Best (and worst) choices for Christmas and Boxing Day releases

Now what? 

You have been to the church services, opened the presents, eaten way too much food and then out comes the infamous question, "What are we going to do now?"

Go to the cinema!

In our modern era, Christmas Day and Boxing Day (The day after Christmas in many countries around the world) have become critical days for new releases of the latest films. Many of these movies are merely for family fun, but there is a multitude of films seeking award contention before the end of the year.

An interesting thing to observe: The film industry releases films at different times in different countries based on the potential for making the most profit. 

Reel Dialogue and Russelling Reviews have tried to make it easy for you to choose this holiday season. Keeping in mind, some films may be released at different times in your area. Also, parents need to be sure to check the ratings for each film prior to attendance. Nothing worse than being embarrassed by taking Grandma to the wrong film!

All films have a link to the review of the film. This gives you a chance to know what you are going to see at the cinema. 

Best choices for families 
The qualifications to say that they are kid-friendly, but check the ratings. Some films on the list may not be suitable for young children. 
  1. The Greatest Showman
  2. Paddington 2
  3. Wonder
  4. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Best award-winning options
  1. Darkest Hour
  2. The Post
  3. Molly's Game* (review release date on Christmas Day)
  4. Phantom Thread
  5. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Teen options
For the kids that might be too cool to hang out with the parents, but are too young for the mature films. Here are a few suggestions, but don't tell them you heard from us!
  1. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  2. Thor: Ragnarok
  3. Justice League
Films to avoid
The team never wants to deter people from going to the cinema, we just want to help you to avoid wasting your money. 
  1. Pitch Perfect 3
  2. Downsizing
  3. Breathe
For those staying in... 
DVD and streaming choices 
  1. Baby Driver
  2. Dunkirk
  3. Maudie
  4. Hidden Figures 
  5. Blade Runner 2049
  6. The Case for Christ
  7. Spider-man: Homecoming
  8. Wonder Woman
  9. Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2
  10. Logan Lucky
From all of the team at Reel Dialogue and Russelling Reviews, we want to wish you a Merry Christmas and encourage you to enjoy some time at the cinemas this holiday season.

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