Hey, hello reader, I’m still here – I’ve just been busy and admittedly a bit neglectful to the blog and I somehow missed the January film preview for 2018 which is a shame, but I didn’t want to let that become a habit so here is my first official film month preview for the year.

And would you look at that, after a so-so January for films, we have a few big’uns on the way already as we delve further into winter. (US release dates by default)

 

Black Panther – Released on the 16th of February

Directed by Ryan Coogler

Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis.

The latest entry in the MCU and last film before the game changing Infinity War sees the action take place in the secluded Wakanda this time around, as we follow T’Chala ascendence to the role of king after the death of his father, though he has to contend with direct challenges to his rule and ot the safety of his nation.

 

Early Man – released on the 16th of February (already out in the UK)

Directed by Nick Park

Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Timothy Spall, Miriam Margoyles, Richard Ayoade.

Stop motion comedy in the pre-historic era as Dug and Hognob unite together against an enemy force.

 

The Party – released on the 16th of February (already out in the UK)

Directed by Sally Potter

Starring: Sally Potter, Cillian Murphy, Emily Mortimer, Timothy Spall, Kristin Scott Thomas, Cherry Jones.

Black comedy set around the events of a house party thrown by Janet to celebrate, that quickly goes off the walls as things aren’t exactly what they seem and revelations come to the surface.

 

Anhilation – released on the 23rd of February

Directed by Alex Garland

Starring: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Oscar Isaac

Sci-fi fantasy film based on a novel of the same name, based around a group of soldiers who investgiate an environmental disaster, after finding a lone surviving soldier, trying to uncover what caused the disaster.

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