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Movies to look forward to in 2018

Devina Heriyanto
Devina Heriyanto

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Mon, December 25, 2017  /  11:03 am
Movies to look forward to in 2018

'Ocean’s 8' centers on Danny Ocean's estranged sister, Debbie (Sandra Bullock), and her plan to steal US$150 billion in jewelry at the annual Met Gala. (

The end of the year is approaching, and with it comes the release of movie trailers giving us a tantalizing glimpse of what’s set to hit movie theaters in 2018.

From a gender-switching reboot of a classic caper story and a live-action fairy tale, to a musical sequel and a political drama, here are some recently released trailers of movies to watch out for next year:

Ocean’s 8

Set for a summer 2018 release is the all-female Ocean’s 8. Anyone who is familiar with the 2001 heist movie Ocean's Eleven and its sequels would know what to expect, but this time, the whip-smart, wise-cracking team of thieves will comprise some of the biggest female stars in Hollywood.

The movie centers on Danny Ocean's estranged sister, Debbie (Sandra Bullock), and her plan to steal US$150 billion in jewelry at the annual Met Gala.

Expect stellar performances from Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter and Awkwafina, along with a string of A-list cameos.

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Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

A live action version of the beloved classic The Nutracker is long overdue. Disney, attempting to replicate its success with Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast, now presents The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.

Follow Clara (Mackenzie Foy) in her enchanting journey to a parallel world. Morgan Freeman will also play a role in the movie as Clara's godfather, Drosselmeyer.

Expect a twist from the well-known story, as the trailer warns of a “dark side.”

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Taking place 10 years after the first Mamma Mia! The Movie, the merry, dancing and singing cast returns (minus Meryl Streep) to the big screen.

Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) announces her pregnancy and finds counsel in the story of her own mother, Donna (formerly played by Streep). Decades ago, young Donna (Lily James) meets a boy, falls in love and gets heartbroken — and that's when the story really begins.

James is a fresh and solid addition to the cast, having proven her singing chops in Cinderella and Baby Driver.


A tale of poetic revenge is always welcome. Overboard is a gender-switching remake of the 1987 movie with the same name. Anna Faris plays a single, hardworking mother who must put up with an arrogant snob, portrayed by Eugenio Derbez.

Freshly fired with a big debt to her previous employer, she is presented with an opportunity for revenge as the millionaire is found stranded on a beach, not knowing who he is.

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Get a politician and a murder and you’ll have an intriguing story with plenty of conspiracies.

The film is based on the 1969 Chappaquiddick incident, in which a woman named Mary Jo Kopechne died in a car accident caused by Senator Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy's negligence.

The incident was a national scandal that ultimately ruined Kennedy’s chances to run for president.

Sicario 2: Soldado

Soldado is not necessarily a sequel, but more a stand-alone movie under the Sicario series, with one more movie planned to complete the saga.

Federal agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) and Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro) team up against Mexican drug cartels, which are considered equal to terrorists.

The trailer shows an action-packed movie of a much larger scale than the first Sicario.

Unfortunately, Emily Blunt is not featured in the sequel. (kes)