Here are the SOUTH WALES LIFE pick of the movies to watch this year. We reckon we’ve picked some absolute crackers for you to enjoy. Everything from Bond to a proper reboot of Ghostbusters.
As for right now, we can highly recommend JOJO RABBIT – Read our review here. And Guy Richie’s new movie THE GENTLEMEN. It is everything we love about Guy and more. The biggest surprise in the film has to be Hugh Grant, who is so far removed from the Hugh we know and love. He, and it is fantastic.
Yes, that is Robert Downey Jr, looking younger and a little less Iron Man like. He’s ready to take up the mantle of Doctor Dolittle in a new screen adaptation directed by Stephen Gaghan. This one’s based more on the second book by Hugh Lofting. Co starring are Antonio Banderas and Michael Sheen, with the voice talent of Tom Holland, Selena Gomez, John Cena and Emma Thompson.
Also watch out for Will Smith back in BAD BOYS FOR LIFE and a reworking of the Japanese horror classic, THE GRUDGE.
BIRDS OF PREY
Margot Robbie’s returns as Harley Quinn, the role she embodies in get in Suicide Squad. She is amazing as Harley and along with Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, this promises to be an early hit.
THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD
SOUTH WALES LIFE has seen quite a bit of this one and it looks so, so good. Dev Patel stars in a reimagining of the classic Charles Dickens novel, told by Armando Iannucci. It’s a really impressive cast that includes Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Ben Whishaw, and Peter Capaldi.
Also in February we have SONIC THE HEDGEHOG, from the popular game, with Kim Carrey making a welcome return into mainstream movies. and FANTASY ISLAND from the equally popular TV Series.
Disney seem to have this live-action remake trend off to a fine art now and the latest to come from the studio is Mulan. Featuring Chinese star Liu Yifei as the lead and a host of other Chinese legends like Donnie Yen, Gong Li, and Jet Li, this one is going to be a smash, without any doubt.
Also in March, and one we are really excited about, is the return of A QUIET PLACE 2. Emily Blunt is back in the film which is directed by her husband John Krasinski, who won’t be appearing in it, for obvious reasons. GODZILLA v KONG stars Millie Bobby Brown and promises to be a monster of a showdown.
NO TIME TO DIE – BOND 25
After all the will he, won’t he talk, Daniel Craig returning for his fifth and (possibly) final shot as 007. Back with him are favourites Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, and Ben Whishaw, as well as returning characters played by Lea Seydoux and Jeffrey Wright. Best Actor-winner Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) is to play the villain.
April’s a pretty good month with another outing for PETER RABBIT 2, with James Cordon back in the lead role. THE NEW MUTANTS and CYBORG makes it to his own movie.
We want to share two trailers with you here. Both films highly anticipated and both couldn’t be more different.
This is the first of Marvel’s Phase 4, with this prequel starring Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff. She’ll be joined by David Harbour and Rachel Weisz.
Also in May, Reese Witherspoon is back in LEGALLY BLONDE 3. It’s also be a case of – “She’s a Barbie girl, in her Barbie World” Yes, Margot Robbie stars as BARBIE. We don’t need to say anymore, other than FAST AND FURIOUS 9.
WONDER WOMAN 2 – 1984
Kristen Wiig jumps into the Wonder Woman sequel, which sees Gal Gadot returning to her Amazon-princess role that made the first film to $412.5 million at the box office. The action here is set during the Cold War in the ’80s and finds Chris Pine back as Wonder Woman’s love interest Steve Trevor. Yeah, we thought he snuffed it in the first movie too. Listen to that music in the trailer though.
We reckon we’ll be having a few visits to the cinema in June with films like CANDYMAN. Jamie Foxx in the new Pixar animation SOUL and look what’s coming after an absence of 32 years.
TOP GUN – MAVERICK
This is the month we are most excited about. It’s traditionally the time of the summer blockbuster and the one we are really looking forward to is this…….
GHOSTBUSTERS – AFTERLIFE
Jason Reitman will direct the sequel to the original Ghostbusters movies and it has nothing nothing to do with the all-girl team from 2016. This one looks pretty creepy but has all the elements of the originals we loved so much. The trailer says it all.
There’ll also be another outing for the MINIONS. Christopher Nolan’s new film TENET will star the fantastic John David Washington. Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt will take a trip on the JUNGLE CRUISE and watch out for GREEN LANTERN CORPS.
There are more to come later in the year, so bookmark this page for all the latest gossip. A couple of things to watch out for though.
BILL AND TED FACE THE MUSIC
Bill S. Preston, Esq. and Ted “Theodore” Logan are all grown up, but their time-traveling adventures aren’t over yet.
THE KING’S MAN
This is not the third episode in the KINGSMAN franchise but more of a spin-off. This is how the whole King’s Man thing came into being. Set in the early 1900s. Ralph Fiennes leads and all star cast to show how a group of ex-soldiers formed the agency.
DEATH ON THE NILE
Branagh’s back as detective Hercule Poirot following the huge success of Murder on the Orient Express.
The 2018 sequel was such a huge hit that there was no laying Michael to rest. Two more films close out a new trilogy. The second instalment sees the return of Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her grown-up daughter (Judy Greer). It’ll be in our cinemas by, well, Halloween unsurprisingly.
ESCAPE ROOM 2
We don’t know anything about this as yet, other than it is a sequel to the surprise hit of this year.
This is the one based on the popular video game series of the same name it’s been floating around for more than a decade, but it wasn’t until June that we got some movement on it. Tom Holland was confirmed to star in the film, and it’s to go into production in early 2020.