New Year’s Eve is close, the last month of the year is at hand and you still got a lot of things to do and organize and who-knows-what. Like that one night out at the cinema you and your friends wanted to since, well, January. And guess what – that movie you wanted to see? It’s no longer in the line-up. Also since January.

But this time around things are gonna be different – this time you will actually do that cinema night with your loved, or at the very least liked, ones. Here are our picks for a last-chance cinema night out in December:


  1. Sing

What does it take to make a good animation movie? Tons of wacky characters with an almost neurotic cuteness or a good, sweeping tale, that will make you cry out in sorrow and even pain? The creators of the “Despicable Me” franchise can do both and are willing to show you in their new motion picture “Sing”: Through the guise of a turbulent singing contest the anthropomorphic characters let us dive in head long inti the glittering world of the show business.
The koala bear Buster Moon (voiced by Matthew McConaughey) manages a declining music hall. Venues are dropping and patrons are nowhere to be seen. So Buster has to think of a way to save his theatre: A singing contest – and the prize? 100.000 Dollars in cash.

What might seem like the animated version of something like American Idol, does shine with what these shows usually try to imitate: genuine emotion. The creators of the “Minions” (the loveable idiot sidekicks from Despicable Me) tell a heartwarming story about deeply individual characters, who are in the contest to fulfill a lifelong dream – or as a last resort to save their hides.

Sing will be released on 08.12.2016.


  1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

After the commercial success of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens it seems like Disney wants to expand on the franchise. And since it will take about another year until the next episodes hits the cinema screens, they dreamed up something else. It’s not all lightsabers and the force in this one, but it is still rooted deeply in star wars lore. They also announced plans to do at least three films in this sidestory.

Rogue One is set between Episode three and four and follows the exploits of a beginning rebel alliance that try to steal the schematics to the dreaded Death Star. The very plans that let Luke Skywalker blow up the iconic space station in the original trilogy. There will also be a handful of cameos from known characters of the star wars franchise, that already exist in that timeline.

The much-anticipated spin-off will be aired on 15.12.2016


  1. Assassin’s Creed

Doesn’t matter if it’s Altair, Ezio Auditore, Connor or Shay Patrick Cormac – the Assassin’s Creed Gaming Franchise has spawned many an interesting adventure. And the Canadian publisher Ubisoft keeps cranking out more of these games each year. No surprise that they are now trying a foray into expanding the IP into film. The movie will be released on the 27. Of December this year – after much anticipation and a lot of rumor, that this project may never see the light of day.

A short summary to a complicated plot: Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) is to be executed for murder, but before his final day he is kidnapped by the mysterious company Abstergo Industries. The nowadays reincarnation of the medieval Templar order tries to extract the hidden memories of Callums Ancestors from his DNA by letting him relive them in a simulation: Turns out our random stranger’s DNA links back to fabled assassin during the time of the Spanish Inquisition. But what does the strange company want with this Data? So much be revealed: They do not want to fill history books with it…
The motion picture by Justin Kurzel might have to stand up to a lot of lore checking by hardcore fans of the videogame franchise. And those fans might be even more unforgiving than the notorious Star Wars fans. The plot however provides enough material for a decent or even a good ol’ cinematic piece of evening entertainment.