Hello, Spongey here.
It’s finally that time again. January is almost over and I’m only just now getting to talking about the previous year of film. Yeah, I wanted to postpone it a bit more to make sure I’ve seen what I want/need to. I was already pretty fine with what I’ve seen but I still wanted to get through some praised films that were on my radar…plus I was waiting for A Star is Born to hit Digital.
2018 has been another really good year for movies. I’d say 2017 was generally better when it comes to the movies I really liked but 2018 was just as solid in places. We had noble experiments and original ideas with some sequels/remakes that proved even those can have creative visions.
You didn’t have to look too hard, as major releases proved to be sold and I was more aware of the smaller movies due to getting into certain circles. That has its downsides but I’m glad I gave some more out of the box films a chance, as that lead to me seeing some really good movies.
And even the bad stuff was less bad, but we’ll get to that. Not everything was perfect but the stuff that was good was strong. I also still saw a ton with over 80 at the time of this writing, with some I still plan to check out as I’m writing this just in case.
When it comes movies I haven’t seen, it’s mostly stuff that isn’t on DVD yet that I didn’t feel like waiting for like The Favorite or If Beale Street can Talk, not to mention the sure to be classic Holmes and Watson. There’s some I didn’t quite get to that I didn’t feel I needed to see yet, like The Predator or Fallen Kingdom but I’ll get to them, I may even see one of those while I’m in the process of making this.
I’ve delayed this enough anyway, no reason to delay it further. I’m as sick of people going “I haven’t seen everything” as much as the next guy, but sometimes I just wanna get this out and at least I went more out of my way than most people might.
I don’t see this changing quite as much in the future as some of my other lists, minus some of those awards season movies. So yeah, a lot to get through so let’s see which movies shined the brightest and stunk up the room the most. In my opinion anyway, my tastes aren’t always the same as most people.
Or they are cuz I’m a normie. Without further ado….
This, is The Best and Worst Films of 2018
(Or Favorite/Least Favorite to be more exact)
TOP 5 WORST/LEAST FAVORITE:
The bad stuff this year honestly was wasn’t as bad as usual. It was mostly full of movies that were fairly bad but had some aspects that made them better than they might usually be.
Even my number 1 (Show Dogs), isn’t quite the same level as Jack & Jill or even Madea Halloween 2. Well, not counting a certain direct to video movie(ish) movie we’ll cover someday which is….something, and from a director we’ve had a bad encounter with before.
I’m generally not super passionate about the weakest movies of the year, so these sections will be mostly short because that’s how little I care. That and I’d like to focus more on the good stuff as there’s way more to go through there.
So let’s quickly get through the less than stellar films, aside from Show Dogs since I reviewed that one already.
5. Game Over, Man (dir. Kyle Newacheck) (Yes, I’m doing this for all of them this time, mostly to credit the good ones but I wanna be equal so..)
Netflix has had an interesting year. They got better in some ways with stronger content but they also had even more controversies and quite a few stinkers. They’re taking great strides to let certain creator’s works get seen by more people.
That means for every Ballad of Buster Scruggs, you might get something like this. That’s bound to happen and I won’t bash them for this one, I just really didn’t like it. This is brought to us a lot of the same people from Workaholics, a shown I’ve only seen bits of.
Their talents are wasted here. It’s a comedy take on Die Hard which sounds fun but like a lot of bad comedies, it amounts to being about a bunch of assholes spewing crude things for the sake of it.
The group as a good back and forth early on (kind of gave me a Sunny vibe) but it does not take long for that to just turn into crude jokes about jizzing on condoms or whatever. I’m no prude by any means, but at a certain point this movie just has gross or violent things happen for no reason.
There’s a scene where one of the goons stabs someone in the dick after they are being gross, which is cool until they show us the dick. Was that really needed?
On top of that, one of the characters is a generally rude asshole that we’re supposed to feel sorry for when the others call him out for it. And they just sort of make up with no one really learning anything. It hits those cliches I’ve gone on about before.
If I personally found it funnier or the characters were more enjoyable, I may have let these things slide but alas, barely any of this was funny or enjoyable. I kind of liked some of the side characters like these two goons or this woman who works for the hotel, but they either do nothing or get tossed aside too early on.
