CineMania 2018. What’s on, what’s gone, what’s coming?

So, it is another year, 2018, and with that comes a whole new season of movies.

Like its predecessor CineMania 2017 this post will be about all the movies I’m excited about (or not excited about) for the year 2018. And some movies I thought I should mention.

Note: Not all new cinema movies for 2018 will be in this list, of course.

January offers some good starters for the year while also not being overwhelming I guess. There are some leftovers of 2017 which are a good choice if you haven’t watched them already. New movies: There is 12 Strong which is a war film about special soldiers after 9/11. I don’t know much about it, I’ve only seen the trailer which was interesting but kind of a mess. For Chris Hemsworth fans this is a must but otherwise I’m not too sure whether I’m actually gonna watch the movie in the cinemas…maybe on DVD later on. Also in January, The Commuter which is kind of a thriller film about a man suddenly spiraling into a conspiracy after meeting a strange woman on a train. I’m not a Liam Neeson fan which means I’m not too sure about this movie either but at the same time it reminds me so much of the 2003 movie Phone Booth with Colin Farrell which I loved, so maybe I’m gonna watch it. Another new movie this month is Insidious: The Last Key, for everyone who loves horror. I watched some of the other installments but I’m probably gonna watch it on DVD later on, if ever. My favourite for January, though, is definitely Maze Runner: The Death Cure. After having to wait a year (Dylan O’Brien was hurt so I understand and agree but it isn’t easier to wait knowing that) it’s finally out and we can finally watch the last installment of the Maze Runner trilogy which is kinda sad when I think about it. Well, I love the trilogy (I did try reading the books but I failed since the books have a very different vibe I think) so I’m definitely gonna watch that.

Note: Maze Runner: The Death Cure doesn’t start until February where I’m from, that’s why I haven’t watched it already.

The second month of the year offers us a lot more choices than the first one. Especially because there are many different genres. First off, we have the always-Valentine’s-Day special, Fifty Shades Freed. What are we gonna watch in 2019 when so many trilogies end in 2018??? While I’m definitely not a hard-core fan of Fifty Shades I’m definitely gonna watch this movie. Why? Because I read Book 1, Book 2 and half of Book 3. Book 3 is pretty much book-porn before it gets interesting with the plotline and I just had enough of all the erotic scenes before getting to the actual story part, so I stopped reading. That’s why I’m gonna watch the movie – instead of reading through 100 pages of porn again. Also after watching the others (on DVD, not cinema) the leads kind of grew on me, so I’m interested how the chemistry develops. For everyone who doesn’t fancy this choice, there is also action on the table with Black Panther. Marvel gives us another superhero, this time, I think, a little bit more interesting, since it’s set in a whole different background story than the others. I’m too interested where it goes to not watch it. Also Marvel kind of made all of its MCU movies a must-watch with all the connections…my poor purse. Still nothing for you? Maybe family comedy? There is the comedy movie Peter Rabbit coming out. I might really watch it, just because the trailer seemed really really funny. That’s the power of trailers!

There is also The 15:17 to Paris movie about terrorism in a train. It sounds and seems interesting enough to consider watching it in the cinema but it depends on how much money I have left in February.

March offers so many movies I had to reorder my list multiple times. Just…I don’t actually want to watch any of the movies this month. Not really that interested. Still I’m gonna mention some possibilities. There is Isle of Dogs which kind of flew by me. I think it’s an animated movie about a dog landing on an island…of dogs? Judging from the trailer, that I think belongs to this movie, I cannot really judge whether it is like a big metaphor for something else or whether it is comedy. But maybe the trailer I watched is for something else and I’m confusing things. Another animated movie, family and kids friendly, Sherlock Gnomes. I can guess what it is about but I don’t actually have any idea. Another movie, this time more suited for grown-ups, A Wrinkle In Time. Even after watching the trailer I have still not really got any idea of what the trailer is about. They wanted to show how many great images and effects are included in the movie but at the same time the trailer isn’t what a trailer should be but more like a short video, so I wasn’t hooked by it. If you wanna see great effects and images though, I guess it is a good idea. For thriller and/or Jennifer Lawrence fans, we have Red Sparrow, about a spy. For me, this pretty sums up the movie and, for me, the trailer wasn’t that inspiring or interesting, so I guess, I’ll skip that. A trailer that was a mess while kind of hooking me to it was Ready Player One. So, the trailer is an absolute mess but the movie itself seems quite fancy and interesting. Although I’m not too sure if the storyline is worth watching. We also have something like a brutal comedy, Death Wish, with Bruce Willis. Don’t know what to think about that one though. Maybe, probably not, I guess.

Two movies left. First there is the long awaited reboot, Tomb Raider. While I did like the first movie and did have a game of the franchise a long time ago, I do not know what to expect of the movie. I think it is either going to be pretty okay or a total fail. Since cinemas can be kinda pricey, it might not be enough to make me watch. Second, there is the second installment of the Charlie Hunnam film, Pacific Rim Uprising. Except for the fact that Charlie Hunnam is not participating in this installment…wait, did he die in the previous one? I don’t think so but I have no idea. Been some time since I watched it. Well, I have no idea whether to watch it or not. The trailer seems nice though.

