7 Movies COMING TO THEATERS in November 2020

Theaters: Nov 13

Still hovering around 1-2 max new movies widely released in theaters in November. With classics and drop-in movies those with the AMC Stubs A-List pass will barely fill up their three movies per week included with the plan.

The results of the presidential election could give studios cold or warm feet — or maybe the results will have zero impact on if further delays and moves are coming.

At any rate, we’ve waited almost to the end of October to get this out, covering any movie date moves and changes so this would be as accurate as possible when posted. Movies get moved around in the current pandemic frequently, so not sure how reliable this will be by the end of the month. You can follow along on the 2020 list page for the updates. We also added the 2021 page to start looking forward to movies being released in theaters next year.

For historical reference, we’re including the films originally planned along with their rescheduled release dates, several have been pushed to 2021.

2020 Theater Releases
JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUNE
JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV

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

All November 2020 movie release dates unless otherwise indicated are for the United States, the release dates in other countries can/may/will vary.

NOVEMBER 2020 (7 movies)

  • Let Him Go (delayed, move from August 21 to Nov 6)
  • Stillwater (Nov 6) [LIMITED] Matt Damon
  • Freaky – FIRST LOOK (Friday the 13th, Nov 13)
  • Clifford The Big Red Dog (Nov 13)
  • Ammonite – FIRST LOOK (Nov 13)
  • The Croods: A New Age (Moved up from Dec 23 to November 25)
  • Happiest Season (Nov 25)

    STREAMING PREMIERE
  • Red Notice (Nov 13) – Netflix
  • Jingle Jangle (Nov 13) – Netflix
  • Run (Nov 20) – Hulu
  • Christmas on the Square (Nov 23) – Netflix
  • Iron Mask – FIRST LOOK (Nov 24) – VOD/PVOD
  • Uncle Frank (Nov 25) – Amazon Prime Video
  • The Christmas Chronicles 2 (Nov 25) – Netflix
  • Black Beauty (Nov 27) – Disney+

    DELAYED/MOVED
    • Black WidowFIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from May 1 to Nov 6, move #2 to May 7, 2021)
    • The Eternals (delayed, moved from Nov 6, 2020 to Feb 12, 2021)
    • Ron’s Gone Wrong (delayed, moved from November 6, 2020 to Feb 26, 2021)
    • Vivo (delayed, moved from November 6, 2020 to April 16, 2021, move #2 to June 4, 2021)
    • No Time To DieFIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from April 10, 2020 to Nov 20, move #2 to April 2, 2021)
    • Godzilla vs. KongFIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from March 13 to November 20, move #2 to May 21, 2021)
    • Soul (delayed, moved from June 19 to Nov 20, move #2 to December 25 via Disney+)
    • Voyagers (delayed, moved from Nov 25 to “TBA 2021”)
    • Raya And The Last Dragon (delayed, moved from Nov 25, 2020 to March 12, 2021)
    • King Richard (delayed, moved from November 25, 2020 to Nov 19, 2021) biopic on tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams and their father

As we look through the DELAYED list above, those 11 delayed movies would have been a major boost to movie theater interest. Instead, we’ll get the five movies below … maybe.

Let Him Go
(Nov 6)

Stillwater
(Nov 6)

No official trailer available.

Freaky
FIRST LOOK
(Friday the 13th, Nov 13)

Vince Vaughn plays a woman serial killer in his body. Blumhouse, it’s Friday the 13th, and there’s about to be bodies everywhere — or so we think based on the trailer.

Clifford The Big Red Dog
(Nov 13)

No official trailer available.

Ammonite
(Nov 13)

The Croods: A New Age
(Nov 25)

Happiest Season
(Nov 25)

No official trailer available.

Which of these movies, if any, are you looking forward to seeing?

Of the list of movies above released or delayed, what are you most looking forward to seeing? Are you going to wait for these movies to come to streaming or venture into theaters? If you’re still in a holding pattern, it’s all good. Let’s chat about it in the comments.

As always, wishing you all happy viewing, whatever you’re watching!

