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Films to look forward to for the rest of the year

Films to look forward to for the rest of the year

Films to look forward to for the rest of the year
October 22
10:30 2018

Film in 2018 has been a rollercoaster of incredible highs and severe lows — and we still have almost two full months of the year left packed full of films every week.

Films that were supposed to be good just were not (looking at you “The Nun”), films that were supposed to be bad were quite good (looking at you “Tag”) and then some lined up exactly how they were supposed to be in terms of what we all knew was going to be good and what we knew was going to be just bad (looking at you “A Star is Born” and “Fifty Shades Freed”).

This is pretty common for every year with film, but 2018 seemed to subvert many expectations like no other year has in quite a while. But there will probably be more surprises and more disappointments with the rest of the fall movie season and the winter movie season still upon us.

Here are the films to look forward to for the rest of the year, starting in the first week of November all the way to the last minutes of December:

November 

Nov. 2

  • “Suspiria:” The remake of the 1977 classic following the mysterious happening at a renowned dance academy. If early reactions are any indication, this will be a bloody, dark and macabre tale of arthouse horror that is cementing itself as the horror event of the year.
  • Bohemian Rhapsody:” The Queen biopic the world deserves (that for some reason has taken this long to get) is finally coming. Lead Rami Malek looks like a spitting image of Freddie Mercury and of course, the music. All factors here should lead to an unbridled success.

Nov. 9

  • “Overlord:” The Nazi zombie movie is finally here, but not under the “Call of Duty” name. J.J Abrams has a hand in this, so there are sure to be some genuine surprises.

Nov. 16 

  • “Fantastic Beasts the Crimes of Grindelwald:” The Wizarding World is returning for a second installment of the “Fantastic Beasts” spin-off, which is sure to bring some good early holiday magic to your festivities.
  • “Widows:” Director Steve McQueen teams with “Gone Girl” writer Gillian Flynn to give us a story of women who decide to take matters into their own hands after they are left with debt from their dead husbands. McQueen and Flynn are the absolute perfect match to deliver a twisty, female-led crime thriller.
  • “At Eternity’s Gate:” Willem Dafoe plays famed painter Vincent Van Gogh during a pivotal time in his career. I smell Oscars. Many of them.
  • “Creed II:” This is the sequel to the surprisingly great “Rocky” spin-off from 2015, which brings back Michael B. Jordan in the starring role as he faces off against Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drogo of “Rocky IV” fame. The nostalgia will surely be hitting with this one.
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet:” Wreck it Ralph returns with his friend Vanellope to newfound adventures when they find a WiFi router in their arcade. Disney has been on a winning streak with its animated films, and this looks like no exception. The original was so great, and the sequel looks to be keeping up with that momentum.
  • “Green Book:” This flick is a true story about a white man who becomes a driver for an African American pianist on a tour through 1960s America. This seemingly came out of nowhere when it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival to rave reviews but has now made a name for itself as a major awards player.
  • The Front Runner:” “The Front Runner” is a biopic about 1988 presidential candidate Gary Hart who has his campaign derailed after he is caught in a scandalous love affair. Jason Reitman directing Hugh Jackman about a real-life scandal —what more could you want?

Nov. 23

  • “The Favourite:” Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone compete to see who is really the favorite of Olivia Colman’s Queen Anne directed by the crazy Yorgos Lanthimos. As someone who has already seen it, buckle up and get ready for a hilarious, extremely bizarre ride.

Nov. 30

  • “If Beale Street Could Talk:” “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins returns to direct a story about a wife scrambling to prove her innocence of a crime all while carrying their first child. Expect some hard hitting stuff.

December 

Dec. 7

  • “Mary Queen of Scots:” Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan face off as real-life opponents Queen Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart, showcasing Mary’s attempt to overthrow Queen Elizabeth. Robbie and Ronan in a movie together should be enough to get you excited.
  • Vox Lux:” Natalie Portman stars as a woman plagued by acts of tragedy who eventually makes it as a very successful pop star. It sounds just obscure enough to work, and Portman is sure to bring her A-game.

Dec. 14

  • “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse:” The first theatrical animated Spider-Man film ever that follows Miles Morales as he crosses parallel dimensions to team up with the Spider-Men of those dimensions. If the trailer is any indication, this will be one to seek out.
  • “Roma:” “Gravity” director Alfonso Cuarón chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s. It will most likely be Netflix’s greatest film and one that will not help but to storm the Oscars.
  • “The Mule:” Clint Eastwood directs and stars as a 90-year-old war veteran who is caught transporting $3 million-worth of cocaine across the border for a Mexican drug cartel. This looks to be a return for Clint Eastwood in terms of intense, powerful filmmaking.

Dec. 19:

  • “Mary Poppins Returns:” Emily Blunt takes over the role made iconic by Julie Andrews in a sequel that comes 54 years after the original classic.

Dec. 21

  • “Aquaman:” Jason Momoa headlines Aquaman’s first solo film that is hopefully set to revitalize DC’s chaotic slate of films.
  • “Welcome to Marwen:” When Steve Carell’s character is brutally attacked, he finds a creative outlet to help him recover by making figurines of people he met to try to remember his life. It is based on a true story and should be a very emotionally resonant film led by Carell.

Dec. 25

  • “Vice:” Christian Bale plays Dick Cheney as he navigates himself around the presidency of George W. Bush. It also features Amy Adams, Steve Carell and Sam Rockwell. The Oscars should have a field day with this one.
  • “On the Basis of Sex:” Felicity Jones stars as Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her struggles for equal rights and how she overcame all odds to become a Supreme Court Justice. Ginsburg is such a fascinating person, and Jones is an excellent actress, so this should be very interesting.

Dec. 28

  • “The House That Jack Built:” Controversial director Lars Von Trier tells the story of Jack, a serial killer who reminisces all of his past murders over a 12-year killing spree. The film prompted walk-outs and “boos” condemning it for its shocking and extreme violence. Typical Von Trier.

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