Best Movies of 2018

Another list that I am SUPER late with but here it is! I didn’t see a ton of movies this year as I wanted to but listed here are the ones I thought stood out the most that I saw.
Honorable Mentions: Ready Player One, Crazy Rich Asians, Annihilation, Ant-Man and the Wasp
10. Bumblebee
I haven’t reviewed this yet and I don’t know if I will, but I thought this was very good. I was surprised. I don’t care for any of the Transformers movies. I think I’ve only see the first two, but I really enjoyed the adventure, but I was also really into the friendship (also seemed a little romantic lol) that bloomed between Charlie and Bumblebee which was shocking to me. I also very much enjoyed the action. Yes, be shocked people lol.
9. Love, Simon
I very much enjoyed this movie. I even teared up at the end. Nick Robinson did a very good job in this role. Simon is so likable, and you root for him throughout the movie. Unlike the book where I hated some characters, I generally liked everyone (all the main characters) in the movie. It’s a nice teen, coming of age movie for those who may be in the same struggle as Simon.
8. Sorry to Bother You
I haven’t reviewed this yet and I do plan on it, but this movie is bonkers. I mean, I really liked it. I think it’s one of those you either “love it” or you “hate it” because it’s weird. I get the message, I like the quirkiness of it and I thought it was handled in a very original way. Great movie experience.
7. The Incredibles 2
Something we’ve been waiting for for years! I don’t think it’s better than the first one but it’s a nice follow up. I loved seeing the Parr family again and I loved seeing Elastigirl really use her powers because she’s awesome. The story is interesting, the characters are STILL likable, and the action and adventure aspect is so much fun!
6. Avengers: Infinity War
I haven’t seen it again in a while, but this movie really kicked me in the stomach. It was great seeing 10 years of MCU movies come to a head in this film. I think the direction was handled well since there were so many characters in this film to juggle. I thought it could have been a mess, but it wasn’t. I do think there was some issues which doesn’t put it in the Top 5 of my MCU movies (at least right now it doesn’t) but it’s Sooooo worth it.
5. Mission Impossible: Fallout
This movie is dope! I love the Mission Impossible movies and Ethan Hunt is awesome! Shoot, the Avengers need to let him help them take down Thanos lol. It’s because of these movies that I know spy movies don’t necessarily HAVE to be convoluted. Fallout is so much fun, you get to see Tom Cruise RUN LIKE A CHAMP! Plus, Henry Cavill was also great in it and we got to see the best moment ever.source
4. A Quiet Place
Anyone who knows me knows I don’t like horror films. I know that “horror” is a wide genre so there are smaller umbrellas of horror I would enjoy (like I want to see Happy Death Day 2 U) and this was one of those I really wanted to see. I would consider it more of a thriller than anything but it’s one of those movies where you MUST watch since it’s so quiet. It forces you to be quiet and pay attention. I think all the acting is very good and the use of sound and music in the film is top notch. Great directorial debut by John Kransinski and of course Emily Blunt is always a win.
3. The Hate U Give
Based on the bestselling novel of the same name. It is a great book adaptation and I think the movie was well done. The acting, the story and the passion behind it was all handled very well and it shows. Sure, it’s a little different from the book but it’s still very good. Amandla Stenberg was great and powerful as Starr Carter and the story hits so close to what has been happening with black people and police. Very relevant.
2. Black Panther
I mean what can I say? It’s Black Panther. I argued for a while if this will be my number one movie and I settled with it here. It is such a win for black superheroes, for black nerds, for black people and for people in general. The story may be familiar, but I think you can tell there was love behind it. I mean, the costumes, the musical score, it’s funny and it has a lot of emotional moments that are totally earned. Plus, my husband is in it and he killed that villain role! Everyone in this movie DID that.
1.  Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Listen, if you have not seen this movie and you’re a Spider-man fan then what is wrong with you? This is THE BEST Spider-Man movie (fight me) and I’m so glad that Miles Morales is at the helm in this. I love Peter Parker, I have and always will love Peter Parker but this movie having Miles as the lead was a smart move because it follows the message of the movie… anyone can be behind the mask if you let go. The animation is beautiful, the music is used well in the film, the action is so good, the characters are ALL interesting, I mean there are a lot of characters and they all get their time to shine. Miles is a fully realized character and if you don’t know much about him going into the movie, then I reckon you’ll love him by the end. This was such a great movie experience and I recommend for any Spider-Man fan to go out and watch this one.
