Fargo Flicks: Winter Has Come

Now that Thanksgiving is over, finals are around the corner adding to students’ stress. With any free time available, don’t be afraid to see one of the wide variety of movies available in early December.

‘The Disaster Artist’
Dec. 8

The infamous cult classic “The Room” is widely hailed as the worst movie of all time. Cheesy dialogue, ridiculous storytelling and over-the-top characters make the film difficult to forget.

“The Disaster Artist” is a biographical dramedy detailing how the iconic movie came to be. Starring James Franco, Dave Franco, Alison Brie and many other stars, this movie should be a fun time for everyone in the audience. The experience will definitely be enhanced, however, if one has seen the original film this one is based on.

‘The Shape of Water’
Dec. 8

Set in early 1960s Baltimore, this movie stars a mute protagonist as she works as a janitor at a high-security government laboratory. This laboratory captures a sea creature, and eventually the protagonist, Elisa, becomes romantically involved with the male sea creature.

Drama, action and love are all rolled into this movie directed by the legendary Guillermo del Toro and starring Octavia Spencer as a supporting character. A strong and unique story is to be expected by the audience who want to see a well-done sci-fi love story.

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Margot Robbie stars in ‘I, Tonya,’ a biographical drama about the events surrounding the 1994 National Figure Skating Championship.

‘I, Tonya’
Dec. 8

Margot Robbie stars in this biographical dark comedy detailing the infamous 1994 National Figure Skating Championship drama surrounding Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan.

Tonya Harding (Robbie) and ex-husband Jeff Gilooly (Sebastian Stan) hired a man to break Nancy Kerrigan’s leg so the latter would not be competition for Harding in the skating championships.

Robbie appears to bring her strong acting chops to this role, making a memorable movie that won’t go unnoticed.

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’
Dec. 15

Audiences have been waiting for what seems like forever for the eighth installment in the “Star Wars” anthology.

Following the smash success of “The Force Awakens,” this movie will move the new story forward, following characters Rey, Finn and Poe, and old favorites like Luke and Leia.

Due to Carrie Fisher’s untimely death, this is the final film she worked on.

All fans, both dedicated and casual, should want to show up and see what this star-studded cast has to enhance the “Star Wars” universe.

‘Ferdinand’
Dec. 15

This animated romp stars a large bull, Ferdinand, as a misunderstood animal who has a big heart full of love.

John Cena voices the bull as he is taken from his loving home after a misunderstanding. In an effort to return to his family, Ferdinand gathers a team of misfit animals to make an epic adventure.

While this movie won’t be winning any Oscars, it should be a fun movie, specifically for children. Any college students going should not expect to be on the edge of their seat the entire film.

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