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New Movies - ‘Aquaman’, ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ & ‘Bumblebee’

December 23, 2018

Here are the films opening nationwide

* Mary Poppins Returns -- Emily Blunt plays the titular character, made famous by Julie Andrews in the classic 1964 Disney musical. This time, Blunt’s practically-perfect nanny Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family. Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth and Meryl Streep also star -- Rated PG.

* Aquaman -- The first full-length film featuring the titular character, introduced in 2016′s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and 2017′s Justice League, stars Jason Momoa as Aquaman/Arthur Curry, heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, who must step forward to lead his people to victory and save the surface world. Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson and Nicole Kidman also star -- Rated PG-13

* Bumblebee -- The prequel to 2007′s Transformers and the sixth installment of the live-action film franchise stars Hailee Steinfeld who plays Charlie, a young girl in search of her place in the world who stumbles upon the titular character -- a battle-scarred alien robot, who finds refuge in a California junkyard in the guise of a VW Bug. John Cena co-stars, along with Angela Bassett and Justin Theroux in voice rolls -- Rated PG-13

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