Warming up your winter with four hot new movies

by Erica Cai, Reporter

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As winter break is approaching, people are scrambling to make holiday plans and book last-minute flights. However, for those not interested in straying too far from the comforts of home, these four movies debuting this December will be the perfect touch to a laid-back and entertaining vacation.

Mary Poppins Returns (Dec. 19)

A sequel to the 1964 movie, this original musical stars Emily Blunt as the supercalifragilisticexpialidociously wonderful nanny who comes back to London to take care of the newest generation of Banks children. After the death of a loved one, Mary Poppins reminds the Banks family about the joy and adventure that exists in life. A perfect movie to watch with family and friends, Mary Poppins Returns is sure to raise spirits in time for the holidays.

Aquaman (Dec. 21)

Based on the DC Comics character, director James Wan’s Aquaman delves into the mystical world of Atlantis and explores the hardships of a man born from both the land and the sea. Jason Momoa portrays Arthur Curry as he struggles with his responsibilities as rightful heir of the legendary underwater kingdom while attempting to also protect the surface world. With heart-wrenching origin stories, epic fight scenes and daring characters, this most recent installment of the DC Extended Universe will delight DC fans as well as anyone looking for an exciting movie to watch during winter break.

Holmes and Watson (Dec. 21)

The dynamic duo of comedy, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, are back with a unique perspective on the greatest detective of all time and his faithful sidekick. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are depicted as highly intellectual characters who are unstoppable when it comes to crime, yet despite their intelligence, have trouble dealing with women. When a murder occurs in Buckingham Palace, it is up to the two of them to protect the queen and solve the case. Holmes and Watson will definitely have the audience laughing and bring good cheer to the holiday season.

On the Basis of Sex (Dec. 25)

Inspired by the true story of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s fight for gender equality, On the Basis of Sex follows Ginsburg, played by Felicity Jones, as she graduates from Harvard Law School and enters adulthood, where she continues to face much discrimination. She and her husband, Marty, team up to argue a case that will lay the foundation for the path towards equality for all. During a time of great political distress, On the Basis of Sex will empower its audience with a powerful message that will carry over into the new year.