Movies: Festive Favourites

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Cert PG
Release date: Wednesday 12 December

Spider-Man mentors a teenager from Brooklyn, N.Y., to become the next web-slinging superhero. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe with groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Teenage student Miles Morales must juggle school life with his responsibilities as a superhero, but he’s not the only person wearing the mask of Spider-Man in this new universe. Enter a world of limitless possibilities in a thrilling new adventure that brings the wall-crawler to the world of animation.

Aquaman Cert 12A
Release date: Friday 14 December

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, starring Jason Momoa as Aquaman. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime – one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king. The film also stars Amber Heard as Mera, a fierce warrior and Aquaman’s ally throughout his journey and Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe as Vulko, council to the Atlantean throne.

CBeebies Presents Thumbelina
In selected cinemas on Saturday 15 December

The much-anticipated annual CBeebies Christmas Show is coming to the big screen for a family-friendly cinema experience that will delight audiences with the classic tale of Thumbelina. This show recreates on the big screen the live Thumbelinaperformance and includes an exclusive, additional show made for cinema audiences only starring the much-loved Justin Fletcher (Something Special) in “Justin’s Countdown to Christmas”. Laugh and sing along with your favourite CBeebies Stars and be part of a fabulous interactive show for all the family.

Mary Poppins Returns Cert PG
Release date: Friday 21 December

The practically perfect nanny returns to the big screen to help the next generation of the Banks family. Set 24 years after Mary Poppins, Michael Banks now has a family of his own and is working at the same bank his father and grandfather once did. A family tragedy coupled with money worries leaves Michael struggling to care for his three children, but just as the family fear things will get worse, Mary Poppins re-enters their lives. Using her magical skills, she takes the Banks’ children on an animated adventure, full of unexpected surprises and musical sequences.

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