FIRST LOOK: 92+ Movies Coming To Theaters In 2021

Watchlist as of 10/2020 – includes some 2020 movies

2021, at least from what’s planned, looks like a good year for new movie theater releases.

Hopefully, the pandemic will not be a major factor — again — in continuing to delay titles but as of this post in October 2020, that shadow looms.

Bookmark this post and return to see what’s coming out when in the future.

As movie release dates are frequently changing, some of the information below might be inaccurate now or at times in the future. This post, like our 2020 post (see: FIRST LOOK: 75+ Movies Coming To Theaters In 2020), is regularly updated as new info is made available.

Note: this post will be updated periodically to include links to new coverage as it is posted and becomes available throughout 2021.

KEY
Bolded title movies we’re most looking forward to seeing

FIRST LOOK – contains the first time a movie was looked at with the information at that time. As a monthly movies coming soon posts are released (typically 30-45 days before the new month to allow for studio release changes), it will be linked in the date heading and contain more information about the movies scheduled to come out during that month.

Mortal Kombat: Jan 15

JANUARY 2021 (12 movies)

Mortal Kombat – videogame movies have traditionally by and large been horrible, but I loved this videogame which reminded me of Bruce Lee’s Game of Death. The finishing moves in the game are awesome, but sometimes videogames just don’t translate to movies. They keep trying though

  • Escape Room 2 (Jan 1)
  • The Devil’s Light (Jan 8)
  • Untitled Blumhouse Horror Project (Jan 8)
  • Mortal Kombat (Jan 15)
  • Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (Jan 15)
  • 355 (Jan 15)
  • Cash Truck (Jan 15)
  • Respect (Jan 15)
  • Chaos Walking (Jan 22)
  • Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Jan 22)
  • Rumble (Jan 29)
  • The Little Things (Jan 29)
Antlers: Feb 19

FEBRUARY 2021 (9 movies)

  • Cinderella (Feb 5)
  • The Eternals (Feb 12)
  • Monster Problems (Feb 12)
  • What About Love (Feb 12) – Sharon Stone [LIMITED]
  • Dog (Feb 12)
  • Untitled WB Event Film (Feb 12)
  • Nobody (Feb 19)
  • Antlers (Feb 19) [LIMITED]
  • The King’s Man (Feb 26)

MARCH 2021 (9 movies)

Ghostbusters: Afterlife – Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! My love for the original film had me seriously doubting any sequel not having the ghost busting trio: Harold Ramis (now deceased), Bill Murray and Dan Akyroyd, but must admit the trailer and buzz around this film has me intrigued.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife March 5

Also, it has sort of a Cobra Kai feel to it in that it seems to be continuing from a future point and harkening back vs. a retelling of the original story. That got my attention.

  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Mar 5)
  • Tom and Jerry (Mar 5)
  • Untitled Universal Event Film (Mar 5)
  • Raya And The Last Dragon (Mar 12)
  • The Many Saints of Newark (Mar 12)
  • Tomb Raider 2 (Mar 19)
  • Morbius (Mar 19)
  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive … (March 19)
  • The Boss Baby 2 (Mar 26)

APRIL 2021 (9 movies)

James Bond #25, the last Daniel Craig outing, sees Bond facing off against an ecoterrorist played by Ram Malek.

Bond #25: April 2
  • No Time To Die (Apr 2)
  • Fatherhood (Apr 2)
  • Bob’s Burgers: The Movie (Apr 9)
  • BIOS (Apr 16) Tom Hanks
  • Reminiscence (Apr 16)
  • A Quiet Place: Part II (Apr 23)
  • Last Night in Soho (Apr 23)
  • The Assist
  • Ron’s Gone Wrong

MAY 2021 (8 movies)

  • Black Widow (May 7)
  • Shang Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings (May 7)
  • Spirit Riding Free Untitled Movie (May 14)
  • Spiral (May 21)
  • Godzilla vs. KongFIRST LOOK (May 21)
  • F9: The Fast Saga (May 28)
  • Cruella (May 28)
  • Infinite (May 28)

