January 2018 edition
Wow 2018 is next month, hard to believe that the shit show that was 2017 has finally come to an end. Let’s just hope that 2018 won’t be as bad but to be honest the stakes are pretty low. Luckily we have a few movie releases to start off the New Year. We are provided with a few additions to movie franchises, as expected and a completely new addition to Hollywood. The cinema of 2018 will be providing us with some great crime dramas and action thrillers and hopefully another good horror. So without further ado, here are my top anticipated releases of January 2018!
3) Insidious: The last Key (Adam Robitel,2018)
Release date: 5th January 2018 UK.
The 4th edition to the Insidious franchise focuses on Elise Rainier investigating the haunting of her own home. Yep, the haunted universe created by James Wan in 2010 is going for a forth addition, bringing the world of the further into reality. As a horror fan I can say that the first two movies were actually scary, they did their job as a decent horror. Brining us an interesting plot and horror not 100%created by jumps cares, which is usually the case for most fright fests. However, the horror series lost its way with the 3rd movie. Hollywood saw a successful movie so they did their usual trick and ringed the film until it’s dried out. Despite this, the industry has yet to learn its lesson and created a 4th. Now this could go one of two ways, 1. The Last key is just as bad as the 3rd or 2. The movie takes away a few tricks from the first two films and actually does a good job. This is a question that can only be answered by watching the movie. I always look forward to new horror films and many horrors will find a place on my anticipated list just because I want to see what the film industry has to offer in terms of the genre and lest be honest even if it is a terrible horror, it gives the film a little charm. Let’s just hope it doesn’t rely on jump scares to frighten the audience.
2) Molly’s Game.
Release date: 5th January 2018.
Molly’s Game is a crime drama based on the true story of Molly Bloom. Molly was a professional skier/ runner of a poker empire for A list names who became under investigation by the FBI. The film follows this story the dramatic Hollywood way. This addition to the industry looks just as fantastic and corrupt as 2013’s ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ (Martin Scorsese). However, the mastermind behind the crime is a boss ass female, once again showing that women can be just as bad ass as men. Judging from the trailer, Molly’s Game, is a fresh and exciting new action packed drama, with an incredible plot and great character development, causes audiences to love Molly, even though she is defiantly in the wrong. Any film that can cause viewers to ignore their moral compass has a spot in my good movie book. I just hope that the trailer isn’t doing its usual trick and putting the good stuff in the promotional material, rather than saving it for the actual film. Only a watch through will tell. Bring on January 5th, the release date for both Molly’s Game and Insidious: The Last Key.
1)Maze Runner: The Death Cure
Release Date: 26th January 2018
A month after Boxing Day, we are given a late Christmas present with the last film in the Maze Runner series. It is finally time for The Death Cure. Discover what finally happens to Thomas and his friends in a world ruined by the flare and ruled by Wiked, in a hunt to find a cure. Like any other final there are a lot of expectations to meet and questions to answer all while creating a fantastic grand ending with action packed scenes, dramatic turn of events and a nice little bow at the end. From the second film it is easy to see that the movie adaptions do stray from the original novels, making it difficult to determine the outcome. Therefore, the only real source we have is the marketing. From what is advertised we are defiantly in for a treat, let’s just hope we are given what us Maze Runner fans deserve! Bring on January, I am very excited to see how this ends.
What movies are you excited for? Let me know in the comments!