTER LAND examines Al Capone's ascension through the eyes of his second in command, "Machine Gun" Jack McGurn. Once an amateur boxer, McGurn is lured into the Italian mafia after the murder of his step-father. Upon joining, he rises swiftly through the ranks along with friend and eventual Boss, Capone. As the Italian mob becomes the most lucrative criminal organization in the country, tensions build with "Bugs" Moran and the Irish mob which ignites a brutal gang war culminating with the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.

Will I watch? = No

Another WolfCop

Synopsis: Alcoholic werewolf cop Lou Garou springs into action when an eccentric businessman with evil intentions seduces Woodhaven's residents with a new brewery and hockey team in this outrageous horror-comedy sequel.

Will I watch? = No

Naples '44 (2016)

Synopsis: A British Intelligence Officer in Naples at the end of World War II: Norman Lewis's acknowledged masterpiece about a war-torn city and its unforgettable humanity.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: A sleep doctor tries to protect a family from a demon that feeds on people in their nightmares.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: December 8, 2017

The Shape of Water

Synopsis: An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

Will I watch? = Maybe

All the Money in the World

Synopsis: The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.

Will I watch? = Maybe

Just Getting Started

Synopsis: A two-hander action comedy in the vein of Midnight Run about an ex-FBI agent (Jones) and an ex-mob lawyer in the witness protection program (Freeman) having to put aside their petty rivalry on the golf course to fend off a mob hit.

Will I watch? = No

I, Tonya

Synopsis: Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: December 15, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Synopsis: Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey joins Luke Skywalker on an adventure with Leia, Finn and Poe that unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets of the past.

Will I watch? = Yes


Synopsis: After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: Permanent is a comedy about bad hair, adolescence, and socially awkward family members. It involves life-altering permanents and poorly-made toupees. Obstacles to daily survival ensue.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: December 22, 2017

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Synopsis: Four teenagers discover an old video game console and are literally drawn into the game's jungle setting becoming the adult avatars they chose.

Will I watch? = Maybe

Pitch Perfect 3

Synopsis: Following their win at the world championship, the now separated Bellas reunite for one last singing competition at an overseas USO tour, but face a group who uses both instruments and voices.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: A social satire in which a guy realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself.

Will I watch? = Maybe

Father Figures

Synopsis: Upon learning that their mother has been lying to them for years about their allegedly deceased father, two fraternal twin brothers hit the road in order to find him.

Will I watch? = No

The Post

Synopsis: A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.

Will I watch? = No

Happy End

Synopsis: A drama about a family set in Calais with the European refugee crisis as the backdrop.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: December 29, 2017

The Greatest Showman

Synopsis: Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Will I watch? = No

Molly's Game

Synopsis: The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.

Will I watch? = No

Phantom Thread

Synopsis: Set in 1950's London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.

Will I watch? = No

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Synopsis: A romance sparks between a young actor and a Hollywood leading lady.

Will I watch? = No


Which films make the cut?

6. All the Money in the World — I'm very curious how they handle switching Kevin Spacey out for Christopher Plummer.

5. Downsizing — The trailer got a chuckle out of me and this is a weak month, so sure.

4. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle — I was never as big a fan of the original as a kid as most people were my age, but it was still something I do remember watching two or three times, so there's a nostalgia element behind it nonetheless, and the previews have given me enough satisfaction that I'll Movie Pass it most likely.

3. The Shape of the Water — This is very interesting. I don't just get excited for a Guillermo Del Toro movie with his name attached, but after watching the trailer, I wanted to know more about the film's premise and what's going on with the creature. It's strange and I'm sure I'll see this at some point.

2. The Disaster Artist — I pretty much specifically watched The Room for the first time ever around Thanksgiving particularly because this movie looks interesting.

1. Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi — Bought my tickets over a month ago. Come on. It's fucking Star Wars. Now please just give me confirmation that Rey is Luke's daughter, give Leia a worthy death, and don't screw absolutely anything up, okay?


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