So what are your thoughts on my list? Remember, this is my opinion so if you disagree, please tell me what your list is in the comments below!
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Movie Review: Ready Player One (2018)


Summary: When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune.
Cast and Characters.
  • Tye Sheridan as Wade Watts / Parzival. He is a Gunter, someone who is searching for the Easter eggs within the Oasis “Egg Hunter= Gunter”. He lives in the stacks of Columbus, Ohio and his real life is kind of meh, so he finds a lot of his relief within in the Oasis. Wade lives and breathes the Oasis, he loves it, he looks up to Halliday and the things he creates and loves. He also loves nostalgic things, particularly from the 80s. Wade is likable and Parzival is cool. We get to see him do some really cool things while in the virtual world. I like Tye Sheridan a lot, I’ve always kept my eye on him and films he’s doing and I think he’s good in the role. He’s likable and I think Wade could easily come off as unlikable or annoying but I think Tye who seems almost “too cool” for the role, manages to still feel like a teenager in this world. He also has some great facial expressions and I like his delivery of dialogue.
  • Olivia Cooke as Samantha Cook / Art3mis. She is a famous Gunter who works with various allies to try to keep the OASIS free and out of IOI’s hands. She is enigmatic when we first meet her, she’s cool, she’s obviously been doing this a long time as she’s able to do some really cool things with really cool tools. She has a reason as to why she’s trying to win the contest, in ways, its noble and she has her mind-set on it. Tunnel vision in a way. However, compared to Wade, she has a distinct plan on what she wants. We do meet Samantha and she’s pretty much just as cool as Art3mis, she’s just a bit more self-conscious. She’s smart, quick on her feet and willing to do whatever it takes to succeed. I’ve only seen Olivia Cooke in one film, I believe and I like her. She’s a good actress, I think she is emotional and you can feel it. She does a lot with her eyes, which is what I praised I think in my Me and Earl and the Dying Girl review.
Art3misSupporting Characters. We have our supporting characters who are all fun when they’re on screen. I believe at least two of them has either a really cool or really hilarious scene. The other has kind of running joke. I don’t want to really say who they are as if you haven’t seen the movie, I don’t want to ruin the moment where they actually show the real people. But definitely shouting out Lena Waithe, Philip Zhao and Win Morisaki. All likable.
  • Mark Rylance as James Halliday / Anorak. He is the deceased co-creator of the OASIS. He includes an Easter Egg hidden in the OASIS after his passing so that the winner will gain control over the OASIS. He seems to be a smart man, who also loves the 80’s and someone who is socially awkward and a bit…strange anyway. But he seemed like a nice guy. Mark Rylance is always good. I think you can’t help but to like him as Halliday and he manages to make you feel sorry for him as well.
Nostalgia. Unlike the trailers, which I thought threw a lot of nostalgia at you, I think the movie itself breaks it up enough where it doesn’t feel like a giant nostalgia bomb being thrown in your face. Besides, if you have no idea what any of it is, or if it doesn’t mean anything to you, I can’t imagine it being that big a deal to someone. I loved the nostalgia. Just seeing the DeLorean was great. The Iron Giant! There are a few other moments that I don’t want to ruin because either it’s cute or it’s funny.
The Oasis is Dope. So I haven’t read the book so I don’t know how many places on The Oasis they visit, but from what we see, it’s pretty cool. It’s a virtual reality world, where people pretty much do everything. I do believe in the book, school happened virtually, so that would have been cool to see, so that’s missing but that’s fine. I thought watching them travel to different places allowed some exploration which was cool (I feel like I’m using “cool” a lot lol).
The Race. I think that was probably one of my favorite scenes. It’s just this huge death race where you face off against the T-REX from Jurassic Park (I’m assuming), King Kong, and various other dangers. It was so cool, plus watching my favorite car the DELOREAN be used that way, was friggin awesome, I loved it. Plus, watching how King Kong demolished everyone, or how people lost while playing, it was pretty cool. I also loved the scene we see later where Parzival goes backwards.
