Greetings my Movie Geeks!
Welcome to Film 2019! The new year is full swing and 10 days in it’s time to begin working. Well, work is a strong word. But, this article will go through some of the most anticipated films of 2019 January to March.
This article is in no way exhaustive, furthermore, there will be movies that have been missed, left out and most likely forgotten. They are basically the movies that look as though they could be entertaining. So let’s not waste time with plugs for my YouTube channel or mentions of the MAaD Movie Podcast. Let’s get straight on into it.
January is a quiet month as a result of the Winter Blockbuster season, we have a period where the smaller movies are released. This year, January is no different. But in amongst them we have two movies that could be surprising.
Dir: Jeffrey Nachmanoff
Starring Keanu Reeves, Alice Eve & Thomas Middlewitch
Plot: A scientist who specializes in synthetic biology attempts to bring back his family members after they die in a car accident, and comes into conflict with the leaders and staff of a government-controlled laboratory, law enforcement agencies, and the known limits of physical science.
Stan & Ollie
Dir: Jon S. Baird
Starring: Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson, Danny Huston
Plot: A biopic of the famous Black & White era comedy double act Laurel & Hardy. Set during a period where they embarked on a music Hall tour of the UK & Ireland.
Dir: M. Night Shyamalan
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, James McAvoy, Sarah Paulson, Anya Taylor Joy
Plot: After the reveal that Split was part sequel to 2000’s Unbreakable David Dunn (Willis) pursues Kevin Wendell Crumb’s (McAvoy) superhuman persona The Beast in a series of confrontations. Elijah Price (Jackson) going by his Supervillain name ‘Mr Glass’ emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.
The Kid Who Would Be King
Dir: Joe Cornish
Starring Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Tom Taylor, Angus Imrie, Rebecca Ferguson and Patrick Stewart
Plot: Serkis plays Alex a young boy who isn’t the most popular boy in school. He’s picked on and doesn’t have much about him until he finds and is able to wield Excalibur. He is destined to form a new Round Table of Knights to fight against the evil Morgana (Ferguson). But he’s not alone as Merlin (Stewart/Imrie) takes on the form of a child to watch over Alex.
Dir: Steven Knight
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane, Jason Clarke, Djimon Hounsou
Plot: Interstellar stars McConaughey and Hathaway reunite as an ex-married couple who are thrust back together when Hathaway asks McConaughey to murder her new husband.
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
Dir: Mike Mitchell
Starring: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Tiffany Haddish, Will Arnett, Stephanie Beatriz, Charlie Day
Plot: Sequel to the massive The Lego Movie (2014) we follow straight on with the Duplo Invasion. Bricksburg has been turned into a Post-Apocalyptic world now named Apocalypsburg where every inhabitant has been hardened and ready for a fight. All but Emmet (Pratt) who still thinks everything is awesome. But then all the Master Builders are abducted by General Sweet Mayhem from the Systar System, under the command of shape-shifting Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi. Emmet goes in search and comes across the Galaxy-defending archaeologist, cowboy and raptor trainer Rex Dangervest.
Alita: Battle Angel
Dir: Robert Rodriguez
Starring: Rosa Salazar, Christophe Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Jackie Earle Haley, Michelle Rodriguez
Plot: A cyborg, Alita (Salazar) is discovered by Dr Ido (Waltz) and given a body. She has no memory, but somehow has knowledge of Cyborg Martial Art Panzer Kunst. Based on the popular Manga series Battle Angel Alita by Yukito Kishiro the movie will take elements of the Manga’s first four books.
Dir: Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck
Starring: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Clark Gregg and Jude Law
Plot: Set in 1995 Captain Marvel follows Carol Danvers (Larson) a US Fighter Pilot who becomes Captain Marvel She is part of an elite Kree military team called Starforce, who fight the Skrulls a shape-shifting alien race. But she returns to Earth with questions about her identity and past as the Skrulls attempt to invade Earth.
Dir: Jordan Peele
Starring Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker
Plot: Husband and Wife Gabe and Adelaide Wilson take their children to their beach house hoping to spend time with some friends. But tension and chaos soon spoil the fun when a group of “Strangers” show up.
Dir: Tim Burton
Starring: Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Alan Arkin and a CGI Elephant
Plot: A Live Action remake of the classic Disney film Dumbo released in 1941. It will be a loosely based movie inspired by the original film and from the trailers, it’s easy to see that a lot of the darkness from the original may have been changed. It follows in the footsteps of Maleficent, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast as well as The Jungle Book.
These are just a few of the movies that are to be released in the first three months of 2019. As a result, there will be more articles like this!
Already there are a lot that look good. How many of these will you be going out to watch? Have any movies been missed off this list that should be added?