Cinema: what the year 2018 reserves for you
The return of the “Indestructible“, the new film by Xavier Dolan or the sequel to Avengers will punctuate the year on the side of cinema releases.
The big names
On 21 August 2015, Chris Norman, Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone and Alek Skarlatos prevent a terrorist attack in Thalys n ° 9364 linking Amsterdam to Paris. A little over two years later, Clint Eastwood brings this story to the big screen. In his film Le 15:17 for Paris , the director traces the path of these young men and details the hours that preceded their heroic act. They will play their own role on the big screen. Release planned on February 7 in France.
A Palme d’Or, a controversy with Léa Seydoux and since, a silence almost absolute. Abdellatif Kechiche will be back in 2018 with a new feature Afdah movie, scheduled for release on February 14th. Mektoub, My Love, Canto Uno , will be the first part of a triptych work. Side synopsis, we must for the moment be content with a sentence: “In the 80s, the summer of a teenager of fifteen years”. The film was presented at the Venice Film Festival last September.
No date has yet been announced but The Death and Life of John F. Donovan of Xavier Dolan should come out well in 2018, perhaps after passing through the Cannes Film Festival. In this new film by the Quebec filmmaker, a Hollywood star has a hidden relationship with a young Briton. At the same time, the editor-in-chief of a tabloid tries to destroy the career of the actress.
Back to the animated film for Wes Anderson . Nine years after Fantastic Mr. Fox , the American filmmaker again leaves the real-life films with The Isle of Dogs . In the meantime, the director has made his mark, especially with his latest feature film in 2013: The Grand Budapest Hotel . This new film features Atari, a young boy who decides to go to Dog Island, where thousands of canines have been quarantined after the threat of a canine flu epidemic in the Japanese city of Megasaki.
After the trilogy of films Ocean (11, 12 and 13) with the cast very masculine, place with the women. Ocean’s Eight of Gary Ross ( The Hunger Games ), in theaters in France on June 13 shows the same pattern as its predecessors. Except that here is a gang of female thugs trying to steal a coveted necklace. Luxury cast for the occasion: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway or Helena Bonham Carter will be there.
The percentage of satisfaction displayed by the film Lady Bird , of Greta Gerwig , the site RottenTomatoes.com , which aggregates the press reviews. Few movies have such a high score on the site. Lady Bird is in any case the one who reaches this percentage with the highest number of critics recorded (193 against 163 for Toy Story 2 , previous recordman). In France, the film will be released on February 28th. The feature film tells the story of Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson, a girl who lives in Sacramento with an authoritative mother. She tries to leave everything to join New York.
Steven Spielberg adapts Reader Reader One , released in 2011, for a film of the same name, to be released on March 28. A return to science fiction for the father of ET In this feature film, the viewer is found in 2045, in a world on the brink of chaos. Humans take refuge in OASIS, a virtual world created by a billionaire. Before his death, he announces that he bequeaths all of his fortune to the one who will discover the three hidden keys in the world he has created.
In addition to Gaston Lagaffe (see list below), two other comic book heroes will be adapted to live action on the big screen. The adventures of Spirou and Fantasio by Alexandre Coffre , theatrical on February 21, show the two heroes against the terrible Zorglub. Thomas Solivérès will play Spirou and Alex Lutz will be Fantasio.
The trailer impressed fans of the Marvel universe who are looking forward to April 25th. Avengers: Infinity War promises to be one of the biggest blockbusters of the year. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo ( Captain America ), the film is the third in the Avengers series. The first two games have already yielded nearly three billion dollars. A fourth feature Movies123 is already planned for May 2019.
The most anticipated cartoon of the year, The Incredibles 2 marks the return of the Parr family, superheroes, fourteen years after the first film. Side realization, one finds the scenario writer of the first opus, Brad Bird . In this new adventure, they will have to face a terrible villain.
Reboots and remakes
After Angelina Jolie, it’s Alicia Vikander’s turn to play Lara Croft in a new movie Tomb Raider , derived from the video game of the same name. The Norwegian, Roar Uthaug, director of the disaster movie The Wave (2015), will be behind the camera. In the feature film released March 14, Lara Croft goes looking for her father, who has been missing for seven years, convinced that he is still alive.