While the holidays are in full swing, you’d never know it with the selection of films hitting theaters this weekend. Take in a twist on the sci-fi film with Guillermo del Toro‘s The Shape of Water, or reminisce about Halloween with horror flick Pyewacket. Drama is also on tap with Woody Allen‘s new film Wonder Wheel.
The Shape of Water – A mute cleaner (Sally Hawkins) working in a government laboratory develops an unlikely relationship with an amphibious creature that was taken from the Amazon for experimentation. Opens today in Toronto and in Vancouver Dec 15. Opens in Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Ottawa and Victoria on Dec 22. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: The Shape of Water
Wonder Wheel – A young girl (Juno Temple) is taken in by her father, Humpty (James Belushi), a carousel operator, and his wife, Ginny (Kate Winslet), after she reveals she has information about a series of mob murders. But Ginny worries that having Humpty’s daughter around puts their lives at risk. Opens today in Toronto and Vancouver. Expands Dec 15. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: Wonder Wheel
Pyewacket – After the death of her father, a girl who discovers a book of black magic uses it to summon an evil witch that she commands to kill her unstable mother. She begins to feel guilty and tries to reverse the spell, but it looks like it might be too late. Opens today in Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Sudbury and Montreal. Click here for showtimes.
The Other Side of Hope – This movie follows the stories of two men — Khaled, who ends up in Helsinki after fleeing Syria, and Wikström, who leaves his wife and buys a restaurant. Their paths cross when Khaled is denied asylum. Open in select cities. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: The Other Side of Hope
Darkest Hour – Following Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) as he becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the early days of World War II. Churchill wins the hearts of his people as he vows to never surrender in fighting Hitler no matter what means the Nazis use in their attempt to capture Britain. Opens today in Toronto. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: Darkest Hour
Let us know which film you plan on seeing in the comments section below! ~Alexa Caruso
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