“Christmas never ends when you believe in magic.” Christmasquotes.com
With the magic of the season still filling our cinematic space, a new crop of post-Christmas characters are ready for their Close Up. First on the scene are Holmes and Watson, questionable team they are, who are on the hunt for the elusive Santa Claus, who everyone else knows has returned to his hometown (where, we can only assume, he’ll spend the next 364 days enjoying endless movie marathons). Will those clearly-lost guys cross paths with Stan & Ollie, who are on their latest swan song? Is that well-meaning Second Act worth a second look?
During his second outing, that smart Aquaman certainly knows how to keep his head successfully above water. Who will he be towering over this weekend? Will Mary Poppins Return once again have nostalgia lovers going home again (cinematically speaking?) Will Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch be evicted from his home in Whoville now that Christmas is over? Might Ralph Breaks the Internet stick around long enough to fix our winter blues? Can Bumblebee transform our movie world straight into the new year?
How much farther will Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse travel? Is The Mule ready to slow down?
With so many choices, what movie Vice will create the biggest temptation?
More importantly, where will your movie travels take you this last weekend of 2018?