15 Movies COMING TO THEATERS in February 2020

Many of the new movies opening wide in theaters in February 2020 pictured above

The following are movie trailers and my early thoughts for all films tentatively scheduled coming to theaters in February 2020.

If you’d like to see a list of all movies released in 2020 click here (that post will be updated throughout the year).

February 2020 Movies

Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn)

Birds of Prey official trailer – opening in theaters in February 7, 2020

I didn’t know anything about Harley Quinn until seeing the trailer for this movie in the theater. Didn’t know she was Joker’s girlfriend. Didn’t even know she was a comic book villain. Since that time a couple months ago, I subscribed to DC Universe, started following — and liking very much — her animated TV show and am reviewing all season one episodes as they’re released every Friday. I’m also starting to read her comic books.

Also learned that there was a single season (13 episodes) Birds of Prey TV series — and Harley Quinn was in it — that’s also available on DC Universe. Plan to watch at least some of that, too. Maybe the entire series if it’s really good. This movie, bearing the title, could be more about that group than just Harley Quinn, as it shares the title. I would have been just fine with a Harley Quinn movie by itself, but OK.

Anyway, my anticipation for this movie has increased exponentially. I haven’t seen the movie Suicide Squad, which is the first feature film to include Harley Quinn, but the reviews I’ve come across were unfavorable. Am sure I’ll see that at some point, but probably not before this opens wide in theaters Feb 7, 2020.

Anticipation for Birds of Prey : 9/10

Peter Rabbit 2
RELEASE DATE CHANGED from Feb 7, 2020 to April 3, 2020

Peter Rabbit 2 official trailer – opening in theaters April 3, 2020

Haven’t seen the first Peter Rabbit film, but this seems like it’s in that middleworld between children-friendly and adults. Trailer isn’t making me super excited for the movie. Was surprised to see it grossed over $350 million, which explains the presence of this sequel less than two years later.

Anticipation for Peter Rabbit 2 is: 2/10

Fantasy Island

Fantasy Island official trailer – opening in theaters February 14, 2020

After seeing what Blumhouse did with Black Christmas⭐️⭐️⭐️ I’m less excited about what they will do here. Also, as lamented (several times), Fantasy Island without Tattoo is missing something important. This is still a movie I’m looking forward to watching. Just hope they don’t make it some cheesy, jumpscare-laden horror comedy. I would like something darker and scarier, feeding into the macabre and yet moral tales of the original TV series. If they lean that direction and execute, I could end up a huge fan.

Anticipation for Fantasy Island: 7/10

The King’s Man
RELEASE DATE CHANGED from Feb 14 to September 18, 2020

The King’s Man official trailer #1 – opening in theaters September 18, 2020
The King’s Man official trailer #2 – opening in theaters September 18, 2020

Am getting a League of Extraordinary Gentlemen vibe from these trailers. I know it’s not the same thing, but that movie left me feeling cold to films like these. This one could pull me out of this funk … if it doesn’t suck.

Anticipation for The King’s Man: 3/10

The Photograph

The Photograph official trailer – opening in theaters February 14, 2020

Trailer makes this seem as mostly a romance which is fitting for Valentine’s Day release, but other than the woman trying to explore her mother through the photographs left behind doesn’t seem to have an otherwise compelling story. It could surprise me though.Timing is good.

Anticipation for The Photograph: 3/10

Sonic The Hedgehog

Sonic The Hedgehog official trailer – opening in theaters February 14, 2020

This was my most anticipated movie of February, up there with Fantasy Island, but now Harley Quinn edges them both out. I’m still excited about seeing how the speedy videogame character tears through the film, also Jim Carrey as Doctor Robotnik looks like a fun bad guy.

Anticipation for Sonic The Hedgehog: 8/10

What About Love

Sharon Stone in a supporting role it appears. No official trailer yet as of 1/1/2020, so nothing more to go on except for the Wikipedia page. I’m leery of digging too deep into that page before seeing the movie.

No trailer, no anticipation.

RELEASE DATE CHANGED from Feb 21 to March 13, 2020

Bloodshot official trailer – opening in theaters March 13, 2020

Have been a fan of Vin Diesel in action, notably the Fast & Furious franchise, so curious how he works this one through.

