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January 10, 2018

Posted by Isabella

Eleven movies to watch out for in 2018

Thanks to critically acclaimed releases like Lady Bird, Wonder Woman, Get Out, Dunkirk and Coco, 2017 has set the bar really high for this year’s slew of movies. Here are 11 upcoming films to mark your calendars for:

 

Photo: Marvel Studios

Black Panther (Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Studios)

When to watch: February

Director: Ryan Coogler

Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett

What it’s about: King T’Challa of the African nation of Wakanda must don the mantle of the Black Panther and team up with Wakanda’s special forces and a CIA agent to prevent an all-out war while to going up against two conspirators who are hellbent on bringing his kingdom down.

 

Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Isle of the Dogs (Indian Paintbrush/Fox Searchlight Pictures)

When to watch: March

Director: Wes Anderson

Starring: Bryan Cranston, Jeff Goldblum, Ken Watanabe, Greta Gerwig

What it’s about: In a dystopian future in Japan, dogs have been quarantined on a remote island due to a “canine flu.” When a young boy arrives on the island to search for his pet, he teams up with a group of five dogs to evade the Japanese authorities searching for him.

 

Photo: Walt Disney Pictures

A Wrinkle in Time (Walt Disney Pictures)

When to watch: March

Director: Ava DuVernay

Starring: Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling

What it’s about: A brave young girl must team up with her brother, classmate and three astral travelers to rescue her father from captivity on a distant planet.

 

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Avengers: Infinity War (Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Studios)

When to watch: May

Directors: Anthony and Joe Russo

Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlet Johanssen

What it’s about: Earth’s (and Outer Space’s) mightiest heroes must team up to defeat the titan Thanos and stop him from collecting the Infinity Stones for the Infinity Gauntlet, which gives the wearer control over time, space, mind, soul, reality and power.

 

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Solo: A Star Wars Story (Lucasfilm Ltd/Walt Disney Studios)

When to watch: May

Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Ron Howard

Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover

What it’s about: Centered on everyone’s favorite smuggler in a galaxy far far away, the film follows Hans during his younger years as he embarks on adventures with his partner-in-crime Chewbacca.

 

Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures

Ocean’s 8 (Warner Bros. Pictures)

When to watch: June

Director: Gary Ross

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Sara Paulson

What it’s about: A professional con artist assembles a team to steal priceless diamond necklace off the neck of one of the attendees of the annual Met Gala.

 

Photo: Walt Disney Pictures

The Incredibles 2 (Walt Disney Pictures/Pixar Animation Studios)

When to watch: June

Director: Brad Bird

Starring: Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson

What it’s about: The super-powered Parr family must battle a new villain called The Underminer while discovering more about their baby’s newly developed abilities.

 

Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures

Crazy Rich Asians (Color Force/Ivanhoe Pictures/Warner Bros. Pictures)

When to watch: August

Director: John M. Chu

Starring: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Awkafina, Michelle Yeoh

What it’s about: Asian-American university professor Rachel Chu accompanies her boyfriend to his home country of Singapore for his best friend’s wedding and discovers that his family is insanely wealthy and insanely complicated.

 

Photo: Universal Pictures

First Man (DreamWorks Pictures/Universal Pictures)

When to watch: October

Director: Damien Chazelle

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy

What it’s about: The film follows Neil Armstrong and NASA’s efforts to bring man to the moon.

 

Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures

A Star is Born (Jon Peters Entertainment/Warner Bros. Pictures)

When to watch: October

Director: Bradley Cooper

Starring: Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott

What it’s about: Country singer Jackson Maine meets a musically talented girl and enters into a passionate love affair with her. But their relationship hits rocky ground when her star begins to rise and his continues to fade.

 

Photo: Universal Pictures

Mary Queen of Scots (Focus Features/Universal Pictures)

When to watch: November

Director: Josie Rourke

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, David Tennant

What it’s about: Mary Stuart returns to Scotland as the widowed former queen of France and asserts her claim to the English throne, which is being held by her cousin Elizabeth I.

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