It’s 2019! And guess what; there is so much stuff on the way for your eyes and ears and brains to process. Seriously, it’s crazy. Huge franchises are coming to an end, some are getting started, some are just continuing but with Halle Berry now.
There’s new stuff and follow-ups from massively successful debuts; frankly, it’s a bit overwhelming. One may not be able to see all the movies that will be released this year, but no matter what you do, make sure to see these movies and TV shows:
Game of Thrones, April 2019
Game of Thrones, a little-watched premium cable show about political infighting, returns for its final season this year. I’m sure HBO hopes it can finally attract an audience, as the network is pumping a lot of money and resources into its Sisyphean attempt to re-create the buzz of its previous hits like John from Cincinnati or AMC’s Low Winter Sun. Maybe the general public considers the TV series to be too nerdy and focusing so much on warring factions and mythical beasts. Fans should just be happy HBO stood behind the series this long and saw it through until the end.
Star Wars: Episode IX, December 20
It’s still about a year away, but it’s worth mentioning. We think this might be the final chapter, and I’m sure it will be promoted that way, even though this is the third time in the last 36 years we’ve all thought we were seeing the final chapter. So, it probably won’t be. The pre-movie hype of these post-George Lucas films, feels a little less fun and a little more forced.
Regardless, I can’t wait for the eventual final showdown between Kylo Ren and Rey. And I think it would be nice if Rey had a last name!
Avengers: Endgame, April 26
This is perhaps the most obvious movie of this list because everyone should want to know if Spider-Man comes back from Thanos’ snap! People care a lot about how depressed Captain America is, and it would be awkward if Ant-Man, the underdog, was the key to reversing all of that genocide, but for sure, the question of Peter Parker’s fate cranks the normally rabid level of Marvel-focused anticipation up to eleven, and all of a sudden, I don’t feel so great because waiting isn’t fun. Mr. Stark!