JUNE 2021 (7 movies)

  • The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (delayed, Sept 11, 2020 to June 4, 2021)
  • *Samaritan (Jun 4)
  • Micronauts (Jun 4)
  • Vivo (delayed, moved from November 6, 2020 to April 16, 2021, move #2 to Jun 4)
  • Luca (Jun 18)
  • In The Heights (Jun 18)
  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage (Jun 25) Marvel MCU

JULY 2021 (9 movies)

  • Top Gun: Maverick (July 2)
  • Minions: The Rise of Gru (July 2)
  • The Forever Purge (July 9)
  • Space Jam: A New Legacy (July 16)
  • Uncharted (delayed, moved from December 18 to March 15, 2021, move #2 to Oct 8, move #3 to July 16)
  • Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar (July 16)
  • The Tomorrow War (July 23)
  • Untitled M. Night Shyamian 2021 Untitled (July 23)
  • Jungle Cruise (July 30)

AUGUST 2021 (6 movies)

  • The Suicide Squad (Aug 6)
  • Hotel Transylvania 4 (Aug 6)
  • Untitled Blumhouse Project (Aug 13)
  • PAW Patrol: The Movie (Aug 20)
  • The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (Aug 20)
  • The Beatles: Get Back (Aug 27)

SEPTEMBER 2021 (5 movies)

  • Jackass 4 (Sep 3)
  • Untitled New Line Horror Film (Sep 10)
  • Bad Guys (Sep 17)
  • The Man from Toronto (Sep 17)
  • My Little Pony (Sep 24)

OCTOBER 2021 (7 movies)

  • Dune (Oct 1)
  • Untitled Paramount/Hasbro Event (Oct 1)
  • Untitled Disney Live Action IV (Oct 8)
  • The Last Duel (Oct 15)
  • Halloween Kills (Oct 15) Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Snake Eyes (Oct 22)
  • The Addam’s Family 2 (Oct 29)
  • Halloween Ends (delayed, moved from Oct 15 to Oct 2022)

NOVEMBER 2021 (7 movies)

  • Elvis (Nov 5)
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them 3 (Nov 12)
  • Mission Impossible 7 (Nov 19)
  • King Richard (Nov 19) biopic on tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams and their father
  • Untitled Disney Live Action (Nov 19)
  • Gucci (Nov 24)
  • Untitled Disney Animation 3D (Nov 24)

DECEMBER 2021 (4 movies)

  • Spider-man: Homecoming 3 (Dec 17)
  • The Nightengale (Dec 22)
  • Sing 2 (Dec 22)
  • Black Adam (Dec 22)

5 Movies COMING TO THEATERS in October 2020

Theaters: October 16

Somewhat surprisingly, there is one more wide release planned in October than September.

We’ve been following the historic movie theater scene in 2020 and what a year so far, huh? Not from amazing movies coming out and huge box office numbers — what could/should/might have been in some parallel universe — from everything that seems to prevent that from happening.

Brief recap. In mid March all US theaters closed. In late August they started reopening and as of this writing at the end of September an estimated 70% of theaters have not reopened. The two major markets, New York and California still have many closures, but I keep reading that they’re planning on reopening soon. In our local area — not too far from the Seattle area where most of this all started — a bunch of theaters, like a couple dozen at least, remain shuttered. These areas are still in Phase 2 of the local government shutdown and cannot reopen theaters yet. These local restrictions are, very slowly, being relaxed and unless there are missteps with the virus, should reopen before No Time To Die (ironic title, I must admit) is scheduled to come out.

Tenet, the biggest movie since the pandemic started launched hasn’t had the US box office sales hoped for. Blame on this in part is placed on the two major markets with theaters still closed. Meanwhile.

Netflix: Oct 7

Below you’ll find the movies listed as being released in theaters before month’s end as well as the streaming and VOD movies and at the bottom the movies that were originally planned to be released in September and delayed along with the current release dates, if known.

