Adaptations of musicals, sci-fi, drama and comics to screen in Bendigo cinemas on Boxing Day. | Bendigo Advertiser

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The BLOCKBUSTERS returned to Boxing Day after the pandemic largely closed theaters during the year. At the Bendigo cinemas, three films will be premiered on December 26 with titles that are sure to appeal to all members of the family. Following their 2016 hit animated film, Sing, Illumination Entertainment will release Sing 2. Read more: How a teenager with autism from Bendigo saved his barely breathing father With the voices of Taron Egerton, Reese Withersppon, Scarlett Johansson and Matthew McConaughey, the film follows upbeat and entrepreneurial koala bear Buster Moon as he tries to impress an entertainment mogul with a show featuring performers from his previous singing competition. The first Sing movie included a plethora of popular music tracks and Sing 2 doesn’t disappoint. Among the artists whose music is included in the film are U2, Billie Eilish, The Weeknd and Elton John. Eighteen years after the end of the Matrix trilogy, The Matrix Resurrections will revive the franchise. With Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss reprise their roles from the original trilogy with Neo once again living a seemingly ordinary life 20 years after the previous films. Jonathon Groff and Neil Patrick Harris also have roles in the film, which is sure to attract fans of the original trilogy as well as sci-fi movie fans. Read more: The new owners of Golden Vine plan to scale up their business and welcome groups from Bendigo. This year the theater lost the great musical lyricist Stephen Sondheim. Her passing comes as the 1957 musical West Side Story was re-adapted for screen after its first theatrical release in 1961. Inspired by the story of Romeo and Juliet, the story follows two rival gangs – the Sharks and the Jets – and the love story of Tony and Maria (performed by stars Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler). Following its premiere last week, Spider-Man: No Way Home is the final installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Tom Holland returns for his third Spider-Man movie with his character Peter Parker having been unveiled to the world as Spider-Man. He turns to Doctor Strange in an attempt to regain his anonymity. Comic book fans are eagerly awaiting the release of No Way Home. It has so far grossed $ 600 million at the box office since its premiere on December 17 in the United States. Read more: Cafe owner is lucky enough to be opened after car smashes neighboring window Across town in Eaglehawk, Star Cinema will host three different films on Boxing Day. At 1 p.m., the Chinese drama film One Second will be screened. It follows a movie buff in remote farmland who forges a relationship with a homeless wanderer. In keeping with the holiday season, A Boy Called Christmas will premiere at 4 p.m. The film sees a young boy set off on an adventure north with the aim of finding the legendary village of the Elfhelm. Finally, at 7 p.m., the new Dune version will be screened. The sci-fi film stars Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya and follows a gifted young man who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to secure the future of his family and people. For more information or to book tickets visit www.starcinema.org.au or www.bendigocinemas.com.au Our journalists work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:

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