/Film’s 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2018

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Now that we’ve published our top 15 films of the year list, the /Film team has more-or-less closed the book on 2017. So now we get to look forward to the next 12 months, which bring with them hundreds of new movies that will soon be watched and dissected.

And while there will be surprises a’plenty (especially as smaller films start popping up on the film festival scene), there are many movies that we’re already itching to see. After some discussion and a round or two of voting, we have determined our 25 most anticipated movies of 2018. Join us, won’t you?

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(Welcome to The Best Movies You’ve Never Seen, a series that takes a look at slightly more obscure, under-the-radar, or simply under-appreciated movies. In this edition, we take a look at some of the best Michael Caine movies you probably haven’t seen.)

Most actors go their whole careers without starring in a film destined to stand the test of time. Michael Caine, though, has more classics on his resume than most actors have films in their entire filmography. Alfie, Gambit, The Italian Job, Get Carter, and Sleuth are just a small handful of his most memorable movies, and not coincidentally, they’ve all been remade in the decades since their original release. Of course, Caine is famously an actor who pretty much never says no to an offer, meaning he’s also made more than a few outright stinkers. Between those two extremes sit a ton of films that range from mediocre to magnificent, but for whatever reason they’ve avoided the reputation as being among his best (Without a Clue) or worst (On Deadly Ground). They’re unappreciated, and it’s time to change that.

Keep reading for a look at some of the best Michael Caine movies you probably haven’t seen.

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Electric Dreams Interview

Philip K. Dick has been the inspiration for many movies and TV shows. Films like Blade Runner and Total Recall were based on his stories Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and We Can Remember It For You WholesaleThe Man in the High Castle has been updated for television on Amazon. Movies like Paycheck and Minority Report are based on Dick’s writing.

Another sci-fi veteran, Ronald D. Moore, is bringing more Philip K. Dick to television. Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams is an anthology series featuring a different Dick adaptation each episode. Moore created the 2004 Battlestar Galactica reboot and began his career on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He has continued to work in genre television – his recent work includes Helix and Outlander. This new series is very much in his wheelhouse.

Moore spoke with us about Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams ahead of the show’s January 12, 2018 premiere on Amazon.

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top 15 movies of 2017

Every year, the /Film staff writes their top 10 movies of the year lists and every year, we combine those lists into one final, definitive list. The result is a top 15 that represents the entire site,  a look at everything that we have treasured over the past 12 months.

In 2015, Mad Max: Fury Road was /Film’s favorite film of the year. In 2016, that honor went to Arrival. And now, with 2017 officially in the books, we have determined our overall top 15 films of 2017. Let’s take a look at what made the list.

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Peter Sciretta’s Top 10 Movies of 2017

peter top 10 movies

These are not the 10 best films released in 2017 – this list is of my 10 favorites. I saw close to 150 films last year, so narrowing down my top 7% is not easy. There are a lot of great films that didn’t make the cut, and I could list off a paragraph of films as honorable mentions, but I feel like that would be of disservice to this list.

No, you won’t agree with my choices. Some of the films listed here don’t appear on top 10 lists from other critics or even other /Film writers. I haven’t seen my number one film on any lists at all. But that’s the point, right? My list is my subjective opinion! There would be no reason to read this list if it was just a reflection of your opinion. I hope that this list will make you reconsider some of these movies and I hope that it will make you seek out the films you haven’t seen.

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Any film critic worth his or her salt will tell you that January is a pretty rough month for new releases. It’s a month marked by high-profile films from the previous year expanding around the country as they aim to get awards attention. Rare is the January release that rises above the status of being forgettable. But rare too is the sequel that improves upon its predecessor, and yet, here we are with the North American release of the utterly delightful Paddington 2. Bringing together many of the key players from the delightful 2015 original, Paddington 2 doubles down on the previous film’s many charms, introduces a cheeky new villain, and is thoroughly giddy fun.

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It deleted scenes

Andy Muschietti‘s blockbuster adaptation of Stephen King‘s It hits Blu-ray this week, with a release that’s loaded with extras, including 11 deleted scenes, an interview with King, an alternate ending, and more. Our deep-dive into the It Blu-ray special features examines all the extras any fan of the film should be eager to get their hands on.

Beware of spoilers, of course.

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I don’t normally curse in my everyday life, but the first thought that came to my mind after viewing the Star Trek: Discovery’s midseason opener was: “Goddamn it!”

I’m usually a human Vulcan, but this time, this Vulcan’s about to lose her shit. Here’s why. Naturally, major spoilers begin immediately.

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Mark Hamill The Last Jedi

On the January 5, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by the entire /Film team: managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista, to talk about the best moments in movies from 2017.

You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it).

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Jacob Hall’s Top 10 Movies of 2017

 Top 10 Movies of 2017

Insert obligatory opening statement about how much 2017 stunk overall! Insert obligatory follow-up statement about how the movies of 2017 were a highlight in 365 days of raw sewage!

These are my top films of 2017. So let’s go ahead and insert another obligatory comment about how many great movies didn’t make the cut. Here are the honorable mentions that are all tied for #11: Baby Driver, The Disaster Artist, Good Time, Colossal, War for the Planet of the Apes, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Ingrid Goes West, Logan, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, Free Fire, and Thelma.

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