Your Primer to the 7 Most Anticipated Films of 2019

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With its exceptional lineup of movie releases, 2019 is set to be a banner year for the entertainment world. From the awe-inspiring Captain Marvel action flick to the horror satire Bad Hair, you'll have a tremendous number of movie options to consider throughout the coming year. 

If you follow the Indie scene and the Sundance Film Festival, here's the 21 Must-See Films at This Year's Festival, from 'Honey Boy' to 'Velvet Buzzsaw.'

Explore your options below and start planning your moviegoing schedule to avoid missing any of your most anticipated films of 2019.  

Captain Marvel  

With the gorgeous Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, this superhero film promises to take fans on a wild ride. In the story, when two alien cultures collide in conflict on Earth, Carol Danvers becomes Captain Marvel to help save the Earth from the resulting mayhem. Danvers explores her past and identity throughout the conflict, giving fans an opportunity to learn the backstory of this iconic character.

 

Star Wars: Episode IX

With Star Wars: Episode IX, the sequel trilogy comes to an end, putting the series at nine full installments in total. Set in the year following The Last Jedi, this film follows the story of Rey and Kylo as they explore their connections to each other and places in the universe. Fan favorites Finn and Poe will both play roles in the storyline, but official plot details are few and far between for now.

 

Little Women

With more than a dozen theater, film and TV adaptations made since Little Women was written by Louisa May Alcott in 1868, it becomes clear that there are endless ways to tell this story. In Greta Gerwig’s newest rendition, the four March sisters’ adult lives will take center stage, and Meryl Streep will reportedly play a leading role as Aunt March, who takes one of the girls to Europe.

 

Lego Movie 2

The full cast returns for The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part to defeat the Duplo invaders who are trying to destroy the Lego Universe and everyone in it. When his friends are kidnapped by the evil General Sweet Mayhem, Emmet must utilize his master builder skills to save them and the Legoverse. New friends, such as Rex Dangervest, join the team and cause crazy hijinks to occur throughout this fun film.

 

Frozen 2 

Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff and Hans come together in Frozen 2 to learn the truth of the kingdom. Though plot details are scarce, there will be seven new songs to sing and enjoy long after the release of this film. Both Elsa and Anna will reportedly sport new hair and clothing styles as they go on their adventures together.

 

Toy Story 4

Our favorite childhood story is far from over. You can watch Woody, Andy and Buzz Lightyear in theaters on June 21, 2019. Be prepared for 'a moment in history' as stated by Tom Hanks, as this incredible series has the final ending. 

 

Glass

The truth of heroes and villains is revealed in Glass in this twisty world-building display from M. Night Shyamalan. From "Unbreakable," Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known by his pseudonym Mr. Glass from "Split" in this comic-book thriller.

 

Where to Catch Showings of Independent Films in Houston 

The most anticipated mainstream films of 2019 will likely show up at all the major movie theaters in your area on or soon after their release date. To find showings of independent films in Houston, Texas, however, you might have to look a bit closer at your theater offerings. You can catch most popular indie flicks and other lesser-known titles at the River Oaks Theater, Rice Cinema and 14 Pews without leaving the cityscape. You can also watch newly released independent films at well-organized film festivals near you. Each month, there are more than a half dozen of these festivals across the Houston region.   

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