It’s one of those movies I just got more sick of as it went on, and yet it has the balls to end on a sequel hook. If that happens, I hope the comedy and writing are at least a bit stronger.
The direction is better than most of the movies on this list, which kept it from being a bit lower. But despite that and the people behind it, this is a stinker that just makes me want to say Game Over..Man.
And speaking of Netflix…
4. The Kissing Booth (dir. Vince Marcello)
My memory of this one isn’t the strongest, which is odd since the story is tighter than the more aimless entries on this list. That shows you how big the impact of this one is.
It does a lot of things bad teen movies do, including the style trying too hard to be in your face and tap into what they’re into these days. The first act is really bad because of just how crappy the pacing is, not allowing you any time to soak anything in.
The only other thing I remember is that the love interest borders on abusive with an angry problem, so of course that’s who Joey King ends up with. This isn’t like 50 Shades or Old Fashioned we’re talking about, but it borders on that and I didn’t like that.
Joey King is likable enough but man does she need a better agent as she deserves to be in a movie that will use her well, as er horror movies were bad and this is even worse. Although at least Wish Upon was funny and Slender Man was….less annoying, I guess.
The fact that I can’t remember anything else about this one kind of tells you everything. A crappy teen movie with unlikable characters that mostly a disservice to its audience.
Netflix has found success with its romcoms (including this one) but there are better options on there than this. I hope so anyway.
3. Life of the Party (dir. Ben Falcone)
I put The Boss in my Dishonorable Mentions for the worst films of 2016. I think this movie is much better than The Boss (sorry, Brad) but this ended up on the actual list. That tells you everything about how bad the bad movies in those years are.
This is a movie where the nature of it bugs me more than anything. Melissa McCarthy’s character is at least somewhat likable, and some of the supporting characters can add some amusement. And yeah, that includes Debby Ryan as the Alpha Bitch.
I swear it’s like I wished for her to get more exposure this year on a monkey’s paw.
But while it is better The Boss due to being a bit less unlikable, it’s still petty poor. This movie relies a lot of improve, which is fine but a lot of bad comedies seem to think that’s a replacement for actual comedy/story.
Thus, there’s barely a story here as everything feels aimless. There’s no sense of where this story will go or end, besides just her finishing college.
It avoids certain cliches but doesn’t replace them with anything either, like how they don’t focus on her daughter being embarrassed so when they try to go into it near the end of act 2, they just brush by it so nothing feels like it matters.
It doesn’t offend me as much as some other comedies, but it annoyed me with how it failed to take advantage of its cast. It’s aimless and just not funny for most of it.
I think Melissa McCarthy can be likable and enjoyable,, and even here there’s some of that. But sometimes she just picks this scripts that let her just coast and don’t offer much. I haven’t seen Tammy, but between this and The Boss, her husband needs to step up his game.
Maybe his next one will be good, it has a chance. Even with the presence of Jams Corden. This however was just, weak.
2. Woody Woodpecker (dir. Alex Zamm)
Here’s one you’ve heard about. For a random Brazilian cash in on a popular cartoon character that was direct to DVD over here, it has plenty of hate and people like IHE have gone into it.
Hence why this will be super quick. It’s everything we complain about with these kind of movies, and the only real highlight is them getting a real voice actor (Eric Bauza) to do a decent Woody impressions. And I guess it’s no Alvin 3 or whatever.
Woody is annoying rather than funny, the live actions aren’t that great and nothing here is especially interesting or fun. Plus the direction is poor at times. Really, what else should I say? It’s a bit better than some but it’s especially dull and many years too late.
The only really good part is the random Woody cartoon they shove after the credit. The cartoon itself isn’t one of the greats but it’s amusing which is more than I can say for the actual movie.
Just watch IHE or Pan’s review for more details on why this sucks, there’s not much to it. It’s just pointless and dumb, not being the worst but not being anything good either. Meh.
10.Night School (dir. Malcolm D. Lee): A way too long unfunny comedy with wasted talent, yawn.
9. Fifty Shades Freed (dir. James Foley): It’s the best of the trilogy as it has some “funny” moments but it’s still bad for the all the same reasons, next./
8. Status Update (dir. Scott Speer): An incredibly uncreative wish-fulfillment story with an added social media spin that is of course weak with uninteresting characters. Might be worth a full review someday.
