14 Feb

7 Movies You Need to Watch in 2018

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Written By Amina Kaabi

Despite the political mess of 2017, last year was a pretty impressive year for movies with the release of some highly-anticipated blockbusters like Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Blade Runner 2049.

 

2017 also saw the epic success of Jordan Peele’s debut racially-charged horror Get Out, Amr Salama’s cross-cultural drama Sheikh Jackson, and not least, the widespread #METOO movement that led to the ousting of Harvey Weinstein (and other sexual predators) from the movie business, has left us anxious to see what 2018 has in store.

 

Luckily for us, based on what Hollywood and Cairo have been working on, the year looks pretty promising. To celebrate, MILLE rounds up the films you should be looking forward to in 2018.

 

Black Panther

Directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o, the story follows T’Challa (Boseman), who returns to his homeland, a fictional African nation called Wakanda to claim his throne.

 

Release Date (UAE): February 15

 

 

Ocean’s 8

This film is one of the year’s most anticipated, featuring a star-studded female-centric cast that includes Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Mindy Kaling, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Paulson, and Rihanna. The storyline follows Danny Ocean’s sister Debbie (Bullock) and her plans to steal a $150 million diamond at NYC’s annual Met Gala.

 

Release Date (UAE): June 7th

 

 

Khalawees

A troubled child gets arrested for a crime that isn’t his. The film follows his father’s journey to clear up his son’s name, only to eventually find himself sharing a cell with his son.

 

Release Date (Egypt):January 18

 

 

Lady Bird

Greta Gerwing’s directorial debut is a coming-of-age story centered around the tumultuous relationship with her mother. The film has already been well-received in the United States, and was even named as one of the top films of the year by Time magazine.

 

Release Date (UAE): TBA

 

 

I, Tonya

The film trails the life of Tonya Harding leading up to the scandal that followed the 1994 attack on Nancy Kerrigan. With Margot Robbie starring in the biopic, it’s already been making Oscar buzz.  

 

Release Date (UAE): February 22nd  

 

 

You Were Never Really Here

Starring Joaquin Phoenix, You Were Never Really Here is a thriller centered around a veteran on a mission to find two kidnapped girls. He uncovers a conspiracy during his rescue mission, which ultimately leads him on a path that might lead to his awakening.

 

Release Date (UAE): April 5th

 

 

The Arabian Warrior

A Saudi-American film centered around the story of an Arab man living in the US. The film follows his journey to becoming a soccer player and the hardships that come with achieving his dream – from both his family and society.

 

Release Date (UAE): March