Let’s be real- I’ll never actually see these movies in the theater… *facepalm*
I try, guys. I really try! The last list I made (that I can find) was from 2016 and I did end up seeing Alice Through the Looking Glass, Bad Moms, Secret Life of Pets, The Founder, and Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them, but the only one I saw in theaters was Fantastic Beasts… (Maybe I saw Pets in theaters? I don’t remember.) Also, how I still haven’t seen X-Men is beyond me. UGH.
But I digress. Back to movies…
Molly’s Game R | Aaron Sorkin | January 5
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner
I avoid super serious movies and TV, but I love Sorkin too much to stay away. It’s rated R for language, drugs, and some violence, but I’m hoping it’s light on the latter.
Peter Rabbit | Will Gluck |February 9
Starring: James Corden, Daisy Ridley, Margot Robbie, Rose Byrne
The trailer for this had me cracking up. Corden’s voice lends itself beautifully to Peter’s mischievous character. I think it’s going to be a cute, funny kids movie.
A Wrinkle in Time PG | Ava DuVernay | March 9
Starring: Oprah, Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Storm Reid
I read (listened to) this book this year and found it ok-ish. I really love all the actors in this film, though, so I’m hoping the movie is wonderful!
Isle of Dogs | Wes Anderson | March 23
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Bryan Cranston, all the W.A. usuals
This is my most anticipated film of 2018. Not kidding. I love Anderson, I love dogs, and I love stop-motion animation. Fantastic Mr. Fox is one of my all time favorites. I hope the same dry and quirky comedy is tied in with this little gem.
Ready Player One | Steven Spielberg | March 30
Starring: Tye Sheridan, T.J. Miller, Olivia Cooke, Simon Pegg
I won’t lie- I have no idea what this movie is about, but the trailer totally sucked me in. I should definitely read the book first, right?
Ocean’s Eight | Gary Ross | June 8
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Cate Blanchette, Matt Damon
I am a die-hard Ocean’s fan. They are some of my favorite movies and I love the all male cast. I’ve seen the original, too, so don’t challenge me on this. Keeping that in mind, I am not about to entertain the misogyny that will ensue with this female-studded Ocean’s cast. They’ve done three of these films- there is no standard for this franchise. And guys, SANDRA BULLOCK is playing CLOONEY’S sister. Could anything BE more perfect?! No. Well, yes… if you add in Olivia Munn, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, and Helena Bonham Carter. Seriously. As long as they keep the witty comedy coming, this will be a perfect addition to the Ocean family.
The Incredibles 2 | Brad Bird | June 15
Starring: Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Craig T. Nelson
The Incredibles is my favorite Pixar movie. Obviously I’m excited for its long overdue sequel. Hopefully it lives up to the first one.
Mary Queen of Scots | Josie Rourke | November 2
Starring: Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan, David Tennant
This has the potential to be boring, but I like this era so I’m crossing my fingers that it ends up being really, really good. Lol
X-Men: Dark Phoenix | Simon Kinberg | November 2
Starring: Sophie Turner, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Olivia Munn
I need to catch up on my X-Men, but I’m confident I will and I’ll eventually get around to seeing this film. None of the other actor/character changes have bugged me but I’m kind of sad to see Famke Janssen not playing Jean Grey. I get it, though.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas | Peter Candeland, Yarrow Cheney | November 9
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch
I know, I know… another Grinch remake. This one looks like it has Lorax-type animation. We shall see.
Holmes & Watson | Etan Cohen | November 9
Starring: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Ralph Fiennes, Rebecca Hall
I’m a sucker and I will give any movie starring Will and John a try. Talladega Nights is one of my all time favorites so my expectations are high for this one.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald | David Yates | November 16
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller
I enjoyed the first one and I’m a sucker for anything HP. I’m not a fan of Dumbledore to begin with so Law can’t do anything to make me dislike his younger-version character. Ha.
Mary Poppins Returns | Rob Marshall | December 25
Starring: Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Emily Mortimer, Lin-Manuel Miranda
It’s essentially a sequel to the original (good thing P.L. Travers is dead). I’m usually skeptical of sequels, but I think this cast will do it justice.
On the Basis of Sex | Mimi Leder | 2018
Starring: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux
A movie about the life and struggles of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Yes, please.
Movies K will want to see…
Super Troopers 2 | Jay Chandrasekhar | April 20
Starring: Rob Lowe, the original movie actors
Guys… the first one was SO dumb but my husband loves it. I guess this one will have Rob Lowe so maaaaybe I can sit through it once 😉 Also, don’t let it slip by you that its release date is 4/20 *eyeroll*
Bad Boys For Life | 2018
Starring: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence
There’s pretty much nothing out about this one, but I know K will want to see it. Lol
As always, there are movies I’m not sure about:
- Billionaire Boys Club (violence? Kevin Spacey 😒)
- The Nutcracker and The Four Realms (need more info)
- Avengers: Infinity War (I need to catch up on all the Marvel movies first…)
- Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (still need to see #2… sensing a theme?)
