WATCH: Upcoming International Movies to Watch Out for This Rest of 2018!

Words by Gabi Fresnido

In the cinematic universe, 2018 has given us quite a few of equally good and bad movies that took us on an emotional roller coaster ride. Some crowd favorites of course were Crazy Rich Asians, Avengers: Infinity War, Ocean’s 8, Black Panther, and Goyo and Buy Bust here in the Philippines, but the list goes on!

And in terms of promising films and movies that are yet to arrive, 2018 still has a lot in store. Here are some of the movies we’re excited for, for the next few months to come before the year ends!

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1. Venom

Release: October 5

Hollywood just can’t keep a good character down especially when this particular character is one of Marvel’s most notorious villains. A journalist, played by hunky Tom Hardy, becomes the host of a symbiotic and powerful alien that gives him superhuman abilities and that will make him known as Venom.

2. The Hate You Give

Release: October 5

Get your popcorn and tissues ready as this movie ventures into the reality of injustice experienced by people of color. As Starr Carter ventures into her two worlds—the mostly black neighborhood and the wealthy and mostly white prep school she is in. However, both worlds shatter as she witnesses her childhood best friend being shot by a police officer.

3. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

Release Date: October 12

Halloween season means halloween movies! This is part two of one of the adaptations of the classic Goosebumps series. Because of the first movie, I’m excited for the new creatures and the comebacks of the old ones (the dummy, werewolf, etc). If you don’t like watching scary movies, this is the movie to watch when you want to get into the halloween spirit.

4. Halloween

Release Date: October 19

The title says it all. If you like thrillers, this is one movie to anticipate for this season! The story revolves around a murderer who has escaped from prison and a woman who is obsessed with killing him (for reasons we’ll find out when the movie’s released). With the scary mask and the eerie scenes shown, this is a perfect movie to add to your halloween movie marathon line-up.

5. Bohemian Rhapsody

Release: November 2

You’re considered uncultured if you haven’t memorized the lyrics, timing, and even the second voices of Queen’s iconic song, Bohemian Rhapsody. (That’s a joke but if you haven’t listened to it, you should.) Other than that, you should open Spotify and listen to the band’s other great hits like We Are The Champions, We Will Rock You,  Don’t Stop Me Now, etc. This movie is a tribute to QUEEN, their music, and lead singer, Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and became one of the most beloved entertainers in the music industry.

6. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Release: November 2

A classic tale with a different twist! Clara needs a key to unlock a box containing a precious gift given to her by her late mother. She follows a golden thread presented to her during her godfather’s (played by Morgan Freeman) Christmas party.  Instead of leading her to her mother’s gift, it leads her into a parallel universe where she meets Prince Philip and the regents of the three realms. They must brave the dark and ominous fourth realm, home to tyrant Mother Ginger, to retrieve Clara’s key and save the unstable world.

7. Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

Release Date: November 9

Here’s a movie that’s going to hype up Christmas for us! The favorite film classic is turned into a super cute animation. Big bonus? The Grinch is voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch which is pretty cool for his fans like me. The grumpy and mean yet super lovable grinch is at it again with his plans of destroying Christmas, but will he succeed?

8. Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald

Release: November 19

Honestly, I thought that the Harry Potter cinematic universe was done forever until the first Fantastic Beasts movie came out. The emergence of these backstories-made-movies have made fans of the original Harry Potter franchise super happy. From the last movie, Grindelwald escapes from captivity and has now resurfaced to gather followers that would support him and his mission for wizards to rule the non-magic people. Newt Scammander, recruited by Dumbledore, agrees to help and save the day.

9. Ralph Breaks the Internet

Release: November 21

Ralph is back for more wrecking and at the same time, fixing! The Sugar Rush arcade game (where Vanellope is a character of) is broken which forces the duo to venture into the newly installed Wi-Fi router in Litwak’s arcade. I am absolutely ecstatic about the princess scene and can’t wait to see every cartoon character I’ve watched my whole life.

10. Mary, Queen of Scots

Release: December 7

If you like historical movies, this’ll rock your boat. Scotland and England have been in war and constant conflict for many centuries, but at a certain time, the two kingdoms ruled in harmony as their queens formed a bond. But again, power has its way of corrupting the minds of humans turning this friendship into a rivalry for the throne.

12. Mary Poppins Returns

Release: December 19

Christmas time is usually full of family traditions and nostalgia. For those who grew up watching the original Mary Poppins movie, this will definitely make you reminisce about the good old days as Mary Poppins returns to take care of the Banks children (but this time, the next and younger generation). I personally can’t wait for the trippy magic tricks that Mary Poppins will pull, as well as the music and songs that’ll be featured in the movie, which also stars acclaimed theater actor, Lin Manuel-Miranda.

13. Aquaman

Release: December 21

This is the last big international action movie of the year! Aquaman is faced with a dilemma between assuming his rightful place on the throne and being a normal human living on the surface. He is forced to act and take on responsibility as he is caught between his two worlds—with the surface side ravaging the sea and the Atlanteans who are ready to revolt and take over the surface world.

Which of these movies are you most excited to see? Let us know in the comments!

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