2018 just started, but we already have a slew of movies on our must-watch list. From Indie animated to blockbuster action flicks, make sure to check these titles out with family, friends, or your next date:
1. Black Panther - Action (Releases: 02/16/18)
Black Panther is the latest of Marvel's enterprise of superhero action movies, which follows follows the King T'Challa (aka the Black Panther) after the events of Avengers: Civil War where he is first introduced. When an old enemy returns on the radar, King T'Challa has to fight to save his country, Wakanda, and the rest of the world under the alias of the Black Panther.
2. Jumanji - Action Comedy (Now Playing)
Set as a modern version of the 1995 movie, Jumanji follows 4 high school kids who get sucked into a video game, Jumanji. They must journey through the game as their assigned characters and survive until its completion in order to return back to their word safely.
3. Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi - Sci-Fi Fantasy (Now Playing)
If you haven't gotten a chance to watch the latest Star Wars movie that released over the holidays, it's still worth a watch. The 8th installment of the Star Wars main storyline, Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi follows protagonist, Ren, in her journey to find the last living Jedi, Luke Skywalker. Her desire to train to become a jedi is met with Luke's tragic past; Luke must make a decision that will change both of their lives forever. Meanwhile, Kylo Ren and General Hux lead the First Order on an all-out assault against General Leia and the Resistance.
4. Mary and the Witch's Flower - Animated (Now Playing)
For those of you that love Japanese animated movies, you might have a glimmer of hope after Hayao Miyazaki (Studio Ghibli creator of cult classics like Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and Howl's Movie Castle) retired. Mary and the Witch's Flower is the first feature animated film by Studio Ponoc. Studio Ponoc was founded by Yoshiaki Nishimura (ex-Studio Ghibli producer) along with many other animators formally with Studio Ghibli. You can instantly see the resemblance with previous Studio Ghibli films.
Mary and the Witch's Flower is based on the novel, The Little Broomstick, by Mary Stewart. The story follows protagonist, Mary, as she finds a flower that can give her the magical abilities of a witch that only last for one night.
5. The Post - Drama (Now Playing)
The Post is based on the controversial leak of the Pentagon Papers that were published in the New York Times and Washington Post. The Post casts stars Meryl Streep, as the first female publisher of a major newspaper, Kay Graham, and Tom Hanks as editor Ben Bradlee. The film centres around the intense pressures and imminent consequences that both have to face in order to publicize a major government cover up that spanned over 3 decades and 2 presidents.