Crystal Ball: Superheroes, Senators And Smugglers – 10 Movies You Need To See In 2018

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Run (don’t walk) to your nearest cinema when these movies come out

2018 is now well underway, and that means it’s time to start getting excited about this year’s slate of big screen releases.

With several major blockbusters – including the latest instalments in several of your favourite franchises – and star-studded dramas scheduled for the year ahead, there’s a lot to look forward to.

Here, I’ve pulled together a rundown of the 10 movies I think you can’t afford to miss in 2018 – along with a few honourable mentions you should definitely try to squeeze in, as well!

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Crystal Ball: Superheroes, Senators And Smugglers – 10 Movies You Need To See In 2018

Soapbox: Laughs, fights and Spider-Man – Five reasons why Captain America: Civil War rocks

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The blinking contests between Steve and Tony were the stuff of superhero legend

While Captain America: Civil War doesn’t open in North America until this Friday, fans living in the UK (like yours truly) and other overseas markets have already attended screenings of the film, and the message to our friends in the US is this: guys, you’re in for a treat.

Yes, the general consensus from fans and critics alike seems to be that not only does Civil War excel as a sequel to 2011’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it also serves as a more satisfying follow up to The Avengers than the mixed bag that was last year’s Age of Ultron.

Sure, it’s not without its flaws – it’s a little long at 147 minutes, and poor Daniel Brühl becomes the latest fine actor cast onto the rapidly growing pile of underwhelming Marvel big screen villains – but these are minor quibbles when compared with how much directors Anthony and Joe Russo nailed virtually every other aspect of the film.

With this in mind, join me now as I count down the top five reasons why Captain America: Civil War rocks as much (or more than) any other superhero film to date.

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Soapbox: Laughs, fights and Spider-Man – Five reasons why Captain America: Civil War rocks