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2018 December Movies

Aquaman (2018)

December 21, 2018
Not Yet Rated
Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure

Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and to be a hero to the world.

This is Aquaman's first solo film within the DC Extended Universe, following the character's appearances in Batman V Superman and Justice League. James Wan was hired as director in 2015, and the supporting cast (including Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Dolph Lundgren, and Patrick Wilson) signed on at various points in 2016 and 2017. Jason Momoa was announced as Arthur Curry back in 2014. Principal photography started in May 2017 and wrapped in October of that year. It's been confirmed the events of Aquaman take place after Justice League.

In the comics, the Aquaman character made his debut in More Fun Comics #73, which was published in November 1941. He rose to further prominence during the Silver Age of the 1950s and 1960s when he became a founding member of the Justice League.

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Bumblebee (2018)

December 21, 2018
Not Yet Rated
Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken.  When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.

Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

December 25, 2018
Not Rated
Family, Fantasy, Musical

“Mary Poppins Returns” stars: Emily Blunt as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure; Lin-Manuel Miranda as her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London; Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks; and Julie Walters as the Banks’ housekeeper Ellen; with Colin Firth as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins; and Meryl Streep as Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy. The film also introduces three new Banks’ children played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and newcomer Joel Dawson. Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the PL Travers books and Dick Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth’s character.

The film is directed by Rob Marshall from a screenplay by David Magee and screen story by Magee & Marshall & John DeLuca based upon The Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers. The producers are Marshall, DeLuca and Marc Platt with Callum McDougall serving as executive producer and the music is by Marc Shaiman with songs by Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Disney first announced the film in 2015, imagining it as a sequel set 20 years after the original. The cast came together in 2016, and principal photography started in 2017.

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Alita Battle Angel (2018)

December 21, 2018
Not Yet Rated
Action, Sci-Fi

Visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY) create a groundbreaking new heroine in ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an action-packed story of hope, love and empowerment. Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita (Rosa Salazar) is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in. Everything is new to Alita, every experience a first. As she learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield Alita from her mysterious past while her street-smart new friend, Hugo (Keean Johnson), offers instead to help trigger her memories. A growing affection develops between the two until deadly forces come after Alita and threaten her newfound relationships. It is then that Alita discovers she has extraordinary fighting abilities that could be used to save the friends and family she’s grown to love. Determined to uncover the truth behind her origin, Alita sets out on a journey that will lead her to take on the injustices of this dark, corrupt world, and discover that one young woman can change the world in which she lives.

This film is based on the manga Battle Angel Alita, which was created in 1990 by Yukito Kishiro. The original run of the publication ran for five years, ending in 1995. The series consisted of nine volumes and spawned various spinoffs, including Last Order and Mars Chronicle. A video game in the franchise, Gunnm: Martian Memory was also released. Two of the original Alita volumes were adapted into anime.

The live-action film has been in development since 2000, when a website domain was registered to James Cameron. Initially, Cameron thought he would direct Alita, but it was continuously delayed as the filmmaker decided to move forward with Avatar instead. In October 2015, Robert Rodriguez signed on to direct, with Cameron working on sequels to Avatar instead. Should this movie prove to be a success, there is the possibility for sequels down the road.

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Mortal Engines (2018)

December 14, 2018
Not Yet Rated
Adventure, Fantasy

Thousands of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, humankind has adapted and a new way of living has evolved. Gigantic moving cities now roam the Earth, ruthlessly preying upon smaller traction towns. Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan)—who hails from a Lower Tier of the great traction city of London—finds himself fighting for his own survival after he encounters the dangerous fugitive Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar). Two opposites, whose paths should never have crossed, forge an unlikely alliance that is destined to change the course of the future.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

December 14, 2018
Not Yet Rated
Action, Animation

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.

Under the Silver Lake (2018)

June 22, 2018
Not Yet Rated
Crime, Thriller

Sam, an affable but aimless young man, becomes an unwitting detective who quickly finds himself in over his head as he investigates the mysterious disappearance of his beautiful neighbor, with whom he has fallen in love. As he combs through East Los Angeles searching for any kind of clues he can find, he stumbles upon a larger, more sinister conspiracy than he ever imagined, involving billionaires, celebrities, urban myths, and even pop culture as we know it.

This is the latest film from It Follows director David Robert Mitchell. It was first announced in 2016, with stars Andrew Garfield, Riley Keough, and Topher Grace joining the cast. Principal photography began in October 2016, months after A24 acquired the rights to distribute.

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On the Basis of Sex (2018)

July 17, 2018
Not Yet Rated
Drama, Biography

A film biopic about Ruth Bader Ginsberg and her journey to becoming a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.