Monday, July 9, 2018

The Top Ten Movies of 2018 (so far)

With the year now half over, it's time to look back on 2018 to find the best movies released so far this year. This year's list includes super-heroes, animation, bold new worlds, nostalgic looks back, death, dark comedy, longing, and more. Here's a look at The Top Ten Movies of 2018 (so far).

10. Deadpool 2

It may not have been quite as good as the original, but this Deadpool sequel brought plenty of madcap action with the introduction of Josh Brolin as Cable and our protagonist's struggle to find his place in the world. Read the full review

9. Love, Simon

Nick Robinson stars as a teenager struggling with his first real crush and fearing to come out to his friends and family in this coming of age comedy that works despite its contrived subplot and the unapologetically schmaltzy ending. Read the full review

8. Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Resurrecting Diedrich Bader's Batman from Batman: The Brave and the Bold for a straight-to-DVD team-up with Scooby-Doo (Frank Welker), there's all kinds of hijinks to be had here as Batman and Mystery, Inc. work together to solve a mystery tied to Batman's early days as a crimefighter. Read the full review

7. Ready Player One

Pop culture nostalgia is taken to an entirely new level as a lovable outsider (Tye Sheridan) and his friends from the Internet attempt to solve a puzzle to keep the virtual reality of the OASIS out of the hands of those who would abuse it. Read the full review

6. Mary and the Witch's Flower

Director Hiromasa Yonebayashi's beautiful anime follows a young girl an her discovery of the wonders and horrors after learning that magic is real. Read the full review

5. Won't You Be My Neighbor

The documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor takes a look at the life and career of Fred Rogers which is likely to bring smiles and tears for those who grew up watching Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. Read the full review

4. The Incredibles

After 14 years the Parr family finally returns for a sequel. Even if it is a bit to reminiscent of the story and structure from the first film, The Incredibles 2 can't help but entertain. Read the full review

3. In the Fade

Diane Kruger is amazing in the lead role of this German film about a mother attempting to get some justice when her husband and son are killed in an explosion by Nazis. Read the full review

2. The Death of Stalin

Armando Iannucci's political satire on the dysfunction of the Russian government following the death of Joseph Stalin (Adrian McLoughlin) is a joy to behold. Read the full review

1. Avengers: Infinity War

While I wasn't as impressed with Black Panther as others were, this was the super-hero movie that knocked my socks off. Since he was first teased at the end of The Avengers, I've been waiting for Thanos (Josh Brolin). Most of the various threads of the MCU are pulled together once again for a super-sized hero movie that delivers. Read the full review

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