5 new films coming to your cinema in time for Christmas

A selection of true life dramas and thrillers, horror, fantasy, science fiction and family fun coming to your local cinema during December.

2018 is swiftly coming to a close, but not without some great films [VIDEO] to expect before the end of the year. The following are five films well worth the cinema ticket.

There a Film for every taste, coming this month are "The Old Man & The Gun," a movie based on a true story, "Mortal Engines," a futuristic fantasy/science fiction film from Peter Jackson, "The House That Jack Built," a thriller and horror film, "Lizzie," a psychological thriller telling the story of Lizzie Borden and the infamous murders and a charming family film, "Mary Poppins Returns" comes just in time for Christmas [VIDEO].

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'The Old Man & the Gun' - Drama/comedy - 7 December 2018

Robert Redford’s last acting role sees him playing Forrest Tucker, a notorious bank robber who goes around charming people while robbing banks and escaping from jail. Based on a true story, it sees Tucker meet a woman (Sissy Spacek) who loves him, despite the fact he is breaking the law.

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'Mortal Engines' - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - 8 December 2018

From the makers of "Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit," this fantasy and science fiction films tells the story of Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar) living in a time hundreds of years after civilisation was destroyed. She is the only one who can stop London, a predator city, from devouring everything in its path. Robert Sheehan also stars as Tom Natsworthy and Jihae ("Mars") plays Anna Fang.

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'The House That Jack Built' - Horror/thriller - 14 December 2018

This thriller/horror film follows the titular Jack, who is a highly-intelligent serial killer. The story depicts the murders he commits over the course of 12 years which gradually develop his “inner madman.” Matt Dillon, Uma Thurman and Bruno Ganz star.

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'Lizzie' - Psychological thriller - 14 December 2018

“Lizzie” is a biographical psychological thriller based on the true story of Lizzie Borden and the 1892 axe murders of the Borden family in Fall River, Massachusetts. The film stars Kristen Stewart, Chloe Sevigny, Jamey Sheridan, Fiona Shaw, Jay Huguley, Jeff Perry and Denis O’Hare.

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‘Mary Poppins Returns’ - Family film – 21 December 2018

53 years after the original “Mary Poppins” hit the big screen, she is finally back. Emily Blunt plays the iconic, umbrella-carrying character as she visits the now grown-up Jane and Michael Banks (with Emily Mortimer and Ben Whishaw in the roles). Reviews are in and so far the response has been great, with Blunt perfectly playing the iconic role. Even Dick Van Dyke makes an appearance in the film but not as the chimney sweep this time.

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