Henry Cavill Might Be Out As Superman; Supergirl And Michael B. Jordan Might Be Warner Bros.' Plan B

To be completely honest here, I've been waiting on writing this article hoping the dust would settle on this whole situation. Unfortunately, almost a week later we still don't have the slightest clue whats going on between Henry Cavill and Warner Bros. Last week the shocking news broke that Cavill was officially out as the DCEU iteration of the character, after talks broke down over a cameo in the upcoming Shazam movie. Rumors then ran rampant about what would be the studios next plan of action, and fans and celebrities alike chimed in on their frustration over the studio's treatment of the actor. Cavill himself even added to the fire with a cryptic social media post that fans have been trying to decipher for days now. 

The news was originally broken by The Hollywood Reporter, and was later confirmed by Variety and The Wrap that Cavill was in fact no longer going to play the role. While originally it was believed Cavill was the one stepping down over frustration of the treatment of his character in the movie universe (Including his lack of a standalone sequel), other outlets now claim it was actually the studio who wanted Cavill out. If this does end up being the case, its likely we'll never see the Man of Steel sequel that has been rumored for years.
This was apparently so that the studio could go in a new direction with the character, specifically a recast. While actors such as Matt Bomer who resembles Cavill initially come to mind, it makes more sense that WB's reason for moving on from someone so perfect for the traditional version of the character is in order to try something completely new. This is reportedly why the idea of Michael B. Jordan playing the last son of Krypton has been thrown around at the studio, although this remains to be concerned. Following the success of Black Panther at Marvel, and recent initiatives at Warner Bros. to make their films more diverse, its certainly a feasible idea. 
Rumors have also suggested the studio plans on shifting the focus to Supergirl, a character who is also Kryptonian and the cousin of Superman in the comics. The idea is supposedly being thrown around as an alternative to Kal-El himself, with a standalone movie possibly featuring Brainiac being one of the rumors currently making the rounds. The final possibility is of course that Cavill may be returning to the role after all, but with no planned movies for his character set in stone right now everything is up on the air. Cavill's agent seemingly denied he has abandoned the role for good, and this is a sentiment Cavill's own video on Instagram may be expressing. Only time will tell what will really happen with the future of the character. 
So how would you feel if this really is the end of Cavill's Superman? What direction would you like to see WB go in next with the character? Let us know below!

Jake Gyllenhaal Reportedly In Talks To Play The Villain Mysterio In 'Spider-Man: Homecoming 2'

So its pretty great to wake up in the morning, check your phone, and see a text from your friend that Jake Gyllenhaal is playing our next Spider-Man villain. In a pretty surprising bit of news, the talented has apparently been all but confirmed to be playing the baddie Mysterio in his big screen debut. This comes just weeks before the sequel is set to begin shooting with returning star Tom Holland in a story that will be taking the web-slinger out of his native New York City and to the streets of Europe. Not only did we get news of Gyllenhaal's casting and what character he's playing (Which allows us to skip over months of guessing), but we also no so cast members who will be returning from the first film.

The news originally came courtesy of The Sun as a rumor, but has since been confirmed by the likes of THR, Deadline, and Variety. The actors is in talks for the role of Quentin Beck aka Mysterio, a failed special effects technician who uses his skills against Spider-Man. Gyllenhaal has made a huge name for himself a talented actor in Hollywood with recent projects such as Prisoners, Stronger, and the critically acclaimed Nightcrawler, which makes this just another huge get for Marvel Studios.
Spider-Man movies have become known for casting some pretty impressive actors including the likes of Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, and Jamie Foxx to name a few. The standard was set by the Sam Raimi films, which ironically enough almost featured Gyllenhaal taking on the role of Spider-Man. Following a back injury sustained during the filming of Seabiscuit, Tobey Maguire was nearly recast with Gyllenhaal for Spider-Man 2. Looks like things have finally come full circle, and the actor will get his chance to star in a Spider-Man movie all these years later (He can ask Donald Glover what thats like). 
Its unknown how Mysterio will be used in the sequel especially considering the now confirmed return of Keaton's Adrian Toomes aka The Vulture (via Variety), and whether the two will have some kind of alliance. The bread crumbs for the villain team-up of the Sinister Six have already been set with the likes of Scorpion, Vulture, Shocker, and now Mysterio all having been introduced, so we could always see that further teased. Mysterio has never been featured on screen, but brings about a lot of amazing cinematic ideas thanks to his use of illusions and special effects to mess with Spider-Man's mind. 
So how do you feel about Jake Gyllenhaal playing Mysterio and Spider-Man: Homecoming 2? Would you have preferred to see a different villain or actor join the film? Let us know below!

