The Year in Movies: 2018 Edition

January 2, 2018 Comments Off on The Year in Movies: 2018 Edition
The Year in Movies: 2018 Edition

2017 was an amazingly jam-packed movie watching year. I think on average, I probably saw about 2 new movies a month, which is maybe the most I’ve been to the theatre. 2018 is shaping up to be more of the same, so let’s see if my wallet can handle all the awesome that Hollywood is dishing out over the next twelve months!

Previous entries: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

January 12 – The Commuter – I’ll be honest… this doesn’t look as good as some of Neeson’s other recent offerings. I’ll probably catch this one on DVD.
January 19 – Mary and the Witch’s Flower – This looks like the best of Studio Ghibli, with a dash of Hogwarts.
January 26 – Maze Runner: The Death Cure – The third book was a mess, but here’s hoping they were able to fix some of the problems for the film.

February 16 – Black Panther – The first of three Marvel movies this year. The trailers for this one have me super excited!
February 16 – Early Man – From the studio behind Chicken Run & Shaun the Sheep, this looks hilarious!
February 23 – Annihilation – I’ll be honest – the book did nothing for me, but the trailer intrigues me.

March 2 – Red Sparrow – Since we’re apparently never getting a Black Widow movie with Scarlett Johansson, this will have to do…
March 2 – Death Wish – Remake of the Bronson classic, with Bruce Willis. From Eli Roth, so expect lots of violence…
March 9 – A Wrinkle In Time – Looks like a fantastic adaptation of an incredible book.
March 16 – Tomb Raider – Gritty reboot of the video game franchise movie series. Looks like it has potential.
March 16 – 7 Days in Entebbe – A tense thriller based on a real event.
March 23 – Pacific Rim Uprising – As one of the half-dozen people in North America who enjoyed the original, I’m pretty excited for this bigger, brighter sequel.
March 30 – Ready Player One – I have not read the book, but I trust Spielberg, riffing on Spielberg.

April 13 – The New Mutants – A horror movie set in the Fox X-Men universe? Could be good.
April 20 – Rampage – Okay, this looks dumb. Might be fun on DVD…

May 4 – Avengers: Infinity War – All of Marvel’s cinematic universe since 2008 has been leading to this movie. Here’s hoping it’s good!
May 25 – Solo: A Star Wars Story – Troubled production rescued by reshoots, maybe? No trailers yet, so it’s tough to say…

June 1 – Deadpool 2 – High hopes for the sequel to the bonkers entry into the Fox X-Men verse…
June 8 – Ocean’s 8 – Spin-off from the sequels to the remake of the original group heist movie. The cast looks amazing!
June 15 – Incredibles 2 – Long-awaited sequel to the best Fantastic Four movie ever made!
June 22 – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – I’m not convinced of the storyline on this one… we’ll see, I guess.
June 29 – Sicario 2: Soldado – The first one was super-intense. This one looks even more action-y.

July 6 – Ant-Man and the Wasp – Not much is known about the first post-Infinity War Marvel release, other than that Evangeline Lilly will be suiting up as well.
July 20 – Alita: Battle Angel – From James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez, this is apparently based on a manga series. Looks interesting.
July 27 – Mission: Impossible 6 – Something something stunts… something something spies…

August 3 – The Predator – The next film in this long-running series. Remake? Reboot? Who knows?
August 3 – The Equalizer 2 – Sequel to the Denzel revenge-for-hire movie from a couple of years ago.
August 10 – The Meg – Jason Statham vs. a 70-ft shark, in this adaptation of the Steve Alten novel.
August 17 – The Happytime Murders – Anything that looks like an extended version of the puppet episode of Angel is okay by me. Oh, yeah: It’s directed by Brian Henson!
August 17 – Captive State – I don’t know anything about this other than it’s from the guy who directed Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and it’s got John Goodman, who’s reliable.

September 14 – The Darkest Minds – Another YA-fantasy/SF series that was ripe for adaptation, this one’s about kids with superpowers.

October 5 – Venom – Spin-off of Sony’s Spider-Man films, this is a solo film about the popular villain.

November 2 – Dark Phoenix – Sequel to Apocalypse, this one’s supposed to be more a more personal story.
November 2 – The Nutcracker and the Four Realms – I have no idea what’s going on in this trailer, but it’s apparently about the story behind the story of the Nutcracker and the Mouse King.
November 9 – The Grinch – Another take on the Seuss classic, this one in bright CG, with Bumblesnitch Crumpypants as the voice of the lead.
November 16 – The Crimes of Grindlewald – I quite enjoyed the first Fantastic Beasts movie, so I’m looking forward to seeing where the story goes.
November 23 – Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 – Bizarre name aside, the original was tons of fun, with great shout-outs to video games of yesteryear. Here’s hoping this one lives up to it!

December 14 – Mortal Engines – Something about cities on wheels. From Peter Jackson, so I’ll give it a look.
December 14 – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Sony’s putting a big-screen animated Spider-Man on, with Miles Morales as the webslinger. Could be good.
December 21 – Aquaman – Seems weird to have to wait a whole year for another DC film, but here we are… this one follow’s Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, presumably after the events of Justice League.
December 21 – Bumblebee – The first spin-off of the Transformers movie, brought to you by the director of Kubo and the Two Strings? Uh, okay. Can’t be any worse than The Last Knight.
December 25 – Mary Poppins Returns – AKA Chimney Sweeps 2: The Quest for More Money

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