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There’s nothing like a trip to the movies on Boxing Day to unwind after the craziness of Christmas. And everyone knows that this time of year is prime time for new blockbuster releases. Here’s a list of some of the most anticipated new movies to watch out for this holiday season, according to The Social‘s hosts!

Mary Poppins Returns

In theatres: December 19th, 2018

No it’s not a remake – no one can replace Julie Andrews in the titular role – but instead a sequel, starring Emily Blunt as everyone’s favourite Nanny, and including other Hollywood greats like Meryl Streep, Lin Manuel Miranda and Colin Firth. This movie musical sees the return of Mary Poppins, as she brings joy and wonderment to the next generation of Banks’ children.

Second Act

In theatres: December 21th, 2018

J Lo is back on the big screen – with Vanessa Hudgens, Leah Remini and Milo Ventimiglia no less! In this comedic and inspiring romp, Lopez plays a big box store employee who gets passed over for a major promotion because of her lack of a college degree. But she gets another chance at success when her friend’s tech-savvy son creates a fake online resume that includes – you guessed it – a stellar college degree. She takes a job at a major firm and proves that everyone deserves a…second act. (See what we did there?)

Vice

In theatres: December 25th, 2018

This satirical biopic takes a look at the life of Dick Cheney, former Vice-President of the United States to President George W. Bush, who was considered to be the most powerful Vice-President in the history of the country. Cheney went from Washington insider and CEO to the most influential person in the White House. Played by Christian Bale and opposite Sam Rockwell as George W. Bush, director Adam McKay brings all the grit, anger and wit to the big screen that won his previous film, The Big Short, an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay with nominations for Best Picture, Directing and Film Editing. VICE is already leading the pack for awards season this year, as it was nominated for six Golden Globes and is expected to be an Oscars contender as well.

If Beale Street Could Talk

In theatres: December 25th, 2018

This poetic love story is an adaptation of James Baldwin’s acclaimed novel of the same name. The film is set in 1970’s Harlem and tells the story of a young African-American woman who, with her family’s support, seeks to clear the name of her wrongly charged husband and prove his innocence before the birth of their child. The film is directed and written by Academy Award winner Barry Jenkins, who brought us the incredible film Moonlight. It stars KiKi Layne and Canada’s very own Stephan James. This film is a must-watch cinematic masterpiece already gaining a name by raking up three Golden Globe nominations for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress and Best Screenplay.