'IT: Chapter Two' Casts James Ransone And Andy Bean As Adult Versions Of Eddie And Stanley

This past September, the kids of the Losers Club made an impression on audiences around the world and managed to make IT one of the biggest films of the year. Following the success of the first film we already have a sequel in the works that will follow the plot of the original Stephen King novel, with the now adult group of friends returning to their home town of Derry to once again face Pennywise the Clown. Fans and movie websites alike have been rampantly suggesting who they feel should play the adults for the last few months, but now we finally get to see who the studio themselves have decided on. With the likes of James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, and Bill Hader reportedly all on board, we now have our grown up Eddie and Stanley.

Andy Bean will be portraying the role of Stanley Uris, who you'll remember as the tall kid who was terrified of the picture of the old lady. Bean takes over the role from Wyatt Oleff, who he has an uncanny resemblance to. Bean is best known for his role as Greg on the Starz show Power, with roles also in films such as Transformers: The Last Knight and Allegiant. Stanley didn't have a very big role in the first film, and if the second one will be following the book faithfully then his character will find himself facing a tragic fate pretty early on in the narrative.
As for the role of Eddie Kaspbrak, the germophobic mama's boy who was a fan favorite in the first film, experienced horror movie actor James Ransone will be taking on the role. Ransone starred in the role of The Deputy in both Sinister films, so a role in IT: Chapter Two seems right up his ally. Like Bean, Ransone shares an extremely accurate resemblance to the young actor he portrayed his character in the first movie; Jack Dylan Grazer. We can only hope Ransone brings that same great and scene stealing energy Grazer did, and has the same banter and chemistry with Bill Hader's Richie Toizer.
With such a talented cast already put together, it seems director Andrés Muschietti has put together a nice mix of big stars and smaller name actors. Personally I fill this is a good call, as we'll be able to see these characters as if they really could be what the kids were like when they grew up, much in the same way the group of kids felt very real. The roles of Ben Hanscom and Mike Hanlon both have yet to be cast, but I'd personally love to see Derek Luke and Chris Pratt (I know he's a big name star, but he's too perfect for it) in these roles. I'm sure we can expect some official casting news about the last two remaining members of the Losers Club in the days ahead, but until then, we can still fancast while we have the chance. 
So what do you think of Ransone and Bean playing Eddie and Stanley? Are there other actors you would've preferred to see get the roles? Who would you like to see play Ben and Mike? Let us know below! 

Marvel Announces Kendrick Lamar And Top Dawg Will Produce The Soundtrack Album For 'Black Panther'

Now that 2018 has finally begun, we're only a few months away from some of the biggest blockbusters this year has to offer. But the first of these big films will be none other then Black Panther, that has already gained some much attention due to a great marketing campaign, and of course all of the talent that's involved. Well looks like the team just got even more talented, as the soundtrack will apparently be in some very good hands. After a monumental year following the release of his critically acclaimed fourth studio album DAMN., Marvel has announced that rap artist Kendrick Lamar along with Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith will be producing the album for the upcoming film directed by Ryan Coogler.

