2020 is bring some movies to watch out for like Underwater, Mulan and In the Heights.
Friday, January 3rd
The Grudge: A remake of the American remake of the Japanese horror favorite. Grudge focuses on a vengeful ghost with a long memory. Starring Andrea Riseborough, Betty Gilpin, John Cho, Demian Bichir and Lin Shaye. Directed by Nicolas Pesce.
Friday, January 10th
Like a Boss: comedy film directed by Miguel Arteta and written by Sam Pitman & Adam Cole-Kelly. The film stars Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Coolidge, Billy Porter, and Salma Hayek.
Underwater is science fiction horror film directed by William Eubank and written by Brian Duffield and Adam Cozad. The film is produced by Chernin Entertainment and stars Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassel, Jessica Henwick, John Gallagher Jr., Mamoudou Athie, and T.J. Miller
Friday, January 17th
Bad Boys for Life is a buddy cop action comedy film directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Will Smith and starring Smith and Martin Lawrence. The sequel to Bad Boys (1995) and Bad Boys II (2003) and the third and final installment in the Bad Boys trilogy, the film follows detectives Lowrey and Burnett reuniting once again when a Romanian mob boss exacts revenge on the duo just as they are about to officially retire.
Dolittle Directed by: Stephen Gaghan, starring Robert Downey Jr., Michael Sheen, Antonio Banderas, Tom Holland, Selena Gomez, Marion Cotillard, John Cena. This is a new Doctor Dolittle based more on the second book by author Hugh Lofting.
Friday, January 24th
The Gentlemen: Guy Ritchie returns with this British gangster tale about an American expat (Matthew McConaughey) with a weed empire in London whose imminent retirement from the business spawns a criminal free-for-all for his territory. Look for Hugh Grant playing against type.
Run is a suspense thriller film, directed by Aneesh Chaganty, from a screenplay by Chaganty and Sev Ohanian. It stars Sarah Paulson, Kiera Allen, and Luke Gross.
The Turning supernatural horror film directed by Floria Sigismondi, written by Carey W. Hayes, Chad Hayes, and Jade Bartlett. It is a modern adaptation of the 1898 ghost story The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.Steven Spielberg also serves as an executive producer. It stars Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, Brooklynn Prince, and Joely Richardson.
Color Out of Space is a horror film directed by Richard Stanley, based on the short story “The Colour Out of Space” by H. P. Lovecraft. It stars Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson, Madeleine Arthur, Q’orianka Kilcher and Tommy Chong. This is Stanley’s first feature film directed since his firing from The Island of Dr. Moreau.
The Last Full Measure war drama film written and directed by Todd Robinson. It stars Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer, William Hurt, Ed Harris, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Irvine and Peter Fonda in his final film.
Friday, January 31st
Gretel and Hansel: This dark fantasy horror film based on the German folklore tale Hansel and Gretel by the Brothers Grimm. The film is directed by Oz Perkins, produced by Fred Berger, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, and Dan Kagan, and the screenplay is written by Perkins and Rob Hayes. Sophia Lillis and Sam Leakey portray the main characters respectively, alongside Charles Babalola, Jessica De Gouw and Alice Krige. In the film, Gretel and Hansel enter a dark wood in order to find work and food to assist their poor parents. They stumble upon the home of a witch.
The Rhythm Section: Blake Lively stars as a troubled female assassin movie, based on the eponymous novel by Mark Burnell. Stephanie Patrick, a plane crash survivor who wants to get to the bottom of the disaster that killed her family and discovers it was no accident, which sets her on a path of revenge. Also look for Jude Law, Sterling K. Brown and Max Casella
The Traitor is internationally co-produced biographicalcrimedrama film co-written and directed by Marco Bellocchio, about the life of Tommaso Buscetta, the first Sicilian Mafia boss turned pentito. Pierfrancesco Favinostars as Buscetta, alongside Maria Fernanda Cândido, Fabrizio Ferracane, Fausto Russo Alesi and Luigi Lo Cascio.
Friday, February 7th
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn):
stars Margot Robbie. Along for the ride will be Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Rosie Perez. They will face off against Ewan McGregor as the Black Mask.
The Lodge: Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz, the team behind 2014’s chilling psychological thriller Goodnight Mommy, return with another horror film. Riley Keough plays Grace, a young woman who is left alone at a winter lodge with her boyfriend’s two children — but not everything, or everyone, is quite what they seem, and as secrets are revealed and tensions rise, there may be more than just personal history to worry about.