As has been the case since the end of March 2020, all titles remain subject to change, but since we’re actually seeing movies in theaters again, if this positive trend of reopening theaters continues, we should be able to get back to a schedule of releasing these coming soon lists sooner. In the meantime there’s no point in releasing ~45 days or so before the month due to the studio changes and postponements.

For historical reference, we’re including the films originally planned along with their rescheduled release dates, several have been pushed to 2021.

2020 Theater Releases
JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUNE
JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT

If you’d like to see a list of all movies released in 2020 click here (that post is being updated throughout the year). We have a post showing all wide release movies scheduled in 2021, but as of this writing is still in draft status due to frequent changes being made. Would like to say we’re confident no further changes will be made, but that isn’t realistic currently. We’re going to post it sooner or later, probably sooner. Several movies are planned for 2021 that we had planned to see in 2020 and there are still 2021 planned titles coming to fruition — maybe.

Here, for now, let’s focus on October 2020.

All movie release dates unless otherwise indicated are for the United States, the release dates in other countries can/may/will vary.

OCTOBER 2020 (5 movies)

  • The War With Grandpa – FIRST LOOK (Oct 9)
  • Honest Thief (delayed, moved from Sept 4 to Oct 9, move #2 to Oct 16)
  • 2 Hearts (delayed, Sept 11 to October 16)
  • The Empty Man – FIRST LOOK (delayed, August 7 to December 4, 2020, move #2 to Oct 23, 2020)
  • Fatale (moved AHEAD from Oct 20, 2020 to June 19, move #2 delayed to Oct 30)

    STREAMING PREMIERE
  • The Lie – FIRST LOOK (Oct 6) – Amazon Prime Video
  • Hubie Halloween – FIRST LOOK (Oct 7) – Netflix
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7 (delayed, moved from Oct 9 to Oct 16 streaming) – Netflix
  • Rebecca (Oct 21) – Netflix

    DELAYED/MOVED
    • Wonder Woman 1984 FIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from June 1 to Aug 24, 2020, move #2 to Oct 2, move #3 to December 25)
    • BIOS – (delayed, moved from October 2, 2020 to April 16, 2021) Tom Hanks
    • Venom 2 (delayed, moved from October 2, 2020 to TBA 2021, move #2 to June 25, 2021) Marvel MCU
    • Without Remorse (delayed, moved from September 18 to Oct 2, move #2 to Amazon Prime Video and “TBA 2020”)
    • Halloween Kills (delayed, moved from October 16, 2020 to Oct 15, 2021) Jamie Lee Curtis
    • Candyman (delayed, moved from June 1 to September 25, move #2 to Oct 16, move #3 to “TBA 2021”)
    • The Witches (delayed, moved from October 16, 2020 to TBA 2021) based on Roald Dahl story, has potential
    • Connected (delayed, moved from Oct 23 to “TBA 20202”)
    • Snake Eyes (delayed, moved from Oct 23 to Oct 22, 2021)
    • Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (delayed, moved from October 23, 2020 to January 22, 2021)
    • Death on the Nile (delayed, moved from Oct 9 to Oct 23, move #2 to Dec 18, 2020)

As we look through the DELAYED list above, those 11 delayed movies would have been a major boost to movie theater interest. Instead, we’ll get the five movies below … maybe.

The War With Grandpa
FIRST LOOK

(October 9)

Of the five wide release movies planned in October, this is #2 am most looking forward to seeing. It has a fun looking old vs. young vibe, especially with that wacky dodgeball scene. I like how De Niro asks the older woman if she wants to get back at the kids and she’s like “yeah!” This could be a dud or fun or … well, it could be underwhelming. I’m going to try and stay positive on this one. I mean, Christopher Walken, Robert De Niro … these guys are talented actors. Don’t lay an egg on us, please!

Honest Thief
(delayed, moved from Sept 4 to Oct 9, move #2 to Oct 16)

Somewhere I remember reading or seeing a video that Liam Neeson wanted to get out of action films. Or at least films like Taken, but maybe I’m dreaming, because this role seems very Taken-ish. Especially with his “I’m coming to get you” revenge line. I like Liam Neeson’s quiet guy goes postal routine.

