Friday, December 29, 2017

2018: The Year Ahead

With all dates subject to change, here's a look at what looks interesting, as currently announced, in 2018:

  • The Hurricane Heist (2/9) Featuring Toby Kebbell, fast becoming one of my favorite recent actors, and Maggie Grace.
  • Red Sparrow (3/2) Featuring Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton.
  • Death Wish (3/2) Bruce Willis stars in this reboot from Eli Roth.
  • Gringo (3/9) Another Joel Edgerton, along with Charlize Theron.
  • Tomb Raider (3/16) Came a little late to the Alicia Vikander bandwagon, but glad I made it.
  • Isle of Dogs (3/23) New from Wes Anderson, featuring Scarlett Johansson, Edward Norton, and Frances McDormand.
  • Ready Player One (3/30) New from Spielberg.
  • The New Mutants (4/13) The X-Men franchise expands before presumably contracting again thanks to the Disney deal.
  • Super Troopers 2 (4/20) Excited for the Broken Lizards to return.
  • Tully (4/20) Jason Reitman directs Charlize Theron, Ron Livingston.
  • Avengers: Infinity War (5/4) Kind of a big deal in this franchise.
  • A Star Is Born (5/18) Bradley Cooper directs and stars in this latest version of a classic Hollywood story.
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story (5/25) Honestly pretty excited for this.
  • Ocean's 8 (6/8) The all-girls team.
  • Sicario 2: Soldado (6/29) Del Toro and Brolin made a terrific combo in the first one.
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp (7/6) Should be an improvement over the first one.
  • Alita: Battle Angel (7/20) The latest from Robert Rodriguez.
  • M:I 6 - Mission Impossible (7/27) Durable series always worth a look.
  • Christopher Robin (8/3) Latest from Marc Forster, featuring Ewan McGregor.
  • Scarface (8/10) Remake featuring Diego Luna.
  • The Happytime Murders (8/17) Brian Henson is doing a version of the Muppets.
  • Captive State (8/17) Sounds like a fascinating new sci-fi tale.
  • Smallfoot (9/14) Animated flick featuring Bigfoot.
  • Robin Hood (9/21) Always game for this guy.
  • The House with a Clock in its Walls (9/21) Another from Eli Roth, featuring Cate Blanchett.
  • Boy Erased (9/28) More from Joel Edgerton, featuring Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman.
  • Venom (10/5) Tom Hardy in another franchise.
  • The Girl in the Spider's Web (10/19) Wish they hadn't rebooted the series.
  • The Jungle Book (10/19) Not Andy Serkis's biggest fan, but he's got Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, and Benedict Cumberbatch in it.
  • X-Men: Dark Phoenix (11/2) Probably the swan song of the franchise before a Disney reboot.
  • Holmes and Watson (11/9) Another pairing of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly.
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (11/16) Always game for further trips into this realm.
  • Widows (11/9) New from Steve McQueen, featuring Colin Farrell, Liam Neeson, Jon Bernthal.
  • Aquaman (12/21) Was a definite highlight of Justice League.
  • Mary Poppins Returns (12/28) Emily Blunt claims the role.

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