Anticipation for Bloodshot 4/10

The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild official trailer – opening in theaters February 21, 2020

Sad to see Harrison Ford – Han freaking Solo – so weathered and old. I know, I know, happens to all of us, but Harrison Ford in a dog movie? Yeah, it’s based on an awesome novel but I’m not sure about the casting here.

Anticipation for The Call of the Wild: 4/10


Emma official trailer – opening in theaters February 21, 2020

Based on the Jane Austen novel and very little interest in seeing. Less than I did going into Little Women, but then that movie was a delightful surprise. Maybe this one will be too.

Anticipation for Emma: 1/10

Las Pildoras de Mi Novio (My Boyfriend’s Meds)

Las Pildoras de Mi Novio (My Boyfriend’s Meds) official trailer – opening in theaters February 21, 2020

LOL! The boyfriend forgot his meds?! Trailer is pretty funny. I don’t know if it’s all subtitled, but don’t really care, it’s got me curious what exactly happens when this guy is fully off his meds?

Anticipation for Las Pildoras de Mi Novio 5/10

Bad Trip
RELEASE DATE CHANGED from Feb 28 to April 24, 2020

Bad Trip official trailer – opening in theaters February 24, 2020

Looks like reality TV gone wild. Sign me up! Will admit that I’ve never been a huge fan of reality TV, but there have been some shows (I liked Cops,The Osbournes and Gene Simmons Family Jewels and some others). The whole catch the audience real reactions to crazy scenes is often too gimmicky to hold my interest through a TV series, but in a movie maybe it will work. This one looks like it could be very funny, I just hope the trailer isn’t showing the best parts.

Anticipation for Bad Trip: 6/10


Burden official trailer – opening in theaters February 28, 2020

Fighting the KKK based on a true story and more modern times (1996, not 1969!), seems like this has potential to be a powerful story. Forest Whitaker!

Anticipation for Burden: 5/10

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man official trailer – opening in theaters February 28, 2020

Boy, this is going to be a tough reboot sell for me. I consider the original Universal monster movies virtually untouchable. That includes the amazing Claude Rains as The Invisible Man. Here, it’s another Blumhouse production, which on the positive side means it won’t be filled with a bunch of crazy expensive CGI, but will this be a fresh take or bad reboot? Curious, but cautious.

Anticipation for The Invisible Man: 5/10

The Whistlers

The Whistlers official trailer

Has great blurbs. If a movie trailer relies on blurbs, I’m almost instantly suspicious. Show me how good it is in the trailer, not with a bunch of quotes in the trailer telling me how great it is. Don’t know about this one.

Anticipation for The Whistlers: 2/10

Ranking the February 2020 movies by anticipation (as of this writing)

  1. Birds of Pray – 9 / 10
  2. Sonic The Hedgehog – 8 / 10
  3. Fantasy Island – 8 / 10
  4. Bad Trip – 6 / 10 (release date changed to April 24, 2020)
  5. Burden – 5 / 10 — LIMITED
  6. Las Pildoras de Mi Novio – 5 / 10 — LIMITED
  7. The Invisible Man – 5 / 10
  8. The Call of the Wild – 4 / 10
  9. Bloodshot – 4 / 10 (release date changed to March 13, 2020)
  10. The Photograph – 3 / 10
  11. The King’s Man – 3 / 10 (release date changed to September 18, 2020)
  12. Peter Rabbit 2 – 2 / 10 (release date changed to April 3, 2020)
  13. The Whistlers – 2 / 10 — LIMITED
  14. Emma – 1 / 10
  15. What About Love – NR (no trailer as of posting) — LIMITED

What movies in February 2020 are you looking forward to seeing?

11 Movies COMING TO THEATERS in January 2020

Coming to theaters in January 2020 – there are some films shown above not below and vice versa

The following are movie trailers and my early thoughts for all films tentatively scheduled coming to theaters in January 2020. If you’d like to see a list of all movies released in 2020 click here (that post is updated throughout the year).

The list below does not include independent films and/or streaming original films from Netflix and Amazon. I would like to keep track of those as well, but trying to target specifically wide theater releases (or what appear to be wide releases) so most readers can see these films worldwide in a major chain theater (hopefully) near your home. New streaming films being released will be handled separately based on the service, most likely, as already doing for Shudder.

SIDENOTE: I have nothing against small, independent theaters (we have a good one called The Grand Cinema close by), but am trying to focus on the films I have the greatest likelihood to see, review and rate each month. Obviously, with release schedules that change based on location, sharing any kind of coming soon movie list is not an exact science. Any errors and/or omissions are mine.