The Shining sequence. There’s a part where they go into one of Halliday’s favorite movies, and they get to experience parts of the movie which was scary for them but hilarious to watch and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Plus, it later had this Haunted Mansion feel to it which was an awesome challenge. It was visually awesome, fun and something I would probably crap my pants if it happened to me.
The Visuals. This is a beautiful movie, mostly on the Oasis and I want to see it in IMAX 3D because I bet that’s just a feast for the eyes. I like the design of the characters and how you could really see some of the actor’s expressions and just their face within their character. I also loved the color choices that indicated Parzival and Art3mis. Though the OASIS was virtual, I thought all of the avatars looked pretty real, but still computer generated. I loved the visuals of what would happen when someone won a challenge. I think The Shining sequence had some great visuals.
The Villain. So Ben Mendelsohn is the main villain, he’s the head of IOI and he has employed many people to learn and understand Halliday in order to find the Easter Eggs themselves so they could become the sole proprietor of the OASIS. I did not find him scary at all, or even very menacing. I think he would normally be a scary guy, according to a coworker, he is scary in the book, but that definitely does not translate in the movie. He’s comical. I think Ben Mendelsohn could be a great villain but the two times I’ve seen him be a villain it was kind of sad because he just wasn’t. Probably the writing. He was a threat… at one point but meh, wasn’t impressed with him at all.
Character Development. I think everyone lacks character development. In terms of Wade we don’t see him grow or become something else by the end of the movie. He’s a leader, and he stands up for himself but I thought he did that throughout. He’s awkward, he’s smart, and like a teenager, he does stupid stuff. I mean, I want to say there’s a character arc but he really just stays the same. Just maybe more bold? I don’t know, there’s a disconnect. Artemis is the next lead, she’s just mysterious and a bit self-conscious about her appearance (her real world self is) but ultimately a leader and a badass and we learn about why she’s leading a rebellion but we honestly don’t learn anything about the rebellion otherwise. Not really. Then we have Aech, Sho and Daito who are Wade’s online friends. Aech is probably the most important as we spend the most time with him but as they become more prominent in the story, we see them more but know nothing about them. They’re all awesome don’t get me wrong, and I like them but as far as characters go, they’re just there.
Character Motivations. Along with the lack of character development, we don’t get a sense for motivations. Samantha is doing this because of something that happened to her father, but she says it so fast out of anger, that if you blinked, you missed it. We do see her freak out when she comes face to face with where he died, but it’s so fast and unattached that I can’t get behind her “rebellion”. Plus, when she said “Welcome to the Rebellion”, I couldn’t help but wonder if she was being serious because we literally only see her doing anything, in terms of rebellion. There was no big group of people, I mean there were people but they were in the background. Was it really a rebellion or was it just some girl’s quest to avenge her father? Who knows man. Wade wants to win so he can leave the stacks and that’s about it. It becomes more important later but that’s about it. Everyone else, we never really learn their motivations, as far as we know, they want the glory.
Coincidences. These things happen every day, but it can’t always be chalked up to a coincidence because first of all, which is the biggest thing for me… how the heck did the others even know how to find each other? Or find Wade? You can argue that Samantha sent out her SOS but does that mean it pinged them to tell them where she was? Okay, I can dig that, but how did they find each other? I can imagine the Sho and Daito knew each other in real life but how did they find Aech?? Also, I know that lady was evil and crazy but there is no way she lived after how she fell out of that van.
Story Flow. This movie is non stop and it’s fun. I don’t think there is a dull moment in the movie but I do think the movie lacks story flow, or at least a clear line of narrative. I get what’s going on, I understand what’s happening, or what it’s trying to accomplish, but I think it gets so focused on the spectacle that the story gets muddled in all of the movement. You know what it’s trying to be, or at least trying to do but I think the movie loses sight of that by trying to make it be familiar but at the same time be different.