7. Little Italy (dir. Donald Petrie): Another aimless comedy with a charming Emma Roberts and annoying Italian stereotypes.
6. The 15:17 to Paris (dir. Clint Eastwood): A short real event is made into a full movie where the events before than don’t really add anything and cast the real life people even though their performances end up being quite bad. Add in a random ADHD thing at the start and you’ve got a waste of Clint’s talents. Hopefully those pecans are better.
And my least favorite film of 2018, besides Show Dogs, is…
- Father of the Year (dir. Tyler Spindel)
Adam Sandler’s Netflix movies have been improving a tad with The Week Of being merely meh. Thus, Happy Madison decided to make up for it by having a Non-Sandler Netflix movie that is just…quite bad.
I noticed a lot of the bad comedies this year (like Uncle Drew and Action Point) were aimless. They didn’t seem to know what to do with most of the runtime and it made them especially dull to watch. Life of the Party was way but this is the worst case of it.
The plot is that Matt Shively and Joey Bragg’s fathers get into a fight. And yet the movie focuses on basically everything else EXCEPT that fight. There’s so many scenes that don’t really connect to what the movie is supposed to be about.
Maybe some of this connects to some great purpose but it was so lifeless a lot of the time that I didn’t care. The only real thread I remember is Joey Bragg’s romance with Bridgit Mendler. Yep, she’s in this and honestly she is the onlt reaosn it’s not worse than Show Dogs.
She’s really charming in this and it makes me wish she was in better movies because she could go places. This is the first thing she’s been in movie wise since that cut cameo in Muppets Most Waned and when she returns its in…this.
The rest of the actors are either wasted or not given much direction , and the comedy is mostly ramble humor that is more painful and dull than funny. There isn’t even a shock factor to the bad aspects of this like in some other Happy Maddison movies.
Aside from maybe the Extremely Discount Ready Player One antics near the end but aside from that, I remember so little from this. I’ll take it over the Bucky Larson’s of the world, but this still has nothing to remember.
It’s not one of the worst movies ever but it’s especially aimless and has nothing to remember. And it has nothing that good to make up for it, and wastes a charming Brdigit Mendler as well.
All this makes my least favorite film of 2018, and it’s only a few steps above Show Dogs in some ways, to be honest.
TOP 10 BEST/FAVORITE FILMS:
Now this one will be more fun. There was a lot that I really liked this year, so it was a bit harder to decide what goes where. But I’m pretty happy with this list and the general order, for now at least.
So let’s dive into the movies that made this year easier to through. (Links will be given to full reviews if they exist, at least for the main list since those sections will be shorter)
10. Mission Impossible: Fallout (dir. Christoper McQuarrie)
It’s impressive how much this franchise keeps topping itself. This has everything that makes this series fun with less of the flaws. The plot doesn’t exactly matter but it’s still a decent one with a god cast and Tom Cruise risking his life for our enjoyment.
The action is insane, and that theme is still one of the best ever. I’m not sure how the series can top itself further, but I’m curious to see how the recently announced next two entires try.
9.Before I Wake (dir. Mike Flannigan)
You likely haven’t heard of this one an I don’t blame you. This was shot in 2013, kept on a shelf, put in festivals in 2016, then finally dumped on Netflix in January 2018. It’s a shame as this was another strong. horror movie for the year.
Between Occlous, Ouija Origin of Evil and Gerald’s Game, Mike Flannigan is proving to be one of the next great horror directors. He knows how to make creepy stuff that also has good family drama.
I’m a sucker for that kind of thing in horror movies and this has that. It’s combination of creepy stuff and good drama is on the typical side compared to other movies but his direction still makes it really good for me.
I was unsure of its placement as I haven’t seen it since January and i remember it less than a certain other movie I saw that month. It doesn’t give me much to say. The reviews were mixed and I think it’s due to the ending.
I think it works but I can see how it can be corny for some. That does keep a bit low but otherwise this is another really good Mike Flanngaan movie. Don’t worry, I’ll remember more to say about the others.
8. Paddington 2 (dir. Paul King)
I wish I could aput movie this charming higher and maybe I’ll re-think this in the future but for now this is a good place for it. This is the definition of a feel good movie as well as a top notch sequel.
Paddington is such a likable character and his optimistic and cheerful attitude is very infectious. We further see how he has improves the lives of those around him and the entire thing is so delightful.