From the trailers alone we've already heard a heavy influence of hip-hop and rap including the likes of Vince Staples and Run the Jewels. Some fans are disappointed that Coogler isn't going for traditional African music, but that isn't to say Kendrick won't incorporate some of those elements into the film's original song. Marvel hasn't wasted any time getting people hyped over K-Dot's involvement, released the album's first single "All the Stars" yesterday which features Kendrick and R&B artist SZA, who is also coming off a strong year with the release of her album Ctrl. 
Having a superhero movie with a soundtrack of songs created from scratch for the film isn't common at all, and is part of what makes this such a big piece of news. Guardians of the Galaxy is the only film that took a slightly similar approach with Awesome Mix Vol. 1 and 2, but those were of course songs from the 1970s selected by James Gunn. We already know how much Coogler enjoys using hip-hop music in his movies, with rapper Meek Mill's work having been heavily featured in the movie Creed. Composer Ludwig Göransson will probably work with Kendrick and company to mix the original songs with the film's actual score. 
Comic book movie fans may remember that Lamar worked on an original song for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 along with Alicia Keys, which was well received by fans. The excitement for Black Panther has just built even more excited with the inclusion of arguably the greatest rapper alive, as well as being the last solo Marvel film before Infinity War, and marks their first attempt having a solo film led by an African American lead within the MCU. With Ryan Coogler at the helm and Chadwick Boseman leading an all-star cast, Marvel's Black Panther is shaping up to be one of 2018's most anticipated films. If one things for sure, Coogler has guaranteed theaters will be packed when this one hits theaters February 16th.
Are you excited to hear about Kendrick's involvement with Black Panther? Are there any other artists you would like to see incorporated into the soundtrack? Let us know below!

My Top 15 Most Anticipated Movies of 2018

These types of lists are always a pain in the ass for writers like myself, as its always hard to tell which movies will truly be great and which will be flops before any of them are even released. But that hasn't stopped me from compiling a list of movies that I am most looking forward to seeing next year, which may not necessarily end up being the best. The majority of the films on my list are highly marketed blockbusters that we already know a lot about, so don't expect to see any future Oscar contenders below. 2018 has a lot of promising sequels coming our way, and also has some first time solo movies mixed in. Its clear that not every 2017 blockbuster delivered, but we can only hope 2018 doesn't share that same fate.

15. Bohemian Rhapsody 
I was debating giving this spot to Pacific Rim Uprising, but ultimately I feel Bohemian Rhapsody will be the better movie. The film will chronicle the life of Queen front man Freddie Mercury, who tragically passed away from AIDs in the 1980s. As a huge Queen fan myself, how can I not be excited to finally see Freddie's larger than life personality and vocals brought to the big screen.

Now unfortunately, this movie has been through a lot of turmoil over the course of each production, which might prevent it from being as good as it could've been. With its director Bryan Singer (X-Men) recently being fired, as well as the recasting of Sacha Baron Cohen who would've made a great Freddie, one can only hope Rami Malek (Mr Robot) and new director Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle) still do him justice.

14.  Aquaman
I'm just going to come right out and see it, I haven't even seen Justice League yet. Never would I have thought a team-up of all DC superheroes would hit theaters, and I would have such little interest in it. My disappointment over Batman v. Superman is still fresh in my mind, but I'm at least happy DC has come to realize they needed a change in tone and to distant themselves from their constant reliance on Zack Snyder.

Having said all that, from what I've heard Jason Momoa's Aquaman was one of the best parts of the movie and a really fun and likable character. I'm hoping to see a very vast and impressive Atlantis, along with some badass action scenes. Director James Wan is a huge get for DC, and he should be able to do something different and unique with the character that will cement Arthur Curry was one of the most badass superheroes on screen.

13. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Alright I'm going to be totally honest here, I haven't made in through the first Fantastic Beasts movie. I'm sure its a great film, but for me these stories just can't make themselves relevant enough in the same world Harry Potter's events take place. Now having said that, one way to really peak my interest in by bringing in a younger version of one of the greatest characters J.K. Rowling created.

Thats right, Albus Dumbledore will be making his return to the big screen for Fantastic Beasts 2, played by none other than Jude Law. For me this will be like the first time I saw a young Charles Xavier played by James McAvoy in First Class, showing a less wise version of such a high figure. It also helps we'll finally get to see him react with his mortal enemy (And possible lover) Grindewald played by Johnny Depp. 

12. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
I wasn't very interested in this project when it was first announced, but once Phil Lord and Chris Miller got involved and we learned the story would follow Miles Morales, it peaked my interest. Despite a small reference in Spider-Man: Homecoming, this film will probably be the closest we'll get to see Morales as Spidey on the big screen in the coming years.

While the idea of seeing a new character as Spider-Man already intrigued me, the trailer for this movie is what really got me excited. Not only is the animation both stylish and breathtaking, but its also completely different from anything we've seen in an animated movie before. We also learned that Peter Parker will be in the movie, and the door is open for several other Spider-Men from the comics history to make appearances in the film as well. Sony is giving us a movie we never thought we'd get, and I like it.

