Hello again everybody and Happy New Year!! I'm gonna predict that 2019 will be another fantastic year for movies, as was 2018! There were an insane amount of movies that I absolutely loved and found myself walking away feeling completely transformed from viewing it. And that is the power of cinema: taking me somewhere new, showing me something I have never seen before, telling me a story I have never heard of and meet characters I can only imagine meeting. So without further adieu, here are my Top Ten Films of 2018!
In the aftermath of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a
Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to re-balance his home life
with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he's confronted by Hope van Dyne (Evangaline Lilly)
and Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglass) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put
on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works
together to uncover secrets from their past. Paul Rudd does a great job as Scott Lang again, bringing his haplessly
heroic loser to life once again. But he steps it up immensely, as he’s
Hank’s and Hope’s only hope of defeating their newest adversary: Ghost
(played spectacularly by Hannah John-Kamen). Both Michael Douglass and
Evangaline Lilly return as they lay their emotions out for all to see,
as they both discover something (or someone) that they thought was lost
forever. And Lilly kicks some major ass in the film! Also returning are
Scott’s loveable and goofy friends Luis, T.I., and Kurt.
Ariel Winter), who
takes him on a trip down Memory Lane, only to discover what it means
about growing older and coming to terms with your past. I absolutely loved this movie!! Reynolds'
performance was just incredibly poignant, remarkable and all-too real. Sadly, we lost this talented actor this past year, but if there is any justice, fans of the legendary actor will see his greatest performance of all time! Director Adam Rifkin marks his return to the mainstream and a turn in his career. Another film I saw at last year's Cinequest Film Festival.
film's about a police officer who comes to the home of a widower after
receiving reports of gunshots there. From there, the two embark on a
lust filled 24 hour adventure of sex and fun, but ending up falling in
love with each other. However, as the day ends, so does their fantasy
world and both must face their real world personas. What
I really loved about the film that it was a film about adults having
sex, enjoying sex and treating it as a human emotion, rather than
something that is used for comedic purposes or treated with such
disrespect. There is absolutely nothing wrong with sex, but for some
reason, we are so hung up on it. Writer/director Mark
Lewis treats sex with honesty and care, showing us that it's an
emotion, much like love. Actress Maggie
Alexander bares not only her body, but her soul and emotions as she
bring vulnerability, humor and longing to her character Shelby. Her
performance is so raw and captivating that she commands the audiences'
attention. My favorite film from last year's Cinequest Film Festival!
After surviving a near fatal bovine attack,
a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his
dream of becoming Mayberry's hottest bartender while also learning to
cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for
life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the Yakuza,
and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the
world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor -
finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug
title of World's Best Lover. The movie was so damn popular, the studio re-released the film in a PG-13 rated version, with former child actor Fred Savage recreating the intro of THE PRINCESS BRIDE with Deadpool playing Peter Falk's Grandpa role! Yup, it looks like there's no stopping everybody's favorite Merc with a Mouth!!
As the Avengers and their allies have
continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero
to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A
despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity
Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his
twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for
has led up to this moment - the fate of Earth and existence itself has
never been more uncertain. The fact that I saw this film in the theaters FOUR FREAKING TIMES should indicate how much i enjoyed it!! The MCU forever changed with this one movie, and the repercussions are still being felt! Now with the sequel coming this April, Marvel fans will finally see how this all plays out, and who will be leaving the MCU forever!! My favorite film of 2018!!
And there you have it folks! My Top Ten Films of 2018! It looked like
the year that comic book based movies and animated family films
prevailed. But every year this list gets harder and harder to
put together, but these were films that really made an impact on me,
and I sincerely hope you enjoyed reading my picks. So if by chance there
are films here that you haven't seen yet, I encourage you to check them
out. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by them!
Thanks for reading, and enjoy the show!