While we’re not exactly fond of the oft-spouted “new year, new me” philosophy, the start of the year does give us stuff to look forward to. If you’re into art, this month will be bountiful, what with Singapore Art Week kicking off next week.
For movie junkies, 2019 will prove to be quite a treasure trove, especially with several big superhero franchises launching the next leg of their respective storylines — X-Men, Spider-Man, DC’s Shazam and more — and of course, the mother lode that everyone’s waiting for, Avengers: Endgame.
Below, our list for 2019 — a mix of Hollywood blockbusters, indie efforts and horror flicks.
Release date: January 17
Cast: Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, Sarah Paulson
Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
The final piece in M. Night Shyamalan’s comic book inspired trilogy that started with Unbreakable (2000), followed by Split (2016), Glass sees the titular, super-fragile villain from Unbreakable paired up with indestructible hero David Dunn from the same movie, along with Split’s multiple-personalities mad man. Sounds like a madhouse of fun to us.
#2: Captain Marvel
Release date: March 7
Cast: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law
Directed by: Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck
You know Captain Marvel was always going to pop up. Marvel’s first flick headlined by a solo female superhero, this is the film you absolutely have to catch before going into Avengers: Endgame as pilot Carol Denvers (the “real” name of Captain Marvel) has been touted as the Marvel Cinema Universe’s strongest hero yet (yes, even compared to the likes of Thor). Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel will be a pivotal addition to the Avengers and likely a key reason for Thanos’ eventual defeat.
Release date: March 15
Cast: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker
Directed by: Jordan Peele
The latest flick by Oscar-winning director Jordan Peele, it looks set to be even scarier than his seminal debut, Get Out (if you haven’t caught it, you’re really missing out). Centred around a family of four who are on a beach vacation, the story takes a chilling turn when they discover they’re being hunted — by their own doppelgangers. Watch the gripping trailer here.
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