There are a bunch of new movies opening Christmas weekend. New films include Passengers (Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt), Why Him? (James Franco, Bryan Cranston), Assassin’s Creed (Michael Fassbender), Patriots Day (Mark Wahlberg), Sing (animated), A Monster Calls (Felicity Jones), Silence (Andrew Garfield), The Wasted Times (Ziyi Zhang), and Julieta (Emma Suarez). Why Him? and Passengers are the top of my list. Why Him? looks really funny and Passengers might be a good sci-fi story. Continue reading for summaries and trailers of the new films for this weekend.
Focus Features is releasing a new film called A Monster Calls. It’s a story of a young boy who copes with his mother’s terminal illness by using his imagination to create fantastical creatures, specifically a large tree monster, voiced by Liam Neeson. The movie will open in theaters on January 6th, but Portlanders will have an opportunity to see the movie on January 4 at Pioneer Place with a 7pm start time. Thanks to Focus Features, I’m giving away five prize packs consisting of VIP tickets and some promotional items. Continue reading to find out how to win VIP passes and promotional items for the movie.