Buttons / December 8thPerhaps the most traditional Christmas movie on this list is Buttons. During a time of robber barons, mills, and rising industry, two orphan children meet unexpected visitors (Dick Van Dyke & Angela Lansbury) who turn the tide of events and change their lives forever. This looks like a lovely film and reminds me of some of the old Classic Hollywood musicals that I love. The end of the film will include a tribute to legendary dancer, director, and choreographer Gene Kelly, hosted by Kelly’s wife and biographer, Patricia Ward Kelly. And the proceeds of the film will go to benefit Kate Winslet's Golden Hat Foundation, helping those living with autism. Buttons is only available for one showing through FathomEvents.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse / December 12thAlternate universes of Spider-Man collide in Brooklyn when a kid Miles Morales starts exhibiting spider-man-like abilities and begins taking lessons from his partners-against-crime. The animation for the film looks absolutely incredible. I caught the trailer while seeing Venom and I've never seen anything quite like this. It'll be amazing to see all different kinds of Spider-Mans come together in one movie.
Mary Poppins Returns / December 19th
Starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Disney classic and P.L. Travers heroine Mary Poppins returns to the big screen. While suffering a personal loss, Poppins comes back to the Banks' children all grown up to help remind them of the power of imagination. Even though the expectations are high with this one in comparison to the original, this is already starting to garner Oscar attention. From the sound of the story and direction, it sounds like we need this kind of movie now more than ever.
Aquaman / December 21st
Half-Atlantean half-Human Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) is called back to his home of Atlantis and battle for the throne as King of the Seven Seas. I've been excited for this one for a long time, and it'll be fun to go to Atlantis and tropical islands when winter starts kicking in. DCEU could definitely use a hit and it looks like the reactions are positive for the movie so far. *crossing my Triton*