‘Mary Pop­pins’ and ‘Creed’ se­quels among hol­i­day movie of­fer­ings

The Wichita Eagle (Sunday) - - Arts & Culture - BY ROD POCOWATCHIT

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.

NOV. 30

“The Pos­ses­sion of Han­nah Grace” — If that Black Fri­day

DEC. 19

“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.

BARRY WETCHER MGM

From left, Sylvester Stal­lone, Wood Har­ris and Michael B. Jor­dan star in “Creed II,” in the­aters Nov. 21.

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