The Breakdown of the Best of 2018 So Far

We did it! We have hit the halfway point of 2018, while in the news and politics things are still a disaster, it has been a great year for movies. The big studios have actually offered up a pretty good slate and there has been some really fantastic genre fare. We want to celebrate the best of 2018 cinema, and as we've done most years on our mid-year show, we'll be handing out some awards like 'Best Scene', 'Most Delightful Surprise' and 'Best Underrated Movie.' From there, we will then reveal our Top 5 Movie of the Year So Far, and then we will look ahead with our 3 Most Anticipated Movies. We really love this annual episode and think it is important, because often by the end of the year many great movies from the first half get forgotten, so this is their chance to be acknowledged and praised one more time. Doing this show really reminded me what a great time it has been going to the movie theatres. We do want to apologize that we had some serious technical issues and hopefully, the sound quality isn't too irritating. But as always, we hope you love the show and please help us out by spreading the word to other movie fans.

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The Movie Breakdown Awards:

Favourite Scene: 
Paddington 2 (Paddington starting his morning) (CS)
Deep Blue Sea 2 (Eavesdropping shark) (SM)

Best Performance: 
Hereditary (Toni Collette)/Deadpool 2 (Ryan Reynolds) (CS)
The Death of Stalin (Jason Isaacs) (SM)

Delightful Surprise:
Game Night (CS)
Set It Up/ Steel Rain (SM)

Most Underrated Movie:
Red Sparrow (CS)
Early Man (SM)

Best Underseen Movie:
Sunday's Illness (CS)
The Endless (SM)

Worst Movie:
The Outsider (CS)
Game Over, Man (SM)

Top 5 Movies of 2018 So Far:

5. Black Panther
4. Love, Simon
3. Incredibles 2
2. Hereditary
1. A Quiet Place

5. The Death of Stalin
4. Love, Simon
3. Revenge
2. Black Panther
1. Paddington 2

Most Anticipated for Second Half of 2018:
3. The Girl in the Spider's Web
2. First Man
1. Widows

3. Halloween/Suspiria
2. Aguaman
1. The Predator

Summer Box Office Challenge:

Christopher's Picks:

 Solo: A Star Wars Story $84 420 489
2. Incredibles 2 $182 687 905
3. Mission Impossible: Fallout 
4. Ocean’s 8 $41 607 378
5. Equalizer 2 
6. Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again 
7. Crazy Rich Asians
8. The Meg
9.  The Spy Who Dumped Me 
10. Teen Titans Go to the Movies 
Total: $308 715 772

Scott's Picks:

1. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom $148 024 610
2. Deadpool 2 $125 507 153
3. Ant-Man and the Wasp 
4. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
5. Skyscraper
6. First Purge 
7. Disney’s Christopher Robin 
8. Uncle Drew $15 242 781
9. Mile 22 
10. Life of the Party $17 886 075
Total: $306 924 991