With Wonder Woman pushed to Christmas day, this becomes the standout title of October in theaters. Am looking most forward to this one.

2 Hearts
(delayed, Sept 11 to October 16)

Lukewarm interest from the trailer, but of course we’ll see it regardless. This might be an OK date night movie, I don’t know.

The Empty Man
FIRST LOOK
(delayed, August 7 to December 4, 2020, move #2 to Oct 23, 2020)

No official trailer available as of this posting.

October is the perfect month for horror films. We had some good ones planned that got postponed, and no idea how this one will fare, should it go on as expected, but it’s #3 of the 5 for films I’m most looking forward to seeing in October.

I’m intrigued from the comic book aspect and more than a little surprised we don’t see a trailer for this yet. It’s like three weeks away and still no official trailer?

Fatale
(moved AHEAD from Oct 20, 2020 to June 19, move #2 delayed to Oct 30)

No official trailer available as of this posting.

I don’t know much of anything about this movie other than the plot synopsis on IMDB. That’s not enough to make it move from #5 of 5 for looking to see in October 2020.

Which of these movies, if any, are you looking forward to seeing?

Of the list of movies above released or delayed, what are you most looking forward to seeing? Are you going to wait for these movies to come to streaming or venture into theaters? If you’re still in a holding pattern, it’s all good. Let’s chat about it in the comments.

As always, wishing you all happy viewing, whatever you’re watching!

4 Movies COMING TO THEATERS in September 2020

The New Mutants are due in theaters August 28

Theaters have begun reopening and this month will be the first box office tentpole since the pandemic, Tenet.

The early international numbers coming in for Tenet are promising.

Below you’ll find the movies listed as being released in theaters before month’s end as well as the streaming and VOD movies and at the bottom the movies that were originally planned to be released in September and delayed along with the current release dates, if known.

As has been the case since the end of March 2020, all titles remain subject to change, but since we’re actually seeing movies in theaters again, if this positive trend of reopening theaters continues, we should be able to get back to a schedule of releasing these coming soon lists sooner.

(Before the pandemic, we posted ~45 days before the start of the month).

For historical reference, we’re including the films originally planned along with their rescheduled release dates, several have been pushed to 2021.

2020 Theater Releases
JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUNE
JUL | AUG | SEP

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

All movie release dates unless otherwise indicated are for the United States, the release dates in other countries can/may/will vary.

SEPTEMBER 2020 (4 movies)

  • TenetFIRST LOOK (delayed, July 17 to July 31, move #2 to August 12, move #3 to “TBA”, move #4 September 3)
  • The Broken Heart’s Gallery (Sept 11)
  • Infidel (Sept 18)
  • Greenland (Sept 25)

    STREAMING PREMIERE
  • Bill & Ted Face The Music (was supposed to release Sept 1, released early Aug 28)
  • Love, Guaranteed (Sep 3) Netflix
  • Mulan – FIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from March 27 to July 24, 2020, move #2 August 21, move #3 “TBA 2020”, move #4 to Sept 4 Disney+ $29.99 VOD)
  • I’m Thinking Of Ending Things (Sep 4) Netflix
  • Cuties (Sept 9) Netflix
  • The Social Dilemma (Sept 9) Netflix
  • UNpregnant (Sept 10) HBO Max
  • Pets United (Sept 11) Netflix
  • Dad Wanted (Sept 11) Netflix
  • Antebellum – FIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from August 21 to September 18 VOD/PVOD)
  • Enola Holmes (Sept 23) Netflix
  • Welcome To Sudden Death (Sept 29) VOD

