New movies at the cinema in Singapore for 2018

Dinosaurs, aliens, fairytales and superheroes: they're all set to hit the silver screen during 2018!

Sitting in relative peace and quiet with a big bucket of popcorn on a trip to the movies is one of our favourite easy activities to do with the kids (it’s also a great way to sneak in a mum time-out power nap…). So when the rain is pouring and you’re looking for wet day winners, or you just want a rest in the air con for a few hours, you’re going to need this list of all the new movies at the cinema scheduled for release in Singapore this year. Mary Poppins 2, people!

The Maze Runner books have long been a hit with the tween and teen set, and the third movie – The Maze Runner: The Death Cure – sees young hero, Thomas, on a mission to find a cure for the deadly disease known as flare.
Release date: 25 January 2018

Early Man has a definite Wallace and Gromit vibe to it

Tom Hiddleston voices Dug who, along with his sidekick Hognob, unite against their Bronze Age enemy, Lord Nooth, in fun, animated flick, Early Man. If you love the Wallace and Gromit films then this one is a sure-hit: it’s produced by the same team.
Release date: 15 February 2018

Here’s a big treat for sci-fi/superhero fans: Black Panther combines both in a Marvel story about a young African prince who returns to his homeland to take up the throne. Expect nifty powers, a couple of baddies and a C.I.A. plot thrown in for good measure.
Release date: 15 February 2018

Reese Witherspoon and Oprah Winfrey star in Disney’s action-packed family blockbuster, A Wrinkle in Time, which follows a kick-ass young lady who joins forces with three magical characters to dash across the universe on a rescue mission. Also: Chris Pine.
Release date: 8 March 2018

Peter Rabbit gets a makeover for 2018

Cuteness overload: we can’t want to see Peter Rabbit! We all know the classic (fluffy) tale of Peter and his escapades in the farmer’s garden, and this 2018 version gets a big Hollywood makeover in time for Easter.
Release date: 8 March 2018

As lifelong fans of all things Shakespeare, we loved the CGI world created in 2011 blockbuster, Gnomeo and Juliet. The adorable garden ornaments are back in Sherlock Gnomes, and have listed the help of a famous detective (voiced by Johnny Depp) to help solve a mystery in their ‘hood.
Release date: 15 March 2018

Angelina has been replaced as Lara Croft for Warner Bros’ re-telling of the Tomb Raider story. Count on lots of action, cool scenery and special effects. We suspect dads might like this one too…
Release date: 15 March 2018

Sadly there’s no Charlie Hunnam or Idris Elba in Pacific Rim Uprising, the sequel to the 2013 story of enormous monsters trying to take over the world. More creatures, more robots and more action can be expected when new threats to global safety arise.
Release date: 22 March 2018

Primatologist Davis (played by Dwayne Johnson) shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent gorilla, who has been in his care since birth in new movie, Rampage. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry turns George from gentle ape to raging monster (kinda like the kids after a sugar hit), and a global catastrophe needs to be stopped as a result. We have no doubt The Rock and his muscles can stop the angriest of gorillas, no prob.
Release date: 19 April 2018

Avengers: Infinity War is quite the A List when it comes to its cast. Tom Hiddleston, Chris Hemsworth and Chris Pratt are an eye-pleasing draw for mums who have to see another Avengers film under duress, while Scarlett Johansson and Zoe Saldana head up the fierce female roles. Fans of the series can expect earth to need saving (as usual) and plenty of alien villainy.
Release date: 26 April 2018

We can’t wait to see Solo: A Star Wars Story

We’re still not sure how we feel about the ‘answers’ to all the burning questions we had for Star Wars: The Last Jedi (don’t worry, no spoilers), so our high hopes for Solo: A Star Wars Story are somewhat diminished in light of our disappointment. BUT we’ll still be there on opening day for this prequel which covers Han Solo’s life before he got caught up with Princess Leia et al.
Release date: 24 May 2018

If you ask us, there can never be too many movies made for the Jurassic Park series, so we’re roaring with excitement at news that the next episode is scheduled for release this summer. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is set four years after the Jurassic World theme park came to a grisly end, and follows Owen (Chris Pratt: hurrah) when he uncovers a T-rex sized conspiracy that could lead to disaster for the world.
Release date: 7 June 2018

Can it really be 13 years since Jack-Jack, Violet and Dash first burst onto the silverscreen in the Incredibles? Apparently so! And now we have a sequel – woo hoo! Mr Incredible is left to care for Jack-Jack while Mrs Incredible does her working mum bit (saving the world) in Incredibles 2.
Release date: 14 June 2018

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation sails into cinemas in July

Everyone’s fave ghouls are back in Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, with more madcap moments and hair-raising story lines. Mavis surprises Drac with a family holiday on a luxury cruise liner, and a new romance springs up for an old vampire.
Release date: 12 July 2018

Mama Mia! Here We Go Again… my, my, we can’t wait for this one (we challenge you to read that without singing it). The sequel to Mama Mia! is hitting the screen, and follows Sophie, her pregnancy and the truth behind her parentage.
Release date: 19 July 2018

A villain’s maniacal plan for world domination sidetracks five teenage superheroes who dream of Hollywood stardom in Teen Titans Go! To The Movies.
Release date: 26 July 2018

One for tweens and teens (it has a rating PG13 and is pitched as having ‘some intense peril’), Alpha is a story of survival set 20,000 years ago during the last Ice Age. No. We weren’t alive then, kids.
Release date: 13 September 2018

Expect demands for a Smallfoot just as soon as the kids catch a glimpse of this cute fella

In a twist on the traditional legend of the abominable snowman, Smallfoot – a yeti  – sets out to discover if the elusive creatures, known as humans, really do exist. So much cuteness.
Release date: 4 October 2018

Are you a jungle VIP? If so you’re going to want a front row seat for Mowgli (also known as Jungle Book: Origin) in the second live action version of this timeless story. There’s not a whole lot of info on the storyline yet, but we have a feeling it’s going to be roar-some!
Release date: 18 October 2018

X-Men seems to keep going and going, so it’s no surprise to see another outing for the popular franchise. X-Men: Dark Phoenix centres on Jean Grey as she develops powers that corrupt her and turn her into a not-so-nice character. The X-Men will have to decide between their team member and the fate of the world…
Release date: 1 November 2018

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is another big Disney blockbuster for 2018 and we’re sure there’ll be plenty of magic and colour in this adorable tale involving a young girl, gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.
Release date: 2 November 2018

We’re pretty excited about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Newt Scamander is back in a new set of adventures for a movie us muggle-folk can’t wait to see.
Release date: 15 November 2018

Six years after the events of Wreck-It Ralph, Ralph and Vanellope (now there’s a name!) discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure in Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2.
Release date: 22 November 2018

Two animation biggies scheduled for the same day: Gigantic, a Walt Disney Animation Studio visual treat, is set in Spain during the 15th century and follows a teenager named Jack who discovers a world of giants hidden in the clouds. Not exactly a new storyline, but you can expect some Disney twists along the way.
Release date: 22 November 2018

The plot for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is being kept a guarded secret for now, but we’re sure this animated version will be webby good indeed.
Release date: 13 December 2018

Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins? What do we think about that?

Squeal: our favourite Nanny is back with her magical umbrella and spoonfuls of sugar! Mary Poppins Returns is one of the movie highlights of the year for us, and Emily Blunt has giant-Julie Andrews sized shoes to fill as Mary. We can’t wait to see how she deals with now-grown Jane and Michael Banks’ own offspring!
Release date: 27 December 2018

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