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Super Bowl LII: Best Upcoming Films of 2018

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Super Bowl LII Forecasts the Best Films and Shows of 2018

Whether the Super Bowl means rooting for your favorite team or simply getting to indulge in your favorite food, nearly everyone agrees that the Super Bowl ads are always something to look forward to. This year, amidst the rap battles and multiple Winter Olympics reminders, we got a look at this year’s hottest new movies and TV shows, one of them airing as early as last night. Here is a list of what you can look forward to this year.

The Cloverfield Paradox

February 4

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The Cloverfield Paradox

The first film in this lineup comes immediately after the Eagles’ historic Super Bowl win. In this Netflix original, scientists must try and solve the energy crisis back home as they travel into space to test a controversial device that ends up throwing them into an alternate reality. The biggest fanfare for this movie comes due to its release being the same day as its Super Bowl trailer.

Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G.

February 27

USA Network takes on the unsolved murders of Tupac and Biggie in this limited series beginning February 27. With new clues and new theories, we may get one step closer to finding out what happened to these two famous rappers.

Red Sparrow

March 2

In Red Sparrow, we get a darker, more mature glimpse at Jennifer Lawrence. Lawrence plays an undercover “Sparrow” who uses her many talents of seduction and combat as a Russian intelligence agent. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Jason Matthews.

Westworld

April 22

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Westworld season 2

While not a movie, this is a long-awaited second season to the highly acclaimed HBO series. It will be interesting to see where things pick up from the explosive season one finale as the hosts finally begin to take their world for themselves. We can only guess that this season will be just as gory, if not gorier than the first season. As Dolores says in the preview, “…this world deserves to die.”

A Quiet Place

April 6

A family lives in utter isolation, afraid of a mysterious evil. With a malevolent shadow that constantly follows them and attacks at the slightest sound, this movie will give a new meaning to the term “silent film.” The movie stars John Krasinski and Emily Blunt.

Avengers: Infinity War

May 4

The highly anticipated first part of the two-part conclusion to the adventures of our beloved Avengers. The preview leaves viewers wondering which of our large cast of characters we will lose against the evil Thanos.

Solo: A Star Wars story

May 25

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Solo: A Star Wars Story

The prequel that we have all been waiting for; we finally get to see the misadventures of young Han Solo and his beloved co-pilot, Chewbacca. How did Han gain possession of the Falcon from Lando Calrissian? Will Woody Harrelson’s Tobias Beckett be able to keep the adventure-loving Han in check? These questions and more can only be answered on May 25th.

Skyscraper

July 13

In this action thriller, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson plays a former FBI agent who must save his family from the very top of the tallest building in the world. The 224th floor to be exact. With top-notch security on every single floor, we are sure to be on the edge of our seats watching The Rock scramble to rescue his loved ones.

Castle Rock

Summer 2018

Lovers of Stephen King rejoice! Hulu will be releasing a new series this summer focusing on the fictional town of Castle Rock which will intertwine multiple Stephen King short stories into one gloriously creepy show.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

June 22

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

The exciting sequel in the Jurassic World series. Owen and Claire must return to Isla Nublar to rescue the rest of the dinosaurs from an erupting volcano. Always shaking things up, the writers are said to be including new dinosaurs for our heroes to battle.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout

July 27

Ethan Hunt and his IMF team take on the world yet again in the sixth installment of the popular franchise. With a large cast of allies including Angela Bassett, Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg and more, this is going to be an action-packed movie you don’t want to miss. You don’t want Tom Cruise to have broken his ankle in his daring jump for nothing!

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan

August 31

John Krasinski plays new CIA analyst Jack Ryan thrown into his first assignment gone wrong when he uncovered an undercover terrorist ring. He must fight to stop the terrorists in this eight-part series before they rain havoc on the United States.


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Michaela Johnson

Michaela Johnson lives in Annapolis, Maryland with her husband, Jared, their puppy, Groot, and two large water turtles named Linus and Lucy. She enjoys reading whatever she can get her hands on and watching any super hero film she can get tickets to. Michaela has been reading comics since she was a child and hopes to one day write her own.

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