Wednesday, 27 December 2017

34 Movies and TV Series to Look Forward to in 2018


Whether you've arrived at the finish line fresh and invigorated for another trip around the sun, or are so exhausted you may wheeze out your actual soul, 2017 is almost over ad a new year is beginning. Luckily, there are all kinds of cool movies to look forward to in 2018 to mitigate all others films you will inevitably come to loathe and dread as the year progresses. That means an all new wave of blockbuster movies are on their way. 2018 will herald the return for some much-loved comic book characters, some long-awaited sequels and a few movie debuts. So, next time someone says, "Do we really have to go on living for another whole year?" comfort them by mentioning these existence-friendly movies. Here is my pick of the big screen delights coming to cinemas near you in 2018:  
TOP 3 SERIES
#1 Big Little Lies S2 returns in 2018 and will explore the “malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and, of course, the vicious ferocity of sound parenting. Relationship will fray, loyalties will erode and the potential for emotional and bodily injury shall loom.”  
#2 Wayward Sisters, the new spin-off of Supernatural, in which Judy Mills help train younger girls to be hunters.

As you may have noticed, Netflix is on fire lately and it has been hard to keep up with series on the streaming service, and a 10/10 on everything.  

#3 Strangers Things S3, the very anticipated new season of the Netflix hit.
#4 Mindhunter S2 deals with the late 1970s two FBI agents expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters.


TOP 30 FILMS
#1 The Post discloses the cover-up that spanned four U.S. presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government.
#2 X-Men: Dark Phoenix is the new X-Men instalment taking off when 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.


#3 The Predator is the remake of the 1987 sci-fi film Predator
#4 Mary Queen of Scots introduces Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.
#5 Robin Hood is a gritty take on the classic Robin Hood story with Taron Egerton, Jamie Dornan and Jamie Foxx.
#6 Rampage with Dwayne-The Rock-Johnson, a movie based on the classic 1980s video game featuring apes and monsters destroying cities.
#7 The Commuter deals with a businessman is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.
#8 Incredibles 2 will FINALLY be released next year and it has been a long time coming. This time around Bob Parr (Mr Incredible) is left to care for Jack-Jack while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world.



#9 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms in which a young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.
#10 Ready Player One might be my most anticipated films of 2018, I absolutely loved the book and with Steven Spielberg at the helm of the adaptation, the book is in good hands. When the creator of a virtual reality world walled 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.
#11 A Wrinkle in Time is directed by Ava DuVernay. After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.
#12 A Star is Born is the new film with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, in which a movie star helps a young singer/actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.  
#13 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is the second instalment of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them series which follows the adventures of Newt Scamander.
#14 Sharp Objects is the new adaptation by author Gillian Flynn in which a reporter confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to cover a violent murder.
#15  Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom is the second instalment of the follow-up movies part of the Jurassic Park franchise. When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.
#16 Wonder Wheel is a story based on Coney Island in the 1950s, a lifeguard tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator and his beleaguered wife.
#17 Aquaman is the new instalment in the DCEU after the very awaited Justice League assembles, this time around, 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.



#18 The Shape of Water is the new film by Guillermo del Toro staged in a 1960s-research facility, a mute janitor forms a relationship with an aquatic creature.
#19 Avengers: Infinity War Part.1 is one of the most awaited blockbusters this year and it is easy to figure why that is. 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. 
#20 Ant-Man & The Wasp is the Ant-Man sequel. 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.
#21 Ocean’s 8 is the all feminine spin-off of the Ocean’s trilogy in which Debbie Ocean gathers a crew to attempt an impossible heist at New-York City’s yearly Met Gala.




#22 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again just revealed its first trailer but the plot of the sequel to the 2008 musical comedy remains unknown.
#23 Solo: A Star Wars Story follow the path of Rogue One, this time around Han Solo and Chewbacca’s adventures before joining the Rebellion, including their early encounters with Lando Calrissian.
#24 Sicario 2: Soldado is the follow up of the 2015 Denis Villeneuve’s movie. 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.
#25 Every Day is the book adaptation of the story of a shy teenager falling for someone who transforms into another person every day.
#26 The Irishman is reuniting two legends of the cinema: Robert De Niro and Al Pacino as a mob hitman recall his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.
#27 Mission: Impossible 6 (plot unknown)



#28 Untitled Deadpool Sequel and I will just let you go and read this amazing plot.  
#29 Pacific Rim Uprising is the sequel to the first Pacific Rim, starring John Boyega and Scott Eastwood. 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.
#30 Insidious: The Last Key is the last instalment in the horror franchise. Now parapsychologist Dr. Elise Rainier faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet-in her own family home.

Monday, 25 December 2017

Best Movies of 2017

2017 is coming to an end and it is time again for me to choose my 10 favourite movies. The following movies might not be the most technically perfect films this year but one personal opinion. Do not be disappointed if you come here for validation on your personal top 10. This year again, there were so many good films – also some misfire - in the big-budget franchise category but there were also a lot of films that flew over people’s radar. These are films I can see myself watching over and over again for years to come.


Top 10: