We’re more than halfway through February and I’m finally getting around to sharing my top movies I’m thrilled to see in 2018.
In fact, I’ve already seen one (Black Panther). And now I am pumped for the movie options for this year.
I’ll be the first to admit that these are not artistic movies, but they’re ones I’m excited for.
Black Panther (February)
I took an early afternoon from work on Friday to go see Black Panther. And it was WORTH IT! It was incredible. I loved the women and how strong and independent they were. The male characters weren’t threatened by these fierce and independent women. I am thrilled by the storytelling from this movie.
A Wrinkle in Time (March)
I love Madeleine L’Engle. I read “A Ring of Endless Light” in high school for fun and loved it. I’ve never read “A Wrinkle in Time” but I remember watching a television version of it. I’m thrilled with the cast (Oprah, Reese and Mindy plus Chris Pine… yes, sign me up.) The visual aspects of the trailer make me excited as well for this one.
The trailer was recently released. And I died.
I loved this book years ago when I first borrowed it from the library. The characters are fun, the setting is historical (something I’m drawn to) and the story is compelling.
But even the stills make this movie one that I’m definitely going to see and most likely going to purchase.
Avengers: Infinity War (May)
Maybe it’s cliché to be excited for Marvel movies, but I am. The cast looks fantastic and I’ve seen almost all the other movies (except The Incredible Hulk, but that’s okay, right?). I’m sure I’m going to be going to the theater and enjoying every minute.
Ocean’s 8 (June)
The moment the trailer came out, my best friend texted me to tell me that she would be interested in going to see Ocean’s 8. And I’m not about to say no. Again, I feel I’m all about these women movies. I loved Ghostbusters so I’m interested to see how a women’s heist move looks.
Ant-Man and the Wasp (July)
“Hold on… you gave her wings?”
Finally get to see some action from Evangeline Lilly. I was waiting for that in Ant-Man. Also, Ant-Man may have been one of my favorite Marvel movies. Plus, I’m grateful that she’s not wearing the short bob hair cut.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (November)
My best friend and I are suckers for good Christmas movies. I’m not talking about the Hallmark movies (although I will readily admit that I watch those!), we like real Christmas movies that are centered on the holiday.
I’ve been obsessed with the Nutcracker story. I think it’s a beautiful ballet, but I also think the story is really fun. So I’m excited to see where this movie goes and how they change the story (Because there is no way the trailer even begins to tap into the original story). While we wait, I will just rewatch “The Nutcracker Prince” (because Kiefer Sutherland as the title character is a win).
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (November)
I really enjoyed the first Fantastic Beast movie. I feel like it’s been a long wait for the sequel. Jude Law comes in as we meet Albus Dumbledore. I enjoyed getting a view of the wizarding world of America. I want to see how Tina and Queenie are doing. And Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander may be my favorite character from Harry Potter.
Now that I’ve given you my must watch-list, what movies are on your list to see this year?