Movie Addicts’ Choices – December 26th

Each week we update you on what new films are hitting cinemas around town with mini-reviews so you can impress your friends with your critical eye and all the movie trivia you know 😉 What’s in store for movie lovers this week?? Mary Poppins Returns with brand new adventures!, Jennifer Lopez stars in the Second Act of Working Girl and Maid In Manhattan, an old transformer is revived in Bumblebee, a romantic supernatural thriller in I Still See You, and the real Little Mermaid is back.

Mary Poppins Returns

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77% Fresh (Critics) – 68% Fresh (Audience)

The plot: Set in 1930s London, Jane and Michael Banks are now grown-up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen, living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, Mary Poppins comes back to the Banks family along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack and eccentric cousin Topsy and uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.

Second Act 

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 42% Fresh (Critics) – 52% Fresh (Audience)

The plot: Second Act is a comedy in the vein of Working Girl and Maid In Manhattan. Jennifer Lopez stars as Maya, a 40-year-old big box store worker who reinvents her life and her life-story as a woman struggling with frustrations from unfulfilled dreams. She proves to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as book smarts and that it is never too late for a Second Act.

Bumblebee

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94% Fresh (Critics) – 79% Fresh (Audience)

The plot: Twenty years before the events of the first film, in 1987, Bumblebee takes refuge in a small California beach town junkyard. 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, she realizes that she has stumbled upon a Transformer.

I Still See You

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 11% Fresh (Critics) – 50% Fresh (Audience)

The plot: Bella Thorne stars in this spellbinding and romantic supernatural thriller. Ten years after an apocalyptic event left the world haunted by ghosts, Roni (Thorne) receives a threatening message from beyond the grave. Joining forces with a mysterious classmate, Kirk, Roni descends into a shadow world that blurs the bounds of the living and the dead-and begins a desperate race against time to stop a cunning killer.

The Little Mermaid

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20% Fresh (Critics) – 26% Fresh (Audience)

The plot: A young reporter and his niece discover a beautiful and enchanting creature they believe to be the real little mermaid.