Movie release dates are subject to change by the studios, so it’s possible within the next 45 days or so one or more of the movies profiled below will have its release date moved.

As of this posting, there are 11 movies scheduled, presented in order of scheduled opening date below. 10 of the 11 have trailers, so I’ve added my anticipation (10 = most excited as possible to see, 0 = not interested at all). Can’t promise I’ll do this every month, but am going to try and do so, probably posted sometime around the middle of each month for the next month.

This is a reference for FIRST LOOK and PREVIEW posts. I try and FIRST LOOK and/or PREVIEW films that either we’re personally most interested in seeing and/or have very popular interest by others.

January 2020 Movies

The Grudge

The Grudge (2020) official trailer – opens January 3, 2020

This one looks like it might be scary. I’ve never seen any of the original Grudge movies and not sure I’ll be doing so before this comes out in a few weeks. I look more forward to seeing truly scary horror films over horror-comedy films and this looks like the former.

Anticipation for The Grudge: 6/10

Like A Boss

Like A Boss official trailer – opens in theaters January 10, 2020

Have seen this trailer as preview in the theater more than any other in this list of January 2020 movie releases. I’m sort of luke warm to cool on what’s happening here. I don’t find anything Tiffany Haddish has starred in as funny. Her voice is grating on me. The plot seems not very interesting to me either, what little we know from the trailer. The trailer didn’t even make me smile, although admittedly some have laughed at the goat milk spit out scene.

Anticipation for Like A Boss: 3/10


Underwater Official Trailer – opens in theater January 10, 2020

Got to wipe away Kirsten Stewart from my mind in Charlie’s Angels and any movie deep on the bottom of the ocean is off to a good start. We don’t know what is living down there and while this has been explored in several other stories, it’s an interesting and often scary place. All that pressure under miles of water. Yes, I’m interested.

Anticipation for Underwater: 6/10

The Informer
RELEASE DATE CHANGED from Jan 10, 2020 to March 13, 2020 (LIMITED)

The Informer official trailer – opens in theaters March 13, 2020

Seems like standard fare thriller from the trailer. Nothing stands out as super creative or amazingly fresh to me. Could be how the trailer is cut. Not that excited by this trailer.

Anticipation for The Informer: 2/10

Bad Boys for Life

Bad Boys for Life official trailer #1
Bad Boys for Life official trailer #2 – opens in theaters January 17, 2020

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence return as buddy cops for this third entry in the franchise. I found the first two to be funny in parts. They have good chemistry together, but aren’t as fun as say Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy in 48 Hours. Haven’t been many buddy cop trilogies that I was clamoring to see the third one. Martin Lawrence is my favorite of the two by far in this comedy team. I just don’t find Will Smith that special. Yes, he has been in some good films.

Anticipation for Bad Boys for Life: 3/10


Doolittle official trailer – opens in theaters January 17, 2020

The trailer barely grabs my interest, except for the fact that Robert Downey, Jr is starring. Not sure about his accent, kinda reminds me a bit of the one he used in Tropic Thunder (!). He makes just about every film he is in better. I’m worried about this being a terrible and unnecessary reboot movie about a man who talks to animals. Have seen the story told several times before and Downey Jr. isn’t a comedian, so not sure if his potentially(?) serious/ironic take on Doctor Doolittle will be exciting. Very apprehensive about this one, but, again, interested because of the main star. I heard he was paid $20 million for top bill in this one. Will see next month if it was worth it. Worried.

Anticipation for Doolittle:: 3/10

The Gentlemen

The Gentlemen official trailer – opens in theaters January 24, 2020

Like the mystery/detective vibe, but wonder if it’s more thriller? Not feeling super compelled toward this one as a thriller, but more interested in a mystery. Can’t decide based on trailer which it is. Do like Matthew McConaughey, so that bumps up curiosity a little.

Anticipation for The Gentlemen: 3/10

The Turning

The Turning official trailer – opens in theaters January 24, 2020

January 2020 will be the first time I’ve ever paid that attention to everything being released. Already noticing that there are more horror movies being released than other types of movies. January could be an October-like month for me as I like horror movies. As for this one? Has a V.C Andrews groove to it. What’s with the children? Yeah, sign me up for this one!

