If you think this year’s biggest films have been and gone, think again. Whilst Mamma Mia 2 and Avengers: Infinity War kept many of us busy for the summer months, there are still many more exciting films due out in the next ten weeks. That’s right, there are only ten weeks till Christmas and we have these belters to get planned in to our social calendars!
From big blockbusters like Halloween and Widows, to family friendly offerings such as Mary Poppins Returns and Wreck It Ralph 2, you can make sure you never miss another film release date with our Coming Soon page.
Release date: October 12, 2018
Hot on the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar® winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling team up once again for First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost on Armstrong and on the nation of one of the most dangerous missions in history.
Also starring a fantastic performance by Claire Foy, this is a film worthy of Oscar buzz and not to be missed!
Release date: October 19, 2018
Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
With Danny McBride as scriptwriter, John Carpenter on board to produce and score and even the original man behind the mask, Nick Castle, back to reprise his role as knife enthusiast turned serial killer Michael Myers we may have the a really good chance at watching a horror masterpiece for Halloween.
Release date: October 24, 2018
Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and most significantly, their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Defying stereotypes and shattering conventions, Mercury became one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music.
With Rami Malek more than doing justice to Freddie Mercury’s legendary presence and every Queen smash included in this film, we know that this is a film that will keep Queen fans happy. But after years in the making and with a soundtrack to top all others, we would bet that it would entertain non-Queen fans too.
Release date: November 2, 2018
All Clara wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key, which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip, a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world.
A firm family favourite in the making, The Nutcracker will be sure to find a place in people’s annual Christmas movie watching for years to come.
Release date: November 6, 2018
From Academy Award®-winning director Steve McQueen and co-writer and bestselling author Gillian Flynn comes a modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption.
Widows is the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities. Set in Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica (Oscar® winner Viola Davis), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
Widows all-star cast also stars Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Daniel Kaluuya, Lukas Haas and Brian Tyree Henry plus the film was also recently announced as the opening film at this year’s BFI London Film Festival. Not to be missed!
Release date: November 16, 2018
At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.
The second of a new five movie series set in our favourite wizarding world, The Crimes of Grindelwald takes us further into familiar magic territory. With the action moving from New York to Paris, the same motley crew from Fantastic Beasts will be re-appearing alongside Jude Law as a young Professor Dumbledore. Are we excited about this one? You better believe it.
Release date: November 30, 2018
The long awaited sequel to the well loved Wreck It Ralph, this adventure charts video-game bad guy Ralph and best friend Vanellope von Schweetz leaving the comforts of Litwak’s arcade in an attempt to save her game, Sugar Rush. Their quest takes them to the vast, uncharted world of the internet where they rely on the citizens of the internet “the Netizens” to help navigate their way.
Lending a virtual hand are Yesss, the head algorithm and the heart and soul of the trend-making site “BuzzzTube,” and Shank, a tough-as-nails driver from a gritty online auto-racing game called Slaughter Race, a place Vanellope wholeheartedly embraces – so much so that Ralph worries he may lose the only friend he’s ever had.
With cameos from Star Wars favourites, Disney Princesses and Marvel’s Iron Man and Gamora – we’d bet that like all Pixar films, this will appeal to grown-ups and kids alike.
Release date: December 14, 2018
Part of the DC Extended universe, Aquaman reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime – one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
And with a well cast Jason Momoa as the Atlantean king following a good performance in Justice League plus, direction from James Wan it will hopefully mean only good things. The wider cast also includes Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Nicole Kidman, and Dolph Lundgren. Lookout for plenty of underwater action, great CGI effects, cracking one-liners, and origin-style plot background.
Release date: December 21, 2018
Set in 1930’s London (when the original novels were set) and based upon PL Travers’ seven books, this story shows Michael and Jane as adults, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen, living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael’s wife dies, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack, uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.
Whilst there were initial frowns and head shakes at the announcement of a sequel to Mary Poppins, this has clearly been forgotten in recent months as teaser trailers for this film have shown that it takes nothing away from the original Disney classic and only adds to it.
Emily Blunt perfectly represents Mary Poppins to a new generation for this musical sequel, and is supported by an all star cast including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, and even Dick Van Dyke. We would bet this film will be practically perfect in every way. And exactly what’s needed this Christmas.