New movies in theaters 2018. Keep up with the hottest 2018 movies for you. These are the latest movies being screened. New movies for the new year of 2018 will surely be your favorite.
Top 3 new movies in theaters 2018
1. The Commuter
“The Commuter” (2018 release; 103 min.) brings the story of Michael McCauley. As the movie opens, we get to know Micheal as he goes about his daily routine of waking up at 6 am and getting ready to take the commuter train in Manhattan, where he works at an insurance company. Then one day, out of the blue, Michael is fired from his job, for no apparent reason and just as he needs the money to pay for his son’s expensive college. Afterwards he commiserates with a buddy (and that’s when we find out Michael used to be a NYC cop). On his commute train ride home, Michael gets approached by a mysterious woman who makes him an offer: identify the person who doesn’t belong on the train, and get $100,000 in return. She tells him there is a $25,000 upfront payment in the bathroom. When Michael goes to check there, he can’t believe it but yes, there’s the money. He decides to take it. It’s not long before strange things start to happen… At this point we’re less than 15 min. into the movie, but to tell you more of the plot would spoil your viewing experience, you’ll just have to see for yourself how it all plays out.
This is the new movies in theaters 2018. Couple of comments: this is, if I’m counting right, the 4th collaboration between Spanish director Jaume Collet-Serra and lead actor Liam Neeson, after “Unknown”, “Non Stop”, and “Run All Night”. (Collet-Serra also directed the excellent shark-drama “The Shallows”.) Just looking at these prior films, you know EXACTLY what you are signing up for if you decide to check out “The Commuter”. In fact, this movie could be called “Non Stop on Rails”. Just like that earlier movie playing out on the one air flight, much of “The Commuter” plays out on the one commuter train ride back to suburban NYC. If this sounds like like a negative, you might be wrong, as I was on the edge of my seat trying to figure out what the heck was going on (in the best possible way). One-time ‘serious’ actor Liam Neeson’s transformation into one of the best and most reliable action movie stars is absolutely remarkable. He brings a certain weight and charisma into these roles that not a lot of action movie stars have. Keep an eye out for an all-too-rare sighting of Elizabeth McGovern (as Neeson’swife). Sam Neil has a small role as the Police Captain. Vera Farmiga is her usual great in the small role of the mysterious woman. But in the end, this is of course the Liam Neeson show all the way.
2. Proud Mary
This is the new movies in theaters 2018. Surprisingly, the best thing about this movie was the genuine on-screen connection between Taraji P. Henson’s character Mary, and a young man named Danny (who’s portrayed by Jahi Di’Allo Winston). I know… the trailers don’t really give you much about this relationship… but it turns out to be an essential and rather uplifting part of this story. These two give us an effortless performance of a bond that seems so natural and authentic, that it led me to believe they formed one in real life. I often found myself smiling and laughing at the jabs they took at each other, and the way they sometimes jokingly tested each other. It was great to see this connection on film. Proud Mary was a little lighter on the action than I expected… and I would’ve liked to see more action earlier in the movie… By the time you really see what Mary can do… there had been NO previous indication that she was capable of such things. Yeah she has fancy drawers full of guns… and a closet full of wigs but none of that got much use.
But what’s important is that I still enjoyed the story that was being told. The story was simple… but brilliant actors brought it to life in a way that was entertaining to watch unfold. Jahi Winston is a phenomenal actor and very early on I knew I’d be rooting for him. Billy Brown and Danny Glover were great as well… I expected nothing less. And of course… Taraji brought her own swag to this role. Ultimately this was fun & entertaining and surprisingly had me in my feels much more than I expected from watching the trailers. I recommend this to anyone who’s up for a comedy, action, crime, drama lol… Seriously though… it had a little bit of everything!
3. Acts of Violence
This is the new movies in theaters 2018. This is one of those movies you watch when there’s nothing else to see. It’s been (over)done many times before. The acting was better than expected, even for Bruce Willis who’s been questionable in his past roles. The directing was the major issue here. This film lacked direction to the actors – it felt as if they were on their own in some scenes and in others the dialogue and action could have been better portrayed. Part of that was also the camera operator direction, again the directors job. The writing also had some plot issues and the editing could have been tighter. Never mind the lousy score throughout the film. 6.5/10 rounded up to a 7 for B-list actors doing a better than expected job.