‘Mary Poppins’ and ‘Creed’ sequels among holiday movie offerings
Don’t get too full on that turkey — you have to save room for popcorn.
Even though the holiday movie season is in full swing, there are still some high-profile titles headed our way before the end of the year. Here’s a look (release dates are subject to change):
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21
“Ralph Breaks the Internet” — Ralph (from 2012’s “Wreck-it Ralph”) is back for more destruction, this time by way of a wi-fi router he discovers in his arcade.
“Creed II” — The son of Apollo Creed, Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) returns to train again with friend Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) as they take on the son of Ivan Drago (played by the mammoth Dolph Lundgren in “Rocky IV”), Viktor Drago (played by Florian Munteanu, no shrimp himself).
“The Front Runner” —
Hugh Jackman stars as Sen. Gary Hart, whose presidential campaign in 1988 is derailed when he’s caught in a scandalous love affair.
“Green Book” — This is getting early awards buzz, with Viggo Mortensen as a workingclass Italian-American bouncer who becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist (Oscar winner Mahershala Ali) on a tour of venues in the South during the tumultuous 1960s.
“Robin Hood” — Another retelling of the classic tale about Robin of Loxley (Taron Egerton) and his Moorish commander (Jamie Foxx) as they mount a revolt against the corrupt English crown.
“The Possession of Hannah Grace” — If that Black Friday
“Mary Poppins Returns” — Emily Blunt stars as the magical nanny, who returns decades after her first visit to help the Banks siblings through a difficult time in their lives. Also starring Meryl Streep, Angela Lansbury and Colin Firth.
From left, Sylvester Stallone, Wood Harris and Michael B. Jordan star in “Creed II,” in theaters Nov. 21.