There’s still a lot to get excited about in the world of movies in 2018. Here’s a list of 10 movies I think are worth watching in the last 2 months of the year.
Bohemian Rhapsody (November 2)
I was never a big Queen fan but I was looking forward to watching this movie. I feel like this could be as popular as The Doors movie from 1991 was. But then, I read that the remaining members of Queen decided to not include the sex, drugs and partying that Freddie and the band engaged in the 70s and 80s. So now I’m ready to be disappointed. At this point, I will watch the movie mostly because of Rami Malek. The word on the streets is that he is excellent in it. I hope this gives him a big break. He’s fantastic in Mr. Robot and deserves more recognition. Maybe even an Oscar nomination?
Overlord (November 9)
I’m honestly so tired of zombie movies and TV shows. There are so many of them. And they have a really bad track record. But this one looks like it's going to be fun. But fun in a “WTF I just watched” kind of way. I mean, a WW2 nazi zombie action movie? Really? It is so absurd and weird that got my attention. I’m totally watching this.
Widows (November 16)
This movie looks fantastic! Widows is about a group of mob wives who have to make ends meet after their husbands are no longer in the picture. Steve McQueen directing an action/thriller set-piece with a very impressive cast is a must see in my book. This may actually be the sleeper hit of the year.
Creed II (November 21)
I really, really liked the first Creed. It was a complete surprise for me. I didn’t expect it to be as good as it was. But honestly, I had no desire to see a sequel. Until I watched the trailers of Creed II. Wow, those trailers (especially the second one) are so good! They totally made me want to watch this movie. My only concern is that Ryan Coogler, who co-wrote the screenplay and directed the first movie, is not back for this sequel. But I still have high hopes for Creed II and I can’t wait to watch it.
Under the Silver Lake (December 7)
Under The Silver Lake was written and directed by David Robert Mitchell. He also directed It Follows. I’m a big Mitchell fan. His directing is so intricate and specific. From the trailer of this movie, I got major David Lynch vibes. Mulholland Drive vibes to be more specific. And that is always a good thing. Anyway, I really loved It Follows and I’m looking forward to this follow-up.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (December 14)
This animated movie may be the smartest decision Sony Studio has made in recent years. This looks fantastic. The animation feels like it came straight out of a comic book. The idea of multiple universes is also very interesting. This is shaping up to be one of the best Spidey related movies ever.
The Mule (December 14)
This is a Clint Eastwood thriller starring the man himself. The Mule is a true-life story. Eastwood is playing Leo Sharp. A WWII vet and the oldest drug mule in history. At first, I wasn’t sure what to expect out of this. But after watching the trailer I decided that I will give it a chance. After all, Eastwood has more hits than misses. So why not?
Bumblebee (December 21)
I absolutely despise all the Transformers movies. They are literally the worst thing that happened to movies in the last 10 years. But Bumblebee actually looks decent. The studio hired the director Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings) to reboot the franchise. And hopefully turn away from Michael Bay's godawful previous movies. Who knows? It may end up being a fun flick. I'm cautiously optimistic.
Destroyer (December 25)
I’m very intrigued by this one. The trailer definitely piqued my interest. It looks so grim and depressing. Apparently, Nicole Kidman disappeared into the character. I didn't even recognize her. I’m also a big Karyn Kusama fan. She is a really talented director. I loved the invitation. So yeah, I’m looking forward to this one.
Vice (December 25)
Vice is probably the movie that I’m most excited to see from this list. The film explores how Dick Cheney, the Vice-President to George W. Bush, became the most powerful man in the world. Vice is directed by Adam McKay. He is, In my opinion, the perfect director for films like this. He proved that with The Big Short. The cast is also absolutely amazing. Christian Bale, Sam Rockwell, Amy Adams, and Steve Carell, just to name a few. Christian Bale once again completely changed his appearance. The man is a chameleon. He is uncanny as Cheney. It looks so accurate that is almost creepy. Sam Rockwell as Bush is also a perfect casting. I can’t wait to watch this!