FUSE movie picks winter 2018
SOLO: A STAR WAR STORY | OPENS 24 MAY 2018
Some fans may not have been happy with the fate of Harrison Ford’s iconic Star Wars character in The Force Awakens, but it was probably foolish to think that Disney would let Han Solo go that easily. Here then we have an origin story of sorts, with Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) playing the young Solo about to embark on the first of many action-packed and illegal adventures. Contrary to his name, he’s joined by a rag-tag crew, including Woody Harrelson, Donald Glover and Emilia Clarke, not to mention a certain 190-year-old Wookie. Ron Howard (Apollo 13) is at the helm of this space adventure.
OCEAN’S EIGHT | OPENS 7 JUNE 2018
If you’re one of those man-babies who got your boxer shorts in a bunch over the 2016 Ghostbusters, then you may want to give this film a miss. Not a reboot or remake so much as a spin-off, Ocean’s 8 sees Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock), sister to George Clooney’s Danny, released from prison and on the lookout for her next big score. But she’ll need a crack team if she’s going to crack New York’s Met Gala: cue Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling and Rihanna. Their target? The million-dollar jewels worn by Hollywood heavyweight Daphne Kluger (Anne Hathaway). Gary Ross (Hunger Games) directs what promises to be a whole lot of fun.
DISOBEDIENCE | OPENS 14 JUNE 2018
2018 is proving to be a bumper year for Chilean director Sebastian Lelio. Beginning the year by winning the Foreign Language Film Oscar for transgender drama A Fantastic Woman, and looking to end it with an American remake of his own 2013 film Gloria (this time starring Julianne Moore), Lelio also has this forbidden love drama, set in London’s Orthodox Jewish community and starring Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weiss, which has already wowed critics and festival audiences. When Ronit (Weisz) returns to the Orthodox community that once shunned her, an old passion for her childhood friend, Esti (McAdams), is reignited.
ANT-MAN AND THE WASP OPENS | 5 JULY
Conspicuously absent from the battle in the recent Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man (the ever-youthful Paul Rudd) is back for his second solo outing, one which most likely takes place at the same time as the events in IW. Scott Lang (Rudd), the cat burglar-turned-superhero, this time around teams up with The Wasp, Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly), to tackle another dangerous mission — one relating to the past of Hope and her father scientist, Hank Pym (Michael Douglas). The surprise ending of IW, coupled with the presence of Michelle Pfeiffer, will no doubt have many Marvel fans intrigued as to what the little guy’s latest adventure has in store.
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Movie reviewed for FUSE by Dwayne Lennox thelennoxfiles.blogspot.com.au