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The first semester of the school year is coming to a close, and many of us are excited to finally have a break. Some people like to travel, others like to visit family, but whatever you are doing, going to the movies is a must for this winter season. There are plenty of big name movies coming out in the next couple of weeks, but here are a few that I think you absolutely need to see.

“Mary Poppins Returns”

Disney’s latest trend of “re-imagining” many of their older animated titles has really been a success thus far, specifically with films like “Jungle Book,” “Cinderella” and “Beauty and the Beast”. The latest in this live action theme will be “Mary Poppins Returns.” All of the old flair and fun is returning, with the fan-favorite songs and old-timey charm as well. With Emily Blunt in the leading role, audiences are sure to be in for a treat.

“Aquaman”

The latest in the DC comics film universe is the solo film “Aquaman,” and superhero junkies are waiting with bated breath. Ever since the character’s reveal in last year’s “Justice League,” audiences couldn’t get enough of Jason Momoa’s fantastic rendition of the underwater hero. However, it is no secret that the latest DC films have had modest-at-best reviews, and it pales in comparison to Marvel’s “Avengers.” Only time will tell, but the future sure looks bright for DC with Aquaman on the horizon.

“Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse”

Another superhero movie will grace the screens this holiday season, but it’s going to be quite different than anything audiences have seen before. For starters, it’s a Spiderman movie, but it isn’t about Peter Parker. As a matter of fact, the so-called “Spider-verse” has multiple renditions of web-slingers, and this movie will introduce the world to the next one in line, Miles Morales. On top of that, the movie is animated! It looks gorgeous in the trailers so far, so absolutely go out and see this movie for a brand new and unique experience.

“Bumblebee”

The Transformers film series always seems to have a trick up its sleeve, and this time it’s in the form of a solo character story that focuses on the beloved yellow Camaro Bumblebee. This film is an origin story of sorts, detailing how Bumblebee got to Earth in the first place, and audiences are sure to be in store for some over-the-top action sequences as well as plenty of laughs.

“Glass”

This movie is going to be exciting to say the least. M. Night Shyamalan is one of the more unorthodox directors in Hollywood, but he always manages to turn a crowd for each of his films. While he was recently in a lull, he stormed back onto the scene with 2016’s “Split,” and audiences loved it. “Glass” is going to be a sequel to “Split,” as well as 2000’s “Unbreakable,” and together they are going to jump-start this mini film-universe that Shyamalan has envisioned. Early trailers look promising, so this is one you definitely need to check out!

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