Lots of great movies have been released this year 2019. From major movie studios we have received great content with the likes of Disney studios remaking old classics like Aladdin, Lion King, Dumbo and Lady and the tramp. These movies have adopted a new animation format known as live action format.

The purpose of this piece is to give an insight on the top 10 most popular films been released right now.

  1. ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

STORYLINE:

 Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age. (Google)

MAIN CASTS: Quentin Tarantino, Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, Leonardo Dicaprio, Dakota Fanning. It was directed by Quentin Tarantino and has a gross box office sales of $81 million.

Ratings:

IMDB: 4 Stars

Rottentomatoes: 4 stars

2.SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK

STORYLINE:

The shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large in the small town of Mill Valley for generations. It’s in a mansion that young Sarah Bellows turns her tortured life and horrible secrets into a series of scary stories. These terrifying tales soon have a way of becoming all too real for a group of unsuspecting teens who stumble upon Sarah’s spooky home. (Google)

MAIN CAST

Zoe Margeret Colletti, Austin Abrams, Natalie Ganzhorn, Gabriel Rush, Michael Garza. It was directed by  André Øvredal. It has amounted up to $28million in box office sales.

Ratings

IMDB: 3stars

Rottentomatoes: 4stars

3.FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS : HOBBS & SHAW

STORYLINE:

Ever since hulking lawman Hobbs (Johnson), a loyal agent of America’s Diplomatic Security Service, and lawless outcast Shaw (Statham), a former British military elite operative, first faced off in 2015’s Furious 7, the duo have swapped smack talk and body blows as they’ve tried to take each other down. But when cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton (Idris Elba) gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever — and bests a brilliant and fearless rogue MI6 agent (The Crown’s Vanessa Kirby), who just happens to be Shaw’s sister — these two sworn enemies will have to partner up to bring down the only guy who might be badder than themselves. (Google)

MAIN CAST:

Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Joe Anoa’I, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby. It was directed by David Leitch. It has a box office sale of $243 million.

Ratings

Imdb : 3.5 stars

Rottentomatoes: 3.5 stars

4.LITTLE WOMEN

STORYLINE:

Four teenaged sisters and their mother, Marmee, live in a new neighborhood (loosely based on Concord) in Massachusetts in genteel poverty. Having lost all his money, their father is acting as a pastor, miles from home, involved in the American Civil War. The women face their first Christmas without him.

Meg and Jo March, the elder two, have to work in order to support the family: Meg teaches a nearby family of four children; Jo assists her aged great-aunt March, a wealthy widow living in a mansion, Plumfield. Beth, too timid for school, is content to stay at home and help with housework; Amy is still at school. Meg is beautiful and traditional, Jo is a tomboy who writes; Beth is a peacemaker and a pianist; Amy is an artist who longs for elegance and fine society.

Jo is impulsive and quick to anger. One of her challenges is trying to control her anger, a challenge that her mother experiences. She advises Jo to speak with forethought before leaving to travel to Washington, where her husband has pneumonia.

Their neighbour, Mr. Laurence, who is charmed by Beth, gives her a piano. Beth contracts scarlet fever after spending time with a poor family where three children die. Jo tends Beth in her illness. Beth recovers, but never fully. As a precaution, Amy is sent to live with Aunt March, replacing Jo, while Beth was ill and still infectious.

Jo has success earning money with her writing. Meg spends two weeks with friends, where there are parties for the girls to dance with boys and improve social skills. Theodore “Laurie” Laurence, Mr. Laurence’s grandson, is invited to one of the dances, as her friends incorrectly think Meg is in love with him. Meg is more interested in John Brooke, Laurie’s young tutor. Brooke goes to Washington to help Mr. March. While with the March parents, Brooke confesses his love for Meg. They are pleased but consider Meg too young to be married. Brooke agrees to wait but enlists and serves a year or so in the war. After he is wounded, he returns to find work so he can buy a house ready for when he marries Meg. Laurie goes off to college. On Christmas Day, a year after the book’s opening, the girls’ father returns from the war. (Google)

MAIN CAST:

Emma Watson, Timothee Calamat, Soairse Ronan, Meryl Streep, Florence Pugh. It was directed by Greta Gerwig. The movie is scheduled to be released in December 2019.

5.AVENGERS ENDGAME

STORYLINE:

Adrift in space with no food or water, Tony Stark sends a message to Pepper Potts as his oxygen supply starts to dwindle. Meanwhile, the remaining Avengers — Thor, Black Widow, Captain America and Bruce Banner — must figure out a way to bring back their vanquished allies for an epic showdown with Thanos — the evil demigod who decimated the planet and the universe. (google)

Main casts :

Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jnr, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans. It was directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. It has amounted a gross office sales of $2.8 Billion.

Ratings:

Imdb: 4.5 stars

6.THE LION KING

STORYLINE:

Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother — and former heir to the throne — has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is soon ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. Now, with help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba must figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. (Google)

Main cast:

Beyonce Knowles, Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Billy Eichner. It was directed by Jon Favreau, It has amounted up to $1.35 billion.

Ratings

IMDB: 2.5stars

Rottentomatoes: 3.5 stars

7.LAST CHRISTMAS

STORYLINE

Kate (Emilia Clarke) harumphs around London, a bundle of bad decisions accompanied by the jangle of bells on her shoes, another irritating consequence from her job as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop. Tom (Henry Golding) seems too good to be true when he walks into her life and starts to see through so many of Kate’s barriers. As London transforms into the most wonderful time of the year, nothing should work for these two. But sometimes, you gotta let the snow fall where it may, you gotta listen to your heart … and you gotta have faith. (Google)

Main Cast:

Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Emma Thompson, Rebecca Root, Michelle Yeoh. It was directed by Paul Feig. It will be released in November 2019

8.PARASITE

STORYLINE

Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan. (Google)

MAIN CAST

Cho Yeo-Jeong, Park so-Dam, Choi woo Shik, Kang Ho Song, Lee Sun Gyun. It was Bong Joon Ho. It has amounted $11 million.

Ratings

IMDB: 4.5 stars

9.GOOD BOYS

STORYLINE

Invited to his first kissing party, 12-year-old Max asks his best friends Lucas and Thor for some much-needed help on how to pucker up. When they hit a dead end, Max decides to use his father’s drone to spy on the teenage girls next door. When the boys lose the drone, they skip school and hatch a plan to retrieve it before Max’s dad can figure out what happened. (google)

Main cast

Keith Williams, Brady Noon, Molly Gordon, Lee eisenberg, Jacob Tremblay. It was directed by Gene Stupnitsky. It has a gross profit of $25 million.

Ratings

Imdb: 3.5 stars

Rottentomatoes: 4 stars

10.ALADDIN

STORYLINE

Aladdin is a lovable street urchin who meets Princess Jasmine, the beautiful daughter of the sultan of Agrabah. While visiting her exotic palace, Aladdin stumbles upon a magic oil lamp that unleashes a powerful, wisecracking, larger-than-life genie. As Aladdin and the genie start to become friends, they must soon embark on a dangerous mission to stop the evil sorcerer Jafar from overthrowing young Jasmine’s kingdom. (Google)

MAIN CAST

Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud, Nasim Pedrad, Marwan Kenzari. It was directed by Guy Ritchie. It has made sales of over $1 billion.

Ratings

IMDB: 3.5 stars

Rottentomatoes: 4stars

by Micheal Osuji

Photo Credit ; Den of Geek

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