Ten films to look out for in 2018
T.A. MORELAND | 1/4/2018, 7:17 p.m.
- “Molly’s Game”
The true story of Molly Bloom, a world-class skier who for more than a decade ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game before being arrested late one night by FBI agents. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally is her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey. Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba and Kevin Costner star.
- “Proud Mary”
Taraji P. Henson is Mary, a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston. Mary’s life turns around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when one of her hits, misses. Danny Glover costars.
Inspired by true events, Helen Mirren plays as an eccentric widow whose family became wealthy by selling firearms. She believes she’s haunted by the souls of the people killed by the rifles her family made.
- “Black Panther”
Chadwick Boseman stars as T’Challa, the prince of the African nation of Wakanda, who must take over the throne after his father’s murder. Michael B. Jordan costars as the villain Erik Killmonger.
- “Den of Thieves”
“Den of Thieves” follows the interconnection of the lives of an elite unit of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and the California’s most successful bank robbery crew as the thieves plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank in downtown Los Angeles. Gerard Butler and Curtis “50 Cents” Jackson star.
- “Wrinkle in Time”
Adapted from the classic 1963 fantasy novel by Madeleine L’Engle, the film is set on multiple planets across the universe. It follows a young girl traumatized by the disappearance of her scientist father years before. She finds herself on an interplanetary journey with a schoolmate and her younger brother to find her father. They are aided in their search by a trio of supernatural beings. Chris Pine, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon star.
- “Strangers: Prey at Night”
A family’s road trip leads them to a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives, but they find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit. Featuring Christina Hendricks.
Gringo joyrides across the border into Mexico, where all is not as it seems for mild-mannered American businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo). Crossing the line from citizen to criminal, he battles with dishonest business partners, Mexican drug lords, international mercenaries and the Drug Enforcement Administration. As he attempts to survive, the question lingers: Is this ordinary man in way over his head, or is he masterminding the events? Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, Joel Edgerton and Thandie Newton co-star.
- “The Upside”
When a wealthy man is paralyzed in an accident, he hires a man from the inner-city as his caretaker. Starring Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart and Nicole Kidman
- “Pacific Rim: Uprising”
Sequel to 2012’s “Pacific Rim.” The original film centers on a defense force consisting of mechas, giant robots and their human pilots, who fight to save humanity from gigantic monsters invading from an other-worldly dimension. John Boyega and Scott Eastwood star.