Thursday, January 04, 2018

My 30 Most Anticipated Movies of 2018

Avengers: Infinity War is my most anticipated film of 2018, followed by Ready Player One, Black Panther, Duncan Jones' Mute, and First Man.

My 30 most anticipated movies of 2018 are listed below in release date order.

About 15 movies in my list are not based on existing big franchises and they are marked with an asterisk. They are either from an original screenplay or based on a book.

Click on the release dates to view the trailers/info.

1. Black Panther

(February 16)

2. Annihilation *

(February 23)

3. A Wrinkle in Time

(March 9)

4. Pacific Rim: Uprising

(March 23)

5. Isle of Dogs *

(March 23)

6. Ready Player One *

(March 30)

7. Mute * 


8. The New Mutants

(April 13)

9. Untitled Cloverfield Movie

(April 20)

10. Avengers: Infinity War

(May 4)

11. Where’d You Go Bernadette? *

(May 11)

12. Solo: A Star Wars Story 

(May 25)

13. Deadpool 2

(June 1)

14. The Incredibles 2

(June 15)

15. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

(June 22)

16. Ant-Man and the Wasp

(July 6)

17. Mission: Impossible 6

(July 27)

18. The Predator

(August 3)

19. Captive State *

(August 17)

20. The Kid Who Would Be King *

(September 28)

21. The Man Who Killed Don Quixote *


22. Anon *


23. Under the Silver Lake *


24. Hold the Dark *


25. Apostle *


26. First Man *

(October 12)

27. X-Men: Dark Phoenix

(November 2)

28. Marwencol * 

(November 21)

29. Mortal Engines *

(December 14)

30. Aquaman

(December 21)

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

My Top 10 Favourite Movies of 2017

I watched 46 movies of 2017 and 26 of them were in theatres. There are still many movies which I haven't gotten around to seeing (mostly due to lack of theatrical release here) including The Shape of Water, I, Tonya, The Post among others.

There were lot of good movies this year which I enjoyed immensely, but personally there wasn't a standout movie which easily towered over the rest in terms of an all timer great film, but Blade Runner 2049 managed to get there pretty close and I know it's going to keep getting better on repeated viewing through home video.

Some movies were flat out entertaining, while some had the emotional resonance I hoped for, and selected few had both. Yet, it wasn't enough. Maybe it's something to do with me and my expectations than the movies themselves. (I know there can't be movies like Mad Max: Fury Road every year).

My top favourite movies of 2017 are as follows.

1. Blade Runner 2049
2. War for the Planet of the Apes
3. Coco
4. Baby Driver
5. A Ghost Story
6. The Big Sick
7. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,
8. Logan Lucky
9. Get Out
10. Colossal

Honorable Mention (release date order): Split, I Don't Feel At Home in this World Anymore, Logan, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Wonder Woman, Okja, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Mother!, The Florida Project, Brawl in Cell Block 99, Thor: Ragnarok, Lady Bird, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. 

Mashup video featuring movies of 2017.