Friday, February 14th
Sonic the Hedgehog: Voiced by James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Jim Carrey, Tika Sumpter, Neal McDonough
What About Love: people’s attitude towards love. Tanner and Christian realize that they’re actually filming their own love story, but they have no idea that their film will ultimately save Christian’s life after tragedy strikes them both. Stars Sharon Stone, Andy García, Marielle Jaffe and Miguel Ángel Muñoz.
Downhill: Nat Faxon and Jim Rash helm this remake of the 2014 Swedish comedy-drama Force Majeure, which centers on a married relationship on the rocks after the husband abandons the family during an avalanche scare. In this version, that couple is played by Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, indicating it may lean a little harder on the comedy than the drama, and what more perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than to watch another couple in a passive-aggressive tug of war?
Moviegoers of a certain age may remember the popular TV drama Fantasy Island, in which visitors to the titular vacation spot would be granted a chance to live out their wildest fantasies for a price. Blumhouse has decided to twist the concept into one of its horror offerings to bring it to the big screen, as this adaptation centers on a group of guests whose fantasies spiral out of control dangerously, and they must figure out how to survive.
Friday, February 21st
The Call of the Wild: The classic Jack London novel is back. In this film, a St. Bernard/Scotch Collie mix named Buck is stolen and transported up into Yukon territory, where he befriends a man named John Thornton and embarks on an adventure. Harrison Ford takes the lead human role, while Buck himself looks to be entirely CGI.
Emma comedy-drama film directed by Autumn de Wilde and written by Eleanor Catton. It is based on the 1815 novel of the same name by Jane Austen. The film stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Johnny Flynn and Bill Nighy.
Friday, February 28th
The Invisible Man is a modern, updated standalone feature. Elisabeth Moss stars as the former lover of an abusive sociopath who has committed suicide — or has he? Maybe that’s him breathing over her shoulder and lighting things on fire in her house. Starring Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Storm Reid
Wendy fantasy drama film written and directed by Behn Zeitlin. The film stars Devin France, Yashua Mack, Tommie Lynn Milazzo, and Shay Walker and is intended to be a re-imagining of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan.
Friday, March 6th
Onward: Voiced by Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Octavia Spencer and Julia Louis-Dreyfus
The Way Back is a survival film directed by Peter Weir, from a screenplay by Weir and Keith Clarke. The film is inspired by The Long Walk (1956), the memoir by former Polish prisoner of warSławomir Rawicz, who claimed to have escaped from a Soviet Gulag and walked 4,000 miles (6,400 km) to freedom in World War II. The film stars Jim Sturgess, Colin Farrell, Ed Harris, and Saoirse Ronan.
First Cow is directed by Kelly Reichardt, from a screenplay by Reichardt and Jonathan Raymond based on Raymond’s novel The Half Life. It stars John Magaro, Orion Lee and René Auberjonois in his final film role.
Friday, March 13th
Bloodshot: Vin Diesel
My Spy directed by Peter Segal, written by Jon and Erich Hoeber, and starring Dave Bautista, Kristen Schaal, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Chloe Coleman, and Ken Jeong. The film follows a CIA agent who must watch over a young girl after he is assigned to protect her family.
I Still Believe is a Christian biographical drama film directed by the Erwin Brothers and based on the life of singer-songwriter Jeremy Camp and his first wife, Melissa Lynn Henning-Camp, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer shortly before they married. Camp’s song “I Still Believe” is the film’s namesake.
Friday, March 20th
A Quiet Place Part II: This sequel, was written by John Krasinski who also returns to direct, and Emily Blunt is reprising her role.
The Truth is a French-Japanese film, written and directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda. It stars Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, Ethan Hawke, Ludivine Sagnier, Clémentine Grenier, Manon Clavel, Alain Libolt, Christian Crahay and Roger Van Hool. It is Kore-eda’s first film set outside Japan and not in his native language.
Friday, March 27th
Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan, directed by Niki Caro. Featuring Chinese star Liu Yifei as the titular character and a host of other Chinese legends like Donnie Yen, Gong Li, and Jet Li.
Saint Maud is a British psychological horror film written and directed by Rose Glass in her directorial debut. It stars Morfydd Clark and Jennifer Ehle.
Friday, April 3rd
Fatherhood: directed by Paul Weitz from a screenplay he wrote alongside Dana Stevens, based upon the memoir of Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss and Love, by Matthew Logelin. It stars Kevin Hart, Alfre Woodard, Melody Hurd, Lil Rel Howery, Paul Reiser, and DeWanda Wise.
The Lovebirds: Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae star in this romantic comedy about a couple on the verge of a break-up who become embroiled in a murder mystery and must work together to clear their name. Veteran comedy writer Michael Showalter and Pitch Perfect‘s Anna Camp.
