We're almost at the second half of 2018 already, but movie buffs are still in for a treat with all the exciting releasing that's happening in the coming months! Ready to mark your calendars?
Here are some of the must-watch films opening in cinemas until the end of the year:
Note: Release dates and movie lineup are subject to change without prior notice.
Kicking off the second half of the year is Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp which will be marking the return of Paul Rudd's Scott Lang/Ant-Man who must teamp up with the Wasp for a new mission bringing light to secrets from their past. The sequel to Mamma Mia! also premieres this month, centering on pregnant Sophie who struggles to run her mother's villa by herself.
Joshua Garcia and Julia Barreto also stars in the film I Love You, Hater, where they rival each other in being a broadcast journalist's Executive Assistant.
From animated films and book-to-movie adaptions to horror films, August really has something for all ages and for every kind of movie buff. Kids would appreciate Cristopher Robin - the live-action adaptation of Disney's Winnie the Pooh - Teen Titans GO! To The Movies, and Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation. The much-awaited film adaption of Kevin Kwan's Crazy Rich Asians will also be premiering this month, starring Constance Wu and Henry Golding.
August is also Cinemalaya season, so be sure to check the schedules to be able to catch all the Filipino films screening in various locations.
The sequel to Jerrold Tarog's Heneral Luna finally premieres this month! Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral stars Paulo Avelino as the titular character, and will highlight the life and philosophies of the young general who fought the Philippine-American war. The Nun, which is the spinoff of 2016 film The Conjuring 2, opens in cinemas, and will focus more on a priest and a novice sent to Vatican to investigate the suicide of a nun at a monastery.
Rowan Atkinson also reprises his role in Johnny English Strikes Again, the third of the Johnny English series. Meanwhile, kids will also surely enjoy Smallfoot which centers on a Yeti who's convinced that elusive creatures called Smallfoot does exist. Channing Tatum, James Corden, and Zendaya are just some of the voice actors in the film.
Marvel's Venom finally makes its way to Philippine theaters this month, starring Tom Hardy as the Venom - known to be one of Marvel's most enigmatic and badass superheroes. Jungle Book's live action adaptation Mowgli, The Girl in the Spider's Web, and The House with a Clock in Its Walls also premieres this month.
Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms which stars Mackenzie Foy and Reese Witherspoon also opens this month. It follows Clara who finds herself in a mysterious parallel world with a soldier, a gang of mice, and regents.
November is set to give way to 3 big films: first is Bohemian Rhapsody, which stars Rami Malek and would tell the story of Freddie Mercury and his band, Queen. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them - will also be showing this month, marking the return of Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterstone, and Dan Fogler.
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2 premieres this month, 6 years after the release of the first film! The second film is set to take Ralph and the audience on an adventure inside the Internet data space.
To end the year, fans of Rocky will be treated with the 8th instalment of the series, and the sequel to Creed! This sports film will follow Adonis Creed who must defeat the son of the man who killed his father in the ring 30 years ago.
Mortal Engines, based on the book of the same name by Phillip Reed, also opens this month. The film is about Tom, a 20-something Londoner who gets in the way of a man named Hester's way to kill a powerful man who he blames for his mother's murder. Tom and Hester then get thrown out of the city and on their own.