- Early Man (Wallace & Gromit-type animation… could be good?)
- Crazy Rich Asians (need to read the book first)
- The Sisters Brothers (I’m afraid the book was too good to top/compete with)
- The Current War (will it be good or will it be boring…?)
Also, 2017 movies I still want to see include: Wonder Woman, Jumanji, Murder on the Orient Express, & Wonder
And 2019 movies that already look good are: How to Train Your Dragon 3, Captain Marvel, Toy Store 4 (still need to see #3…), Secret Life of Pets 2, The Lion King, & Frozen 2
*so essentially all the kids movies, lol
But enough about my movie picks. What are you looking forward to?
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Honestly, no, don’t read Ready Player One. Don’t get me wrong, good book, I’m excited for the movie, but the whole thing is better suited for the screen, truly. There’s a lot of heavy handed 80s references in the book (fun!) but it makes it DRAG. The movie will be better on this one, I’m sure of it.
Thanks for the tip! Honestly… the 80s references might go right over my head depending on how obscure they are. Ha. The movie is looking pretty good, though!
Peter Rabbit? They’re making a Peter Rabbit film? I LOVE Peter Rabbit! I actually had the bedding when I was little.
Cute! I had Beatrix Potter artwork in my room when I was younger 🙂 I just think the movies looks super cute & funny!
im looking forward to the incredibles 2 as well.
I LOVE the first movie. I have high hopes for the second.
OMG to Peter Rabbit! I’m not sure if my child-like heart is ready. LOL I might be an emotional mess after.
But Fantastic Beasts! I’m definitely watching.
I honestly can’t even remember the story of Peter Rabbit. I just think it looks adorable and humorous 🙂
I’ll watch anything from the Harry Potter universe 😉
I’m with you. So excited for a wrinkle it time.,I’m reading it right now. & all the Disney goodies with INCREDIBLE 2…,FINALLY!!! & Mary Poppins, which I didn’t think I’d like but now excited about.
I still havent seen Logan, or Star Wars,latest… & the worst? No Hugh Jackmans new movie. Gaspppp
I didn’t enjoy the book Wrinkle but I think I might like the movie? Maybe? Fingers crossed 😉
Im so excited for a lot of those! Here is a good link to how to what movies to catch up on for Infinity war!
Thank you! I have A LOT of catching up to do… I’ve only seen Iron Man and Cpt. America. Well, I’ve seen the Guardian of the Galaxy movies, too 😉
I’m so excited for Molly’s Game!!
Me too! I love Aaron Sorkin’s writing.
Wrinkle in Time!. While I have not read the book, am not sure if I will before the movie comes out, I don’t care because I love everyone in the movie. Incredibles 2 looks great too, although I’m a little nervous because I loved the original so much. Its got a high bar. I also feel that way about Mary Poppins, and like you – the cast sells me on the movie. I’m also looking forward to Black Panther, Oceans 8 and Crazy Rich Asians. A lot of the big blockbusters that would normally appeal to me, Avengers, Solo, Jurassic Word, aren’t really exciting me. Eventually, I’ll get to them but I don’t feel like spending $15 to see them either.
I’m very curious to see how they compare. I can’t imagine the movie was cheap to make, lol!
I’m nervous for the Incredibles, too. I LOVE the original.
I think Ocean’s 8 is going to be awesome!!
Pretty sure the last movie I saw in a theater was Fantastic Beasts. I would like to see Greatest Show currently but will prob wait for DVD as usual. I would love to see the new Fantastic Beasts, Mary Poppins, and the Nutcracker this year. And Ocean’s 8 looks fun.
I don’t know what mine was… I think I saw Bad Moms Christmas with friends in Nov. and then a free showing of White Christmas with my mom. I don’t know the last time K and I went on a date to the movies. Lol
I really want to see The Greatest Showman.
I didn’t know there was a new Will Ferrell movie this year – yesss!
Wonder was incredible.
There’s not much out about it, but all I need to see is Ferrell and Reilly together to convince me it’s worth checking out 😉
I love to go see movies in theaters! We don’t have a movie theater super close to us, so it usually means it’s a movie we really want to see.
I’m not sure about Wrinkle in Time! I read the book as a child, but I’m wondering if my adult self needs to see the movie. I’m VERY excited about Ready Player One-It looks great! I’m with Stephanie up above, I think the 80s references will be much better on screen.
