I love the winter holidays because of food, fun and films. I always look forward to December because great films come to theaters. As the holidays near, here a few movies to be on the look-out for.

“Doctor Strange”

I love superhero movies. I try to buy every comic movie I can afford but most of my funds are spent on more important things like food and school. Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” is a surgeon who develops psychic powers after healing from an accident in the Himalayas. He uses his newfound powers to fight the bad guys.

 

“Bleed For This”

This is a boxing film, and when I saw the trailer I had to share it with my brother, a boxing instructor. Now it’s on both of our watch lists. Based on the true story of Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza, the movie follows a boxer determined to get back into the ring after an accident.

 

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

I loved reading the “Harry Potter” books and watching the films, even though the movies didn’t follow the books word-for-word. Now I’m looking forward to watching “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” to take part in another journey to a place where fantasy merges with reality.

 

“The Edge of Seventeen”

I saw this trailer on Facebook and had to find more information, so I went to my usual website Movie Insider to learn more about it. I think this will be a great movie for a younger sister or a mother-daughter date. It seems to give a good glimpse of how teens have to grow in the world we live in today.

 

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

I apologize ahead of time if you aren’t a “Star Wars” fan, but I am. This movie definitely made my holiday watch list. My siblings, cousins and I grew up around the “Star Wars” trilogy. It’s one of those series that you can’t stop watching once you start. This movie is more of a spinoff of the original “Star Wars” movies, with great backstories but a different plot line.

 

“Collateral Beauty”

I’m a huge Will Smith fan so I try to watch all of his movies. Just watching the trailer made me cry, so I can only imagine the effect it will have when I watch it in theaters (side note: I’m a big softy, so you may not cry like I did.) Will Smith’s character suffers a great loss. The world tries to open up his eyes and show him that it isn’t the end, and that he shouldn’t give up.

 

“Sing”

Last but not least, “Sing.” I can tell you without shame that I want to be first in line for any children’s animated movie, especially if it’s made by Disney. Universal Studios did it again though – they convinced me to see “Minions,” and now they’ve convinced me to see this film. If you love music, you won’t want to miss Matthew McConaughey voicing a koala bear.