MARY POPPINS RETURNS

 

Opens 1-January

Follow-up to Disney's 1964 musical classic, this time with Emily Blunt in the lead role. Directed by Oscar-nominee Rob Marshall (Chicago).

 

The film is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in P.L. Travers’ additional seven books. In the story, Michael (Whishaw) and Jane (Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins (Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack (Miranda), uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Mary Poppins also introduces the children to a new assortment of colourful and whimsical characters, including her eccentric cousin, Topsy (Streep).

 

 



RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET

OPENS 27-DECEMBER

John C. Reilly returns to lend his voice to the sequel to Disney's 2012 3D animated adventure, along with Sarah Silverman, James Corden and an all-star voice cast.

 

Taking place six years following the events of the first film, the story will center on Ralph's adventures in the Internet data space when a Wi-Fi router gets plugged into the arcade as he must find a replacement part to fix Sugar Rush.

 

 



THE FAVOURITE

Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone star in this historical biopic from Yorgos Lanthimos, Oscar-nominated director of The Lobster.

 

Early 18th century: English is at war with the French. A close confidante (Weisz) of an ailing Queen Anne (Colman) competes with her cousin (Stone) for influence and power.