Movies We're Looking Forward to in 2018

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The 2018 award season kicked off this past weekend with the Golden Globes. It provided a number of memorable moments we detailed on our Twitter (here), and we are looking forward to the other films Hollywood will release this year. These are the top 10 movies, we are most excited about. 

*click the titles of the films to watch the trailers on YouTube

 

1. Proud Mary (Jan. 12):

In this action flick, Taraji P. Henson plays a hit woman named Mary, and based on the trailer we can expect Henson to be a complete and total badass with tons of guns and disguises. This is sure to be an entertaining and fun experience. We're so happy that Taraji gets to play such a different character from what mainstream audiences knows her for. 

 

2. Black Panther (Feb. 12):

#BlackPantherSoLit started trending almost two years before the movie was set to release and now its release date is almost a month away (you can purchase your tickets already!); the excitement is palpable. We're thrilled to see this Black Marvel superhero come to life on the big screen with an ensemble cast that we know must have amazing brunch dates regularly. 

3. Annihilation (Feb. 23):

Annihilation is a sci-fi horror that seems equal parts creepy and captivating. The film, that has a  ensemble cast that includes Tessa Thompson and Gina Rodriguez, follows a group of women who embark on a secret and dangerous journey into a world where everything doesn't operate like it does in the real world. It's based on a 2014 novel by Jeff VanderMeer with the same title.

4. A Wrinkle in Time (March 09):

Ava DuVernay started this year by revealing to us that she directed Jay Z's "Feud" music video and the quality of it was undeniable so we are even more excited to see what she has done with her adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's novel, A Wrinkle in Time. It's a fantasy story that follows a girl whose scientist father goes missing and it is up to her to go up against fantastical forces in order to save him. We're pleased to see Gugu Mbatha-Raw again on our screens and we're similarly excited to see what new comer, Storm Reid, can do!

5. Gringo (March 09):

David Oyelowo plays an interesting role in Gringo that looks hilarious and a great departure from the serious roles we've seen him in. It's always great to see the range of actors and marvel at their talent. It seems the film will serve us a level of humour and absurdity that hasn't been hot since The Hangover franchise died a mediocre death. 

6. Rampage (April 20):

This is the type of blockbuster film that we've come to expect from Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. It seems part King Kong, part Planet of the Apes. That is, it follows Johnson's character who has taken care of this gorilla since it was young but when a genetic experiment goes wrong, the once loveable gorilla turns him into a  giant on a mission for global destruction. We have no doubt that we'll be shoving popcorn in our mouths while experiencing great explosion and fight sequences. 

7. Ocean's Eight (June 8):

Heist films are one of our favourite genres and we're thrilled that this old franchise is being revived with a star studded all female cast. Each of the characters have special skills that make them necessary and important for the con they plan to execute. With comedic actors like Mindy Kaling and Sandra Bullock we expect  humour but we also anticipate a freshness to the franchise with the inclusion of a star like Rihanna. We're crossing our fingers that the (undeserved) backlash that the Ghostbusters reboot received won't touch this film. 

8. The Incredibles 2 (June 15)

The Incredibles first came out in 2004! We don't even care what the film is about we just appreciate that Disney Pixar is putting an end to our long wait. 

 

 

9. Aquaman (Dec. 21):

Justice League didn't do as well as everyone had hoped but we're still holding out hope for Aquaman to help the DCU flourish the way the MCU has (look at the excitement surrounding Avengers: Infinity War). Jason Momoa is brining a new coolness to the Aquaman character, and the film is being directed by James Wan of  Furious 7 and The Conjuring  fame and we hope that the success Wan has brought to his previous films will be the case for this film as well. 

10. Mary Poppins Returns (Dec. 25):

*deep inhale* 

Mary Poppins Returns will be a lovely way to close out the year and the only thing that will make it more splendid is if  Julie Andrews makes a cameo in the film, but we are hopeful that Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda will do this classic musical justice.