New Movie Releases in Malaysia: December 2019

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We apologise for missing out on November’s releases, but here are some December movies for you to end the decade with a good time!


Hailed as Malaysia’s first movie featuring differently-abled protagonists, a wheelchair-bound man is locked in the dark corners of illegal paralympic racing and struggles to reclaim his former glory of being a professional athlete.

Release date: 5th December 2019
Genre: Sports, Drama
Stars: Pablo Amirul, Ahmad Maembong, Osman Omar, John Elijah
Link: Paralympic

Jumanji: The Next Level

Returning for a second installment, the newest players of the board game-turned-digital goes back to the virtual world after one of them re-triggers the game’s boot up sequence in an attempt to repair the cartridge. Avatar characters are scrambled as more inadvertently join the game, and a whole new quest awaits!

Release date: 5th December 2019
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Comedy
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Awkwafina, Danny Glover, Danny DeVito
Link: Jumanji

The Good Liar

Featuring cinema’s legends on-screen together for the first time, conman Roy sets his sights on wealthy widow Betty for a game he’s done hundreds of times before. But her own secrets and lies have their own play, and the two are set against swindling stakes neither have expected.

Release date: 12th December 2019
Genre: Drama
Stars: Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen,
Link: Cheat

Black Christmas

Seasonal slasher films take a surprising twist, as a serial killer meets the newest generation of sorority girls that aren’t quite as easy to snuff out like the ones in the original 70s movie. Perfect for cancelling out the suffocating Christmas cheer,

Release date: 12th December 2019
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Stars: Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon, Brittany O’Grady, Cary Elwes
Link: Friday the 13th


They said it, we still can’t quite fully grasp it. Featuring what studio execs are calling the ‘most advanced’ CGI of its time dubbed ‘digital fur technology’, the trailer confused fans of the Andrew Lloyd Webber classic. Nevertheless, the vocal performances are still delivered from amazing artist such as Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, and more, so treat your ears to the cinema’s surround sound speakers for a change!


Release date: 19th December 2019
Genre: Musical, Fantasy
Stars: Jason Derulo, Taylor Swift, James Corden, Ian McKellen, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Robbie Fairchild, Francesca Hayward, Judi Dench
Link: Memory

Queen of Spades: The Looking Glass

Don’t write this off as a slot the cinemas had to fill just yet! This atmospheric horror brings all we love about dark and creepy fairy tales to life. An estranged pair of half-siblings have to rediscover what family means to them when the spirit of a murderous countess of the old orphanage home tries to claim them for her collection of children’s souls.

Release date: 19th December 2019
Genre: Horror
Stars: Angelina Strechina, Daniil Muravyev-Izotov, Vladislav Konoplyov, Claudia Boczar
Link: Bloody Mary

Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker

Purportedly the final Star Wars film to feature the original Skywalker saga, the trailer has gotten fans hyped with the last teaser having Chancellor Palpatine a.k.a. Darth Sidious’ fear-inducing laughter playing in its echos. Notable Star Wars veteran Billy Dee Williams, also known as Lando Calrissian will return to the screen since 1983, and the late Carrie Fisher will be honored through the use of unreleased footage filmed before her unfortunate passing.

Release date: 19th December 2019
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure
Stars: Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Issac, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Kelly Marie Tran
Link: The Force

IP Man 4: The Finale

Returning for the final time, master stuntman and martial artist Donnie Yen takes up the role of Wing Chun grandmaster Yip Man, the teacher of Bruce Lee, and chronicles the rise of his student in the United States. Ip Man will travel to the new land of opportunities, and will play a crucial role in uniting the martial art sects in the new sphere.

Release date: 20th December 2019
Genre: Action, Drama
Stars: Donnie Yen, Vanness Wu, Danny Chan, Scott Adkins
Link: Wing Chun

Spies in Disguise

Superspy and debonair Lance Sterling is the best the agency has. Scientist and inventor Walter Beckett is also the company’s best, but when their paths cross, hilarity ensues as Beckett’s latest brainchild turns Sterling into the most genius of disguises: a real pigeon.

Release date: 26th December 2019
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Stars: Will Smith, Tom Holland, Reba McEntire, Rashida Jones
Link: Coo

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