Stepping into a theater to watch a movie is the perfect outing when you have a house full of guests or need a break from holiday shopping. And this week you have lots to choose from, including Jason Momoa in “Aquaman,” Hailee Seinfeld and John Cena in “Bumblebee,” Emily Blunt in “Mary Poppins Returns,” and the comedy-romance “Second Act.” Read about these and more here:
Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
What it’s about: Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and be a hero to the world.
Directed by: James Wan
Who’s in it: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
What it’s about: On the run in the year of 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken.
Directed by: Travis Knight
Who’s in it: Hailee Steinfeld, Dylan O’Brien, Megyn Price, John Cena
Mary Poppins Returns
Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Musical
What it’s about: Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time in their lives.
Directed by: Rob Marshall
Who’s in it: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer
Comedy | Romance
What it’s about: A big box store worker reinvents her life and her life-story and shows Madison Avenue what street smarts can do.
Directed by: Peter Segal
Who’s in it: Vanessa Hudgens, Milo Ventimiglia, Jennifer Lopez, Leah Remini
Welcome to Marwen
Biography | Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
What it’s about: A victim of a brutal attack finds a unique and beautiful therapeutic outlet to help him through his recovery process.
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Who’s in it: Steve Carell, Falk Hentschel, Matt O’Leary, Nikolai Witschl
Drama | Music | Romance
What it’s about: A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, the film depicts an impossible love story in impossible times.
Directed by: Pawel Pawlikowski
Who’s in it: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, Agata Kulesza
They Shall Not Grow Old
Documentary | History | War
What it’s about: A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war.
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Drama | Romance
What it’s about: The story revolves around Bauua Singh (Shah Rukh Khan), a vertically challenged man, who is full of charm and wit, with a pinch of arrogance. Born to a wealthy family and raised in an environment of affluence.
Directed by: Aanand L. Rai
Who’s in it: Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma
Action | Mystery | Thriller
What it’s about: Joe meets a mother who can contact spirits when suffocating. Her daughter is dying when Joe helps the mother spiritually contact the daughter and save her. Unfortunately, the spirit in the daughter’s body is now that of Joe’s dead wife.
Directed by: Maria Pulera
Who’s in it: Nicolas Cage, Franka Potente, Penelope Mitchell, Garrett Clayton