Overall, I really enjoyed Ready Player One, I haven’t read the book yet so I’m not comparing it all, but I had fun. It’s visually stunning when the OASIS is on screen. The cast is fine, the acting is good and I thought Tye Sheridan and Olivia Cooke had really good chemistry and played off each other very well. I loved the nostalgia that’s in the movie, I don’t think it was abused or thrown at you in an annoying way, it was used in an exciting way. I liked the soundtrack of the film, it was used in a way that felt familiar and new at the same time. I loved a lot of the challenge sequences in the film, particularly the Race and the The Shining sequence. They were fun and got me completely amped up into the action and adventure of the film. The OASIS is dope and someone needs to get on that lol. On the other hand, I think the movie lacks character development and motivation. It’s hard to connect to any of them without truly understanding them, or watching them evolve throughout the movie. No one in this movie does that. The villain is lack luster and comical when he should be menacing. There are some crazy coincidences that happen that I can’t ignore and I think the narrative isn’t strong nor does the story flow as well as it should. It’s a really fun movie and I think a casual movie goer or someone who likes fun action/adventure AND who loves to remember the past, will enjoy it.
Rating: 3.7 out of 5 stars.
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Anticipated Movies of 2018


2018 is going to be an amazing year, that’s what they all say. I’m interested in seeing the amount of movies that come out this year. I think I did better in 2017 than I did in 2016 and I hope I do even better in 2018 with seeing the movies I want to see and being a reviewer and doing my thing.
I’m sure there is also going to be a lot of movies that pop up during the year that won’t be on this list but that’s fine because this list contains the movies that I know about.
So, just like last year, I’m going to do my most anticipated movies by month.
**Jan is usually a hard month because generally everything that comes out is terrible. Most times the good ones were released limited in December, but hit large theaters in January IE: Split, Hidden Figures. So we’ll see what we got.
Molly Game’s, The Post– were limited releases but I believe they come out everyone Jan 5. 2018. I want to see them both. Most likely Oscar contenders.
Proud Mary – Jan 12.- She is a hitman, who works for an organized crime thing, and when she meets a little kid, things change. It looks interesting, I like Taraji P. Henson and I’m interested to see her in a role like this. She did something like this with Smoking’ Aces, so I’m interested to see her do even more than that in this movie.
BLACK PANTHER- Feb 16. : T’Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. I MEAN this movie needs no introduction. It’s BLACK PANTHER! I have been following the Marvel Studios movies since the beginning, I have read the comics and I think this character is so awesome and interesting. So is his story. The cast! THE CAST IS AWESOME! My husband is in this movie and I’m excited to see him be the villain. I’m so ready.
Annihilation Feb. 23: A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don’t apply. This looks SO GOOD! Plus, Oscar Isaac is in it and that’s all the prompting I need to see a movie he’s in. Also this is done by the same people who did Ex Machina and that movie is fantastic. So yep, signed up.
A Wrinkle in Time – Mar 9: After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him. I read this book as a kid, and I remember loving it. I need to reread it as an adult, but I’m excited. It looks great, it has a great cast, I love the diversity in it and I think it could be something wonderful. I’m excited.
Thoroughbreds- Mar 9Two upper-class teenage girls in suburban Connecticut rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart. Together, they hatch a plan to solve both of their problems-no matter what the cost. It looks really good. The two lead actresses, especially Anya Taylor-Joy, have been good in what I’ve seen with them. I’m curious.
Tomb Raider- Mar 16: Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared. I love the new video games, I’ve played both of them and thoroughly enjoy them. I think Alicia Vikander is a great actress, it’ll be interesting to see her do an action role like this and while I know a lot of people are like “meh”, I’m interested to see what happens and how the movie turns out. I know it’s based on the newer games, so Lara is younger, I’m interested in that.
Ready Player One- Mar 30: When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg. Hopefully, I’ll read the book first, doubt it, lol and I have no idea what it’s actually about but the trailer makes me excited. Every time I see the DeLorean car from BTTF, I get excited, plus hearing the “Pure Imagination” instrumental in the theme song, I’m so curious. SOOOOO ready.
A Quiet Place- Apr 6: A family lives an isolated existence in utter silence, for fear of an unknown threat that follows and attacks at any sound. This might be one of the two horror movies I want to see. The trailer is so interesting in that it’s silent the entire time because the family has to be silent. I’m interested plus Emily Blunt is great.
New Mutants- Apr 13: Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves. It’s X-men… I’m down.