Anticipation for The Turning: 5/10

Nowhere (trailer yet) to Run?

Run is a thriller starring Sarah Paulson and is scheduled to open in theaters January 24, 2020. No official trailer has been released by Lionsgate as of this writing.

The mystery around an intentional lack of marketing — or inferior/incompetent marketing, whichever it is — is increasing my intrigue. Seems like a trailer is pretty important for a movie that released in like 45 days. I mean, yesterday we got the Wonder Woman 1984 trailer and that isn’t out for another six plus months!

Can’t give any anticipation based on the trailer without one.

Gretel and Hansel

Gretel and Hansel official teaser trailer – opens in theaters January 31, 2020

Oooo another spooky one! Seems odd to title it backwards (do the kids eat the adults in this one? Now that sort of reverse cannibalism would make heads turn). If it’s pure horror and not comedy horror than it gets at least a 4 from me. Fairy tales can be cool, especially the grim variety. Will pump it up one more for that. Hoping it’s not too cliched, but fearing that almost as much as the potential subject matter.

Anticipation for Gretel and Hansel: 5/10

The Rhythm Section

The Rhythm Section official trailer – opens in theaters January 31, 2020

Read the FIRST LOOK that is linked above to see my detailed comments on this one. Of all 12 films being released in January 2020, I’m most looking forward to seeing this one.

Anticipation for The Rhythm Section: 7/10

Ranking the January 2020 movies by anticipation (as of this writing)

Keep in mind that my anticipation for a film can change daily, even hourly, based on new information that I read about the film or see in a video. Therefore, the anticipation is merely a number I’m applying to my feelings today, right now, and it is very subject to change. In the next post, tweet, video or an hour from now. Only here for comparison purposes as I do this with the Opening Week posts. Those numbers are within a couple days of seeing the movies.

  1. The Rhythm Section – 7 / 10
  2. Underwater – 6 / 10
  3. Gretel & Hansel – 5 / 10
  4. The Turning – 5 / 10
  5. Doolittle – 3 / 10
  6. The Gentlemen – 3 / 10
  7. The Grudge – 3 / 10
  8. Like A Boss – 3 / 10
  9. Bad Boys for Life – 3 / 10
  10. The Informer – 2 / 10 (release date changed to March 13, 2020)
  11. Run – No Rating (no trailer released yet)

What movies in January 2020 are you looking forward to seeing?

FIRST LOOK: 75+ Movies Coming To Theaters In 2020

Coming 2 America in December 2020
Wonder Woman 1984 coming in 2020
Bill & Ted’s Face The Music hits theaters in 2020
Daniel Craig’s last jaunt (?) as James Bond is coming in 2020
A horror remake of the hit TV show is on the way next year

Note: this post will be updated periodically to include links to new coverage as it is posted and becomes available.

Cinemablend has posted an incomplete list of movies coming in 2020. Visit their post for the specific release dates as well as coverage at this blog. I’ve shortened to the month only since these dates are bound to change and move around anyway. More new movies will be added and others dropped, this remains a fluid document, with many changes to be made throughout 2020.

Bolded title movies I’m looking most forward to seeing.
FIRST LOOK – contains the first time a movie was looked at with the information at that time. If I prepare a monthly coming soon post, it will be linked in the date heading and contain more information about the movies scheduled to come out during that month.

JANUARY 2020 (11 movies)

FEBRUARY 2020 (15 movies)

  • Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn) – FIRST LOOK
  • Peter Rabbit 2
  • Fantasy IslandFIRST LOOK – if only the original Tattoo and Mr. Roarke were still alive!
  • The King’s Men
  • The Photograph
  • Sonic The HedgehogFIRST LOOK – loved playing the game, but not sure what kind of movie this will be. Historically most videogame movies are just godawful. Curious, nonetheless.
  • What About Love
  • Bloodshot – starring Vin Diesel
  • The Call of the Wild
  • Emma
  • My Boyfriend’s Meds
  • Bad Trip
  • Burden
  • The Invisible Man
  • The Whistlers

MARCH 2020 (8 movies)

  • First Cow
  • Monster Problems
  • Onward
  • The Way Back
  • I Still Believe
  • My Spy (delayed & moved from January 2020)
  • A Quiet Place: Part IIFIRST LOOK
  • Mulan

APRIL 2020 (5 movies)

  • Fatherhood
  • The Love Birds
  • The New Mutants
  • No Time To DieFIRST LOOK– Daniel Craig’s last jaunt in James Bond 25.
  • Trolls World Tour – grandchildren will probably be interested in this one, and Ozzy Osbourne voicing King Thrash? Ok, that tickles my curiosity.

