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7 Upcoming Movies for 2018

Movie fans often turn to online games in the weeks and months between the new Hollywood releases. Summer is almost here and the movies that we've been hearing about for the past few months are due to be released, offering entertainment for viewers of all tastes and interests.

Some of the more intriguing upcoming releases include:

Fishbowl California

Michael McRae directs Fishbowl California, a movie that shows how hope and positivity can arise out of what seems to be a desperate situation. Rodney (Steve Oldson) hasn't held a job in quite a while. He find out that his girlfriend Tess is cheating on him and he leaves the house and wanders around in a distraught state of mind.

When his car dies he simply falls asleep right behind the wheel. The next morning the neighbor in front of whose house his car stalled (June, played by Katherine Cortez) wakes him up. June is a widow who is dealing with her own despair through alcohol.

June puts Rodney to work and the accidental meeting starts to change both of their lives for the better.

Fishbowl California is billed as a Comedy/Drama that also stars Katrina Bowden, Kate Flannery and Richard Riehle. The movie is still in production and no release date has been determined.

Life of the Party

Life of the Party is due to be released on May 11th. The feel-good film focuses on housewife Deanna whose life is turned upside down when her husband dumps her after years of marriage and household and childcare duties.

Deanna decides to reset her life and goes back to college where she finds herself in her daughter's classes. Her daughter, as can be expected, isn't thrilled but Deanna plunges straight into the campus experience, becoming increasingly outspoken  as she embraces fun, freedom and frat boys The new "Dee Rock" also finds herself as she completes her degree and sets out on an adventure of independence and self-reliance.

The hilarious Melissa McCarthy plays Deanna with strong supporting roles by Debby Ryan, Adria Ariona and Julie Bowden.

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story is a long-awaited Star Wars prequel that explores the backstory of Han Solo and his lovable sidekick Chewbacca. Ever since the first Star Wars film was released in 1977 viewers have wanted to know more about Han Solo, the beloved scoundrel who joined the forces of good to battle Darth Vader and the Dark Side.

Solo: a Star Wars Story is due in movie theatres on May 24th. Fans are eagerly awaiting answers to 40-year-old questions – how did Han meet Chewbacca and notorious gambler Lando Calrissian?

It's fitting that Disney Studios has taken this project on since the Disney brand of fantasy that combines with fun and suspense will most likely be the best vehicle to flesh out this story.

It's been allowed to slip that the studio has already signed Alden Ehrenreich, the young actor who is playing Han Solo, for two more Han Solo movies so audiences can start preparing themselves to see a lot more of the Han Solo saga.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Movie aficionados who enjoy sequels will have another opportunity to see the follow-up to a time-honored classic with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The Jurassic Park franchise is now under the capable direction of J.A. Bayona with new stars and old favorites returning to the Jurassic world of cloned dinosaurs.

The movie is due out on June 7 and follows Owen and Claire who return to Isla Nublar to save the dinosaurs from a once-dormant volcano that has become active. If the volcano spews, all life, including the remaining dinosaurs, will be extinguished and Owen and Claire want to prevent that from happening.

During the visit Owen searches for Blue, his beloved raptor from the original movie. In the process he discovers a conspiracy that has the potential to disrupt the natural order of the entire planet.

Ocean's 8

Another sequel that has the fans sitting on the edge of their seats is Ocean's 8, a continuation of the exploits of some of the most daring (and good-looking) thieves on the planet. The star-studded cast is sure to draw audiences in droves – the movie stars Cate Blanchett, Dakova Fanning, Olivia Munn, Matt Damon, Anne Hathaway, Sandra Bullock, Richard Armitage, Helena Bonham Carter, Sarah Paulson, Jamie King, Katie Holmes, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, James Corden and Kylie Jenner.

Once again, a group of beautiful people, led by Danny Ocean's estranged sister Debbie, attempt to pull off a heist at New York City's Met Gala.

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

If Adam Sandler and Mel Brooks are listed in a movie's credits, you know that it's going to be a wild ride. That's what you can expect from Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation in which the beloved characters of the Hotel Transylvania franchise come back to vacation together.

Genndy Tartakovsky directs this animated adventure in which the monster family takes a break from giving other travelers a vacation and sets out on their own travels in a luxury monster cruise ship.

Almost immediately Dracula meets Erica, the ship captain and Mavis tries to keep the 2 lovebirds apart. Erica's instincts turn out to be right-on because it turns out that Erica is actually a descendant of Abraham Van Helsing, ancient nemesis to all monsters – including Dracula.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

How could anything go wrong with a cast that includes Meryl Streep, Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Cher, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Christine Baranski, Andy Garcia and other A-listers.

This is another 2018 sequel but it's one that seems destined to deliver the kind of entertainment that viewers want. As daughter Sophie moves through her own pregnancy, Meryl Streep's character Donna – played as a young Donna by Lily James – reminisces about her own pregnancy with Sophie and her romances with the men that became a part of her life.

The movie is due out in July and includes all of the musical entertainment that audiences remember from Mamma Mia.