    DELAYED/MOVED
    • Honest Thief (delayed, moved from Sept 4 to October 9)
    • A Quiet Place: Part II FIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from March 20 to Sept 4, 2020, move #2 to April 23, 2021)
    • Monster Hunter (delayed, moved from September 4, 2020 to April 23, 2021)
    • The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (delayed, Sept 11, 2020 to June 4, 2021)
    • 2 Hearts (delayed, Sept 11 to October 16)
    • The King’s Man (delayed, moved from March 2020 to Sept 18, move #2 to February 26, 2021)
    • Without Remorse (delayed, moved from September 18 to Oct 2)
    • Last Night in Soho (delayed, moved from September 25, 2020 to April 23, 2021)
    • The Many Saints of Newark (delayed, moved from September 25, 2020 to March 21, 2021)
    • Praise This (delayed, changed from September 25, 2020 to TBA 2020)
    • What About Love (delayed, moved from September 25, 2020 to February 12, 2021)
    • Candyman (delayed, moved from June 1 to September 25, move #2 to October 16, 2020)

Tenet
FIRST LOOK
(delayed, move #1 July 17 to July 31, move #2 to August 12, 2020, move #3 to “TBA 2020”, move #4 to September 4, 2020)

Bill and Ted Face The Music
FIRST LOOK
(delayed, August 14 to September 1 theaters and VOD)

Mulan
FIRST LOOK
(delayed, move #1 March 27 to July 24, 2020, move #2 to August 21)

The Broken Hearts Gallery

Infidel

No trailer available.

Greenland

Which of these movies, if any, are you looking forward to seeing?

Of the list of movies above released or delayed, what are you most looking forward to seeing?

7 Movies COMING TO THEATERS in August 2020 with 9 Rescheduled

The New Mutants are due in theaters August 28

Can’t wait any longer to post what’s coming in August, can we?

Today, the first of August, theaters should have been open all across the United States. With the exception of some drive-ins and scattered independent theaters, that’s not the reality.

The new date for the big three theater chains to reopen 80% of the theater – as of this writing anyway — is scheduled to be August 21 (see: Regal Cinemas now saying August 21 it will reopen in US, Tenet goes international first, then US).

Below you’ll find the movies listed as being released in theaters before month’s end as well as the streaming and VOD movies and at the bottom the movies that were originally planned to be released in August and delayed along with the current release dates, if known.

As has been the case since the end of March 2020, all titles are very subject to change.

For historical reference, I’m including the films originally planned along with their rescheduled release dates, several have been pushed to 2021.

2020 Theater Releases
JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUNE
JUL | AUG

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

All movie release dates unless otherwise indicated are for the United States, the release dates in other countries can/may/will vary.

August 2020 Movies

  • *Endless – FIRST LOOK – (August 14) – *Theater and premiere on VOD/PVOD
  • Unhinged – FIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from July 1 to July 31, move #2 to “August 2020 TBA”, move #3 to August 21, 2020)
  • Antebellum (August 21)
  • The Courier (August 28)
  • The New Mutants – FIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from April 13 to TBA, move #2 to August 28, 2020)
  • *Hard Kill – FIRST LOOK (August 28) – *Theater and premiere on VOD/PVOD
  • Spell (August 28) [LIMITED]

    STREAMING PREMIERE
  • An American Pickle – FIRST LOOK – (Aug 6) HBO Max
  • The Secret Garden – FIRST LOOK (moved up from August 14 to August 7 – premiere on streaming)
  • Boyz In The Wood – FIRST LOOK – (Aug 7) Amazon Prime Video
  • The Tax Collector (Aug 7) Applet TV+
  • Project Power (Aug 14) Netflix
  • Endless – FIRST LOOK (Aug 14) VOD / also in theaters
  • Boy’s State (Aug 14) Apple TV+
  • The One and Only Ivan (Aug 21) Disney+
  • Chemical Hearts (Aug 21) Amazon Prime Video
  • Hard Kill – FIRST LOOK – (Aug 28) VOD / also in theaters