11. Venom
Speaking of Sony, fans are still pretty skeptical about the fact that we're getting a solo Venom movie that won't have anything to do with the MCU. As frustrating as this is, this movie has put together such and incredible ensemble cast thats its hard to not be excited for it. Casting the brilliant Tom Hardy as our new Eddie Brock is a huge step over seeing Eric Foreman bond with the symbiote, and is probably one of the most spot on casting decisions for a comic book movie.

Now the question still remains if the movie itself will be worthy of Hardy's take on Venom. We can only hope the studio and director Ruben Fleischer are going for an R-rating, and if they are this could be Eddie Brock's Logan type of story he deserves. Add in the possibility of Carnage showing up in the movie, and I'm definitely checking this one out despite my skepticism. 

10. X-Men: Dark Phoenix 
With Disney's recent purchase of Fox, it seems X-Men: Dark Phoenix may be the last time we'll get to see this iteration of the characters before they're rebooted into the MCU. Whether it was planned that way or not, Dark Phoenix will hopefully serve as a fitting conclusion to what has been a very enjoyable franchise. While X-Men: Apocalypse had its faults, it also had some great character moments which I'm hoping to see more of in the upcoming sequel.

Fox has already tried their hand at adapting this story arc with the disaster that was The Last Stand, and its hard to tell if they aren't falling into the same pitfalls this time around. Bringing on first time director Simon Kimberg to take over for Bryan Singer has already been reason for concern.  But hopefully this will be a fitting send off for McAvoy's Professor X and Fassbender's Magneto, whose performances I've truly enjoyed over the last few years.

9. Creed 2
Who would've thought we'd be getting more Rocky sequels in 2018, and they're actually good. Ryan Coogler made a name for himself with the first Creed movie, and was able to rejuvenate the Rocky franchise for a whole new generation. Just the fight scenes alone were miles better then anything we've seen in a boxing movie before, and by the end of it you care just as much about Adonis Creed as you did about Rocky Balbao when he stepped into the ring.

As good as the first movie was, I can't help but be concerned about the sequel with Coogler not returning. Having the talented cast back is a huge plus, and an interesting story involving Creed seeking vengeance on the man who killed his father in the ring; Ivan Drago. I'm hoping for not only more great fight scenes, but also character moments and arcs as dramatic as we saw the first time around.

8.  Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
The trailer for this movie honestly made me less interested than I already was. As much as I love the first Jurassic Park movie, I was exactly longing for a return to this series a couple of years ago but was willing to give it a try. Unfortunately, I feel like Jurassic World retread a lot of the same territory as the first film and was too CGI heavy to feel like anything more than another huge disaster blockbuster (Just with dinosaurs in it).

But judging from the first trailer we got for Fallen Kingdom, this movie looks no different. While there were claims they would rely more on practical effects and dinosaurs this time around, what I saw in the trailer was another CGI heavy movie about an island blowing up. The plot at least feels like something different and more or less like a Noah's Ark of dinosaurs type of movie, I'm not sure how exciting and interesting that concept will be for two hours. 

7. Ant-Man and the Wasp
The first Ant-Man movie was a pleasant surprise for me, and settled a lot of the concerns I had about the MCU version of the character. I wasn't too happy to hear Hank Pym would not be our MCU Ant-Man, and would instead be an older man played by Michael Douglas. But in the end the movie ended up being a great time, and introduced us to another likable hero in the form of Paul Rudd's Scott Lang.

One of the main reasons I wanted to see Pym as Ant-Man is in order to see his wife Janet van Dyne as The Wasp, but we might just get to see that in this movie. Pym's daughter Hope will be suiting up as The Wasp, and I can't wait to see her fight alongside Lang as one of Marvel's greatest superhero couples finally makes their way to the big screen. But whats most exciting is Michelle Pfeifer will be playing the original Wasp Janet van Dyne herself, and we'll finally get some answers about what happened to her.

