The end of every year brings cinematic heavy-hitters as studios release their Oscar bids. These films celebrate the human spirit and explore themes like God's character amidst the holiday season, what it means to be human or how it feels to fall in love. Take a look at the movies we have to look forward to in the coming months.

Hacksaw Ridge

Andrew Garfield, the feature actor in our latest issue, gives the public his best Southern accent to tell the powerful story of WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, the first conscientious objector to win a medal of honor. Read More

Donald Glover is on top of his game these days. The Grammy-nominated artist, former writer for 30 Rock and star of the cult-classic show Community is the creator (and star) of Atlanta, one of TV’s hottest shows right now.

And he’s about to become a comic-con legend, too.

Lucasfilm—as in, the studio responsible for Star Warsannounced today that Glover will portray a young Lando Calrissian in the yet-untitled Han Solo Star Wars story. Just like Rouge One: A Star Wars Story, which comes out later this year, dives into the backstory of events in the original Star Wars films, this project will explore the backstory of Harrison Ford’s iconic Han Solo. Naturally, Lando is central to that story.

Earlier this year, Lucasfilm announced Alden Ehrenreich will play Solo.

Here’s how describes the film:

This new film depicts Lando in his formative years as a scoundrel on the rise in the galaxy’s underworld — years before the events involving Han, Leia, and Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back and his rise to Rebel hero in Return of the Jedi.

The movie releases some time in 2018. Discuss

On Wednesday night, two-time Academy Award winner, Hilary Swank sat down with a panel or women during an episode of Chelsea Handler's Chelsea. Swank shared a revealing story about the reality of the gender pay-gap in Hollywood. Here's what she said:

So, when I did, Boys Don’t Cry I was 24 years old. I made $3000 dollars, and in order to have health insurance you had to make $5000. So I didn’t even know that I didn’t have health insurance, until I went in and tried to get a prescription filled and they said, "That’s $160" and I said, "Um, did you try my insurance?" and they said, "Uh-huh." I had an Academy Award and no health insurance.

Then, I get offered my second Academy Award. ... A couple movies later, I get offered a movie, but the male hadn’t had any critical success—but had been in a movie where he was "Hot." He got offered 10 million dollars, and I got offered $500,000.

What’s the Million Dollar Baby supposed to do with an offer like that? She walked. The crew apparently ended up hiring a newer actress who took the part for $50,000. Discuss

We finally have our first look at the latest installment in the X-Men franchise, Logan. The movie looks at an aging Wolverine (aka Logan), and has a starkly darker tone than its predecessors. It also looks more violent. (Heads up, the trailer features a brief clip of someone getting clawed in the head).

Marvel’s “Old Man Logan” storyline, with its post-apocalyptic world and fragile hero, is one of its most distinct storylines.

Also, Johnny Cash’s cover of “Hurt” has never been a more perfect fit for a trailer. Discuss

This morning, a brand new trailer for the upcoming installment in the Star Wars franchise, Rogue One dropped. Not only do we get a closer look at the plot and a glimpse at some cool new characters, we also find out the origins of the title.

It's time to get excited. The movie hits on Dec. 16. Discuss

A first look at the upcoming drama that tells the true story of the Boston Marathon bombing has just been released. Patriots Day reunites actor Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg (who just collaborated on Deepwater Horizon), and is told from the perspective of a Boston police officer near the finish line when terrorists detonated bombs that killed 264 people.

The movie hits theaters in January. Discuss