    DELAYED/MOVED
    • The Empty ManFIRST LOOK (delayed, August 7 to December 4, 2020)
    • The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the RunFIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from May 22 to July 31, 2020, movie #2 to August 7, 2020, move #3 to 2021 VOD)
    • Let Him Go (delayed, move from August 21 to November 6)
    • Infinite (delayed from August 7, 2020 to May 28, 2021)
    • Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (delayed, move #1 February 2020, move #2 from April to August 7, 2020, move #3 to January 15, 2021)
    • TenetFIRST LOOK (delayed, July 17 to July 31, move #2 to August 12, move #3 to “TBA”, move #4 to September 4)
    • Bill & Ted Face The MusicFIRST LOOK (delayed, August 14 to September 1 theaters and VOD)
    • MulanFIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from March 27 to July 24, 2020, move #2 August 21, move #3 “TBA 2020”)
    • Wonder Woman 1984FIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from June 1 to Aug 24, 2020, move #2 to October 2)

The Empty Man
FIRST LOOK
(delayed, August 7 to December 4, 2020)

The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run
(delayed, moved from May 22 to July 31, 2020, movie #2 to August 7, 2020)

Let Him Go
(delayed, move from August 21 to November 6)

Infiite
(delayed from August 7, 2020 to May 28, 2021)

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway
(delayed, move #1 February 2020, move #2 from April to August 7, 2020, move #3 to January 15, 2021)

Tenet
FIRST LOOK
(delayed, move #1 July 17 to July 31, move #2 to August 12, 2020, move #3 to “TBA 2020”, move #4 to September 4, 2020)

Bill and Ted Face The Music
FIRST LOOK
(delayed, August 14 to September 1 theaters and VOD)

Mulan
FIRST LOOK
(delayed, move #1 March 27 to July 24, 2020, move #2 to August 21)

Wonder Woman 1984
FIRST LOOK

(delayed, moved from June 1 to Aug 24, 2020, move #2 to October 2)

Which of these movies, if any, are you looking forward to seeing?

Of the list of movies above delayed for theatrical release, I’m most interested in seeing are Wonder Woman 1984, Bill and Ted Face The Music and Tenet (for the second month in a row).

What are yours?

Blog Housekeeping: Coming Soon and Review Schedule July 2020 and beyond

Movies Coming Soon to theaters 2020 now includes sections for STREAMING PREMIERE and DELAYED/MOVED to help better organize and track movie release updates.

Readers, if you enjoy being surprised by posts then you can safely skip reading this post, as it contains dates of scheduled upcoming posts. There are a few surprises here and there however on certain dates and details that have intentionally been left out. After all, not everything fun and worthwhile can be scheduled.

For those curious to know what to expect in the future that’s new review-related to this blog and wondering what types of posts appear here, the frequency and schedule, this post provides details and specifics.

Of course other non-review posts are made in/around the posts that are actually planned below and there are also some reviews that aren’t listed as well like ongoing The Twilight Zone (1959-) reviews, which are planned to take place over many, many years at this blog, not days, weeks or months.

COMING SOON TO THEATERS – Additions, changes and modifications

The image at the top of this post shows the subsections on the 2020 Coming Soon to Theaters page and now includes the following subsections:

  • STREAMING PREMIERE – these are higher profile movies that either could, should or are simultaneous theater releases. It’s not intended to be a complete list of all new streaming movies. VOD/PVOD movie releases will also appear on this list. From top to bottom it is date sorted (beginning of the month at top, end of month at bottom)
  • DELAYED/MOVED – movies intended to be released to theaters but have moved to other months are now listed under this subcategory

Someday all these movie release date changes might have to be put in a database, but for now this seems like the simplest and cleanest way to portray this information. Again, it’s not every single movie being released, it seeks to capture the wide theater releases, some [LIMITED] releases and streaming premieres. Basically, we’re trying to keep our eyes on new films that have broad appeal or wide release, academy attention (including some indie films) and noteworthy streaming premieres. New films can and will slip through the cracks, but this should be a fairly detailed overview of the “biggest” and “best” new movies being released in theaters in the United States.

Unless otherwise noted, all movie release dates are for the United States only. Other country release dates are not being tracked.

