With just a couple of days of 2017 left to get through, thousands are already putting their 2018 plans into place and for many, that includes setting up some movie dates! Here, we take a look at 5 Movies We Can’t Wait To Watch To Bring In The New Year, focusing on those released in January 2018! Read on and find out what YOU should be watching to kick off your year the right way…
5) Molly’s Game (Released January 1, 2018)
Based on the true story of Olympic-class skier Molly Bloom, who turned her life into something completely different when she set up the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game, Molly’s Game sees a whole other side to the tabloid sensation explored, with Jessica Chastain taking on the titular role. Eventually taken down by 17 FBI agents in the middle of the night, Molly must fight for her freedom in court, with her only ally being her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey (Idris Elba). Also starring the likes of Chris O’Dowd, Graham Greene, Joe Keery, Jon Bass, Kevin Costner, Madison McKinley, Michael Cera, Natalie Krill and Rachel Skarsten, Molly’s Game looks to be one of the most star-studded pictures of the year!
4) All The Money In The World (Released January 5, 2018)
Ridley Scott returns to the director’s chair for All The Money In The World, with Christopher Plummer taking over Kevin Spacey in one of the film’s leading roles following the sexual assault and misconduct allegations levelled at the latter. A frenzy of reshoots took place to ensure the picture could still be released on time, and now we can’t wait to see what has come of the flick.
Following the real-life kidnapping story of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer), audiences will see the teens devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) form a close bond with her billionaire father’s (Plummer) advisor (Mark Wahlberg), all while her son’s life hangs in the balance. In a race against time, a ransom is sent to Getty Sr., but he refuses to pay the ransom. What happens next ultimately reveals, according to the synopsis, “the true and lasting value of love over money.”
3) Darkest Hour (Released January 12, 2018)
Winston Churchill’s tackling of the Nazi forces and Hitler when he ruled over the United Kingdom as Prime Minister is a story that’s often explored, but never to the extent we’re set to see when Darkest Hour finally hits cinemas across the UK. With the Nazi forces rolling across Western Europe, Churchill (Gary Oldman) must make the decision of whether to bow down to their pressures, or stand up for the values of the majority of citizens and fight for the freedoms of millions. Sceptics sit around each corner, so the PM must prove he has what it takes to ensure the United Kingdom remains exactly that; united with one primary goal.
2) Coco (Released January 19, 2018)
Already making a great impression across the world, Coco will finally come to the UK this January, telling the story of aspiring musician Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez), who travels from the Land of the Living to the Land of the Dead. Though he’s from a family that have a strange ban on music, Miguel has ambitions of becoming a performer just like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt), but must find a way to prove his talents. Dropping into the Land of the Dead following a mysterious string of events, he meets trickster Héctor (Gael García Bernal), with the two then setting off on a journey like none other. It’s there that he discovers his true family history, and a whole new wealth of knowledge is opened up to him.
1) Maze Runner: The Death Cure (Released January 26, 2018)
The final chapter of the Maze Runner film series comes in the form of The Death Cure this January, bringing the saga to its epic conclusion and seeing Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) lead his group of friends on their most dangerous mission of all. The legendary Last City may look like an impenetrable place, but the group must find a way to get inside if they’re to save their friends. The labyrinth is tough, but those who make it out alive will finally get the answers they’ve been searching for all of this time…