MAY 2020 (10 movies)

  • Black Widow – Marvel movie. A first for this character, I believe.
  • Covers
  • Greyhound
  • Legally Blonde 3 – the first one was funny, second one not so much, marginally interested in the third
  • Scoob – is this another live action Scooby Doo? It’s from Warner Brothers, so my guess is yes … I’m somewhat interested. Scooby rocks!
  • (untitled) Saw film – another Saw!?!?! Ok, sign me up!
  • The Woman in the Window
  • Fast & Furious 9 – from a popularity standpoint, this franchise has been huge
  • The Spongebob Movie
  • Artemis Fowl

JUNE 2020 (6 movies)

  • Wonder Woman 1984FIRST LOOK– the 80s are a perfect time for Diana/Wonder Woman/Gal Gadot to return!
  • Candyman – Clive Barker knows how to do visceral horror, this is promising.
  • Soul
  • Staten Island
  • In The Heights
  • Top Gun: Maverick

JULY 2020 (10 movies)

  • Free Guy – Ryan Reynolds as an NPC (Non Player Character) in a video game? This is a fresh plot for a game-centered movie.
  • Minions: The Rise of Gru
  • Ghostbusters 2020 – if only Bill Murray and Dan Akroyd would come back … or will they? Akroyd is listed as the writer, hmm?
  • (untitled) Purge sequel – some of the Purge series has been intriguing, yes, am interested!
  • Bob’s Burgers: The Movie
  • Tenet
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar
  • Rumble
  • Morbius

AUGUST 2020 (6 movies)

  • The Empty Man
  • Infinite
  • Escape Room 2
  • The One and Only Ivan
  • Bill & Ted Face The Music – these rock and roll high schoolers from San Demis have needed their trilogy completed — excellent!
  • Spell

SEPTEMBER 2020 (6 movies)

  • Monster Hunter – based on the popular video game. Looks like several movies in 2020 based on videogames.
  • The Conjuring 3
  • Without Remorse
  • Last Night in Soho
  • The Many Saints of Newark
  • Praise This

OCTOBER 2020 (7 movies)

  • BIOS – live action or animated? See Tom Hanks is in this one, so that’s a definite interest.
  • Venom 2
  • Death on the Nile
  • Snake Eyes – a GI Joe flick
  • Halloween Kills – Jamie Lee Curtis is back for another crack at Michael Myers? Get that white mask warmed up already!
  • The Witches – based on Roald Dahl story, has potential
  • Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

NOVEMBER 2020 (7 movies)

  • The Eternals
  • Ron’s Gone Wrong
  • Stillwater
  • Vivo
  • Happiest Season
  • King Richard – biopic on tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams and their father
  • Godzilla vs. KongFIRST LOOK– always interested in these monster vs. monster movies. A favorite of mine since very young age.
  • Raya And The Last Dragon

DECEMBER 2020 (5 movies)

  • Dune – Frank Herbert’s famous novel, will they do it justice?
  • Uncharted
  • Coming 2 America – Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall doing this again? Can’t wait to laugh at this one! Cast list includes Wesley Snipes, too? This should be fun. Clever sequel title!
  • West Side Story – adaption of famous Broadway musical. Could have major interest.
  • The Croods 2

What’s not coming in 2020? James Cameron’s Avatar first sequel is not coming until December 2021. So … those eager like myself, will need to wait another year to see how that epic turns out.

I’ll have extended FIRST LOOK and preview coverage as the 2020 films draw nearer, but at this very early stage I am most excited, most looking forward to, these 5 of 20 bolded above (in order of anticipation and interest):

  • Coming 2 America
  • Wonder Woman 1984
  • Bill & Ted Face The Music
  • Fantasy Island
  • No Time To Die (“Bond … James Bond.”)

Three of the five are sequels, one is based on a popular TV show and the other is a franchise film. There are some original stories out of the other 15 that are of great interest, but admittedly, I tend to look most forward to the known over the unknown. Ironically, I tend to most like the unknown, so go figure.

What movies are YOU looking forward to seeing above?

