New Movies This Week: Mary Poppins Returns, Bumblebee and more!

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Plan your week ahead and choose which among these movie openings this January 8, 2018, you'll see on the big screen first.

Mary Poppins Returns

Directed by Rob Marshall, the film is based on the book series of the same name by P. L. Travers and is a sequel to the 1964 film Mary Poppins. Decades after Mary Poppins' original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives. It stars Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth, and Meryl Streep.

Bumblebee

Directed by Travis Knight, it is the sixth installment of the live-action Transformers film series and a prequel to 2007's Transformers. On the run in 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. It stars Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Ortiz, Jason Drucker, and Pamela Adlon, with Dylan O'Brien, Angela Bassett, Justin Theroux, and Peter Cullen.

Boy Tokwa: Lodi ng Gapo

Directed by Tony Y. Reyes, the film is based on a true story, from the accounts of Rodrigo Morelos’ (aka Boy Tokwa) friends, the movie follows Boy’s grandson, Andy Morelos Woods, head back to the Philippines to search the truth about his grandfather. It stars comedian Jose Manalo.

Ghost Wife

Directed by Mate Yimsomboon, high schooler Nard is in a relationship with Mac, a senior from her school. When Nard gets pregnant, her mother persuades her to abort the baby while Mac's mother forces him to cut contact with Nard and sends him to study abroad. Nard dies during the abortion and returns as a ghost, haunting the apartment complex that she used to live in. The film stars Supawadee Kitisopaku, Chitipat Wattanasiripong and Nattana Kuwongwattanaseree.

 

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