Avengers: Infinity War-May 4: The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. NO INTRODUCTION! I’M ALREADY STRESSED OUT! I cannot wait. Again, I’ve been with these movies since the beginning and I’m ready to see what happens, I know I’m going to flip out because people (probably Steve *cries*) are gonna die. I can’t take the pressure. I’m excited. I can’t wait!
Untitled Laika Project- May 18: No details on this movie yet but I LOVE LAIKA (Coraline, Paranormal, The Box-Trolls, Kubo and the Two Strings) and I have no idea what it is but I want it. They denied me last year so… bring it on!
Solo: A Star Wars Story- May 25: Han Solo and Chewbacca’s adventures before joining the Rebellion, including their early encounters with Lando Calrissian. So I’m interested because I like Star Wars, this probably a little less anticipated but anticipated. Donald Glover is a great casting choice and I think the actor playing Han Solo could be good, but who knows, so we’ll see. Plus, it’s Star Wars.
Deadpool 2- Jun 1: This description is super long lol so I didn’t copy it, but I enjoyed the first one so I’m interested in the second one. It’ll be great to see what Ryan Reynolds does next with this character he was born to play.
Incredibles II- Jun 15: Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for Jack-Jack while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world. I don’t know how I really feel about this synopsis and if it’s true BUT I’M SO EXCITED FOR THIS MOVIE I CAN HARDLY STAND IT!! I love the first one to pieces, it’s my favorite Pixar movie and I can’t wait. I hope they really get the family in there like they did the first time. I know they’re not older like the rest of us, which is cool, but if they do a Incredibles III, Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack should be aged up and kicking even more butt!!
Ant-Man and the Wasp- Jul 6: As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past. I mean, it’s Marvel and I liked Ant-Man so I’m interested, plus I can’t wait to see what they do with Janet and how she comes back. I’m curious.
Mission Impossible 6- Jul 27: No idea what the plot is but I love these movies. So I’m down.
Robin Hood- Sept 21: A gritty take on the classic Robin Hood story. I love Robin Hood stories AND I LOVE TARON EGERTON! So enough said.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix- Nov 2: Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix. Now the X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world. I liked the young characters in X-Men: Apocalypse even though the movie was not very good. I want to see Sansa become the Dark Phoenix and I want to see the newer actors in the iconic roles… get rid of Mystique for a while though please *rolls eyes*.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms- Nov 2: A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice. I love the Nutcracker and I’m interested to see what Disney does… it looks too much like Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland which I don’t care for, but I have hopes they fix that.
Fantastic Beasts and the Crimes of Grindelwald- Nov 16: The second installment of the ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ series which follows the adventures of Newt Scamander. Anticipating it but not like super excited, I’m interested in seeing what they do. The first movie was meh, so I hope this one handles everything better, plus I love a lot of the cast members.
Wreck It Ralph: Ralph Breaks the Internet- Nov 23: 6 years after the events of “Wreck-It Ralph”, Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure. This first one was very surprising and I enjoyed it quite a lot, so I’m excited to see where they’re gonna go with this. Plus, there is supposed to be a whole thing with the Disney princesses and I can’t wait to see what that is.
Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse- Dec 14: The plot is secret still but the TRAILER LOOKS AMAZING!!! The graphics are amazing. Oh my goodness, I’m excited. Plus it’s Miles Morales.
Mary Poppins Returns- Dec 23: In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. I love the first one, it’s a classic so I’m interested in seeing what they do. I think Emily Blunt will be a great Mary Poppins and LIN MANUEL MIRANDA is in it. So yeah it’s great.
Not really Anticipating but want to see: 
12 Strong- Movie about the horseman during the war. It looks interesting and I like Chris Hemsworth.
Samson- Feb. 16: After losing the love of his life to a cruel Philistine prince, a young Hebrew with Supernatural strength defends his people, sacrificing everything to avenge his love, his people, and his God. This looks horrible and I want to see just how bad it is lol.
Every Day- Feb 23: Every Day tells the story of Rhiannon (Angourie Rice), a 16-year old girl who falls in love with a mysterious spirit named “A” who inhabits a different body every day. I read this book and I liked it a lot. I’m interested to see how they handle the story. Hopefully they won’t try to be too heavy-handed with some of the stuff I thought the book was being heavy handed about. It’s a movie based on a YA book so while the book was good, we’ll see if the movie can enhance the story.