6. Solo: A Star Wars Story
Its too bad two of the people in the picture above no longer having anything to do with the project. A Han Solo movie was something that was talked about from the moment Disney bought LucasFilm, but the production of the movie has been anything but smooth. The firing of directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller was a huge shock, and has led many to believe Disney isn't allowing their directors much creativity with their Star Wars film.

Despite all the drama, I can't lie that I still really want to see this movie. I'm still not sure about Alden Ehrenreich as a young Solo, but getting to see the young adventures of the character alongside Chewbacca sounds like such a fun ride. Ron Howard is a more than capable director, so hopefully he'll be able to steer this project from being the mess some fans are expecting.

5. Incredibles 2
Ask any kid from my generation what movie sequel they've been waiting for for ten-plus years, and a majority of them will answer Incredibles 2. To be honest, as a kid I didn't enjoy the movie nearly as much as other Pixar projects such as Toy Story, but watching it now I realize how well crafted a superhero movie it was. The idea of superheroes having to go into hiding because of the problems they were causing, and a reject fanboy turned supervillain were extremely creative.

With director Brad Bird and most of the original cast back on board, I'm hoping Pixar is able to recapture the same magic the first movie had. I'm not so trusting of Pixar and their sequels, but I think the first Incredibles movie set up a lot for what could make the sequel great. Who isn't excited to see just how powerful Jack Jack really is, especially after the snippet we saw in the teaser trailer.

4. Deadpool 2
No franchise is going to be more effected by this Fox/Disney deal than Deadpool, and its hard to tell if this may be the last time we get to see this hard R version of the character on the big screen. The first movie proved what comic book fans already know, and its that the unhinged meta humor of Deadpool translates perfectly to the big screen. It also proved that there's no one better than Ryan Reynolds to bring this character to life.

Like many other movies on this list, the sequel won't be bringing back its original director Tim Miller who was a huge part of the first movie's magic. But from what we've seen so far, Deadpool 2 will recapture that hilarity, and will also introduce popular characters from the comics like Domino and Cable. The dynamic between Josh Brolin's Cable and Reynolds' Deadpool should be especially entertaining, and was another spot on casting choice for this franchise.


3. Ready Player One
A movie consisting of 80s references, young up and coming actors, and the Iron Giant himself all under the direction of Steven Spielberg, sign me up. Ready Player One has had my interest from the moment it came out, and I began researching the book so I could learn about this interesting project. For one thing, the movie will be Spielberg's return to the sci-fi genre that made him so famous in the first place, and a break from his recent historical dramas.

Spielberg's involvement is enough to get me excited, but the concept of the movie is what makes it even cooler. The trailers have been packed with so many references including DC characters, the DeLorean, and tons of other great easter eggs. As a huge 80s fan, I'm curious how much more nostalgia they will pack into this movie. While I'm a little worried about the in game CGI characters, everything I've seen so far makes it look like it could be another Spielberg classic.

2. Black Panther
I've been wanting to see Black Panther on the big screen ever since the first Avengers movie came out, but it seems the wait was definitely worth. Ever since Marvel cast Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa himself, every decision they've made for the adaption of the character has been nothing short of remarkable. Creed director Ryan Coogler is tackling the project, who is arguably one of the most talented and proven filmmakers they've ever hired. 

Just going down the cast list for this movie including the likes of Daniel Kaluuya, Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Danai Gurira, Lupita N'Yongu, Andy Serkis, and its one of the most impressive ensembles we've seen in a superhero movie. We'll also get to see Michael B. Jordan finally take on a villainous role as Challa's rival to throne; Erik Killmonger. Add in the amazing visuals we've seen of Wakanda and their technology so far, and you have a movie like nothing Marvel has ever given us before. 

1. Avengers: Infinity War
Naw shit. Alright so I think its pretty obvious to anyone who has frequented this website since its inception in 2011, that I'm a huge superhero movie fan. Not only that, but the MCU is what got me into the world of movie blogging in the first place. So a movie that is literally an accumulation of this entire universe, including the likes of Spider-Man and the Guardians of the Galaxy, has the potential to be my favorite comic book movie to date.

This is probably the only movie that has given me the sense of anticipation I had before the release of The Avengers, and the more I hear about it, the more hyped I get. Not only are we going to get to see all these amazing characters on the big screen, but we'll also be getting a more emotional and tragic Marvel film then any we've seen in this universe before. Thats not to mention the Russo Brothers helmed the project, following their great work on both Civil War and Winter Soldier.

