The Best and Worst of 2018 in Film/TV, Literature, and Music

2018 was an amazing year; full of ups and downs, surprises, "told ya so's," "OH MY GOD's," "AWWW YISS's" and "What the he**'s?" After reading President Obama's "best of 2018" list, I decided that it would be fun to write out one of my own. DISCLAIMER: This list is based on films, music, and literature that I have watched, listened to, and read, so it is definitely opinion based! I'd love to hear your feedback! Do you agree or disagree? Let's get a conversation started y'all! Here's to 2018 and all that it brought us! Sending love and prayers for a wonderful 2019! God bless you all!


THE BEST AND WORST OF 2018 IN FILM/TV, LITERATURE, AND MUSIC:

BEST FILMS 

2018 was a year filled with absolutely STUNNING movies! These films create movements, showed raw emotional acting, cinematic prowess, stunning visuals, and just plain good directing. My personal top 5 are 1. Black Panther, 2. Ready Player One, 3. Avengers: Infinity War, 4. Sicario: Day of the Soledad, and 5. A Quiet Place. See my full list below!


Black Panther

Avengers Infinity War

Ready Player One

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Deadpool 2

Mission Impossible: Fallout

Equalizer 2

Sicario: Day of the Soledad

A Quiet Place

Foreigner

Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Birth of A Nation

Detroit


WORST FILMS

What can I say? These films were just...bad. Superfly...just...no. I don't have words to describe how bad this movie was. Venom could have been an AWESOME movie! However, for some reason, the director decided to pull a "Thor: Ragnarok" and make Venom a comedy. Stan Lee is writhing with frustration right now. We desperately need Christopher Nolan to redeem the Venom franchise. Sorry to Bother You...all I can say is "WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!?"


Venom

Superfly

Sorry to Bother You


STILL HAVE TO WATCH:

2018's almost over, but I'm definitely going to catch up and check out these films in the new year!


Creed II

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Hate U Give

Halloween

Red Sparrow

Crazy Rich Asians

Christopher Robin

First Man

BlacKKKlansman

Green Book

A Star Is Born

BEST SERIES:

Netflix? Hulu? Amazon Prime? Whatever. Just TV and chill...

Ozark (Netflix)Jack Ryan (Amazon Prime)Altered Carbon (Netflix)Game of Thrones (don't judge me, I'm a late bloomer...but it's AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!)



MUSIC

BEST SONGS:

“Smile (Living My Best Life)”-Snoop Dog and Lil Duval

“Lucid Dreams”- Juice WRLD

“Sicko Mode”-Travis Scott and Drake

“Don’t Matter To Me”-Drake and Michael Jackson

“In My Feelings”-Drake

“Ring”-Cardi B and Kehlani

“I Like It”-Cardi B

“Motorsport”-Migos, Cardi B, and Nicki Minaj

“God is a Woman”-Arianna Grande“Thank U, Next”-Arianna Grande

“Taste”-Tyga

"No Limit"-G-Eazy

"All The Stars"-Kendrick Lamar & SZA

"Rockstar"-Post Malone


WORST SONGS (but they’re so doggone catchy!)

“Mo Bamba”-Shek Wes

“Never Be The Same”-Camilla Cabello

"Jackie Chan"-Tiësto & Dzeko (feat. Preme & Post Malone)

"Leave Me Alone"-Flipp Dinero


BEST ALBUMS:

DAMN-Kendrick Lamar (PULITZER PRIZE WINNER!!!!;!! I still think that “To Pimp A Butterfly” Should have won over DAMN, but I’ll take what I can get!)

Invasion of Privacy-Cardi B

Scorpion-Drake

PTX: Top Pop, Vol I-Pentatonix

beerbongs & bentleys-Post Malone

Astroworld-Travis Scott

Culture II-Migos


BEST SOUNDTRACKS:

Black Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By-Kendrick Lamar

Black Panther (Original Score)-Ludwig Göransson

Avengers: Infinity War-Alan Silvestri

Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindewald-James Newton Howard


BREAKOUT ARTISTS OF 2018:

Khalid

Ella Mai

Juice WRLD

Halsey

SZA


BEST COMEBACK ARTISTS OF 2018:

Jennifer Lopez-"Dinero" (geat DJ Khaled & Cardi B)

Mariah Carey-"The Distance" (feat Ty Dolla $ign)

Michael Jackson-"Don't Matter To Me" (Drake & Michael Jackson)


LITERATURE

BEST BOOKS (that I’ve read in 2018, not necessarily published in 2018)


The Shining-Stephen King

Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America-Eugene Robinson

The Hate U Give-Angie THomas

Milk and Honey-Rupi Kaur

The Sun and Her Flowers-Rupi Kaur


BOOKS TO READ:

Becoming-Michelle Obama

IT-Stephen King


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