You’re joining a lot of Christmas parties at the moment? But it would be best if you had a break and some relaxation. Or, maybe you’re bored because there’s not a lot going on at the moment, or you must work. If so, here are film recommendations for a cozy December. There is something for everyone, from sweet PAW PATROL to the hypnotic Ben Affleck and the moving PETROPOLIS. Moreover, seize the chance to win Blu-rays or DVDs in the upcoming days.
PAW PATROL: THE MIGHTY MOVIE
Admittedly, the first film on our Christmas list, PAW PATROL: THE MIGHTY MOVIE, isn’t a real children’s film. Especially not at a time when there is fighting on many fronts, martial or political.
It’s an action anime for slightly older children that has a very nice message. Because Skye, the smallest of the PAW PATROL, must literally outgrow herself on this adventure. Like her friends, Skye also receives enormous superpowers from a meteor impact.
On the one hand, she has to learn to cope with them and not overestimate herself. On the other hand, she needs to understand that size doesn’t matter to be a heroine, but that heart and mind are much more important.
Sweet Skye is voiced by the no less enchanting Mckenna Grace. Furthermore, you can hear the voices of Taraji P. Henson (Victoria Vance), and James Marsden (Hank).
Kristen Bell (Janet), Chris Rock (Kitty), Serena Williams (Yoga Yvette), and Kim Kardashian (Delores) are also on board.
PAW PATROL: THE MIGHTY MOVIE is a good movie for older children – no matter what age – because it’s funny and gives us a little glimmer of hope that everyone can be or become a hero. Therefore, it’s a perfect flick for a nice family eve at Xmas.
Unfortunately, we are currently seeing in our circles of friends and in the news what people have to suffer when their loved ones are kidnapped or missing. Something similar goes for Detective Danny Rourke, whose little daughter has been missing for a long time.
He’s about to give up when suddenly, through a series of bizarre crimes, a glimmer of hope flares up again. During his investigations, he immerses himself in a bizarre world in which he doesn’t know what is reality, and what is fiction.
Robert Rodriguez, known for great films like “From Dusk Till Dawn,” “The Faculty,” “Kill Bill,” “Sin City,” and Alita: Battle Angel, has sought a new style here and divided opinions in the process. However, it’s a good film for a few hours alone or as a couple.
We are currently experiencing violence on many levels. However, a conflict has been brewing in Iran for a very long time, forcing countless people to flee.
The film Persepolis tells the story of Marjane Satrapi, a young girl growing up in Iran during and after the Islamic Revolution. It explores her journey from childhood to adulthood, her experiences with political and social changes in Iran, and her eventual exile to Europe.
It’s a powerful and personal exploration of Marjane’s life and the historical and cultural events in Iran during her coming of age. The film also portrays the rise of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the imposition of strict Islamic laws. Marjane and her family grapple with the limitations placed on personal freedom and expression.
Persepolis received critical acclaim and won the Jury Prize at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. It’s a poignant and thought-provoking film that delves deep into Persian identity, culture, and political change.
Therefore, it offers a must-see perspective on historical events. So, take the opportunity to visit one of the cinema screenings that are currently being offered, or watch this special movie at home on your cozy couch.
Text: Marco Kokkot