The superheroes are back, wrapping up the final episode of the X-Men franchise and the last of phase three Marvel Cinematic Universe. There's also two reboots that many people might not even know have been made. The Shanghai International Film Festival
is fast approaching (watch out for our wire on that). And so much more!
The latest X-Men movie will see Sophie Turner's Jean Grey struggle to control her newly gained power and become an invincible villain, giving closure to the genre-defining franchise. Early reviews were quite harsh on the film though, with critics saying that it "flames out". It has yet to pass 20% on Rotten Tomatoes
, but the Stark girl's performance has received rave reviews.
The universe is expanding. And Valkyrie and Thor have to team up again to kick some ass. If that's the plot of the new MiB film I guess it might sound more interesting, instead of just two agents trying to figure out who the mole is (Liam Neeson?). I'm in for the gadget porn, though.
The kids who watched the first Toy Story in theaters are old enough to bring their own kids to see this one. It introduces new character "Forky", who's having an existential crisis and thinks he belongs to the trash can as he's in fact, a plastic fork with googly eyes. Both Tom Hanks and Tim Allen claimed that the ending was so emotional that they had a tough time get through their last lines
. The film also gathered a list of legendary comedians: Betty White, Mel Brooks, Carol Burnett, Carl Reiner, and Keanu Reeves.
On the same day, Spinning Man
(2018) and Hayao Miyazaki's classic Spirited Away
(2011) will launch in cinemas. The former is a drama/ suspense flick led by Guy Pearce and Pierce Brosnan about a promiscuous professor who becomes the prime suspect when a female student went missing. A kind of brain twister. Feedback is lukewarm.
Without giving too much Endgame spoiler away, the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming
revolves around a distraught Peter Parker facing new challenges caused by Elementals and one of the more sinister Marvel villains, Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal), who appears to be an ally of Nick Fury. From here, we enter a new era of the MCU.
Currently in the cinema: Godzilla: King of the Monsters
, Pokémon Detective Pikachu
, Maria by Callas: In Her Own Words
, and A Dog's Journey