The direction is tight and a cut above most family films, and it has good humor that will please the whole family. Kids will enjoy the antics and silly moments while adults will appreciate the little touches and everyone will enjoy how nice it is.
It improves on the flaws of the first and creates a very charming followup that will make you happy, which a good movie like this should do.
7. Thunder Road (dir. Jim Cummings)
Not, not the Jim Cumings you’re thinking of. Yes, more than human exists with that full name, weird. While I am more open to watching some more indie movies, I don’t wanna go too crazy or I’ll keep finding new ones and these lists will never come out
I did check out some I heard especially good things about, and this one I pretty much had to watch after the director followed me on Twitter., I hadn’t even spoken about the movie but it was still nice.
Anyway, Jim stars as a cop who just lost his mother and also has to deal with taking care of his daughter. A movie with a guy taking care of his daughter isn’t anything new but the execution of this example is so strong.
Being a much smaller movie, there’s nothing too flashy and it’s pretty focused on just the main plot, so there’s not much in terms of extra subplots. That can make a tad dry and repetitive at times but the way everything plays out makes up for it.
Jim’s character is the main focus so he had to be great and he really is. He has troubles dealing with a lot of this, and he captures this really well He brings some light comedy that helps make him feel more real.
The opening scene is basically just a live action version of that one Bojack Hoeseman episode and it’s great for the same reasons as that episode.
The ending helps bring it all together and it there’s some really emotional moments that got me. Some minor aspects of the ending might be ideal for some but the reason it all makes up for it, at least to me.
Thunder Road is just a very human movie, and it ends up being a really compelling drama with solid bits of comedy in there. Tied together by a strong lead performance, and you have one of the best overlooked movies of this year.
6. A Quiet Place/Hereditary (dir. John Krasinski/Ari Aster)
Oh yeah, we got tie between two great horror movies. I couldn’t pick which one I like more so here we are.
Starting with A Quiet Place, if you’re going to complain about “plot holes”, I’d advise you to watch CinemaWins video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qvAAxeevbo ), specifically 13:19 as it addresses all of the ones people think exist/matter. That’s all I’m gonna say on that matter.
This movie has a strong set up and uses it for plenty of intense scenes. The direction is really good at making things intense, as making noise will alert these monsters. They also create a solid family dynamic, and it basically was made for me.
I really cared about these characters as John and Emily Blunt pull off great performances that make get into their dilemmas. The score can get a bit too sting heavy but otherwise it works well, alongside the great sound mixing.
And while the ending is cool, i was a bit abrupt and took me off guard at first. Those gripes aside, it has enough intense moments and strong directing to make up for the little issues.
Hereditary also has a family dynamic but it’s an A24 movie so it’s of course focuses more on the dramatic element of it, along side the solid creepy stuff I expect. It has some fairly messed up stuff that really works to make it scary and man did I not expect one as she captures her e of the kids from Naked Brothers Band to actually be a good actor.
Speaking of actors, I very much agree with the people who think Toni Collete was snubbed at the Oscars. She’s amazing in this as she captures her descent into madness really well. Everything in this movie works but she is what makes it as great as it is.
My only problem is the ending. It arguably ditches some of the themes it was building up and I see how that ruin it for some. However, it’s still a decent ending and works on its own, I just wish it connected to the rest a tad more like in something like The Babadook.
Otherwise, it’s great and another one others have gone into a fair bit. Which one is better? Eh. Hereditary is technically better written but AQP appeals to me a bit more even though it has more minor issues.
I’ll call it a draw, I think of both are great for similar and different reasons. Both do what they set it to do really well and you can an argument for either being better. As long as you don’t use one to bash the others who those who like the one you like less, of course.
Either way, both are strong horror movies from this year.
5. A Star is Born (dir. Bradley Cooper)
I remember people groaning at the idea of there being yet another version of this movie…and I hadn’t even heard of the other versions, so I didn’t have to be won over exactly.
This does come with a few asterisks, like how it does go through beats you might be familiar with just through other takes on this kind of story, or how perhaps more focus could have been given to Ally in some parts. But any issues like that it has, they manage to get over with just how well executed it is.
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga have excellent chemistry right off the bat and make their characters very enjoyable to watch. The best parts are when they directly interact, as we see them both sharing love scenes and going through some hardships.
