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What to watch this holiday weekend, from over-the-top ‘Babylon’ to the sequel to ‘Puss in Boots’

Santa is making his list and double-checking it, but you should be doing the same with all of the movies that are coming your way.

Over the next two holiday weekends, Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle’s latest effort stars Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt as silent-film stars, Naomi Ackie as Whitney Houston in a musical biopic, Emma Thompson as the heavy in a Netflix kid flick, and Antonio Banderas as the coolest animated cat around. (I apologise, Garfield.)

So, if you’re looking for a movie to watch during your time off from work and school? We’ve got you covered, fam. Here’s a list of films to suit every taste:

“Avatar: The Way of Water” dominated the opening weekend box office, but it faces stiff competition for the holiday season in theatres and at home:

“Babylon,” “The Whale,” and “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” will appeal to adult filmgoers.
“Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” and “Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical” are on hand to keep the kids entertained.
If you’re a couch potato, “Glass Onion,” “Strange World,” and, yes, “Top Gun: Maverick” will all be available on a streaming service near you.

If you’re looking for a great holiday cartoon, check out ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish.’

Puss discovers he has only one of his nine lives left in the second solo film for Banderas’ swashbuckling feline and seeks a mythical star to wish them back. For hilarious fairy-tale mayhem and a surprising exploration of mortality and living life to the fullest, he’s joined by his ex Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek) and gleeful mutt Perrito (Harvey Guillén).

Where to see it: In theatres.

If you like dark, heartbreaking material, check out ‘The Whale.’

Darren Aronofsky’s drama, one of the year’s best, is a showcase for Brendan Fraser, who plays an obese online writing instructor hoping to reconnect with his estranged, hurting teen daughter (Sadie Sink). Fraser brings a lot of heart, and Sink brings a lot of fire in an excellent effort that’s both unsettling and hopeful.

Where to see it: In theatres.

‘Babylon’ is a star-studded trip to old-school Hollywood.

Chazelle’s homage to the 1920s In the story of an aspiring silent-movie actress (Robbie), an A-list leading man (Pitt), and a Mexican assistant (Diego Calva) trying to get his foot in the door, Hollywood embraces chaos and debauchery. It dwindles over the course of three hours and change, but the film is fantastic when it goes completely insane.

Where to see it: In theatres on Friday.

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