What’s on at the movies

Grab the popcorn: There something for everyone out now, like (clockwise from top left) The Greatest Showman, Coco, Pitch Perfect 3 and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
Grab the popcorn: There something for everyone out now, like (clockwise from top left) The Greatest Showman, Coco, Pitch Perfect 3 and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

The Christmas break is always one of the best times of the year to head to the cinema and catch a good movie.

We’ve gathered some of the holiday season’s best releases.

Coco (PG)

One for the kids, Coco is Pixar Studio’s latest offering. Set in Mexico on the Day of the Dead, Coco follows young boy Miguel, who is desperate to become a musician despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music. Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colourful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

The Greatest Showman (PG)

Hugh Jackman is back to his musical roots with The Greatest Showman, a film which is inspired by the life of legendary showman P.T. Barnum. It celebrates the birth of showbusiness and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Expect to be humming along to these tunes after you leave the cinema.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG)

A remake/reboot of classic 90s adventure film of the same name, Jumanji follows a group of high school kids in detention who are sucked into an old-fashioned video game. Inside the game, they have become the avatars they chose and must battle their way through numerous obstacles to reach the end.​

Pitch Perfect 3 (M)

The final instalment in the acapella trilogy to rule them all, Pitch Perfect 3 has the Barden Bellas back together as they try to win a music competition against bands that actually have instruments. Aussie actress Ruby Rose joins the franchise.

Downsizing (M)

Critically acclaimed director Alexander Payne (The Descendants, Election) is back with another intriguing film in Downsizing. Starring Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Neil Patrick Harris, Christoph Waltz and a whole host of others, the film takes a look at life from just a few inches tall, where money goes a long way.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri (MA15+)

Hilariously dark director Martin McDonagh delivers another blackly comic offering in Three Billboards, which is already impressing film critics around the world. It follows Frances McDormand’s character as she lobbies the local police to stop butchering the investigation into her daughter’s death.