Ten 2018 Films To Consider
“White Boy Rick” - A true story crime drama with Richie Merritt playing the title character as Richard Wersche, Jr. a drug dealer and professed government informant who was given life in prison as a teenager in the 1980s for dealing cocaine. Many consider his sentence unduly harsh as Matthew McConaughey plays the title character's father and Jennifer Jason Leigh plays a federal agent.
“Black Panther” – Marvel Comic’s “Black Panther”, directed by the talented Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station, Creed). The story picks up with King T'Challa, once again played by Chadwick Boseman, returning back to his African nation of Wakanda after the events of Captain America: Civil War. There he encounters new enemies that want to challenge his seat on the throne, and destroy Wakanda. The outstanding ensemble cast Coogler has assembled includes Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, Florence Kasumba, John Kani, Winston Duke, and Sterling K. Brown.
“Winchester” - A supernatural horror film starring Helen Mirren as Sarah Winchester the heiress to the gun company in the 1880s. When her husband William and their child died suddenly, Sarah is adamant she is cursed and begins building a home in San Jose, California upon advisement from a medium. The massive mansion covering 24,000 sq ft, which by her death in 1922 had 160 rooms that Mrs. Winchester believed was haunted by all of the dead spirits of people who had died at the hands of her company’s guns.
“Red Sparrow” - An upcoming American spy thriller film based on a book starring Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Jeremy Irons, Mary-Louise Parker and Charlotte Rampling with Lawrence in the lead as a Russian spy who falls in love with a CIA officer and considers becoming a double agent for the USA.
“Ready Player One” - Produced - directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, and T. J. Miller, with the story taking place in the dystopian future of 2044. The world is an ugly, nasty, overcrowded place where most people live in "stacks," which are literally mobile homes piled on top of one another to near skyscraper heights. In this dismal setting, much of the population escapes into an expansive virtual reality world called Oasis, where people do everything from go to school, work, and even just hang out with friends in virtual basements on virtual couches.
“Han Solo” (Star Wars) - With a cast of Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Woody Harrelson, Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Thandie Newton and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, with Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, the movie will explore the Solo and Chewie duo's adventures before the events of their encounters with a card-playing rogue from a galaxy far, far away named Lando Calrissian.
“Scarface” - An immigrant rises to the top of the criminal underworld in the United States. Diego Luna (Star Wars - Rogue One) will play the role of the infamous Tony Montana. The Coen brothers are rewriting the script.
“First Man” – Director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash and La La Land) and Actor Ryan Gosling take a look at the life of astronaut, Neil A. Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the moon. Based on the book, "First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong" – Also starring Kyle chandler (Manchester by the Sea) as Astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
“Widows” – Director of “12 Years A Slave” Steve MC Queen tells the story of set in contemporary Chicago, amidst a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities take fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. FX s “Fargo 3” Carrie Coons stars along with Colin Farrell, Liam Neeson, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki and Viola Davis.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” - A chronicle of the years leading up to the British Rock band and lead singer Freddie Mercury and Queen's last appearance at the Live Aid concert in 1985. “Mr. Robot’s” Rami Malek will play singer Freddie Mercury.