Yes!! April gives you recovering time for your purse. Believe me, you’re gonna need it. The only movie I found was Rampage and the trailer seemed to only include action any typical stuff, so that I actually looked at something else after like one minute because I lost interest. For action fans, I think, it may be interesting though. Oh, and there is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in it.

May takes away a lot of money you collected the month before because after a lot of rumors and a lot of cheers we get Deadpool 2 as well as Avengers: Infinity War. And if these two blockbusters aren’t enough, there’s supposed to be another Star Wars movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story. I’m glad to say, I’m one of the few souls who hasn’t and probably never will watch a Star Wars movie but unfortunately I am kind of right in the MCU, so I’ll definitely watch the Avengers movie because I wanna see all of them together. I’m taking the risk of an epic cliffhanger and leaving the cinema unsatisfied and angry because I wanna see the ending. And Deadpool 2, well, I like the actor and I wanna see where it goes even if the movie probably includes a lot of American humor again, which means I’ll only like 80% of the comedy scenes. That’s enough to make me go to the cinema I guess.

And the summer begins. It starts off with another second installment, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. This is a DEFINITELY because I loved the previous Jurassic World and because of…well, Chris. Pratt. Enough said for me. He is one of the few actors where I watch pretty much every movie. I don’t have that many of them. Another new movie in June, The Incredibles 2. This one depends on the actual trailer. The teaser didn’t really do it for me but maybe the actual trailer is better. Also there is Ocean’s 8, which I’m not gonna watch even though I’m interested because I’m too big of a fan of the original movies and the actual connection is missing for me.

In July I have to avoid a horror movie fanatic friend of mine, otherwise he is gonna make me watch The Nun, a spin-off of the The Conjuring movies. And while I loved these movies, there were sometimes scary af and the nun made me check dark corners for a whole month after watching, so NO, definitely not gonna go that. I recommend it to horror movie fans though. Another July movie, Ant-Man and the Wasp. If this is actually like a second installment of Ant-Man I’m probably gonna watch it since I like Paul Rudd and the other actors in the movie but if not, then no. Also, we have Mission Impossible: Fallout. I don’t know which installment of MI this is but I haven’t watched any of them in the cinema but more like two months ago on a compilation DVD, so yeah…maybe this year does the charm? And for all the comedy and animation fans we have Hotel Trannsylvania 3. Didn’t like the first one and haven’t watched the second one so very little chance I’m gonna watch the third one but people say it is a good franchise so I’ll recommend it. And last but not least, we have another second installment, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Maybe I’m gonna watch that with my mum or if I have too much freetime and money. It seems interesting enough but I think by that time I’d know pretty much every corner of the cinema so maybe I’ll take a break.

August gives me nothing this year. At least, nothing I know of yet.

And we are already starting the new semester…although university starts in October here, so yeah…there is this one movie that was announced, The Kid who would be King, which sounds like another Arthur Pendragon thing but since I like that, I’m interested but I don’t know anything more about it, so I don’t know whether to recommend it or not…it’s something to keep in mind I guess.

October, where university starts and where people get busy again. Fortunately, there seems to be no reason for me to go to the cinema in October, so I’ll have enough time for everything else.

Two months left til the end of the year and we are getting more options again. So, there is The Nutcracker and the four realms, which I know zero about but the title is funny. Then there is Ralph breaks the Internet, the second installment of Wreck It, Ralph, I guess. It still has to convince with a trailer though but I’ll keep it in mind. Then there is X-Men: Dark Phoenix which I am very very very interested in and excited about. The trailer really has to be crap for me not to go. Otherwise I’m definitely going but normally the X-Men franchise does not disappoint, at least not since X-Men: First Class, imo. And last but not least, we have my personal favourite of the year 2018, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. I’m excited, I’m interested and I totally cannot wait. I wanna see our new heroes again, as well as a young Dumbledore and Johnny Depp as Grindelwald. It seems very promising. Of course, my expectations for this are higher than for any other movie on this list.

December brings Christmas, usually snow, the end of the year and a lot of fireworks. As well as too much shopping and stress but I still love Christmas and December. This year December brings us a lot of movies I know nothing about like Crooked HouseHolmes and Watson, Mortal Engines and Mary Poppins Returns. Still it promises to be an interesting month. I still remember, after watching Justice League, I was like “I wanna see more of Aquaman” and see there, this december there is a movie about him. There are not enough movies playing around water and superheroes, imo ^.^


So this is my review…or preview for the coming year. Let’s see how many I’m actually gonna watch 😀

I’m probably gonna write a post about what I actually watched and what I did not watch around the end of the year because there may be movies I kind of crushed here but ended up watching and liking them. It could happen ^.^

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