Two Popes, Cats: New movies to watch over the holidays

Two Popes, Cats: New movies to watch over the holidays


With a cast that includes stars like Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Jason Derulo, Judi Dench and Taylor Swift, this meow-sical has cross-generational appeal.

The Two Popes

The film exaggerates the differences, theological and otherwise, between Benedict and Francis. The German pope is portrayed by Anthony Hopkins as lonely and bookish, with a teasing wit and a taste for elegance. Jonathan Pryce, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Francis, gives the Argentine Jesuit a folksy touch.

Spies in Disguise

Will Smith and Tom Holland star in this animated film where an unlikely duo is forced to team up for an adventure after one of them gets turned into a pigeon.

Just Mercy

Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx star in this legal drama that tells the true story of Walter McMillian, a man from Alabama who was wrongfully convicted of murder.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

According to Reuters, reviewers who praised “Rise of Skywalker” called it a satisfying conclusion to a beloved story, while critics said the movie directed by J.J. Abrams seemed to play it safe to please longtime fans.


This Golden Globe-nominated World War I film has been wracking up positive reviews everywhere.

Little Women

If you’ve seen any of the earlier iterations, you know it’s a tear-jerker. So be warned: This beautifully done version might make warring siblings momentarily like each other and those who are close to their siblings ugly-cry.

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