Big movies coming to a cinema near you

Round two: Kevin Hart, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Jack Black and Karen Gillan star in the new Jumanji sequel.
Round two: Kevin Hart, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Jack Black and Karen Gillan star in the new Jumanji sequel.

Boxing Day

Jumanji: The Next Level (PG)

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Jack Black, Karen Gillan and Kevin Hart return to the video game world for the sequel to 2017 hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

This time not everyone is in the same bodies they left, and there are even a few new cast members along for the ride, including Danny Glover, Danny DeVito and Awkwafina.

Because the video game which sucked the teenagers into Jumanji in the first film has been smashed up, the game is different this time around and someone might even be a horse.

The kids will have a ball.

Cats (PG)

The iconic musical Cats has been given a live-action, CGI-filled big screen berth from the director of Les Miserables and The King's Speech. For what looks slightly terrifying, the film has managed to wrangle a pretty amazing cast including Taylor Swift, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, Rebel Wilson and Jason Derulo.

A new song from Swift and Andrew Lloyd Webber has already received a Golden Globe nomination.

Jojo Rabbit (M)

If you only see one satirical comedy about an imaginary Adolf Hitler played by a Maori Jew, let it be Jojo Rabbit.

The truly original film from writer-director-star Taika Waititi (who has already impressed on the world stage with Thor: Ragnarok and his own New Zealand movies), the film follows a member of the Hitler Youth who's imaginary friend (Waitit's Hitler) helps him deal with the newly-discovered fact that his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their basement.

Co-stars Scarlett Johansson (Golden Globe and SAG nominee), Sam Rockwell, Alfie Allen and Rebel Wilson.

New Year's Day

Reimagined classic: Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Saoirse Ronan and Eliza Scanlen star in Greta Gerwig's Little Women.

Reimagined classic: Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Saoirse Ronan and Eliza Scanlen star in Greta Gerwig's Little Women.

Little Women (G)

Greta Gerwig's much-hyped reimagining of the classic Louisa May Alcott novel is sure to be high on every film buff's list this summer. Gerwig last impressed audiences with her brilliant and hilarious directorial debut Lady Bird, and she's back with the trusty tale of the four spirited March girls.

Saoirse Ronan has already copped heaps of praise for her turn as Jo March, while Emma Watson, Florence Pugh and Aussie Eliza Scanlen play her sisters. Laura Dern, Timothee Chalamet and Meryl Streep also star.

Watch this one with your family and friends.

The Gentlemen (MA15+)

Guy Ritchie is back!

The director who brought you Snatch, Rock'n'Rolla and Sherlock Holmes before going off the rails and making King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and Aladdin, is back to his roots with British gangster film The Gentlemen.

The film looks to have everything Ritchie fans love about his style and features a stacked cast of Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery, Hugh Grant, Colin Farrell, Henry Golding, Eddie Marsan and Jeremy Strong. Don't bring the kids to this one.

Spies in Disguise (PG)

It's not Disney or Pixar, but the latest animation sure does boast some impressive voices - Will Smith, Spider-Man himself Tom Holland, Karen Gillan, Rashida Jones and even Australia's own Ben Mendelsohn.

Spies in Disguise is about a super spy (Smith) who gets turned into a pigeon and is forced to rely on his nerdy offsider (Holland) to save the world. The kids will love it.

January 9

1917 (MA15+)

If you thought Dunkirk was intense, you'll be in for a whole new treat with 1917.

Critically-acclaimed writer-director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Jarhead, Skyfall) delves into World War I with an ambitious and by all accounts stunning film that follows two British privates who are given an impossible mission: deliver a message deep into enemy territory that will stop 1600 men from walking into a deadly trap.

Most impressively, the film has been crafted to look like one long, unbroken take - similar to Best Picture winner Birdman. There's no doubt this will pick up some trophies this awards season.

Stars George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Richard Madden, Mark Strong and Andrew Scott.

January 16

Dream team: Charlie Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie star in true story Bombshell.

Dream team: Charlie Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie star in true story Bombshell.

Bombshell (M)

Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie. Do you even need to know anything about Bombshell to know you should watch it when those three ladies are in the cast? The movie is about a group of women at the US Fox News who take on network president Roger Ailes for his misogynistic and predatory ways.