Awards season is officially upon us, so Hollywood studios are unloading the last of their Oscar hopeful films, including Michael Fassbender as the tragic Macbeth, and Jennifer Lawrence going for her second Best Actress statuette in David O. Russell’s Joy. And unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has finally hit theaters. Here’s a quick list of the films we can’t wait for this season and why.
SISTERS (Dec. 18)
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler make the perfect comedy duo. We’ve seen this time and time again when they host the Golden Globes. While their first big-screen team-up, Baby Mama disappointed, we are holding out hope that they will strike gold the second time around.
CONCUSSION (Dec. 25)
It’s the film the National Football League doesn’t want you to see. Peter Landesman’s biopic stars Will Smith as Bennet Omalu, a forensic pathologist investigating the effects of brain trauma in the NFL. If anything, it’ll give us something to debate with our uncle about while watching this year’s Bowl Games.
THE REVENANT (Dec. 25)
Leonardo DiCaprio is long overdue for an Oscar and early buzz is telling us he stands a great chance of taking home his first Academy Award for this. He plays Hugh Glass, a frontiersman and fur trapper who, during an 1823 expedition in the American wilderness, is brutally mauled by a bear and left for dead. Something tells us this won’t be your typical happy holiday ending.
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (Dec. 18)