February 23, 2024

All the new movies and upcoming releases you need to watch in 2018

Why you need to watch it:What’s not to love about a comedy starring Mila Kunis and Saturday Night Live lol merchant, Kate McKinnon? Kunis’s Audrey and Mckinnon’s Morgan are two best pals who become embroiled in an international conspiracy after they discover an ex-flame is actually a spy.

The Spy Who Dumped MeRelease date : 22nd August

The House With A Clock In Its Walls Release date : 28th September

Why you need to watch it: Nothing is as it seems in the magical abode ten-year-old Lewis moves into with his wizard-like uncle, played by Jack Black. Soon after entering the mysterious mansion, Lewis undertakes a magic education under the supervision of Jack and none other than Queen of Acting, Cate Blanchett. If you love a good fantasy capper, this is the film for you!

Night School Release date : 28th September

Why you need to watch it: Need another dose of Tiffany Haddish realness? Night School serves up another heavy dose of Tiffany-isms for you. This time around, Haddish plays the sassy AF night school teacher who is forced to teach a group of trouble makers, led by Kevin Hart, who have been forced to enrol. Will they finally pass the test to graduate from High School? Who knows but it will be a bucket load of LOLZ.

A Simple Favour Release date : 14th September

Why you need to watch it: This dark thriller is 2018’s answer to Gone Girl with a side helping of slap stick comedy. Blake Lively stars as a mysterious and power suit obsessed larger-than-life mum who embroils fellow school gates Mummy Blogger, Anna Kendrick, in an elaborate game of cat and mouse. Dark but so delicious.

Christopher Robin Release date : 17th August

Why you need to watch it: Be warned: the first twenty minutes of this film will have you balling your eyes out in a manner akin to the first time you watched Disney’s Up! After kicking off with a flash back to Christopher Robin leaving his childhood pals, Winnie the Pooh and co. , behind for boarding school, we meet a Mr. Robin (Ewan McGregor) grown up and neglecting the needs of his wife, (Hayley Atwell) and daughter. Luckily, Pooh returns to save the day in a tale that will warm and melt your heart at the same time. Also, it’s CUTE AF!

Mission Impossible 6: Fall Out Release date : 25th July

Why you need to watch it: Tom Cruise is at it again, starring as spy Ethan Hunt and doing all of his own stunts including flying a helicopter and jumping from buildings whilst breaking his ankle in the process. How profesh is he? Let’s get real, the real reason we want to watch this is because our Queen, Vanessa Kirby , stars as badass villain. Other key stuff happens, too.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Release date : 19th July

Why you need to watch it: THE most anticipated film this summer? I think so! The star-studded cast are all set to return to our screens this July to celebrate the release of ‘Mamma Mia! ’ a decade ago. Yes, it’s been TEN years since they all graced our screens together (feel old yet? ) but this time we also have Hollywood’s period drama princess Lily James stepping into Meryl Streep’s shoes as ‘Young Donna’ and the Queen of Pop herself, Cher playing the role of Sophie’s Grandmother. The plot of Mamma Mia 2 follows Sophie’s pregnancy as it leads her to learn even more about her mother’s past AND adds 3 new songs to our film rendition collection including ‘When I kissed a teacher’ and ‘Fernando’. Mamma Mia!

The Incredibles 2 Release date : 15th July

Why you need to watch it: It’s been 15 years… *Cue Older Rose from The Titanic* But seriously, this is not a drill! It’s finally here! Incredibles 2 will be hitting screens this July and we couldn’t be more excited. In this highly anticipated sequel we find Elastigirl taking centre stage to save the world whilst Mr. Incredible faces an even tougher task… caring for his three children. But when a new villain emerges under the name of ‘ScreenSaver’, the Parr’s; in tow with Samuel L. Jackson’s Frozone must all come together to save the day. I mean it sounds pretty… Incredible.

Ant and the Wasp Release date : 6th July

Why you need to watch it: Being the first Marvel film to be named after its heroine, don’t expect Evangeline Lily’s Wasp to be anything less than Kickass! This action-packed sequel to Ant-Man sees Paul Rudd’s Dr. Hank Pym don the Ant-Man suit once more but this time he must fight alongside Wasp in a jam-packed battle against one of the most powerful enemies yet.

Terminal Release date : 6th July

Why you need to watch it: All you Margot Robbie fans out there hold tight. If you loved her as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad, she is going to blow your mind as ‘Mad as a Matter’ Annie in ‘Terminal’ this July. Playing an unsettling waitress living a dangerous double life, Robbie is accompanied with Mike Meyers an enigmatic janitor, Simon Pegg, a teacher battling a terminal illness and two assassins, as their lives intertwine due to a revengeful criminal mastermind. With the trailer’s various references to Alice in Wonderland, we sure are ready to fall down the rabbit hole with this noir thriller.