And yes, you need to see Wonder Woman and Wonder! Both great for different reasons.
Same here. Our big theater was shut down and we have a small two-screen one that’s been in operation for decades. K doens’t like that one, though, because it’s a little dated and he’s a princess 😉 We rarely go to a movie.
I didn’t like the Wrinkle-book so I’m hoping the movie is more my thing. I’m a little scared that these 80s references are going to go over my head… ha.
I haven’t heard of Ocean’s 8! Sandra Bullock can do no wrong, in my opinion, so now I’m really excited about that one!
I think the cast just looks phenomenal. And I LOVE the ones with Clooney and Pitt. My hopes are high!
I’m excited for the Grinch remake!
I liked The Lorax 🙂 I really dislike the version with Jim Carrey so I’m hoping this one is much much better 🙂
I hadn’t seen that Peter Rabbit was coming out- CUTE! I haven’t been to the movies in a long time- and now with Bella, not sure when I’ll go again either LOL
K isn’t a big fan of going to the movies but usually he’ll watch something with me at night or on the weekends. We’ll probably wait for most of these to hit Netflix or hulu. Lol!
So many movies I want to see this year, and a lot of them are already on your list. I definitely need to see Peter Rabbit – James Corden has the perfect voice for Peter!!
He really does!! He is the perfect person for that role/voice!!
i am seriously SO excited for ‘oceans 8!” yeeeeees! agreed that james corden has the best voice for peter rabbit. i’m so excited to see that too in hopes of seeing views of the beautiful lake district!
I seriously can’t wait for Ocean’s 8. I think it’s going to be phenomenal!!
Corden’s voice is PERFECT.
I have SUPER HIGH HOPES for the Nutcracker one. But I also need more info. Right now I am super on board. I am into the Oceans one. I love period dramas, but honestly haven’t seen a ton of the royal bio pic ones in the last like… 5 years. LOL. XO – Alexandra
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I think the Nutcracker one will be a good one around Christmas time.
Ocean’s 8 is one of my most anticipated. I PRAY they keep the humor going. Bullock is going to kill it 😀
I don’t know the last royal bio I saw… Hollywood does wonders with TV series but they kill movies (used in a bad way this time, lol). We’ll have to see what kind of ratings this gets. Lol
I’m so excited about The Incredibles 2!
Me too! The original is my favorite Pixar movie and I feel like we’ve all be waiting FOR.EVER. for the sequel!!
I’m cautiously optimistic about the new Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them…..I admit I wasn’t the biggest fan of the first one, though I ADORE Eddie Redmayne. I just hope this next one is better than the first. Hoping for some good, detailed backstory on Dumbledore and Grindlewald.
I liked the first one but I still only saw it once. (As in it wasn’t so good that I’ve watched it over and over again- like every other HP film.) Quite frankly, I really dislike Dumbledore. Lol. I know I’m in the minority. I feel like I need to reread book 7 though so I can see if FB&WtFT references the TRUE history of Dumbledore and uses JK’s writing to go off of. I can’t imagine they wouldn’t, but still…
I am SO excited for ‘Isle of Dogs’, ‘The Incredibles 2’ and ‘Oceans 8’. It remains to be seen if I’ll actually get to see them though! I absolutely loved Paddington 2, I had no expectations – you definitely should go see it for a charming cute movie!
Isle of Dogs is hands down my most anticipated film. Moonrise Kingdom and The Grand Budapest Hotel just didn’t do it for me. I like the claymation world of Anderson better. Ocean’s 8 is my second most anticipated, followed by The Incredibles 2 🙂
I still need to see the first Paddington, lol!
Great movie update! I am going to be a dork and say I am most wanting to see MQOS – she was a feisty one, with her plots and lovers! I am intrigued by the combo of Fiennes – Ferrell in Holmes and Watson – love them both but God only knows how that one will work! Europafox x
I think MQOS looks good, I just know those types of films can drag on and be a little dull. Fingers crossed it’s a good one!!
I’m very curious to see how this Sherlock movie turns out, lol.
I can’t wait for the second installment of Fantastic Beasts – but I’m like you, and never get around to going to the cinema!
Paddington 2 is AWESOME!! Go see it!!
We don’t have a large theater close to us and the small two-screen one fills up fast (and is a little uncomfortable). Hopefully we both get out and see maybe one or two of these? Lol
You’re the second person to say so- I suppose I must see it now!
Love this post! I’m with you on all your choices! I didn’t know about How the Grinch Stole Christmas though. It seems too soon? But I like Cumberbatch! I still need to read Crazy Rich Asians too!
The Grinch movie does seem a little too soon but I don’t like the Jim Carrey one so I’m ok with another one 😉 Haha!