2018 is here and while we are in the midst of thawing out from the deep freeze, to help heat things up we curated the most guy worthy movies to see this year. Superhero’s and sci-fi rule the roost, but there also some cultural gems to be found. It looks like the silver screen will entertain, educate and inspire us red-blooded males in 2018.
Condorito: La Pelicula
The famous comic strip character from Latin America and his pals are animated in CGI for the first time, including the love of his life Yayita (Jessica Cediel), his romantic rival Pepe Cortisona (Cristian de la Fuente), and his nephew Chicky. Condorito (Omar Chaparro) is ready to propose to tie the knot with Yayita, but when his disapproving mother in law Tremebunda (Coco Legrand) is abducted by an alien king, Condorito and his nephew must embark an out of this world adventure to save “La Suegra”- as well as planet Earth!
Our Take: Pixar’s Coco has opened the door for a whole new genre of latino-animation. Plus, if you’re looking to be a kid again, but on the cultural tip, this one’s for you.
T’Challa, the prince of the African nation of Wakanda, better known as the Black Panther makes it to the silver screen. Having previously appeared in Captain America: Civil War, this time he’s leading the charge. The story revolves around the power struggle in Wakanda. T’Challa must watch the throne after his father’s murder, but he’s got some friends/foes that want it too (think current beef between Jay and Kanye). If the story or nostalgia don’t grab you the talent should. Directed by indie wonder Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station; Creed) with a star-studded cast in the form of Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, Lupita N’Yongo, Angela Basset this one looks like a gem.
Our Take: Great character, great cast, set to a Kendrick Lamar hip-hop vibe. A must see.