2020 Films To Look Forward To…

As we enter the new year, it’s always good to check the films that already have some buzz surrounding them. Here’s a list of the films being released in 2020 that will definitely spark the media wires in the near future.

January 10th
1917
Just Mercy
Underwater
Like A Boss 

January 17th
Bad Boys For Life 

Dolittle 

January 24th
The Gentlemen 

January 31st
The Rhythm Section 


February 7th
Birds of Prey: The Emancipation of Harley Quinn 

February 14th
The Photograph 
Portrait of a Lady on Fire 
Sonic the Hedgehog 


March 6th
Onward 
The Way Back 

March 20th
A Quiet Place: Part 2

March 27th
Mulan


April 3rd 
The New Mutants 
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway 

April 10th
No Time To Die 

April 17th 
Trolls World Tour 
Antlers (limited)
Promising Young Woman (limited) 

April 24th 
Antebellum 


May 1st 
Black Widow 

May 8th
Legally Blonde 3 

May 15th
Scoob! 
The Woman in the Window 

May 22nd
Fast & Furious 9 
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run 

May 29th
Artemis Fowl 



June 5th

Wonder Woman 1984 

June 19th 
Soul

June 26th 
In the Heights
Top Gun: Maverick


July 3rd
Free Guy 

July 10th 
Ghostbusters: Afterlife 

July 17th 
Tenet 

July 24th 
Jungle Cruise 

July 31st
Morbius 


August 21st
Bill & Tedd Face the Music 

August 28th 
The Hitman’s Wife Bodyguard 


September 11th
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It 

September 18th 
The King’s Man 

September 25th
Last Night in Soho


 

October 2nd
Venom 2

October 9th 
Death on the Nile 
Respect 

October 16th 
Halloween Kills 


November 6th 
Eternals 

November 13th
Deep Water 
Red Notice 

November 20th
Godzilla vs Kong
Happiest Season 


December 18th 
Coming 2 America 
Dune 
West Side Story 

December 23rd
Tom and Jerry 


 

These dates are subject to change and there will possibly be new films added to the list. We have a great roster this upcoming year, so keep it locked on my twitter for more updates!

Doctor Sleep Review (Pre-Screening)

Mike Flanagan takes the same ambience that made The Haunting of Hill House a sensation and combined it with paying homage to Stanley Kurbrick.

Doctor Sleep is a mixed bag but that’s because Flanagan attempted to combine two styles into one film and that’s where the storytelling became interesting. It’s incredibly difficult to adapt a Stephen King novel AND make a sequel to one of the most critically acclaimed thrillers.

Flanagan KNOWS how to tell a story. The visuals that accompanied this bleak tale about death and the afterlife was definitely thought provoking but the editing made it challenging to feel for the characters.

I understood what Flanagan was trying to do in the first half of the film, by showing 3 different journey’s and having them link together in the middle. It was very choppy but then the radio connection between, Rose, Abra and Dan somehow made the story flow. Young Abra Stone was a powerhouse and Kyliegh Curran did a wonderful job! Her chemistry with Ewan McGregor was so heartfelt and natural. The standout was Rebecca Ferguson as Rose the Hat, her voice and physicality matched with her so well and made me want her as another villain.

The final act was where Flanagan made his mark. He was able to bring The Overlook back to the life in a very nuanced way. The placement of certain aspects from The Shining were utilized correctly and the payoff was strong. Flanagan used the score, characters and camera movements at the right moments in order to bring the audience back into Kubrick’s nightmare.

As a sequel and paying homage to Kubrick, Flanagan did a fantastic job.