Film Review 2018

Our comprehensive guide of future blockbusters for cinema lovers

If there is one thing that all the Majik House team have in common it is our love of film!

To celebrate the New Year we have put together our top 10 films to look out for in 2018.

 

  1. Incredibles 2

Released: 13th July

Director: Brad Bird

Starring: Samuel L Jackson

 

The long awaited sequel to the 2004 Pixar Blockbuster will be dominating cinemas this summer. Samuel L Jackson reprises his role as ‘Frozone’ Mr Incredible’s loyal crime fighting buddy. The plot sees the lead characters in a gender reversal with Eastigirl using her powers to save the world while Mr Incredible faces his biggest challenge to date! Looking after the kids….

Expect a timeless story of good versus evil and lots of Lycra!

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  1. I Tonya

Released: 23rd February

Director: Craig Gillespie

Starring: Margot Robbie

 

The Biopic follows the story of disgraced figure skating champion Tonya Harding. Focusing on the 1994 planned attack on Tonya’s competitor Nancy Herringen and subsequent media frenzy that surrounded the assault and consequent court case.

Expect Greed, Jealousy and the definition of Unhealthy Competition.

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  1. Deadpool 2

Released: 1st June

Director: David Leitch

Starring: Ryan Reynolds

 

Ryan Reynolds reprises his role as Marvel’s class clown superhero ‘Deadpool’ who won instant fanship among Marvel enthusiasts. The plot follows Wade (Deadpool) Struggling to fulfill his dream of becoming ‘Mayberry’s hottest bartender’ due to his lost sense of taste. Travelling the world, he encounters Ninjas and Yakuza on his quest to regain his spice for life.

Expect laugh out loud antics throughout with Reynolds unique approach to this modern day Superhero.

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  1. Ready Player One

Released: 30th March

Director: Steven Spielburg

Starring: TJ Miller, Simon Pegg

 

The film centers on a young outcast named Wade who escapes from his daily life by absorbing himself into ‘The Oasis’. A virtual reality game which totally encapsulates its users. After the death of the games founder a treasure hunt begins within the game to find his fortune, by any means necessary – in both the real world and the Oasis.

Expect incredible CGI, Corporate Greed and a harrowing look into the future.

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  1. The Shape of Water

Released: 16th February

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Starring: Sally Hawkins

From the director that brought us Pans Labyrinth comes an unworldly adult fantasy, set in the Cold War era of American History. The story follows Elisa who lives a life of poverty and isolation, who develops a relationship with a water dwelling mysterious creature captured in a government laboratory. The film is expected to dominate at next year’s Oscar ceremony.

Expect boundless love in a deeply dark fairytale.

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  1. Phantom Thread

Released: 2nd February

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Starring: Daniel Day Lewis

 

Noted to be Daniel Day Lewis’s final film ‘Phantom Thread’ follows London Dressmaker to the stars Reynolds Woodcock, during his reign as the fashion world’s most sort after designer. Whose regimented life is disrupted by an unexpected love who becomes his sole muse and obsession.

Expect 1950’s glamour and an unforgetable performance by Lewis.

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  1. Fantastic Beasts, The Crimes of Grindelwald

Released: 16th November

Director: David Yates

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Johnny Depp

 

The second instalment in the Fantastic Beasts franchise see the return of Eddie Redmayne as Newt Salamander. The plot so far has been kept tightly under wraps, however we can expect the arrival of a young Albus Dumbeldoor played by Jude Law. Plus the return of Mr Kowalski after his heart breaking decision to step into the mind erasing rain, forgetting his adventures in the wizarding world forever (or so it seemed…).

Expect Marvelous Mutlaps, Mischievous Nifflers and Erumpet Encounters!

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  1. Mary Poppins Returns

Released: 21st December

Director: Rob Marshall

Starring: Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Julie Walters, Dick Van Dyke, Lin Manuel Miranda

 

Disney continue their successful series of classic remakes with a return to the streets of London with Mary Poppins Returns. The story follows a now grown up Jane and Michael and their children during an unexpected difficult time in their lives. When a visit from an old friend helps them rediscover the wonders and joy of life.

Expect a nostalgic trip down memory lane that will leave you feeling supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

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  1. Solo, A Star Wars Story

Released: 25th May

Director: Ron Howard

Starring: Emila Clarke, Tandie Newton, Woody Harrelson

 

As with all Star Wars releases there is a great deal of secrecy surrounding the eagerly awaited storyline. What we do know is that the plot follows a young Han Solo and Chewbacca in the years before joining the rebellion. Ron Howard takes the reins as director once again, steering a young cast in what will certainly be a future cult classic.

Expect faces old and new and plently of guaranteed aerial starship battles!

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  1. Darkest Hour

Released: 12th January

Director: Joe Wright

Starring: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristen Scott Thomas

 

Gary Oldman in what has been labelled ‘the role of a lifetime’ takes on the iconic stature of Winston Churchill in the crucial months leading up to the beginning of the second World War. The most challenging time of his leadership sees Churchill battling with the decision to engage with the enemy or fight for the freedom of Europe. The Hollywood buzz has been at deafening levels when it comes to Oscar nominations for this highly anticipated wartime biopic.

Expect a cinematic adaptation of the greatest story in British political history.

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