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5 Movies to Check Out in 2018

There are a lot of great and highly anticipated movies coming out in 2018. If you're a movie buff like me, you're excited for a lot of films about to come out. Let's take a look at a few that will be coming out this year. Keep in mind that this is just my opinion about movies that I’m excited to see. I'm sure after reading this you'll be like "why is or isn't _______ on this list?" SO, because of that, feel free to leave a comment in the comment section about what you're excited to see in 2018!

1. "Mute" (Feb. 23)


Netflix is known for putting out some great content of their own, so lets start this list out with something from them. Be on the lookout for "Mute." Fan favorite director, Duncan Jones, is behind the camera for this one, so fans are stoked for this sci-fi piece. With his previous hits such as "Moon" and "Source Code," Duncan Jones has become a respected filmmaker and his films are highly anticipated.

"Mute" is set forty years into the future. Alexander Skarsgard stars as a bartender who happens to be mute, and he goes searching for his missing girlfriend. The only clues he has are two mysterious surgeons played by Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux. "Mute" comes out to Netflix on February 23, so be on the lookout for it.

2. "Isle of Dogs" (March 23)


Wes Anderson is back at it again, folks! He has written and directed a new stop motion animated movie coming out in March about man's best friend. Dogs. "Isle of Dogs" stars the usual Wes Anderson regulars (Edward Nortan, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, along with some other new actors to join a Wes Anderson practice such as Bryan Cranston).

In the future, an outbreak canine-flu leads the mayor of Japanese city to banish all dogs to an island that is a garbage dump. The outcasts must soon embark on an epic journey when a 12-year-old boy arrives on the island to find his beloved pet.

Keep your eyes out for this one in March. Wes Anderson is always putting out classic hits!

3. "Avengers: Infinity War" (May 4)


I don't think anyone has seen an ensemble as big and impressive as the one Marvel Studios has been building towards for "Avengers: Infinity War" since the very beginning, all the way back to "Iron Man." The infamous team must work together to fight their greatest villain yet. Reports are saying that there is a scene in the movie with forty characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That's massive. The Russo Brothers directed this film and they seem to know what they are doing. With a huge fan base and an A-list cast to bring this story to life, there should be no question that "Avengers: Infinity War" is the most anticipated movie of the summer, if not 2018.

4. "Solo: A Star Wars Story" (May 25)


No one knows a whole lot about "Solo: A Star Wars Story." But the fact that it's "Star Wars" will automatically bring anticipation for the release. In this movie, we learn about the origins of our favorite space scoundrel, Han Solo. Relatively unknown Alden Ehrenreich takes over for Harrison Ford in the classic role. I personally have never seen this actor in anything before, but this is "Star Wars" we're talking about here. They're not just going to cast someone off the street for this role. Another excellent addition to this movie is the super talented Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian. If you don't know who Donald Glover is, you've been living in a hole all your life. Ron Howard is behind the camera for this flick. There were some problems while production took place. Original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller left production after having already completed 90% of the filming. Ron Howard was tasked with completing the film as long as with filming extensive reshoots. "Star Wars: Rogue One" had this same problem but it turned out alright. Lets hope this one will follow in the same path as its predecessor.

5. "Mission Impossible: Fallout" (July 27)


There aren't many franchises that keep going strong years later. After a while, the quality begins to drop towards the end. However, the "Mission Impossible" series has been one of the few outliers for movie franchises. After the first movie came out back in '96, the Tom Cruise led series has been surpassing each previous entry with audience members being highly entertained.

Not much is known about this sequel yet. What little we do know is that the movie dives into Ethan Hunt's past and how he must deal with the fallout of his actions over the years. Yeah, Tom Cruise as a person might draw a mixed reaction from audiences but it's hard not to respect the man’s dedication to his craft. Being in his mid 50's and still doing his own stunts is respectable. The man broke his ankle while filming this movie, in the name of art! Plus there's the addition of Henry Cavill to the franchise, along with his infamous mustache. This is the same mustache that caused Warner Brothers so much grief while he was busy filming reshoots for Justice League. This resulted in a CGI mess on Henry's face. We need to know if all that stress was worth rocking the stache for this new entry. I'm looking forward to this movie and so should you.

Post by Josh Wolske. Josh is a C3 Marketing Committee member who fancies himself a movie buff extraordinaire as well as a washed up, or to be put more kindly, semi-retired rugby player.