Next Attraction: Movies to Look Forward to in 2018

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No matter what kind of films you are into, 2018 certainly has something to tickle your fancy! Mark your calendars and plan ahead because we're giving you a rundown of the films coming out in your favorite cinemas this year! 

Which films are you most excited about? Share it in the comments section.

Note: Release dates and movie lineup are subject to change without prior notice.

JANUARY

Starting off the year, cinephiles will be treated to films that will bring them all kinds of adventures - from the video game world of Jumanji to the dystopian society brought about by the lastest installment to the Maze Runner franchise. It's also the month for musical film lovers as Pitch Perfect 3The Greatest Showman, and the C1 Originals entry Changing Partners will be showing as well. Luca Guadagnino's coming-of-age film Call Me By Your Name will also be coming out, so if you missed it when it had its limited screening, now's your chance to see it! 

FEBRUARY

The love month will be bringing the third and the final installment to the Fifty Shades series - Fifty Shades Freed. With it also being the awards season, cinemas will also be screening a number of Golden Globes nominees, including Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, Guillermo Del Torro's The Shape of Water, and Steven Spielberg's The Post. For the Marvel fans, the much-awaited Black Panther, which stars Chadwick Boseman as the titular character, will also be premiering this month! 

MARCH

Disney's A Wrinkle in Time is coming out in cinemas this month, and it's a must-watch not only because of its star-studded lineup of cast (Reese Witherspoon and Oprah Winfrey, anyone?), but also because it's based on a multi-awarded book by Madeleine L'Engle. Showing also this month is the reboot of the Tomb Raider Series, Ready Player One, and Pacific Rim Uprising. 

APRIL

Five young mutants with extraordinary abilities will be fighting to escape their past sins and save themselves in The New Mutants. Dwayne Johnson will also be starring in Rampage where he portrays Primatologist Davis Okoye who must find an antidote to save a beast that was once his friend. 

The highly-anticipated Marvel film - Avengers: Infinity War - will also be shown this month, where everyone's favorite superheroes team up to fight against Thanos from finding something that would make him bend reality. 

MAY 

Love, Simon, which is based on a the book Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, tells the story of Simon who has yet to tell his family he's gay and that he's fallen for his secret penpal classmate. 

May will be marking the return of Ryan Reynold's Deadpool to the big screens in Deadpool 2! And Solo: A Star Wars Story - which centers on Han Solo and Chewbacca before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV - will also open this month.

JUNE

June will be giving way to the sequels of the films of our childhood (or our parents' childhood). Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will pick up after the demise of the Jurassic World in Isla Nublar, when a volcanic eruption threatens the survival of both the dinosaurs and the humans. Ocean's 8, on the other hand, is a sequel and an all-female reboot of the popular heist films and will be featuring a star-studded lineup including Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, Anne Hathaway, and Rihanna. 

In Incredibles 2, Mr. Incredible and his family would have to team up with Frozone to battle a new villain named The Underminer. For those who love a good scare, there's also Slender Man which tells the story of a tall figure that's responsible for the haunting and disappearances of children.

JULY

Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, Ant-Man and the Wasp will follow Scott Lang/Ant-Man who has to team up with Hope Van Dyne/Wasp to fulfill their mission. 

10 years after the first film premiered, Amanda Seyfried's Sophie returns in Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, pregnant and in doubt on how she will be able to handle motherhood after her mother Donna's death. She then learns about how her mother managed to raise and build a home for her while managing the Greek villa. 

AUGUST

In Christopher Robin, the titular character rediscovers the joys of life after he meets his childhood friend, Winnie the Pooh. Also showing in August is the film adaptation of Kevin Kwan's Crazy Rich Asians which follows American-Chinese Rachel Chu who accompanies her boyfriend to a wedding in Singapore, only to find herself in the world of Asia's rich and famous. 

Six years after the second film, Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation will be focusing on Dracula, Mavis, Johnny, and the rest of ther family as they go on a vacaiton on a Monster Cruise Ship. 

SEPTEMBER

White Boy Rick stars Matthew McConaughey as Richard Wershe Jr., an undercover informant for the FBI who was sentenced to life imprisonment after being arrested for drug trafficking. Rowan Atkinson will also be returning as Johnny English in Johnny English 3, 7 years since the second film premiered. Smallfoot will also premiere this month, and it will follow John Cena's Migo who is convinced that creatures called "Smallfoot" really do exist. 

OCTOBER

Premiering in August, Tom Hardy will be introducing a new character in the Marvel universe - Venom. The first film in Sony's Marvel Universe, this upcoming film will not be connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Also premiering is Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, a film which centers on Clara who encounters a soldier, a gang of mice, and regents when she finds herself in a mysterious parallel world. 

The thirteenth instalment to the X-Men series, X-Men: Dark Phoenix takes the superheroes into space where an alien shapeshifter seeks Jean Grey as she believes her to be the "Phoenix". 

NOVEMBER 

A film set in Chicago, four women conspire to build their own futures after their criminal husbands died in Widows. Eddie Redmayne will also be coming back to the big screen as Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald where he helps Albus Dumbledore stop the threats created by dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. 

Ralph Breaks the Internet - Wreck It Ralph's sequel - will also be premiering in November. This time, it will follow the adventures of Ralph and Vanellope after they discover a wi-fi router in an arcade. 

  • November 9: Holmes & Watson 
  • November 14: Widows
  • November 15: Fantastic Beasts:The Crimes of Grindelwald 
  • November 21: Ralph Breaks the Internet 
  • November 21: Mary Queen of Scots 
  • November 28: Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

DECEMBER

Ending the year with a lineup of good films, Mortal Engines is a sci-fi film centering on Tom Natsworthy who has to forge an allegiance with fugitive Hester Shaw to survive and change the future. Also premiering is Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, an animated film which will be introducing Miles Morales and the possibilities in the Spider-Verse where more than one person could wear Spider-Man's mask. 

A sequel to the 1964 classic Mary Poppins, Emily Blunt will be starring as Mary in Mary Poppins Returns where she returns to the Banks family after Michael suffers a personal loss. 

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