Ocean’s Eight Release date: 22nd June

Why you need to watch it: Ocean’s Eight is the most exciting film release of the year if you ask us. Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter. I mean – could you get anymore star-studded? ! The ladies will be showing the men how it’s done in the Ocean’s reboot directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Gary Ross.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Release date : 22nd June

Why you need to watch it: Everyone lost it when the epic IMAX exclusive poster was revealed earlier this month and the film itself is set to cause even more of a stir on its release this June. Set three years after the Jurassic theme Park saw its demise, Owen, played by one of our favourite action Chris – Chris Pratt – and Claire played by Bryce Dallas Howard, are back in the island of Isla Nublar on a mission to save what’s left of the dinosaur population from an active Volcano. However, they soon uncover not only a terrifying new breed of dinos but also a conspiracy threatening the entire planet.

McQueen Release date : 8th June

Why you need to watch it: We had the dramatic teaser. We had the emotional full length trailer which made us feel all the feels. And now, finally this June we will have the long-awaited biopic of one of fashion’s greats, Alexander McQueen. The film is set to follow the man himself from childhood to his tragic suicide in 2010, celebrating and exploring his prolific career. This jam-packed biopic will be full of interviews with McQueen himself, never-seen-before home movies, audio, behind the scene clips and personal commentary from those closest to influential designer. A must see for fashion and beauty lovers alike.

Avengers: Infinity War Watch the trailer Release date: 27th April

Why you need to watch it: In the most epic Marvel showdown yet, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers (including Guardians of the Galaxy’s Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Nebula (Karen Gillan) unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet – the evil Thanos.

Proud Mary Release date: 23rd March

Why you need to watch it: From one kickass woman to another. Taraji P Henson plays an assassin with a heart (yes, they exist) in her first lead role in Proud Mary. The film follows Mary as her life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy and becomes his protector.

A Wrinkle in Time Release date: 23rd March

Why you need to watch it: It stars Oprah, Reese Witherspoon AND Mindy Kaling. Do we really need another reason to watch? #OprahForPresident

Tomb Raider Release date: 16th March

Why you need to watch it: On the topic of badass women, Alicia Vikander makes her highly anticipated debut as Lara Croft in the new Tomb Raider movie. The new film, directed by Roar Uthaug, will focus on Lara at 21 when she refuses to take on her father’s legacy following his disappearance seven years before. Instead, she’s a bike courier in East London, until she has enough and decides to try and track down his last-known location.

Red Sparrow Release date: 1st March

Why you need to watch it: Jennifer Lawrence is back on the big screen as ex-Ballerina Dominika Egorova who is recruited to ‘Sparrow School’ – a Russian intelligence service where she is trained to use her body as a weapon. However, things take a dark twist when her first mission, targeting a CIA agent, threatens to unravel the security of Russia and the US. Is there anything better than a badass JLaw? Nope.

I, Tonya Release date: 23rd February

Why you need to watch it: First of all, it stars Margot Robbie , which is reason enough to watch it. Aside from that, it’s based on one of the biggest sports controversies of all time – the 1994 Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan scandal in which Olympic figure skater Kerrigan was clubbed in the knee by an attacker affiliated with her competitor, Harding, and her then-husband. Margot Robbie and Allison Janney have both been nominated for Oscars for their roles in I, Tonya.

Lady Bird Release date: 16th February

Why you need to watch it: Starring Saoirse Ronan, who not only won a Golden Globe for her role but is nominated for an Oscar, Lady Bird is the ultimate coming of age story. Set in Sacramento, California, in the early noughties, Greta Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut follows a fiercely outspoken teen who struggles to navigate her turbulent relationship with her strong-willed mother while dealing with the usual dramas that come with being a senior in High School.

The Shape of Water Release date: 14th February

Why you need to watch it: The Shape of Water is this year’s most Oscar-nominated film with 13 nods, and rightly so. Set in the early 1960s, it’s based on an isolated and mute cleaning lady (played by Sally Hawkins) at a high-security government laboratory, who forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.

Black Panther Release date : 13th February

Why you need to watch it: Set to be one of the most kickass movies of the year, Black Panther is the first-ever Marvel superhero flick with a predominately black cast. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michale B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Daniel Kaluuya among others, it follows the story of T’Challa (Boseman) who returns to his home country of Wakanda, Africa, to succeed the throne after the death of his father, the King.

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