Our Most Anticipated Movies in 2018, From stop motions to femme powerhouse casts to the unimaginable stories of ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ meets ‘Mad Max’
After having Star Wars: The Last Jedi as the closure of 2017, which for us was a great way to end the year, now is the time to see what’s going to be exciting for 2018’s cinematic world. We have rounded up seven movies with different genres that undeniably worth the wait. From stop motions animation to femme powerhouse casts to the unimaginable stories of ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ meets ‘Mad Max’.
(with no particular order) here are our picks:
Isle of Dogs
After the success of ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ that (finally) brought a lot of nominations and wins in the Academy Awards 2015, Wes Anderson has been showing us his maturity throughout his creations. Following ‘The Fantastic Mr.Fox’, he’s now finishing ‘Isle of Dogs’ the stop-motion film about an epic journey of a boy who’s looking of his dog that quarantined at the garbage dump island by the mayor of one Japanese city due to the prevention of canine flu. The futuristic setting and the voice casts are impeccable, we have Yoko Ono, Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, and more great ones as always. We really hope this would be as great as the trailer! Regardless, who doesn’t love dogs?
This biographical drama directed Dexter Fletcher (‘Eddie The Eagle’) is obviously about the legendary band Queen history. Play by Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, Ben Hardy as Roger Taylor, Gwilym Lee as Brian May, and Joseph Mazzello as John Deacon, this biopic was supposed to release early; but due to the absents of the original director, Bryan Singer (X-Men Saga) caused by internal drama, it only will release by the end of December 2018. This movie focuses on fifteen years of the band up until 1985 at the Live Aid concert, six years before Freddie’s death. The exact replica of Live Aid was built at the Wembley Stadium, UK, just to make things truer! We bet Ramie is killing it as we see the resemblance.
The New Mutants
Have anyone imagine how it looks when Marvel makes a horror movie? This is it! ‘The New Mutants’ views the human side of the story where a group of young mutants tries to figure their power out inside a secret facility that runs by one of the mutants that refused to join the X-Men. Named as a superhero horror movie, this is a breath of a fresh air for sure, even though it directed by Josh Boone who made ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ that was kind of a sweet one. However as seen in the trailer it surprisingly looks thrilling and twisty, which is good! The most exciting parts about this first from the trilogy are that it cast by Maisie Williams (‘Game of Thrones’) and Charlie Heaton (‘The Stranger Things’), and it will follow by another X-Men ‘s spin-off, ‘The Dark Phoenix’! Great year, indeed!
We hope this is not a trend, we hope that woman is actually ruling the world. It’s been quite a while since the last Ocean’s, director Steven Soderbergh was once told the media that it would not be another Ocean’s movie, but finally, Gary Ross is doing this powerhouse female version of the Ocean’s. Cast by Sandra Bullock as Danny Ocean’s sister, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina, and Rihanna, this heist comedy’s job is set on New York City, the Met Gala, and it involves jewellery. Can sense that it definitely better than the all-female remake of ‘Ghostbusters’, Bill Murray knows what we mean!
Please Stand By
Magnolia Picture is always find its way to win our hearts, isn’t it? For the love of Dakota Fanning that pretty much overshadowed by her little sister growing up, she keeps on redeeming herself by doing good roles, like this one, as a young autistic woman that runs away from her caregiver home, and sister to submit her own manuscript of ‘Star Trek’ writing competition. Showing her day to day routines and struggles, ‘Please Stand By’ portraying the love, strength, and motivation for human in the world with or without the same reality. A moving piece that will release soon in January 2018. We can feel there’s so much love!
Directed by the greatest, Steven Spielberg, and cast by the best, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, ‘The Post’ is in for many awards. What more can we say? This historical drama movie is about the Pentagon Papers publicity by the journalists of The Washington Post and The New York Post regarding the US involvement in Vietnam War. The crucial publishing was led by the great Katherine Graham, the first female newspaper publisher of The Washington Post. This movie has premiered privately in December 2017 and called as the top 10 films of the year by Time Magazine. It also followed by other epic nominations including Best Scoring for John Williams who made ‘JAWS’ dramatic score with Spielberg. We truly can’t wait for this one!
Based on Predator Cities’ quartet novel written by Philip Reeve, Mortal Engines is a science fiction story about a moving city that set in the future dystopian with a steampunk mood called as the Traction era. Directed by Peter Jackson, these post-apocalyptic stories involve a complex background of post-war, which causing a geological upheaval and turning a nomad leader to invent a technology called “Municipal Darwinism”. This technology installs engines and wheels under the city of London in order to run from the earthquake and all that, which then hastily spread to another part of the world. If you have not read the book series, maybe you should consider this as your 2018 reading list for having it best!