Little Movie Preview: What's Coming in December and January


Little Movie Preview: What's Coming in December and January

By Scott Pukos
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I just binge watched nearly a dozen movie trailers for The Little's website, so now I'm especially pumped for some upcoming releases.

As always, the segment below has showtimes and info, but I'm going to use this space to take a deeper look into the future, and give you a heads-up about new movies coming to The Little at the end of this year/the beginning of next year. Enjoy!

Dec. 25: Fences (drama). Two powerhouse performers (Viola Davis and Denzel Washington) work their magic in this big-screen adaptation of the Tony Award-winning play. Film critic and friend of The Little, Jack Garner called Fences one of his favorite films of 2016.

Dec. 25: Lion (drama). Getting lost is a fairly common fear -- I know, personally, my dependence on Google Maps is very high. Lion tells the true story of a five-year-old boy who gets lost on a train, and is separated from his family. Decades later, he turns to that handy Google option to track down his past. Dev Patel has starred in Oscar-winning films before, and this is likely another one.

Dec. 30: Always Shine (suspense, drama, mystery). Sometimes the "Critics Consensus" blurbs on Rotten Tomatoes can really sell me on a film. For instance: "The tense and well-acted Always Shine tells an absorbing story while making a sharp, thought-provoking statement on women's roles in Hollywood." Sounds very good! It also helps to have an awesome duo like Mackenzie Davis (brilliant in Halt and Catch Fire and equally brilliant in Black Mirror's "San Junipero") and Caitlin FitzGerald (Masters of Sex) lead the cast.

Dec. 31: Evolution (French, horror, thriller). The Always Shine trailer, along with this film trailer, inspired this post. The plot: On a remote island inhabited solely by women and young boys, a ten-year-old senses that something is horribly wrong ... This looks haunting, and creepy in the best way possible.

Dec. 31: Ocean Waves (animated). Movies from GKIDS are absolutely must-see films, and this adolescent tale is no different.

Jan. 13: Elle (French, thriller, drama). From director Paul Verhoeven comes this excellent showcase for star Isabelle Huppert. She plays the head of a successful video game company whose life changes after a dramatic, horrifying event. Again, the trailer for this one is top-notch.

Also coming in early 2017: Martin Scorsese's Silence, Michael Keaton in the McDonald's origin story The Founder, another A24 gem 20th Century Women, Pedro Almodóvar's Juilieta, Golden Globe nominee for best foreign language film Toni Erdman, and a silent, animated treat The Red Turtle. The annual slate of Oscar Nominated Short Films arrives Feb. 10.