Honorable Mentions: Pacific Rim Uprising, The New Mutants, God Particle, First Man, Mission Impossible: 6, The Predator
From the movies above I was probably most tempted to put Pacific Rim: Uprising on the list because John Boyega is playing the lead and I really enjoyed the first one. New Mutants also seems like an interesting more horror type of comic book movie. Mission Impossible movies have been solid recently so I don't see why the sixth would be any different. 

First Man already has Oscar potential with Damien Chazelle and Ryan Gosling re-teaming on the Neil Armstrong biopic. We literally know nothing about God Particle but we at least know its another Cloverfield movie with a very impressive cast. And The Predator probably has one of the most impressive casts of any of these movies, and Shane Black behind the camera so it should be a fun watch. 

So those are my most anticipated movies of 2018? Disagree with any of my choices? What movies are you most looking forward to seeing? Let us know below!

Top 10 Best (And My Personal Favorite) Movies Of 2017

If you take a look at my most anticipated list from last year, than you'll see there were certainly some movies that I was a tad overly enthusiastic about. But the beauty of it is, this list is comprised of a majority of films I would've have never expected to like as much as I did, some of which I hadn't even heard of at this time last year. Now keep in mind these might not all be the most critically praised films of the year, but they're the ones I felt had the perfect combination of being greatly made films along with being entertaining ones. I missed out on a lot of movies this year, so chances are that if there's a movie you're surprised not to see here, its probably because I haven't seen it yet. With that disclaimer aside, without further ado here are my personal top ten movies of the year 2017.

10. Split
I have to admit, I was one of those guys who strictly based my perception of M. Night Shyamalan by his work on The Last Airbender. But after seeing his old work, I've truly come to appreciate him as a creative visionary who just doesn't always get it right. Well with Split, he got it right. Specifically by casting the talented James McAvoy to play all these different personalities.

McAvoy is able to go from such a sinister and horrifying character to an innocent little boy in the blink of an eye, and that just makes the character all the more terrifying. Like with some other movies on this list, the final act isn't exactly as good as it should've been. But the last scene connecting the movie to Shyamalan's Unbreakable was a great twist, and opens the door for an extremely exciting and different type of superhero universe than we've ever seen before. 

9. Spider-Man: Homecoming
If there's one thing Spider-Man: Homecoming proved to me, its that Tom Holland is a perfect Peter Parker, and just the guy to bring the character into the MCU. I might be one of the few who has loved every actor who has played the role so far, but Holland really feels like a small time crime fighter just trying to make it big as a hero while also being a genuine kid dealing with high school problems.

None of the kids in this movie feel like adults playing high school students, and thats a huge plus that makes this feel like a coming of age story for Spider-Man. While it doesn't exactly feel as much like a Spider-Man movie as I wish it would've because of the changes from the source material and abundance of MCU references, I love that its a new take a character we've seen so many times. Plus Michael Keaton made just as great of a villain as I thought he would.

8. Thor: Ragnarok
I would've never expected to enjoy a Thor movie this much, and I'm so happy I did. I was cautiously optimistic about this movie, especially after how much I hated Thor: Dark World. But thanks to director Taika Waititi, the Thor franchise got the much needed revamp and went in a completely new direction with both its tone and setting. 

Everyone from the ensemble cast including Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeff Goldblum, and Taika himself are fantastic. Its honestly the most fun I had at the movies all year, and really just finally made Hemsworth's Thor as likable as he should be. While there are some flaws with just how serious the film's events of Ragnarok are actually taken amongst all the humor, as well as Cate Blachett's Hela falling short of being a real iconic threat, I had a blast watching this movie.

7. Get Out
I have to admit, I think I was one of the few people who had my eyes on Get Out since last year. As a huge Key and Peele fan, I was surprised to hear Jordan Peele was going to go solo and try his hand at directing a horror movie. While I'm glad he did. Peele managed to bring us such a creative and iconic horror movie that will be remembered for generations.

Yet some how in the midst of it all, he still managed to inject some humor throughout the movie and make Daniel Kaluuya's character likable and easy to root for. You literally want this dude to get the hell out of there. The movie takes some very unexpected twists that really caught me off guard, and had me on the edge of my seat until the film's finale.