The parts where they simply hit the expected beats are weaker and even the scrip sometimes yada yadas through it since we all know where this is going. Thankfully, the strong direction pulls through all that.
Bradley Cooper is another first time director who can stand toe to toe with the masters with how he uses lighting and makes a 2 hour movie feel shorter. Yes, I got through a 2 hour movie and don’t think it’s “too long”, it’s a miracle.
The 3rd act is the strongest as we see how Jack’s alcoholism affects him and those around him. Even if more focus could have been given to Ally, they show how she feels and the ending is really emotional.
It takes a story we’ve seen before and breathes new life into it with strong leads, great direction and some real emotion. And great music, Shallow has that Oscar in the bag, let’s be honest.
And if you’ve never seen any of the other screen versions, you’ll find even more to appreciate as this is a great introduction to the story, I can vouch for that. I’ll check out the other versions someday, but for now this one is great.
4. Blindspotting (dir. Carlos Lopez Estrada)
I had my share of pleasant surprises in 2018 and this is the biggest one. The subject matter made me unsure if it would be done well and boy was I wrong in being unsure.
It’s about this named Colin guy on parole who witnesses a police shooting that starts to haunt him, and his friendship with a guy named Miles becomes strained. This is one of many recent movies about race and I feel this is one of the better ones.
The focus on a certain character and event makes it simpler as it explores the themes that come about from this, most notably police brutality and white privilege. It does a great job of exploring these things in a thoughtful way.
The way things pay out did actually get me to think about the themes after I watched it, which doesn’t always happen. Especially with the ending where e confronts the cop, it’s really intense.
This movie is also surprisingly funny with the style and the interactions with the two friends. It combines interesting themes and style to create a really engaging experience. We also have an excellent performance by Daveed Diggs which was another big snub,.
My only pedantic problem is that can be aimless at times and forget about the main plot. But thankfully even those parts are enjoyable and everything else makes up for it.
If you’re one of the many people who skipped out on this one, give it a shot as it’s much more interesting than you might expect. Easily my favorite overlooked movie of the year.
3. Black Panther (dir. Ryan Coogler)
This is one that could go have gone either higher or lower than the previous one but my normie tastes made me put it higher for now. This is a great example of how the MCU can change it’s formula while still feeling like it’s part of the same universe.
Wakanda is a well crafted world with an interesting culture and a solid lead. There’s some actual themes here it explores, as well as a great villain that is actually a compelling character who is kind of right.
I’ll talk about the spoiler-y elements in the Phase 3 post but for now I can just say this avoids being a typical Marvel movie, even with the costumed hero and action scenes. The slow burn nature of it makes me like others more but it’s still one of the more genuinely strong MCU entries.
And thus earned that Best Picture nod, feel free to @ me.
2. Avengers: Infinty War (dir. Joe and Anthony Russo)
Once again I’l talk more about certain aspects in the phase 3 post, mostly how I feel about it post Endgame. But for now, here’s some quick words on it.
Before a certain other movie came along, this was such an easy number one for me. Sure, I would have liked to see more of certain people and the events of Endgame may have an effect on how I view the ending of this one but it otherwise does so much right.
It’s such a huge movie but still manages to flesh everything out as much as possible, with plenty of good interactions, and great action. Thanos manages to live up to the hype by being a great threat as well as being more complex than he appears, while still clearly being a villain.
And of course there’s the ending, which is still quite the gut punch. Maybe it’ll get undone, but I’ll wait and see before bitching. Plus, I hope there’s a nice middle ground between keeping the effects and just undoing everything.
Regardless of what happens, Infinity War is still epic with plenty to love. It sadly got dethroned but at least it’s still number 2. …That’s good in this case.
Because I feel like it, I’m extending this to 10 since there’s some I?= wanted to shout out I couldn’t fit into if it was only 5.
20. Searching (dir. Aneesh Chaganty): There’s a twist that arguably takes away from the point a little bit and feels like a CSI episode but otherwise this is a strong movie that uses the whole “desktop” angle really well with the editing and pacing add a lot to the story. Plus, John Cho is great.
19.Ralph Breaks the Internet/Isle of Dogs (dir. Rich Moore & Phil Johnston/Wes Anderson): Two really solid and creative animated films that had some flaws keeping them from being great but one proved to be a worthy sequel and the other was another well crafted tale from Wes Anderson.
