6 Hollywood Films Coming to Beijing Screens in December

December is shaping up to be one of the most crowded months for cinema in China – perhaps ever. There are some 43 movies coming out in the month alone including some extra foreign films the authorities have waved through to help give the annual box office numbers a final boost. 

Here are some of the highlights:

First up is Allied, the story of two spies who fall in love while carrying out an assassination during World War II. The film, which stars Marion Cotillard and Brad Pitt, actually comes out tomorrow, November 30. 

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, the latest eccentric fantasy-comedy from Tim Burton, comes out on Friday, December 2. Adapted from a bestselling young adult novel by Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine's is a fantasy adventure about a school filled with superpowered youngsters.

Hacksaw Ridge, the latest addition to the list of big World War II films, this time directed by Mel Gibson. The film tells the story of a conscientious objector who nevertheless earned the Medal of Honor for his heroism as a medic.

Also making a splash is the Clint Eastwood-directed Tom Hanks film Sully, the story of US Airways captain Chesley Sullenberger’s heroics landing a suddenly engineless plane in the Hudson River in 2009. 

Rounding off the list is the highly anticipated US-China co-production The Great Wall. The film is the first English-language film directed by Zhang Yimou, one of China’s greatest directors. It also happens to be the most expensive Chinese production to date.

Here’s the full list of the latest Hollywood movies for you to mark into your diary (click on the titles for trailers):

Allied (间谍同盟)
November 30
2D/CFGS (China Film Giant Screen)
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62 percent
Critics Consensus: Allied has its moments, but doesn't quite achieve epic wartime romance status – a disappointment made more profound by the dazzling talent assembled on either side of the camera.

Collide / Autobahn (极速之巅)
December 2
2D/3D
Rotten Tomatoes Score: No critic reviews yet.
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.


 
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (佩小姐的奇幻城堡)
December 2
2D/3D/CFGS
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64 percent
Critics Consensus: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children proves a suitable match for Tim Burton's distinctive style, even if it's on stronger footing as a visual experience than a narrative one.

Hacksaw Ridge (血战钢锯岭)
December 8
2D
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86 percent
Critics Consensus: Hacksaw Ridge uses a real-life pacifist's legacy to lay the groundwork for a gripping wartime tribute to faith, valor, and the courage of remaining true to one's convictions.

The Sweeney - Paris / Antigang (反黑行动组)
December 9
2D
Rotten Tomatoes Score: No critic reviews yet.
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

Sully (萨利机长) 
December 9
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84 percent
Critics Consensus: As comfortingly workmanlike as its protagonist, Sully makes solid use of typically superlative work from its star and director to deliver a quietly stirring tribute to an everyday hero.

The Great Wall (长城) 
December 16
Rotten Tomatoes Score: No critic reviews yet.
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

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