6. Lady Bird
Coming of age smaller budget films have sort of become my thing for the last couple of years, and have been a nice break from superhero blockbuster fatigue. Lady Bird is just the type of movie I was looking for, with characters and situations that couldn't feel more genuine and real. I managed to care about just about every character Lady interacts with in this movie, and thats not something that can be said for most movies.

While the plot isn't the most structured or clear for the viewer, thats part of what makes it feel so authentic. Take it from a guy who left high school not too long ago, this movie is more relatable than I would've thought a movie about a rebellious teen girl at a Catholic school would be for me. The twists and the way people come and go from Lady's life, along with the spectacular acting and dialogue contribute to this sense of realism Greta Gerwig was able to capture. 

5. The Florida Project
As someone who lives in Florida and has been to Disney World several times, I've actually learned a little bit about what goes at the motels in the area. Director Sean Baker did a great job capturing the innocence of these young kids who live at the hotel, specifically with the main character Moone amongst all the terrible things going on with the adults they live with.

While the film doesn't have much of a plot, you're too entertained with these characters who feels like real life people. Even though throughout the movie only minor things happen to them, you become so attached to the characters that every single thing obstacle they face feels personal. The combination of newcomers Brooklyn Pierce and Bria Vinaite is what really sells the movie with their genuine chemistry, as well as their relationship with Willem Dafoe's character Bobby.

4. Baby Driver
This was another movie I had my eyes on thanks to its talented cast, and director Edgar Wright being at the helm. Baby Driver ended up being the fun fast paced film I was expecting, with some of the coolest characters and lines of dialogue I've seen in a long time. Everyone from the ensemble cast get their time to shine in this movie, including scene stealers like Lily James, Jon Hamm, and of course Jamie Foxx.

I was entertained throughout by not only the characters and story, but also the beautiful way Wright shot the movie. Between the seamless scene transitions, colorful cinematography, and of course the way he incorporates the music for both the character of Baby and the audience is just amazing. Will I did feel the last act was a bit rushed and out of place by the time the credits role, that can't take away from the joy ride I was on throughout the bulk of this film.

3. The Disaster Artist
Who would've thought a movie based on the worst movie of all time would be so good. With the team involved with The Disaster Artist, including James and Dave Franco as the film's leads, this interpretation of the story of Tommy Wiseau was bound to be a success. With James' spot on impression of Wiseau, along with some great chemistry between the two brothers, the movie manages to do the impossible by humanizing Tommy.

While the movie was just as funny as I thought it would be, what really surprised was how much heart it had. I really felt for these two guys just trying to make it in Hollywood, and the frustrations they were going through. I also loved how real the relationships between the characters felt, specifically how everyone reacts to Tommy's antics. Disaster Artist was definitely one of the most fun surprises of the year.

2. It
Make a movie about a group of kids in the 80s, and I'm already there. I had a feeling It would try to hop off the success of Stranger Things, but it ended up making its mark as its completely own thing. The kids in this movie were just amazing, and all around had such unique and fun personalities brought to life so perfectly by the young stars.

I'm honestly not a big fan of horror movies, but this movie honestly works more as an adventure movie. Unraveling the true horrors of this town outside of any thing supernatural, as well as the lure and history of Pennywise couldn't have been made more interesting. I honestly can't wait to see the adult versions of these characters take on that damn clown again in Chapter 2.

1. Logan
I'm still crying after this one. Logan is one of those rare movies that honestly didn't even have to be based on a comic book, and would have stood on its own as a masterpiece. But the emotions are even higher having followed these characters for so many years, specifically James Howlett himself. I couldn't believe just how creative James Mangold got with this movie, between the world it takes place in and his vision of what a tragic future for mutants might be like.

Logan and X-23's action sequences are truly remarkable, but where the movie really stands out is its character moments. The performances by new comer Dafne Keen, Jackman in his last turn as Wolverine, and a surprisingly gut wrenching performance by Patrick Stewart as an old sick Charles Xavier all feel so real that you forget they are superhuman characters. They finally just feel human. 

Honorable Mentions: Dunkirk, War for the Planet of the Apes, Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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