5 New Movies Opening Up Over the Holidays You Can’t Miss
December 17, 2021
If one of your Christmas traditions includes going to the movies, there are 5 movies opening next week so make your plans now.
1. Opening Wednesday, December 22nd . . . “The Matrix Resurrections“ (R) . . . with Keanu Reeves and Carrie Anne Moss returning as Neo and Trinity, and Jada Pinkett Smith back as Zion leader Niobe.
Yahya Abdul Mateen II takes over as the new Morpheus, Jonathan Groff is the new version of Mr. Smith, and Neil Patrick Harris is Neo’s blue pill pushing therapist.
2. Opening Wednesday, December 22nd. . . “Sing 2“. (PG) . . . In this one, the group tries to get a reclusive rock star (Bono) to join them for a new show. The voice cast includes Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Nick Kroll, Halsey, Pharrell, and Letitia Wright.
3. Opening Wednesday, December 22nd . . . “The King’s Man“ (R) . . . This prequel to the other two movies tells the origin of the Kingsman spy agency at the outbreak of World War I. It stars Ralph Fiennes as an aristocratic spy, with Djimon Hounsou and Gemma Arterton as his servant allies, and Rhys Ifans as the mad monk Rasputin.
4. Opening Christmas Day. . . “American Underdog“ (PG) . . . It stars Zachary Levi as NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner, who went from bagging groceries to arena football, to getting a shot with the L.A. Rams. Dennis Quaid is his coach.
5. Opening Christmas Day . . . “A Journal for Jordan“ (PG-13) . . . It stars Michael B. Jordan as a soldier who begins keeping a journal offering life advice for his infant son while he’s deployed in Iraq. It’s directed by Denzel Washington.