18. Game Night (John Francis Daley & Jonathan M Goldstein): There’s some writing issues here and there but it’s still one of the most enjoyable studio comedies in years with a great cast and strong direction.
17. Love, Simon (Greg Berlanti): It gets off to a rocky start but it eventually becomes a sweet movie with likable characters.
16. First Man (dir. Damien Chazelle): This is not my kind of movie but leave ti to Damien to craft a strong story about Neil Armstrong that explores him well with his usual excellent direction, and surprisingly good pacing for a two hour movie, even if it can still be dry at times.
15. Tully (dir. Jason Reitman): I’ve been getting into this director lately and this is another really good movie for him with a great lead performance by Charlize Theron and surprising ending.
14. Eighth Grade (dir. Bo Burnham): Even I don’t quite relate to some of this as others do, A24 does it again with a well executed exploration of that awkward time with Elsie Fisher being extremely good…minus that Rick & Morty reference.
13. The Old Man & The Gun (dir. David Lowrey): The very definition of charming with a good style with both the thief and cop being likable, and Robert Redford giving a great performance.
12. Incredibles 2 (dir. Brad Bird): It doesn’t match the first one due to a reused plot at times and a weak villain but Brad Bird’s excellent direction and writing makes this still a really fun sequel.
11. Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (dir. Morgan Neville): I apologize to Fred Rogers for having to knock off the actual list but this is still a really good documentary that shows just how amazing Fred Rogers was.
And my favorite movie of 2018 is…
- Spider-Man; Into the Spider-Verse (dir. Peter Ramsey, Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsety & Rodney Rothman)
Okay, full disclosure: Over on Letterboxd I rate movies higher than 4 to indicate an “Amazing” movie, despite generally ditching the rating. I don’t show off the rating on here since the lie can be thin and I’d prefer to just put all ones higher than Very Good as Great. On LB I just allow myself to be more specific.
I say this to bring up that the in terms of release date, the latest movie I had given this rating was How to Train Your Dragon 2 in 2014. That was broken by this movie.
I knew I would really enjoy this movie but I wasn’t ready t love it as much as I do. And in the month and change since I saw it, I’ve grown to like it more even more as I find out about new details. I can only imagine how repeat viewings will go.
Pretty much everything about this movie appeals to me, from the innovative animation, to the characters, to the tons of details that really help flesh out the script. It’s easy to peg this as a movie people are only into for it being different, but it really does have a ton to offer beyond the visuals.
It has a few been done themes but it really breathes so much life into them and uses
Spider-Man’s legacy to its advantage. Even the parts I wish were fleshed out more worked well and can e used more in a sequel at least.
The movie’s whole vibe is really fun but the extra details make it a clear labor of love that has so much put into it. It’s been too long since I’ve seen any movie be as good as this one. It doesn’t diminish my enjoyment of other animated movies or superhero movies of course, it’s just nice to see something new that is this good.
Overall, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse does fresh things with familiar concepts and is a huge breath of fresh air due to the script and unique visual style. Even if it ends up getting milked too much, this first movie will always be special for what it does.
And that is why it is my favorite movie of 2018.
Well, those are finally my least favorite and favorite movies of 2018. Sorry it took a bit but at least it’s here now and I’m quite happy with it. Can’t wait to get to the movies I wasn’t able to see before this post.
2019 will be even slower than last year because money is a big issue but I’ll see what I can do. And as usual, we’ll end with my most anticipated movie for each of the upcoming months.
January: …A bit late but it was Glass. Wasn’t able to see so I hope I like when I get to it.
February: How to Train Your Dragon 3, also LEGo 2 and Alita Battle Angel.
March: Us, and Captain Marvel. And of course, A Madea Family Funeral.
April: Avengers Endgaeme, duh. Also, Missing Link and Pet Sematary.
May: John Wick 3, as well as Brightburn and Godzilla King of the Monsters.
June: Dark Phoenix, and maybe Men in Black International and Toy Story 4.
July: Far From Home, and possibly the new Tarentino one.
August: New Mutants, if it comes out this time.
September: It Chapter 2,
October; Addams Family/
November: Knives ut, and of course Sonic.
December: Star Wars Episode 9.
And that finally wraps it up for this one.