Welcome back once again TV watchers and moviegoers to the final round-up of the year. With December underway, there’s a bevy of wholesome holiday content arriving in theaters and on streaming platforms for our viewing pleasure. But there’s also a huge wave of Oscar contenders premiering this month, which to be honest, is what we’re looking forward to over the mandate Kris Kringle content. That includes the likes of
Oh yeah, don’t forget about Netflix’s answer to
Midnight Family (December 6)
In one of Mexico City’s wealthiest neighborhoods, the Ochoa family runs a private ambulance service, competing with other for-profit EMTs for patients in need of urgent medical care. This documentary showcases the low-income family’s attempts to manage a difficult financial state without compromising the
health of the people in their care.
Why it’s worth your time: The film aims to highlight just how flawed the healthcare system in Mexico is, while also giving insight into its citizens’ diligence and desire to improve their circumstances.
I See You (December 6)
In this horror film, strange occurrences plague a small-town detective and his family as he investigates the disappearance of a boy.
Why it’s worth your time: According to
Jumanji: The Next Level (December 13)
Why it’s worth your time: This movie will give us the chance to see Jack Black impersonate a teenage girl again. But in all seriousness, despite drifting pass the premise of the original Jumanji film, the first installment in this remake franchise (2017’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) stood well enough on its own. Now that the sequel is here to shake up the formula previously established, more hilarity can ensue between the core cast’s dynamic.
Uncut Gems (December 13)
Adam Sandler takes on a rare dramatic role in this film. His character Howard Ratner is a New York jeweler who makes a series of big bets, placing himself in a precarious position with several businesses. The crime thriller also stars
Why it’s worth your time: This movie is getting hyped up following its Telluride Film Festival debut, and as it’s written and directed by the acclaimed
6 Underground (December 13)
Why it’s worth your time: As outlandish as the premise might be, this is intended to be a return to form for Michael Bay, with the movie embracing all the guns, explosions and machismo that made him famous. We imagine this to be one of those actions flicks suitable to turn on during a lazy Sunday this holiday season.
The Two Popes (December 20, Netflix)
Directed by Academy Award-nominee Fernando Meirelles (City of God), the movie follows Cardinal Bergoglio (Jonathan Pryce), the future Pope Francis, requesting permission from Pope Benedict XVI (Anthony Hopkins) to retire in 2012 after he becomes frustrated with the direction of the church. Pope Benedict invites him to the Vatican, where he reveals a secret behind closed doors that shakes the foundation of the Catholic Church.
Why it’s worth your time: The Two Popes premiered at the Telluride Film Festival over the summer to critical acclaim. Besides that, it stars the iconic Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce as Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis, respectively. Expect finely crafted dialogue and lots of opulent papal attire.
Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker (December 20)
The surviving Resistance members face
Why it’s worth your time: This one is for all the marbles folks. After
The Confession Killer: Miniseries (December 6, Netflix)
Netflix’s five-part docuseries will be exploring the infamous legacy of Henry Lee Lucas — a serial killer who confessed to 600 murders in the early ’80s. Although his confessions brought closure to many families and several unsolved cases,
Why it’s worth your time: This guy only perpetrated a handful of proven murders but wants to take credit for slayings he almost certainly didn’t commit. However, he was still able to accurately sketch victims, stunning police officials. So get ready to sit back and watch an unhinged white guy sip strawberry milkshakes and take the United States Justice System for a well-privileged loop.
Eddie Griffin: E-Niggma (December 6, Showtime)
Eddie Griffin’s E-Niggma stand-up special is set to arrive on Showtime December 6 at 11 p.m. EST, and it will serve as the comedian’s eighth stand-up special to date. You can expect the veteran to discuss his family life as well as current events.
Why it’s worth your time: Eddie Griffin is one of the most effortlessly funny comedians to ever perform. Though undoubtedly funny, he’s also devastatingly underrated as far as the mainstream comedy scene goes. We hope this special is able to push Griffin into a renaissance of sorts, similar to what we’ve seen with Dave Chappelle and Eddie Murphy.
Truth Be Told: Season 1(December 6, Apple TV)
This limited series will follow podcaster Poppy Parnell (
Why it’s worth your time: Let’s face it, comparatively speaking,
The Witcher: Season 1 (December 20)
The Witcher will serve as an epic tale of the life and times of Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter who struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
Why it’s worth your time: This is supposed to serve as Netflix’s version of Game of Thrones, and
Lost in Space: Season 2 (December 22)
Netflix’s reimagining of the ’60s classic
Why it’s worth your time: Although the first season had some mixed receptions from fans and critics alike, it didn’t subject audiences to a gritty reboot as most expected. Instead, it updated the family dynamics to make them a bit more relatable through a 10-episode season. If you enjoyed the first season, make sure to watch the second, as it may be the last time we see this incarnation.
You: Season 2 (December 26)
The new season will be adapted from the second installment of author Caroline Kepnes’ series of books, Hidden Bodies. Just like the previous season, the series is set to pick up with the overly obsessive romantic Joe Goldberg crushing on a new girl named Love Quinn after he moves from New York to Los Angeles.
Why it’s worth your time: The first season took audiences by storm for its completely crazy premise that gets even crazier as the season progresses. We hope this upcoming installment will be able to recapture that unhinged nature its core cast of character’s brought to the first season.