Game Night- Feb 23: Max and Annie, have a weekly couples game night. It gets kicked up a notch when Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks, arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents. It looks fun but I also have a feeling it’ll be super stupid, so sign me up. (this also says it’s coming out in March sooo who knows lol)
Red Sparrow- Mar 2.: Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to ‘Sparrow School’ a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. But her first mission, targeting a CIA agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations. It has a good cast, though it seems like it should have been the Black Widow movie instead, since Natasha has a similar story in the comics. It’ll be interesting to actually see Jennifer Lawrence do action stuff, that’s not running and shooting arrows.
Alpha- Mar 2: A story of survival set 20,000 years ago during the last Ice Age. It has Kodi Smit-McPhee and I really like him, he’s a very good and likable actor. I saw a trailer when I saw Star Wars: The Last Jedi and it doesn’t look like anything special, but I’m interested to see the bond between him and the wolf (I love wolves).
Love, Simon- Mar 16: Everyone deserves a great love story. But for Simon it’s complicated: no-one knows he’s gay and he doesn’t know who the anonymous classmate is that he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, scary and life-changing. It looks interesting, I think it’s based on a YA book, at least it feels like it. I think it’ll be good, but I’m not in anticipation for it. Plus, I like the young actors in this, mostly Katherine Langford and Nick Robinson.
Pacific Rim Uprising- Mar 23: Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat. I enjoyed the first one for the most part, and I like John Boyega… sooo interested.
A Star Is Born- May 18: A movie star helps a young singer/actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. I have no idea what this movie is, but Anthony Ramos is in it and I’m interested in seeing him in a movie. Also said to be released nationwide in October.
Ocean’s 8- Jun 8: Debbie Ocean gathers a crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City’s yearly Met Gala. I’ve never seen the original or the remake with Clooney, but it looks interesting. It has a good cast.
Sicario 2: Soldado- Jun 23: The drug war on the US-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro. The trailer looks good, I want to see it. The first one was phenomenal, such an intense ride. Hopefully the intensity remains now that we’re no longer looking through the eyes of an innocent viewer.
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation- Jul 13: Mavis surprises Dracula with a family voyage on a luxury Monster Cruise Ship so he can take a vacation from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel. I like the other two, they’re really cute so I’m gonna see this one.
The Equalizer 2- Aug 3: Plot unknown. A sequel to the 2014 film, “The Equalizer”, which is based on the TV series about a retired agent who’s a hired gun for vengeance. I think the first one was awesome, so interested to see what happens next.
The Darkest Minds- Sept 14: After a disease kills 98% of America’s children, the surviving 2% develop superpowers and are placed in internment camps. A 16-year-old girl escapes her camp and joins a group of other teens on the run from the government. Based on a YA book, but it sounds interesting and I like Gwendoline Christie, Mandy Moore and Amandla Stenberg.
Venom- Oct 5. Plot unknown. As of right now I’m curious, I’m not excited I just wanna see some stuff.
The Jungle Book OR Mowgli- Oct 19: A human child raised by wolves, must face off against a menacing tiger named Shere Khan, as well as his own origins. I like this story, and while Disney did their version, I’m interested to see this “darker” take. So, yeah.
Mortal Engines- Dec 14: Many years after the “Sixty Minute War,” cities survive a now desolate Earth by moving around on giant wheels attacking and devouring smaller towns to replenish their resources. I know it’s based on a book, never heard of either until I saw the trailer once and it looks interesting. It’s being directed by Peter Jackson and he has a knack for having a great directive eye in which his films always look good.
Aquaman- Dec 21: Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and to be a hero to the world. I enjoyed Jason Momoa in Justice League, so I’m interested in seeing what this film will be like. For one thing, I hope the underwater scenes are much better than they were in JL and I hope they let Mera do cooler stuff like she actually can do in the comics AND that they figure out some way to have they converse underwater without having to always do the water bubble thing because that’s lame. So, curious lol.
Bohemian Rhapsody- Dec 28: A chronicle of the years leading up to Queen’s legendary appearance at the Live Aid (1985) concert in 1985. I don’t know much about Freddie Mercury, though I do like Queen a lot, but Rami Malek is in this so I’m interested and I love him.