Silver Petticoat’s Winter 2018 Box Office Preview
Autumn’s beauty has quickly faded, and in turn, the winter season ushered in. With the changing of another season, a new season (and year!) of movie arrivals are ready to invade the cinema.
With awards season beginning to pick up, filmmakers have already released all of those possible contenders. Family films (ready to entice moviegoers over the holiday) have already released, too. This means the winter line up looks a little light. Like every year at this time, this season is all about the quieter and family-driven stories, dramas and even, a good-looking period drama.
Nonetheless, as I scoured the Internet for some lesser known titles in addition to the popular ones, I think you might find some good discoveries. Accompanying those is the return of a slew of superheroes, and period dramas, one of which looks magical.
Before we look at the new films releasing, select theaters are playing The Philadelphia Story on the big screen Sunday February 18th. Then on Sunday March 18th, for its 60th anniversary, you may have a chance to see the classic film, Vertigo on the big screen. Finally, for its 40th anniversary, Grease is also being shown on April 8th.
As every film is bound to, some of these release dates may change, and many of these are “limited” release.
Silver Petticoat’s Winter 2018 Box Office Preview
January – March; sorted by release date
1: The Post – January 12
Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks| Biopic, Drama | PG-13
A biopic drama that’s said to explore the “Washington Post’s role in exposing the Pentagon Papers in 1971.”
2: Forever My Girl – January 19
Alex Roe, Jessica Roth | Romance, Drama | PG-13
This looks like a sweet romantic drama perfect for those winter nights. It’s about a country star who returns home and reconnects with his past. I also like the idea of a lesser known cast and I’m excited to see Alex in something again, who also co-starred in The 5th Wave.
3: American Folk – January 26
Joe Purdy, Amber Rubarth | Romantic Drama | PG
A quiet drama telling the story of two folk singers whose lives are entwined following their plane being grounded in the aftermath of 9/11
4: Please Stand By – January 26
Dakota Fanning | Drama | PG-13
Dakota Fanning plays an autistic woman who embarks on a kind of journey in order to submit a story to a Star Trek writing competition.
5: Winchester: The House that Ghosts Built – February 2
Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke | Biography, Horror, Fantasy | Rating Unknown
Releasing this one now seems unusual (a fall release seems more fitting). Still, it looks like it might be an interesting piece if you’re unlike me, and you enjoy a period drama that mixes some horror genre. (It looks creepy!) Plus, it’s promoted as being inspired by actual events.
6: Peter Rabbit – February 9
James Corden, Rose Bryne, Daisy Ridly, Margot Robbie | Adaptation, Animation | PG
Mixing animation and live action film making, this family flick with a touch of romance looks 100% adorable. But then, with so many fond childhood memories involving Peter Rabbit, how could I not fall under its sway?
7: Samson – February 16
Billy Zane, Taylor James | Action, Period Drama | Rating Unknown
Biblical drama that chronicles the well-known story of Samson and Delilah. Pure Flix, the production company behind the God’s Not Dead films is also producing this film.
8: Every Day – February 23
Angourie Rice, Justice Smith, Owen Teague and Maria Bello | Drama, Romance | PG-13
A teen romance about a 16-year-old girl who falls in love with a mysterious being who sheds his skin every 24 hours and inhabits a new body. The idea of the film is said to explore the concept of loving someone different every day. It’s based on the novel by David Levithan.
9: A Wrinkle in Time – March 9
Julianne Moore, Chris Pine, Reese Witherspoon | Adventure, Fantasy | PG
A young girl, along with her brother and best friend, travel through time and space in order to return her father safely home. Disney adapts the popular novel (of the same name) in this grand scale fantasy adventure.
10: I Can Only Imagine – March 16
Dennis Quaid, J. Michael Finley | Biography, Drama | PG
Inspired by the song (of the same name) written and recorded by the Christian band, MercyMe, this film looks as powerful as its titular song is.
11: Midnight Sun – March 18
Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger | Romantic Drama | PG-13
A sheltered 17-year-old with a rare disease (sunlight could prove deadly) “embarks” on a summer romance, which threatens her life.
12: Mary Magdalene – March 30
Rooney Mara | Drama, Biopic | Rating Unknown
Leading up to Easter, a historical biopic drama recounts the story of the Biblical tale of Mary Magdalene.
13: Ready Player One – March 30
Mark Rylance, Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke | Adaptation, Sci-Fi | PG-13
Based on the best-selling novel, this one involves a virtual reality game, and for its young cast, recruit relative unknowns to “play” said game.
Also Coming to Theaters (Highlights):
The Commuter – January 12 (PG-13)
The Leisure Seeker – January 12 (R, for “some sexual material”)
November – January 12 (NR; content unclear)
Paddington 2 – January 12 (PG)
Vazante – January 12 (Rating and Content Unclear)
Mary and the Witch’s Flower – January 18
The Competition – January 26 (Rating and Content Unclear)
The Maze Runner: Death Cure – January 26 (PG-13)
The 15:17 to Paris – February 9 (PG-13)
The Black Panther – February 16 (PG-13)
Annihilation – February 23 (Not rated yet; content unclear)
7 Days in Entebbe – March 9 (PG-13)
Tomb Raider – March 16 (PG-13)
What they Had – March 16 (Not rated yet; content unclear)
Pacific Rim: Uprising – March 23 (PG-13)
Sherlock Gnomes – March 23 (PG)
Which of these are you anticipating? Are there any we don’t feature you’re curious to see? Sound off in the comments below – I’d love to know what you’re planning to see on the big screen.