And the correct envelope please ...

And the correct envelope please ...

That’s a wrap, although not without an unprecedented bit of controversy when the wrong envelope was, well … if you don’t know by now. Then you probably don’t care. Let’s just say it was a moment that will live on in Oscar history for all the wrong reasons. To recap: Casey Affleck, despite some last minute scandals involving sexual harassment suits, held off Denzel Washington in the Best Actor category. The other big ones went as predicted, right up to “La La Land” being announced as Best Picture. So it was a huge surprise when “Moonlight” was announced the winner after the envelope mix-up was discovered. It was surprising, but in a great way, as the Barry Jenkins movie has enjoyed a lot of critical success.

Now it’s time to move and take a look what’s ahead for 2018 movies.

March 3, “Logan,” based on the X Men character Wolverine played by Hugh Jackman, lands. It also stars Patrick Stewart, reprising his role as Professor X. Is it just me or have the X Men movies gotten very dark and gloomy? And from the inspirational bestselling book “The Shack,” this movie version with Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer also arrives in theaters.

March 10 brings “Kong: Skull Island,” not that we need another movie about King Kong, but no one asked me. This one stars Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman and Brie Larson. A beast of a different kind arrives March 17 when Disney’s live action version of “Beauty and the Beast” premieres. Starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens of “Downtown Abbey” fame, this boasts a fantastic cast as the animated characters come to life in what should be a hit for all ages.

Just the title, “Boss Baby,” makes me laugh. Add Alec Baldwin’s voice to this animated feature about a baby on a mission to find out why there isn’t enough love for children, and it feels like a winner. The briefcase-carrying infant in a suit and tie is just so suited for Baldwin’s vocals. It opens March 31, as does “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” from the novel and starring Jessica Chastain in the World War II drama about the lifesaving owners of the Warsaw Zoo.

April 7, “Going in Style” arrives with stars Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin as some octogenarians who plot to rob a bank when their retirement pensions are plundered. Basically, a remake of the 1979 movie that starred George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasburg. If you want to know “The Fate of the Furious,” you only have to wait until April 14 for Vin Diesel and company to roar into town in their fast cars.

April 21, “Free Fire” blows into town with a quirky shootout among a bunch of gun runners and their clients. This has a Tarentino vibe to it and stars Brie Larson, Armie Hammer and Sharlto Copley.

May 5 brings the return of “Guardians of the Galaxy” in “Vol. 2.” The original cast, including Chris Pratt, are back for more adventures in space. Then on May 12, Charlie Hunnam of “Sons of Anarchy” fame comes to the screen as a young King Arthur in “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.” Directed by Guy Ritchie, this goes for realism over fairy tale. Blood will be spilled.

May 19 marks the date of the movie I’ve been waiting for: “Alien: Covenant” as Ridley Scott moves the story forward from “Prometheus.” Michael Fassbender returns with a new space ship full of doomed souls including Katherine Waterston and Danny McBride. Much has been made about the fact that Waterston bears a striking resemblance to a young Sigourney Weaver.

May closes out as “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” sails into theaters. Again, Johnny Depp stars as the rum-swilling Capt. Jack Sparrow, this time squaring off against Javier Bardem as Capt. Salazar. Please let this be the last one.

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Summer brings another season of superheroes when Spiderman returns and Wonder Woman makes her debut in her own film. Until then, may the wind be at your back and may you always open the right envelope.

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