Christmas break boasts a slew of amazing movies for views of all tastes

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. We have all-nighters, projects and who can forget about the stacks and stacks of papers you have to finish before next week. But it’s all worth it for what awaits us after next Friday: Christmas break.

So while you’re shopping and eating copious amounts of food for the holidays, be sure to set aside some time to go watch a few movies. Here are the three movies you should consider watching during the break.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

There’s only one movie that’s mandatory to watch on this list and that’s “Star Wars.” It doesn’t matter if you hate the franchise or that you hate Disney for buying it. Just go watch it.

“The Force Awakens” is the first “Star Wars” movie to have a woman, Daisy Ridley, and a black man, John Boyega, as its leads. That in and of itself is exciting, but throw in Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher returning to reprise their roles from 40 years ago just takes the movie to another level.

Then the person who pulled it all together, J.J. Abrams, is one of the best directors out there and he guarantees that this movie is something that will be talked about for weeks. Heck, people have already been talking about this movie since Disney announced it a couple of years ago.

The anticipation for “The Force Awakens” will come to an end when it hits theaters Dec. 18.


Based on a GQ article, “Concussion” is about a doctor who fights the National Football League for trying to suppress his research about brain damage in football players.

Don’t let the sports stuff scare you off. 

This is a medical drama about a very real problem facing not only professional athletes but athletes of all levels and ages. 

“Concussion” might help more Americans see that these huge football players they watch every Sunday night are not invincible, but simple normal humans.

If the drama doesn’t lure you in, perhaps the star power of Will Smith, who plays Bennet Omalu, will draw you to the theater.

“Concussion” comes out Dec. 25.

“The Hateful Eight”

Need an ultra violent Western movie in your life? Well Quentin Tarantino has your solution with “The Hateful Eight.”

The movie is about a group of eight bounty hunters who get stuck in a saloon in Wyoming during a blizzard and get involved in a plot of betrayal and deception.

The script to the movie was leaked online in early 2014 causing 

Tarantino to cancel the movie. However after a live read of the script he changed his mind, tweaked the script and made the movie.

So if a space soap opera or medical drama don’t peak your interest, check out “The Hateful Eight” on Dec. 25.