Out This Week: 27 December 2018

The return of everybody's favorite nanny Mary Poppins and some people's favorite superhero Deadpool.

Mary Poppins is back, and so is Deadpool. Read all about the weekend’s new releases in our weekly summary.

Mary Poppins Returns

Directed by: Rob Marshall
With: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, and Emily Mortimer
What is it about? Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time in their lives.
Heads Up? The return of everyone’s favorite nanny was met with cheer and celebration, and although no one can quite replace Julie Andrews, of our contemporary starlets Emily Blunt is as good as it get.

Once Upon A Deadpool

Directed by: David Leitch
With: Ryan Reynolds, Zazie Beetz, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, and Fred Savage
What is it about? Christmas is coming early, and so is Deadpool! A new, PG-13 version of Deadpool 2 is coming to theatres.
Heads Up? Fox found a way to double-dip into audience pockets with this watered down version of Deadpool 2. I would only recommend seeing it for the families that held back because of its original 18+ rating.


Directed by: Rohit Shetty
With: Ranveer Singh, Sara Ali Khan, Sonu Sood, and Ajay Devgn
What is it about? Simmba, a Corrupt Officer, enjoys all the perks of being an immoral and unethical police officer until a life-changing event forces him to choose the righteous path.
Heads Up? from director Rohit Shetty (Golmaal Series, Singham SeriesChennai Express) who is a master of masala action films, comes Simmba, a spin-off Singham Series. This is a throwback to 70s and 80s action films, and if you enjoy/reminisce about such films, then go for it.

Cold Skin

Directed by: Xavier Gens
With: Ray Stevenson, David Oakes, and Aura Garrido
What is it about? In 1914, a young man arrives at a remote island near the Antarctic Circle to take the post of weather observer only to find himself trapped in a watchtower besieged by deadly creatures which live in hiding on the island.
Heads Up? This period supernatural horror was lauded for its visuals but criticized for its lacking story. If it was not the end of the year and there are plenty of films to catch up with, I might have given this pass, but now I have to be picky in my recommendations.

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