Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga singing their hearts out. Tom
Cruise performing his most death-defying stunts ever. A cornucopia of
superheroes. Melissa McCarthy and Kevin Hart failing to make the grade. And the
most unmagical Harry Potter movie ever. What do they all have in common?
They're gonna make either list for my picks of the year's 10 best or worst
Yes, another year has come and gone and now once again, I have to sort out the best of the best and the bottom of the barrel.
Of course, one person's critical darling is another's gargantuan flop. One person's satisfying blockbuster is another person's massive disappointment. One person's Oscar hopeful is another's overrated pile of cinema. I could go on and on.
Over the past year, I saw 52 movies, but 20 of them stayed with me in either a good or bad way and now I'm gonna give them what they deserve. Plus, like I do every year, I also include my picks for runner-up on both lists.
Without further ado, let the countdowns begin!
10 Best of 2018:
1. A Quiet Place
3. Crazy Rich Asians
4. Avengers: Infinity War
5. A Star Is Born
6. Mission: Impossible- Fallout
7. The Incredibles 2
8. Deadpool 2
10. Black Panther
10 Worst of 2018:
1. The Nun
2. The Possession of Hannah Grace
3. Insidious: The Last Key
4. Life of the Party
6. Night School
7. Hunter Killer
8. The Predator
9. I Feel Pretty
10. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald
Runner-up: Tomb Raider
And there you have it. My picks for the best of the best and the bottom of the barrel. All of my 10 best list are now available on Blu-Ray and DVD. Vice is still currently playing in theaters and A Star Is Born schedule for home release on February 19th.
As for my 10 worst list, well...let's just say you're better off volunteering your time for a more constructive activity.
With 2018 now behind us, it's time to look at what this upcoming year has in store for us and aren't you lucky I have some titles that I know are gonna whet your moviegoing appetite. With that said, let's dive right in!
Glass (Jan. 18th)
The Lego Movie 2 (Feb. 8th)
Alita: Battle Angel (Feb. 14th)
Captain Marvel (Mar. 8th)
Dumbo (Mar. 29th)
Shazam! (Apr. 5th)
Hellboy (April 12th)
Avengers: Endgame (Apr. 26th)
John Wick 3: Parabellum (May 17th)
Toy Story 4 (June 21st)
Spider-Man: Far From Home (Jul. 5th)
The Lion King (Jul. 19th)
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Jul. 26th)
It: Chapter Two (Sept. 6th)
Gemini Man (Oct. 5th)
Joker (Oct. 5th)
Star Wars: Episode IX (Dec. 13th)
With that said, I'm sure a lot of you are Googling these titles and searching for the trailers and ordering your tickets months in advance.
I'll be at the movies as much as possible to let you know what to see and what to skip. You never know which of these titles may end up on either lists this time next year.
Until next time, this is Justin Hall wishing all of you a very safe and happy New Year and as always, I'll see you at the movies!