New year, new movie releases

Within the next few months, we are going to have some pretty stellar cinematography come out in theaters. There seems to be a little something for everyone. The following titles will be the must see releases for the new year.

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“Black Panther”
Release Date: Feb. 16
Based on the comics, King T’Challa returns home to Wakanda post “Captain America: Civil War.” After returning, two enemies conspire to bring down the kingdom. T’Challa, as the Black Panther, must team up with agent Everett Ross from the CIA and members of the Dora Milaje.

“Avengers: Infinity War”
Release Date: May 4
In the next installment of the Marvel superhero comics, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet: the evil Thanos. The villain is on a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, which he plans to use to inflict his twisted will on the reality of the universe. The fate of the Avengers’ planet has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.

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“Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again”
Release Date: July 20
In the sequel to the hit musical and movie, Sophie, played by Amanda Seyfried, learns more about her mother’s (Meryl Streep) past and relationships with her three “fathers.” After finding out she is pregnant, Sophie seeks guidance for motherhood in the stories told by her aunts and grandmother (Cher).

“Ready Player One”
Release Date: March 29
Based on the well-known book by Ernest Cline, the film is set in the year 2045. The world is on the verge of a massive collapse and the only salvation is the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by an eccentric billionaire, James Halliday. After Halliday dies, he leaves his massive fortune to the first person who finds the digital Easter egg he has hidden within the OASIS. An unsuspecting teen, Wade Watts, is hurled into a reality-bending Easter egg hunt through a universe of mystery, discovery and danger.

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“Ocean’s 8”
Release Date: June 8
What is described as a spin-off and sequel to the “Ocean’s” trilogy, Debbie Ocean, sister of Danny from the original films, gathers her crew of the toughest ladies with a plan to rob the NYC Met Gala for an extremely expensive necklace and sell it. The female cast includes Sandra Bullock, playing Debbie, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Rihanna, who come together to pull off the “heist of the century.”

“Incredibles 2”
Release Date: June 15
‘90s kids have waited 14 years for the sequel to this one. Elastigirl, also known as Helen Parr, goes out to save the world leaving Mr. Incredible, Bob Parr, with his toughest job yet, taking care of his three kids: Violet, Dash and Jack Jack.

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“Solo: A Star Wars Story”
Release Date: May 25
The latest installment of the “Star Wars” franchise follows a young Han Solo years before the events of the very first film, “A New Hope.” Solo performs a series of daring acts, meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian.

You may have missed the release date, but these must-see films are still in theaters.

“The Shape of Water”
“The Shape of Water” is about a woman named Elisa who is mute and isolated. She works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government lab in Baltimore in 1982. Elisa’s life changes forever when she discovers the lab’s classified secret: a mysterious creature with scales that comes from South America and lives in a water tank at the lab. As Elisa develops a unique bond with the creature in the tank, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist.

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“The Post”
Meryl Streep plays the leading role of Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper. Graham is torn with the hardest decision of her career: to release information about a cover-up spanning 30 years and four presidencies. Along with the help of her editor Ben Bradlee, played by Tom Hanks, Graham has to deal with the repercussions. However, this was an important turning point for the U.S. government and media.

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Published By: Paige Parise

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