Conor and Eric detail their most anticipated movies of 2018.
Apostle – (Dir. Gareth Evans, Star. Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen and Lucy Boynton (Sing Street) – A man attempts to rescue his sister after she’s been kidnapped by a religious cult.
Hold the Dark – (Dir. Jeremy Saulnier, Star. Alexander Skarsgård, Jeffrey Wright, Riley Keough) – After three children are killed by wolves, a writer is hired by the parents of a missing six-year-old boy to track down and locate their son in the Alaskan wilderness.
Release: June 1 on Netflix
Parasite – (Dir. Joon-ho Bong, Star. Kang-ho Song) A man is infected with a parasite that changes his world in unforeseen ways.
Pros: Joon-ho Bong and Kang-ho Song reunite for the first time since Snowpiercer
Release: 2018 (If I’m being honest, I highly doubt it will be out this year)
The Predator – (Dir. Shane Black, has one of the strangest casts: Tom Jane, Keegan Michael Key, the little kid from the room (Jacob Tremblay) (Trevante Rhodes (grown up Chiron in Moonlight) Alfie Allen (aka Theon Greyjoy) Yvonne Stahovski, Edward James Olmos and Jake Busey) – A sequel of the 1987 sci-fi film “Predator”
Pros: Tom Jane.
Cons: There might be some non Tom Jane scenes.
Release: September 14
The Meg (Dir. Jon Turtletaub (famed director of National Treasure), Star. Jason Statham, Rainn Wilson, going hard after the Chinese market with BingBing Li, Ruby Rose and Cliff Curtis) – After escaping an attack by what he claims was by a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.
Cons: None. I can’t foresee a single thing that could be wrong with a giant shark movie directed by the director of National Treasure starring Jason Statham and Dwight from the Office.
Release: Aug 10
Farenheit 451 – (Dir. Ramin Baharani, Star. Michael b. Jordan, Michael Shannon) HBO’s adaption of Ray Bradbury’s famous novel about fireman who burn books in the future. My favorite book. The cast is great, but nothing about the
Pros: Great source material
Cons: Hard to translate to screen.
Release: May 2018
Creed II – (Dir. Steven Caple Jr., Star. Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson) – Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, newly crowned light-heavyweight champion Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago.
Pros: Great momentum from the first film
Cons: No Ryan Coogler (Caple is supposed to be a Coogler protégé though)
Release: Nov 21
Under the Silver Lake (Dir. David Robert Mitchell (It Follows) Stars Andrew Garfield) – A man becomes obsessed with a kidnapped girl and must rush to save her before it’s too late.
Pros: David Robert Mitchell’s first movie since It Follows
Cons: Looks like one of those movies that could unravel effortlessly
Release: June 22
Solo: A Star Wars Story (5/25) – They haven’t made a bad star wars film, so this could be good, but I don’t have high hopes. Still, it’s a Star Wars movie so I’ll see it.
Avengers: Infinity War (April 27)- Gonna be a huge film with a lot of surprises
Incredibles 2 (June 15) – Sequel to one of Eric’s favorite Pixar films
A Quiet Place (Apr 6) – Well reviewed horror, reminiscent of M. Night’s ‘Signs’.
MI-6 (7/27)- The sixth movie of that Tom Cruise franchise where he runs a lot.
The Death of Stalin (releasing now)- From the creator of Veep.