Let us every one hope and pray for an amazing and prosperous New Year!
I know that I almost never blog anymore, and I’m sorry. I’m usually well behind deadline, and also . . . does anyone READ blogs anymore? But I thought I might as well blog this month, as I hate breaking with tradition, and you know what happens in January! That’s right, dear readers, it’s time for the Best Movies of 2018 list!
Now, as those of you who have been reading Ye Blogge since the dawn of Ye Internette Age know, usually my Best of lists started with movies and then moved on to books. BUT. As many of you also know, I now do a newsletter called Jessica Recommends! And Jessica Recommends is where you will find the Best of the Books lists! That newsletter will go out on January 9th (this very Wednesday, that is to say), and will contain all my favorite books of the year. For those of you who don’t know about the newsletter, it’s easy to sign up, it’s free, and this year my only resolution is to make it a monthly newsletter, instead of a sort of every other month newsletter. Exciting, yes? YES.
But before we get to the movie list, and for those of you who are not sure you want to commit to a newsletter, a little general information:
-The Queen’s Secret, my next book (sequel to The Rose Legacy) will be out in May.
-I will go on tour for the book in May, dates/places not yet confirmed.
-I will be updating the Events page shortly with some things like Life, the Universe, and Everything and the Gaithersburg Book Festival that are confirmed.
And for now, the movies! My family watches a LOT of movies. We are, in fact, far more likely to turn on a movie in the evening than any TV show. That said, we truly enjoy the new DuckTales and the Great British Baking Show. This year I also discovered the joys of Jane the Virgin, sobbed my way through the saddest season of The Last Kingdom yet, rewatched all of The Expanse in order to stay caught up, and have just discovered Superstore, which has me CRYING with laughter!
And now, for real, the movies!
For the Whole Family:
Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse
Mary Poppins Returns
Isle of Dogs
Ralph Breaks the Internet
The House With a Clock In Its Walls
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
Adult Sci Fi and Fantasy:
The Crimes of Grindelwald
A Quiet Place
Avengers: Infinity War
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Crazy Rich Asians
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
Mission Impossible: Fallout
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
New To Me:
Nanny McPhee Returns
Mary and the Witch’s Flower
Goodbye, Christopher Robin
The Darkest Hour
Zero Dark Thirty
Happy Death Day
Cirque du Freak
And, as always, remember that some of these movies are strictly for adults, and I am not in any way advocating showing a child something like Mudbound. (PS- Mudbound is based on the book, which is also wonderful, but hard to read.)
Have a fabulous January!