The New Mutants: The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone is at the helm with Split’s Anya Taylor-Joy, Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams, and Stranger Things’ Charlie Heaton — to play next-generation X-Men from Marvel’s comic book series of the same name. But the New Mutants’ dark path is riddled with horrors as they discover their abilities while imprisoned in a secret facility.
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway: Voiced by James Corden, Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, David Oyelowo and Elizabeth Debicki
Wednesday, April 8th
No Time to Die: Director Cary Fukunaga takes the reins for the 25th James Bond film, with Daniel Craig returning for his fifth turn as 007. He’s joined by series regulars Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, and Ben Whishaw, as well as returning characters played by Lea Seydoux and Jeffrey Wright. Recent Best Actor-winner Rami Malek is playing the villain.
Friday, April 17th
Trolls World Tour: Voiced by Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Jamie Dornan, Sam Rockwell, Rachel Bloom and Chance the Rapper
Antlers: Keri Russell and Jesse Plemons star in this supernatural thriller about a small-town teacher and her sheriff brother who find themselves in a waking nightmare when they discover one of her students is harboring a terrifying secret in his attic.
Promising Young Woman is a drama thriller film, written and directed by Emerald Fennell in her directorial debut. It stars Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Clancy Brown, Jennifer Coolidge, Connie Britton and Laverne Cox.
The Secret Garden: British fantasy drama film directed by Marc Munden, based on the 1911 novel of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It stars Dixie Egerickx, Colin Firth and Julie Walters.
Friday, April 24th
Antebellum: This psychological mystery synopsis centers on a successful writer played by Janell Monáe who becomes trapped in some sort of alternate reality.
Friday, May 1st
The first Marvel property to kick off its Phase 4 will be this prequel focusing on Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff. Joining are by David Harbour, Rachel Weisz, and Florence Pugh.
Dream House is a psychological thriller film directed by Jim Sheridan and starring Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts, and Marton Csokas. This is a rerelease.
Friday, May 8th
Greyhound: Tom Hanks returns to command the naval ship Greyhound, which was pursued by German U-boats across the Atlantic Ocean along with 36 other Allied ships. Director Aaron Schneider (Get Low) won an Oscar for Best Live Action Short back in 2003.
Legally Blonde 3: It’s been 15 years since we last saw Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon).
Covers a comedy directed by Nisha Ganatra and written by Flora Greeson. It stars Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Zoë Chao.
The Personal History of David Copperfield: Dev Patel stars in a reimagining of the classic Charles Dickens novel, told through a comedic lens by Armando Iannucci. Thee cast includes Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Ben Whishaw, and Peter Capaldi.
Friday, May 15th
Scoob!: Voiced by Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfried, Gina Rodriguez, Frank Welker, Will Forte and Mark Wahlberg
The Woman in the Window: In Joe Wright’s adaptation of the novel, Amy Adams stars as child psychologist Anna Fox, an agoraphobic woman who develops a friendship with a neighbor who lives in the building across the street (played by Julianne Moore), only to witness her friend being murdered by her husband.
The Organ Donor this is the ninth installment in the Saw franchise. The film is directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, from a screenplay by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger, based on a story by Chris Rock. The film stars Rock, Samuel L. Jackson, Max Minghella, and Marisol Nichols.
Friday, May 22nd
Fast & Furious 9: Director Justin Lin and Vin Diesel.
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run: Voiced by Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass, Carolyn Lawrence and Mr. Lawrence.
Friday, May 29th
Artemis Fowl brings director Kenneth Branagh and stars Judi Dench and Josh Gad, for this adaptation of the popular fantasy book series that centers on a young criminal mastermind who kidnaps a fairy in hopes of ransoming her to an evil pixie in exchange for his father.
Friday, June 5th
Wonder Woman 1984: As villain Cheetah, Kristen Wiig goes against Gal Gadot. The action is set during the Cold War in the ’80s and finds Chris Pine reappearing as Wonder Woman’s love interest Steve Trevor, despite his apparent death in the first film.
Friday, June 19th
Soul: Voiced by Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, John Ratzenberger and Daveed Diggs
Friday, June 26th
Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu adapts Lin-Manuel Miranda’s breakout musical, In the Heights. The show, which kicked off the Hamilton creator’s career, winning four Tony Awards in 2008, including Best Musical and Best Original Score. The musical follows the stories of several characters in New York’s heavily Latino neighborhood, Washington Heights, over three days.
Top Gun Maverick is the long awaited sequel (31 years!) The cast includes Miles Teller, who will play Goose’s son and Val Kilmer is officially back as Iceman. And as the trailer released during Comic-Con promises, it will again feature Tom Cruise riding motorcycles, playing volleyball, and flying jets.