10 New Movies Coming Fall 2019 Ranked By Interest

10 movies coming to theaters in the next 90 days on my Leterrboxd watchlist

Above pictured are the 10 movies I’m most looking forward to seeing. Am ranking them below based on most interested to least interested, this isn’t how I think the ranking of best to worst will turn out:

  1. Rambo: Last Blood (September 20) – PREVIEW– Want to see this one mostly to check out the experience in 4DX, not because I think it has the potential to be the best one on this list. Hope we can make it happen this week.
  2. Terminator: Dark Fate (November 1) – PREVIEW– Can James Cameron catch lightning in a bottle a third time? He isn’t directing, and Arnold and Linda Hamilton are seniors, so I’m not sure. Definitely very curious how this will do. I’ve been disappointed by everything since T2, so hoping the magic returns for this one.
  3. Judy (September 27) – PREVIEW– this could be a real tearjerker, but I’ve been a fan of Judy Garland since the first time I saw The Wizard of Oz.
  4. Doctor Sleep (November 8) – I often am disappointed by film sequels and books with sequels haven’t historically been much fun to watch either, but if anybody can write a sequel that’s good, it’s Stephen King. But will the screen adaption do the book justice?. I’m reading this on the Kindle to prepare for the movie and to see if even the book is something I enjoy. Wish this was coming out on Halloween. That is the best time to see a horror film based on a Stephen King novel.
  5. Joker (October 4) – A movie based on a comic book villain? I’m really digging this idea. The Joker is just such a cool antagonist. This has me really curious where this idea will lead.
  6. A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood (November 22) – Tom Hanks in any picture is something I’m interested in watching. He seems to very rarely miss on whatever film he’s in and the subject matter for this one — Mister Rogers – seems to be right in his wheelhouse. Yes, bring this on.
  7. Ad Astra (September 20) – Have been intrigued by the preview trailers in the theater for this space sci-fi flick starring Brad Pitt. Seems like something I would enjoy.
  8. Charlie’s Angels (November 1) – Elizabeth Banks has been in some good movies that I enjoyed, so looking forward to this only because the original source material I liked and I think she might have a curious and less salacious take on what was once known as “jiggle TV..” Most reboots that have come out I’ve pretty much hated, so I have one eye squinted on this one. Optimistic and suspicious.
  9. Villains (September 20) – Kara wants to see this one. I don’t know much about it, but that’s why it is here, because she doesn’t actually tell me she wants to see very many movies.
  10. Last Christmas (November 15) – OK, so this one is 60 days or so away, but it’s closer to our favorite time of year: Christmas. We both enjoy Christmas movies. This one may or may not be a dud, but it’s on here to remind that 60 days from now we will be closer to Christmas mode. Usually around Thanksgiving that kicks in. Can expect a bunch more Christmas flicks the next time I do this list.

Almost made it to the list above (in no particular order):

  • Abominable (September 27) – preview interesting, but animated films usually don’t get me super excited.
  • Lucy In The Sky (October 4) – preview, summary and trailer.
  • Gemini Man (October 4) – have seen a ton of previews for this one. Curious.
  • The Addams Family (October 11) – only interested because source TV material is good.

Goal is to see everything above in the theater and probably other films coming soon not mentioned above. It will be interesting to look back and on this post and see how much they were enjoyed compared to preview interest level. Am curious what others are looking forward to seeing?

Why Aren’t More Coming Soon Movies Available To Watch in Theaters?

3 of these movies available to watch as of 9/13

Keith & the Movies blog way back in March 2019 asked an interesting question that led me to ponder another question I don’t understand. Maybe somebody reading can explain the following:

None of these available to watch as of 9/13

There are over 20 new movies “coming soon” on the Rotten Tomatoes page for this coming week. And yet of these 20 movies, the same 3-5 movies will be showing at Regal theaters in our area (I’m about 45 minutes from Seattle, so not exactly in the middle of nowhere with one theater that gets almost no new movies).

That’s a very small percentage of the overall movies that are supposed to be opening. Do individual chains get exclusive movies? For example, I see that <i>Freaks</i> is playing tomorrow at the AMC movie theater (only one AMC theater in the area).

8 movies and zero available to watch

To repeat the caption for emphasis: none of the eight movies above are showing in any of the dozen Regal Cinemas near me on their release dates. Not one. Why is this?

None of these eight movies are available anywhere (nearby) either. Sigh. Why not?