Fresh into 2018, there’s a bunch of movies coming out this year.
And we have compiled a list of 10 movies you have to add to your cinema calendar. The list offers everything from action, adventure, musical and ofcourse some local production.
Release Date:16 February 2018
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya & more
After his debut in Captain America: Civil War, the prince of Wakanda gets his own chapter in the ongoing Marvel movie universe. Black Panther should be an ass-kicking, fun adventure with a slightly different, grittier tone to the other Marvel films.
Release Date: 08 June 2018
Genre: Action, Adventure
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson & more
The tide has turned and it’s a whole new “Ocean’s” when a group of 8 plan and execute a heist in New York.
Pacific Rim : Uprising
Release Date: 23 March 2018
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Starring: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian, Cailee Spaeny, Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona, Charlie Day
The globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them was only a prelude to the all-out assault on humanity in “Pacific Rim Uprising.”
Jake is joined by gifted rival pilot Lambert (“The Fate of the Furious'” Scott Eastwood) and 15-year-old Jaeger hacker Amara (newcomer Cailee Spaeny), as the heroes of the PPDC become the only family he has left. Rising up to become the most powerful defense force to ever walk the earth, they will set course for a spectacular all-new adventure on a towering scale.
50 Shades Freed
Release Date: 09 February 2018
Genre: Drama, Romance
Starring: Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Eric Johnson, Eloise Mumford, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes & more
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in “Fifty Shades Freed,” the third chapter based on the worldwide bestselling “Fifty Shades” phenomenon. Expanding upon events set in motion in 2015 and 2017’s blockbuster films that grossed almost $950 million globally, the new installment arrives for Valentine’s Day 2018.
Avengers: Infinity War
Release Date: 27 April 2018
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Mackie & more
An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Release Date: 18 May 2018
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Zazie Beetz, Josh Brolin, Leslie Uggams, Jack Kesy & more
After surviving a near-fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Release Date: 08 June 2018
Genre: Thriller, Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith & more
With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful franchises in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before. Welcome to “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”
Release Date: 02 February 2018
Starring: Nakhane Touré, Bongile Mantsai, Niza Jay
A local film that everyone is talking about. Inxeba is a drama film directed by John Trengove. The controversial gay Xhosa initiation film Inxeba tells a story of Xolani, a lonely factory worker, travels to the rural mountains with the men of his community to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood.
Release Date: 02 March 2018
Another local hit to look forward to, directed by Mbongen Ngema. Adapted from his Broadway production of Asinamali On the prison yard on Robin Island, a man named Nelson Mandela told Msizi Dube “Go and do it for all of us, for all our people. So one day we may join you in a free South Africa.” After Msizi Dube was released residents of Lamontville Township, with anger and passion in their hearts, demonstrated against proposed rent increases, and led the crowds with a cry of ASINAMALI – We have no money. Dube was later gunned down but his cause and mission had touched the hearts of millions who still believe and follow in what he said. Our story takes place, ten years later in a prison, where a group of inmates are asked to create and perform a stage play for the governor and his associates for a celebration at the prison. These seven inmates, crammed together in a small cell, use their free time at night, after a hard days work, creating the stage play as a way of escaping the reality of where they are.
Release Date: 16 March 2018
Starring: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Sir Derek Jacobi, Kristin Scott Thomas
The film is based on the 2013 video game of the same name by Crystal Dynamics, and will be a reboot of the Tomb Raider film series. The film tells about the first expedition of Lara Croft, in which she goes to complete her father’s research and uncover ancient secrets capable of clearing her name. The film stars Alicia Vikander as Croft, with Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Nick Frost and Kristin Scott Thomas appearing in supporting roles.
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