2018 is setting up to be a great year for the big screen. Here are a few movies that I’m looking forward to in the new year, and I hope that every single one of them is a hit. Let’s get started!
Solo: A Star Wars Story
An origin story for one of Star Wars’ most interesting characters has been on my radar for a long time. It has a great and diverse cast that I hope can bring the magic to these characters that the original actors like Harrison Ford and Billy Dee Williams brought to live in the original trilogy.
This is the earliest film on this list and it comes out in February. It’s an all-female led sci-fi movie that is based on Jeff VanderMeer’s 2014 novel. It’s set to be a strong contender for Natalie Portman’s return to the silver screen.
The first man to walk on the moon is overdue for a good biopic. With my favorite actor, Ryan Gosling, as the lead and La La Land’s Damien Chazelle in the director’s chair, I have very high hopes for this to be one of the best movies of 2018.
Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
This animated classic is hitting the big screen again. This time, the title character is voiced by the talented Benedict Cumberbatch. I’m really hoping that this one is just as enjoyable as the previous incarnations of the Dr. Seuss character.
There is nothing like the original Halloween. It’s my favorite horror film of all time and I could not be more excited to see Jamie Lee Curtis return to the franchise that helped jumpstart her stellar career.
It’s a Dick Cheney biopic where Christian Bale stars as the former Vice President. How could you not be interested?
Ready Player One
I’m always ready for a new Spielberg movie and this one might be one of his coolest looking flicks yet. It looks like a great adventure that has the potential to take us deeper into the video game world than cinema ever has before.
The real life story of a boy who went through conversion therapy is an important story to tell in today’s cultural climate. With stars like Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, and Joel Edgerton involved, I see this being an emotional rollercoaster that could be an Oscars contender.
I can’t wait to see each one of the *hopefully* stellar movies next year! Keep checking back to this blog all year for reviews of movies, TV and music!
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