2018 has been a perennial year for the film industry, with tons of blockbuster movies hitting the big screen and wowing audiences from all across the globe. And with the tumultuous rise of modern TV units that can be delivered straight to your homes, you can see some films instead of going to the cinema…. Or heading with your mates to the pub. Why not just sit back and bail for the entire weekend with your slab, aye?
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Bird Box (2018)
Director: Susanne Bier
Digital streaming powerhouse Netflix ends 2018 with the post-apocalyptic thriller “Bird Box”, starred by Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, and Sarah Paulson. It received critical acclaim for its fresh, creative concept on the thriller genre, since most of the story revolves around people covering their eyes to prevent their own deaths.
“Bird Box” even attracted a cult following, especially after several Aussies initiated the Bird Box Challenge. If you’re seeing all those memes about the film, don’t be flabbergasted because we can confirm that the “Bird Box” hype is hella’ REAL.
(P.S. Someone please tell us what happened to Machine Gun Kelly and Rosa Salazar.)
Director: Jordan Peele
2018’s “BlacKkKlansman” is only the second film curated by neophyte director Jordan Peele, who initially surprised every movie critic/bloke in the world for his psychological thriller “Get Out”. I mean, Peele is known for being a comedic actor on the Key & Peele skits, and boy does he keep the streak going.
“BlacKkKlansman” echoes the central theme of racism and freedom in “Get Out”, since the story is centered around an African-American police officer attempting to expose the Ku Klux Klan. The level of intrigue, drama, and sarcasm in this film is unexpectedly great, making it another absolute must-watch!
Oh, and did we forget to tell you that this is based on a true story?
Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse (2018)
Directors: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
For major fans of the famous Web Crawler, “Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse” was an absolute treat from start to finish. Most movie critics say that the film is “much like reading a really nice comic book on screen”, and we must say it handled the Spiderverse concept perfectly.
The film also veered away from making Peter Parker its main protagonist, instead focusing on Miles Morales’ eventual rise as Peter’s successor to dawn the mask. It also featured fan favorites Spider-Gwen, Spider-Noir, and Penny Parker, as well as famous villains Green Goblin, Dr. Octopus, and Kingpin.
It’s absolutely bonkers, and we Spidey fans are here for it!
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Directors: Bryan Singer, Dexter Fletcher
Mama, ooohhhh! Didn’t mean to make you cry!
Rami Malek stuns the world with his award-winning performance of Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury on “Bohemian Rhapsody”. The film screams nostalgia of 70s and 80s pop culture through the eyes of Queen’s band members.
While a majority of film is focused on Freddie Mercury’s early life, rise to stardom, and eventual death, it also gave proper justice to Queen’s other band members. The story was as captivating as the music, so see this before you go Radio Gaga!
These films offer more than just crisp cinematography, innovative filmmaking, and impeccable acting. These are some of the best storylines to have come out in a while. So treat yourself and get to watching now!