But this year promises to be even better! Thanks to the teasers and trailers that left us all drooling late last year of the good things to come on the screen in 2018. It’s literally going to be a box office bonanza with directors like Steven Speilberg, The Russo brothers, Brad Bird, Christopher Mc Quarrie, Etan Cohen, Gary Ross and Ron Howard to pave the way with no doubt award winning screen worthy flicks. Well, movie buffs I’m here to put you out of your anticipation misery and to steer you in the right direction.
Below are the top ten Hollywood movies you can’t afford to miss this year. Never let it be said that I’m not a team player in the council of movie fandom.
#1. Hotel Transylvania 3
Summer Vacation. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, starring Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez. 3D computer-animated fantasy-comedy film sees Dracula and friends on a luxury Monster Cruise Ship captained by a direct descendant of Abraham Van Helsing, the notorious monster slayer. Released by Sony Pictures from July 13, 2018.
#2. Ocean’s Eight
Directed by Gary Ross, starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Matt Damon. Debbie Ocean (Bullock) gathers a female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City’s yearly Met Gala. Released by Warner Bros. from June 8, 2018.
#3. M:I 6 – Mission Impossible
Directed by Christopher McQuarrie, starring Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Alec Baldwin. The sixth instalment of the franchise will be the first released in 3D. Released by Paramount Pictures from July 27, 2018
#4. Robin Hood
Directed by Otto Bathurst, starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Dornan, Eve Hewson, Ben Mendelsohn, Jamie Foxx, Tim Minchin. A gritty take on the classic Robin Hood story finds Robin Hood returning from the Crusades to discover a homeland rife with corruption and evil. Released by Lionsgate from September 21, 2018.
#5. Holmes and Watson
Directed by Etan Cohen, starring Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Ralph Fiennes, Hugh Laurie. A humorous take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic sleuthing duo. Released by Columbia Pictures from November 9, 2018.
#6. The Predator.
Directed by Shane Black, starring Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Trevante Rhodes, Thomas Jane. Sequel to the 1987 sci-fi film Predator sees hardened Afghanistan-Iraq veterans taking on the alien creatures. Released by Twentieth Century Fox from August 3, 2018.
Infinity War. Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr. Downey returns to his role as Iron Man/Tony Stark while Cumberbatch appears as Dr. Stephen Strange and Ruffalo makes a comeback as the Incredible Hulk/Bruce Banner. Released by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures from May 4, 2018.
#8. Tomb Raider
Directed by Roar Uthaug, starring Alicia Vikander, Walton Goggins, Hannah John-Kamen. Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared. Released by Warner Bros. from March 16, 2018.
#9. Incredibles 2
Directed by Brad Bird, starring Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Samuel L. Jackson. Pixar Animation Studios’ sequel follows the adventures of the Parrs, a family of Supers, with Helen (Elastigirl) out saving the world. Released by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures from June 15, 2018.
A Star Wars Story. Directed by Ron Howard, starring Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Joonas Suotamo. The backstory of Han Solo (Ehrenreich) and Chewbacca (Suotamo) and their early adventures before joining the Rebellion. Released by Walt Disney Pictures from May 25, 2018.