2018 has been a wonderful year for entertainment. In the world of cinema, we’ve been blessed with “Incredibles 2,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” “The Meg” and, of course, “A Quiet Place.” Musically, Fall Out Boy, the Arctic Monkeys, Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Panic! At the Disco, and Twenty One Pilots have all released new albums, many of which rose to the top charts. But the year is far from over. Here are some of my most anticipated releases left in 2018.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
You don’t have to say a lot to get “Harry Potter” fans excited for the latest movie relating to their beloved book series. In this installment, Newt Scamander, lover of magical creatures, and Albus Dumbledore must work together to track down and put an end to Gellert Grindelwald, a dark wizard with plans to raise wizarding forces to subdue all non-magical beings. This film promises to be action packed and full of increasing tension and tests of loyalty in the wizarding world. This second “Fantastic Beasts” film features a star-studded cast that includes Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, Johnny Depp, Zoe Kravitz, Jude Law and many others. It will be released in theaters in the United States on November 16.
A remake of an all-time favorite, the new, animated version of “The Grinch” will be coming out later this year. The redone versions of Seuss’s other works like “Horton Hears a Who” and “The Lorax” have been wildly successful in the past, and there’s little doubt that this movie will be the same. This version will feature the same grumpy, green Grinch, lovable residents of Whoville and basic plotline, but may include extra shenanigans that weren’t in the original. With Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of the Grinch, this movie promises to be a must-see. The release date is scheduled for November 9.
Mumford & Sons: Delta
It’s been a hot minute since Mumford & Sons have released new music, but the wait is almost over. They announced their new album, “Delta,” last month with the release of their single “Guiding Light.” If this new single is any indication of the new sound the British band of four is working on, fans may be surprised to feel more of an electronic vibe in the upcoming album. However, “Delta” is sure to overflow with the strong, thought-provoking lyrics that Mumford & Sons have been known for. Prepare yourself for this long-awaited album that drops on November 16.
Link to “Guiding Light”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHsEwQvnGOE
Calling all fans of the 1989 cult classic that starred Winona Ryder and Christian Slater. The new “Heathers” miniseries will include similar themes and elements of the original, although viewers may be disappointed to find that the TV show may make some different choices, including gender-swapped characters, new stereotypes, and a cliffhanger instead of the traditional “Heathers” ending. The cast of this dark and twisted series will include Melanie Field, Brendan Scannell, Jasmine Matthew, and Grace Victoria Fox. The first two episodes are expected to air on October 25.
The 1975: A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
Never ones to shy away from a mouthful of words, the 1975 have released the title of their new album, and it’s a doozy. Several singles have already been released from “A Brief Inquiry” such as “Love It If We Made It,” “TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME” and my personal favorite “Give Yourself a Try.” The alternative rock band has not released new music in over two years, but their newest endeavors have proved to be worth the wait. This fresh album is nearly guaranteed to please fans, because of the major success of the singles and the interesting titles on the pre-released track list. “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships” is expected to come out on November 30.
Link to the 1975 on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3mIj9lX2MWuHmhNCA7LSCW?si=tD-Dnj5rS6ue0IvFPNqSxg
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