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  1. Published on: 05/01/2018 05:18 PMReported by: roving-eye
    Before I begin talking about the article, I just want to quickly mention the Films section on this site. It has been there for quite a while now and I hope you can have a quick read of any reviews and I welcome any comments!

    Now let's get on with the story at hand.

    2017 on the whole was a pretty good year for films. While we still did not get many amazing summer blockbusters, most of them were fun and pretty satisfying. However, it was another memorable year for the indies.

    As for 2018, there are plenty of goodies to look out for and their release dates look to be pretty wide spread. So I think is it safe to say that the seasonal blockbuster market looks to be pretty much over.

    There are plenty that I would normally be excited for. But the buzz for them is sadly not promising. Many examples could fit into this category such as, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Alita: Battle Angel, Black Panther, Ant-Man And The Wasp, The Predator, Robin Hood, Venom, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindlewald, Aquaman

    Just missing out on my top 10 are the first film from the follow-up to Studio Ghibli, Studio Ponoc. They begin with 'Mary And The Witch's Flower'. Other films I am looking forward to are Red Sparrow, Mary Magdalene, A Wrinkle In Time, A Quiet Place, The New Mutants, M:I 6 - Mission Impossible, The Equalizer 2, Mary Queen Of Scots, The Jungle Book, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Mortal Engines and Bohemian Rhapsody.

    Like with all years, when I do this list, there are films being released at the end of the year that I know very little about as I type this that are likely to be involved at the Oscars. For example, there is a new Martin Scorsese crime drama coming out called The Irishman. No release date has been set. But I assume it will be out towards the end of the year and be a potential awards contender. I do have some excitement for it. But not enough to make it into my top 10.

    Here are my top 10:
    10) Early Man - You've seen 'Wallace & Gromit', 'Shaun The Sheep', 'Chicken Run' and 'Pirates!: In An Adventure With Scientists'. Now, Aardman Animations is going back to the days of the cavemen. Expect some top British style comedy with gorgeous stop-motion clay animation.

    Release Date: January 26th

    9) Mary Poppins Returns - This has the potential to be totally terrible, but also be as brilliant as the 1964 original.
    Like many others, I will be going into this with huge caution. But I trust the people involved and this could be quite the magical experience. A stellar cast with award winning crew. Will it remain to be practically perfect in every way?

    Release Date: 21st December

    8) Cloverfield Movie/God Particle - It may be out in just over a month. But like with all Cloverfield movies, there is very little being shown.

    I have loved everything about the Cloverfield movies. From the films themselves, to the almost non-existent marketing. What could they conjure up this time?

    Release Date: February 8th

    7) Annihilation - After the huge success with 'Ex Machina', director and writer Alex Garland is back with an intriguing fantasy adventure. With Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac and Jennifer Jason Leigh leading the cast, we could have another hit on our hands.

    Release Date: February 23rd

    6) Solo: A Star Wars Story - Any Star Wars movie is bound to be in my most anticipated list. Even it is a origins story of Han Solo. Despite problems they have had in production, I am always super excited to another installment from a galaxy far, far away.

    Release Date: May 25th

    5) Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 - The 2012 Disney animation was highly enjoyable and is one of the best the studio has created. Now we could see the sequel go down routes that could see its follow-up be an instant classic.

    Release Date: November 30th

    4) Deadpool 2 - The 'merc with the mouth' is back after the box-office and critical success the original got back in 2016. Expect to see more clever marketing and many pop-culture references and of course clever usage of insults and swearing.

    Release Date: June 1st

    3) Incredibles 2 - We have waited 14 years for a sequel, and Pixar seemed to finally found the right story to follow on from the film that many people consider to be the best superhero film of all-time. The original looks to be firmly set in my top 100 forever. So the next chapter has a lot to live up to.

    Release Date: July 13th

    2) Avengers: Infinity War - This is likely to be many people's most anticipated, and for good reason. 2008 saw the start of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and now all that we know looks to be coming to ahead. Who will survive the powerful villain Thanos?

    Release Date: April 27th

    1) Ready Player One - A new Spielberg film should always have heads turning. But with it being a sci-fi and based on a best selling novel, we look to have a Spielberg blockbuster on our hands.
    With the director going more for moving true story dramas, we should take this particular movie for granted. We might not see this type of Spielberg movie for some time, if ever.

    Release Date: March 30th

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