9 Movies To Lookout For And Run To The Theaters To See In 2018

9 Movies To Lookout For And Run To The Theaters To See In 2018

Keep your eye on these great films.

An average of 550 movies are released each year. They range from action and horror to romance and comedy and we love watching them. Nothing beats going to the movie theater eating that overly buttered popcorn and big coke and just enjoying the movie. Maybe you like to watch movies at home, getting cozy in your pajamas eating some microwave popcorn. Whichever venue you prefer, here are nine movies you should look out for in 2018.

1. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

The Jurassic series have had people's attention for years now. With each one getting better and better, so it's no shock we are excited about this next movie. This movie takes place four years after Jurassic World theme park was destroyed. Owen and Claire return to the island to save the dinosaurs from the soon erupting volcano.

Release Date: June 22nd

2. Solo: A Star Wars Story

The Star Wars series, another crowd favorite. This movie centers around Han Solo and his story. It shares his adventures with partner Chewbacca and their encounter with Lando Calrissian.

Release Date: May 25th

3. 12 Strong

This story picks up at the wake of 9/11. It follows Captain Mitch Nelson and his special forces team in Afghanistan. Their mission? Take down the Taliban and its al-Qaida allies.

Release Date: January 19th

4. Forever My Girl

Country music superstar Liam Page returns to his small hometown with not a big welcome. After leaving his high-school sweetheart at the altar eight years ago not even his dad is excited to see him. Liam soon learns he left a lot more than broken hearts and high school memories when he left his small Louisiana town.

Release Date: January 19th

5. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Sophie shares news that she is pregnant with Tanya and Rosie and though she is thrilled she fears being able to do it alone after her mother's death. The two share stories of Sophie's mother and how she made it on her own. Sophie begins to feel closer than she ever has to her mother as she goes through.

Release Date: July 20th

6. A Wrinkle In Time

Based on the novel, this movie follows Meg Murry as she travels to save her astrophysicist father as he is being held captive on a distant plant deep in the grip of the universe-spanning evil. Meg works with the help of her highly intelligent baby brother, her classmate, and three astral travelers to save him.

Release Date: March 9th

7. The Incredibles 2

The sequel we have been waiting for since 2004. The Incredibles are back with Elastigirl out fighting crime and Mr. Incredible home with the Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack. We finally learn Jack-Jack's superpowers as the Parr family along with Frozone battle a new villain with a sinister agenda.

Release Date: June 15th

8. Ocean's 8

Criminal runs in the Ocean family as Debbie Ocean and seven other female thieves try to pull off the heist of the century at the annual Met Gala. As an all-female spin-off of the previous Ocean's movies, it would only be logical to have a worthy target like a necklace worth over $150 million.

Release Date: June 8th

9. The Grinch

The Christmas classic is getting a makeover this year. The movie follows the story of the Grinch and how he plans to ruin Christmas for the residents of Whoville. Now remade from Illumination Entertainment, also the people who brought you Despicable Me and Sing.

Release Date: November 9th

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To the guy that shot my brother...


To the guy that shot my brother,

On January 9, 2019 my families entire life changed with one phone call. The phone call that my little brother had been shot in the face, no other details. We didn't need any other details. The woman on the phone who called us in full panic told us where he was so we went, as soon as possible. I don't think it helped that not even 10 min prior I talked to Zach on the phone.. kind of irritated with him, and the ONE TIME I didn't say 'I love you' as we hung up. Could've been the last time we ever spoke.. I remember pulling up to the hospital thinking 'this can't be real' 'it's not our Zach' 'this is just a dream Sarah, WAKE UP' I'd close my eyes really tight just to open them, I was still in the hospital emergency parking lot. I could still hear the ambulance sirens coming. It was all real.

The day our life's changed was definitely a test of faith. A test of how strong we were, as a family. I sat in that waiting room ready to see the damage that has been done to my sweet baby brother. Because at that point we had no idea how lucky he got. That glimpse of seeing Zach will haunt me forever. How helpless I felt in that exact moment frequently wakes me up from these horrific dreams I've been having ever since that day. That is a moment burned into my me and families brain forever.

You always hear about these things in the movies or on the news, a house being shot up, someone shooting another innocent person, not to care if they died on your watch. But we found ourselves on the news.. We have been confined to the hospital since that day. Running on barely any sleep, taking shifts of sleep so we don't make ourselves sick taking care of Zach. Watching him suffer. Undergoing surgeries, to repair the damage you did.

Before I proceed let me tell you a little something about the man you shot.

Zachary Keith Wright. A blonde hair blue eyed boy. Who could potentially be the most annoying human on the planet (possibly coming from his sister). A man who loves his God first, loves his family second. Perfect by no means, but almost perfect to me. A 19 year old who was to graduate high school this month. After graduation he was prepping to leave for Marine boot camp in the summer.. being in the military has been Zach's dream since he could talk. Literally. Running around, playing war with underwear on our heads, and finger guns. Some would say we looked like natural born assassins.. growing up he has been a country boy. Let me tell ya country to the core. He loves this country like he loves his family. He believes in helping people, taking charge in what's right, and never leaving a brother behind. He's lived by that his whole life. Until now....

The day you shot him. The day not only did you change my brothers life, you changed his families life too. The day you almost ripped my brother out of this world... for what? A misunderstanding? Because you've let something take ahold of your life that you can't let go you're willing to kill someone innocent over? Luckily for him, his guardian angels were protecting him in your time of cowardice. There were 3 times that day he should've died, the time you shot him, the time you tried to shoot him again as he stared you directly in the face, (even tho he couldn't talk I know you could read his eyes, and he still intimidated you. That's why you tried to pull the trigger again) and the time he was running out of the house. But he lived. A man who was shot in the face, didn't lay there helpless, didn't scream in agony. That MAN walked to the neighbors to get help. Why? Because he's a MAN, and because he's on this earth for a reason.

It's gonna sound a little strange not only to you, but the audience who is reading this. I must say thank you. Even in this situation, this was the best outcome we could get. He gets to live. He will make a full recovery. He will graduate. And he will go off into the Marines. You united my family together. Closer than ever. Thank you. You tested our faith and brought us closer to our God. Thank you. Because of your moment of weakness, you showed us what prayer could do. Heal anything. Thank you. This was a bump in the road, and a helluva way to kick off our year of 2019. But here we are.. all laying in the hospital. I'm looking around as mom is sleeping in her recliner chair exhasted but still here, Zach his awake playing his xbox all hooked up to machines, fighting to heal and get better. And of course I'm writing this letter to you.

See you in trial,

From the girl whose brother you shot.

'Fight the good fight' - 1 Tim 6:12 🤟🏼💙

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