[Movie News] In Theaters This Week – December 16, 2022

It’s been more than four years since audiences traveled to the distant planet of Pandora, but the weekend sees the return of the Avatar franchise with the sequel The Way of Water. Additionally this weekend, some of the new movies released include an animated French film about a bear and a mouse that are best friends, an animated film about the adventure of a young boy and his friends, and much more!

The Almond and the Seahorse

What happens when you’re ambushed by time? An archaeologist and an architect fight to re-imagine a future after traumatic brain injury leaves them adrift from the people they love.

Directed by Celyn Jones, Tom Stern

Starring: Rebel Wilson, Charlotte Gainesbourg, Trin Dyrholm, Meera Syal, Alice Lowe

Release date: December 16

Avatar: The Way of Water (PG-13)

Jake Sully lives with his newfound family formed on the extrasolar moon Pandora. Once a familiar threat returns to finish what was previously started, Jake must work with Neytiri and the army of the Na’vi race to protect their home.

Directed by James Cameron

Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Kate Winslet

Release date: December 16

Ernest and Celestine: A Trip to Gibberitia

Ernest and Celestine are best friends. And even if one of them is a bear and the other is a mouse, they always step towards adventures together. This time they are going to Ernest’s hometown – it is here that the most talented musicians in the world live. However, upon arrival, the heroes discover that music has been banned there for many years. Together with their new friends and a mysterious masked criminal, Ernest and Celestine must do everything possible to bring joy back to the land of bears.

Directed by Julien Chheng, Jean-Christophe Roger

Starring: Lambert Wilson, Pauline Brunner, Michel Lerousseau, Céline Ronté, Lévanah Solomon

Release date: December 16

Little Nicholas

Somewhere between Montmartre and Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Jean-Jacques Sempé and René Goscinny lean over a large white sheet of paper and bring to life a mischievous and endearing boy, Little Nicolas. From schoolyard games and fights to summer camp prank and camaraderie, Nicolas lives a merry and enriching childhood. As the adventures of Nicolas and his friends unfold, the boy makes his way into his creators’ workshop and light-heartedly questions them. Sempé and Goscinny will recount the story of their friendship, career, and reveal a childhood filled with hopes and dreams.

Directed by Amandine Fredon, Benjamin Massoubre

Starring: Alain Chabat, Laurent Lafitte, Simon Faliu, Marc Arnaud, Alban Aumard

Release date: December 16

What new movies will you bee seeing this weekend?