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Most Anticipated of 2018

It's the New Year, so it calls for a look ahead for what is in store for us from music & film

2017 may be gone, but 2018 is only just beginning. There are plenty of things to get excited for in the coming year in terms of entertainment releases. From Marvel blockbusters to rock returns, it is time to explore the album and films that will be coming to our eyes and ears this year.

Music

10. 30 Seconds To Mars (?)

9. Bullet For My Valentine

8. Bring Me The Horizon

7. Arctic Monkeys

6. Myles Kennedy – Year of the Tiger

5. Fall Out Boy – MANIA

4. Tremonti

3. Halestorm

The fiery female-fronted four-piece have been teasing us throughout the year via social media with hints towards #Halestorm4; their fourth instalment following 2015’s ‘Into the Wild Life‘. Ever since ‘The Strange Case of...’ I’ve been hooked to their gnarly instrumentals and jaw-dropping vocals from Lzzy Hale and I can only hope that they continue their rein in the next, yet untitled, addition to their catalogue.

2. Don Broco – Technology

My appreciation for Don Broco’s music has surely grown tremendously over the past couple of years. Being able to witness them live twice this year – main stage at Slam Dunk festival and their ‘surprise’ appearance at Reading festival – just increased that. With numerous singles released from their upcoming, third full-length album, it is going to be quite a album for the English four-piece.

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1. Dead! – The Golden Age of Not Even Trying

This time last year, I would not have even heard of the London-based quartet, but now they have shot up as one of my favourite bands and one to keep an eye on in the coming years. They have so much more to bring and their debut full-length record will surely show off more of what they have to offer. Having released four singles already, the album will be a giant success if they are anything to go by.

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Film

10. Tomb Raider

9. Ready Player One

8. Solo: A Star Wars Story

7. Mary Poppins Returns

6. X-Men: Dark Phoenix

5. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

4. The Incredibles 2

3. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

It was one of my top films of 2016 and the magic continues in November this year. We will see more focus on Johnny Depp’s character Grindelwald and an introduction to Jude Law as a young Albus Dumbledore. I’m hoping they retain their charm in the sequel and we will get to see more of Newt’s character and the creatures he holds in his wonderful suitcase.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Warner Bros. Pictures

2. Untitled Deadpool Sequel

Yes, my list is heavily dominated by superhero features and no, I am not ashamed of that. I already know this is bound to be great. If they keep their R rating and Wade’s brilliant whit, then I don’t see how they could go wrong. The sequel is set to bring back a whole host of previously seen characters including the much loved cabbie Dopinder and X-Men cast-outs Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Colossus. Fingers are crossed for much more excellently executed fourth-wall breaking, unicorns and classic, explicit profanity.

1. Avengers: Infinity War

How could it not be number one after THAT TRAILER. This is going to be massive; like taking CA: Civil War and multiplying it by 1700. We got Iron Man in a giant suit, we got Doctor Strange and his magical crew, we got Thor and the Hulk returning, Black Widow with blonde hair, baby Spiderman with a shiny suit and then they go and throw in the F*in Guardians; the list is endless. I mean, excited is an understatement so if May could just hurry up already, that would be grand.


 

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