8 must-watch movies coming to cinemas during Christmas and the New Year 3 months ago

8 must-watch movies coming to cinemas during Christmas and the New Year

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This is a very impressive line-up.

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With all the cold weather we're getting lately, a trip to the cinema is one of the best ways to fill your evenings and weekends over Christmas.

A cosy evening indoors enjoying the latest blockbuster on the big screen is the perfect way to spend all the free time you'll have over the Christmas period, especially with all the amazing films landing in cinemas over the next few weeks.

With that in mind, we've teamed up with Virgin Mobile Cinegame to pick out eight must-see movies for December and early January. From VERY long-awaited sequels to exciting musicals, here are our top picks...

AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER

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13 years since the original and the hype for James Cameron's epic sci-fi sequel is getting out of control! We can't wait to get back into the 3D world of Pandora, surrounded by the Na'vi, and watching the absolutely huge action scenes unfold!

Avatar: The Way Of Water arrives in Irish cinemas on Friday, 16 December.

ROALD DAHL'S MATILDA THE MUSICAL

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Starring Ireland's own Alisha Weir in the title role, as well as the legendary Emma Thompson as the iconic Miss Trunchbull, this musical twist on the classic story is a must-watch for families over the Christmas break.

Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is in Irish cinemas right now.

VIOLENT NIGHT

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A very different kind of Christmas movie, which is basically equal parts Bad Santa and Die Hard, with Stranger Things star David Harbour as a very different kind of Saint Nick!

Violent Night is in cinemas right now.

STRANGE WORLD

Disney's latest animated epic sees a scientist (Jake Gyllenhaal) head into the unknown in order to find his lost father (Dennis Quaid), who went missing in the middle of a big adventure.

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Strange World is in Irish cinemas right now.

I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY

From the writer of the Oscar-winning musical biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, this movie will focus on the life and career of the massively talented Whitney Houston (played by Master Of None star Naomi Ackie).

I Wanna Dance With Somebody arrives in Irish cinemas on Monday, 26 December.

A MAN CALLED OTTO

Tom Hanks headlines this comedy drama about a cranky, lonely old man who has his life turned upside down by the arrival of a new family next door.

A Man Called Otto arrives in Irish cinemas on Friday, 6 January.

TILL

A powerful drama based on the true story of the death of 14-year-old Emmett Till, and his mother's pursuit for justice against the people who killed him. Expect a lot of Oscar-talk around this one.

Till arrives in Irish cinemas on Friday, 6 January.

EMPIRE OF LIGHT

Director Sam Mendes (Skyfall, 1917) brings us this love letter to cinema, detailing the romance between two people (Olivia Colman and Micheal Ward) who work at a beautiful old cinema by the coast in the 1980s.

Empire Of Light arrives in Irish cinemas on Monday, 9 January.

Before the movie starts, you can play the Virgin Mobile's Cinegame in Odeon Cinemas across Ireland, with winners getting a chance to win some fantastic prizes, including a brand new Samsung phone!

To play and win, simply download the Virgin Mobile CineGame app ahead of your next visit to an Odeon cinema. While you're waiting for your film to start, a game code will appear on the big screen, allowing you to connect your phone to the screen and compete with other audience members. Simple!

Check out the Virgin Mobile Cinegame right here:

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