MONDAY / TUESDAY / WEDNESDAY – Compiled Reviews By Others + Critique Posts

New wide release movies planned for review compilation posts. These dates are subject to change based on the movies actually being released and/or our ability to watch the movies the weekend before. In some rare circumstances, reviews by others are compiled without our review, but won’t critique movies that haven’t been watched and reviewed.

All movie reviews (spoiler-free) appear first and/or primarily at Letterboxd see: https://letterboxd.com/tjsnk/

All movies seen in theaters have spoiler-free video reviews created just after leaving the movie theater at our MovieReviewsByUs YouTube channel

All movie review compilations and critiques — these contain spoilers — appear at MovieReviewsByUs.com usually the week following US release, but sometimes delayed longer. Typically, these review compilations will appear Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. There is no schedule for these posts, but you can follow along with the Coming Soon 2020 or Monthly Coming Soon to Theater lists to see which movies will be watched and reviewed.

The goal is to watch and review all wide release movies released in theaters. Not all VOD and streaming release movies are watched and reviewed.

WEDNESDAY – Coming To Theaters This Weekend Posts

Our coming to theaters weekend list will return as soon as theaters reopen. These detail the wide release movies that are being released in theaters the coming weekend.

THURSDAY – What to Watch on Streaming Channels This Weekend

A recap of MovieReviewsByUs selected titles, mostly new titles, but some older movies available across a selection of the various streaming services including, but not limited to: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, HBO Max, Peacock, Hulu, Shudder, DC Universe, AppleTV+

FRIDAY – FIRST LOOK Fridays

Preview posts of all wide release movies in theaters, some VOD, some movies and TV series on streaming channels.

These posts are not planned in advance, but try to post at least some movies coming to theaters within the next 45-90 days.

  • Oct 30: The Mandalorian S2:E1: “Chapter 9”
  • Nov 6: The Mandalorian S2:E2: “Chapter 10”
  • Nov 13: The Mandalorian S2:E2: “Chapter 11”
  • Nov 20: The Mandalorian S2:E2: “Chapter 12”
  • Nov 27: The Mandalorian S2:E2: “Chapter 13”
  • Dec 4: The Mandalorian S2:E2: “Chapter 14”
  • Dec 11: The Mandalorian S2:E2: “Chapter 15”
  • Dec 18: The Mandalorian S2:E2: “Chapter 16” (Season finale!)

SATURDAY Morning Cartoon (Spoiler-Free) Reviews

Currently the following cartoons are have been or being scheduled to have reviews posted on Saturdays:

Scooby-Doo Where Are You (1969)
Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973)

Every Saturday morning a new review for a classic cartoon series is scheduled to be reviewed. Here’s the schedule of reviews for what’s already happened and the rest of 2020:

  • July 04: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? S1:E1 – “What A Night For A Knight” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • July 11: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? S1:E2 – “A Clue For Scooby-Doo” ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  • July 18: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You: S1:E3 – “Hassle In The Castle”
  • July 25: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You: S1:E4 – “Mine Your Own Business”
  • Aug 01: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You: S1:E5 – “Decoy for a Dognapper”
  • Aug 08: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You: S1:E6 – “What The Hex Going On?”
  • Aug 15: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You: S1:E7 – “Never Ape an Ape Man”
  • Aug 22: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You: S1:E8 – “Foul Play In Funland”
  • Aug 29: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You: S1:E9 – “The Backstage Rage”
  • Sep 05: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You: S1:E10 – “Bedlam in the Big Top”
  • Sep 12: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You: S1:E11 – “A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts”
  • Sep 19: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You: S1:E12 – “Scooby-Doo and a Mummy, Too”
  • Sep 26: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You: S1:E13 – “Which Witch is Which?”
  • Oct 03: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You: S1:E14 – “Go Away Ghost Ship”
  • Oct 10: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You: S1:E15 – “Spooky Space Kook”
  • Oct 17: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You: S1:E16 – “A Night of Fright Is No Delight”
  • Oct 24: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You: S1:E17 – “That Snow Ghost” (season 1 finale episode)
  • Oct 31 – Happy Halloween – no review
  • Nov 07 – Star Trek: The Animated Series: S1:E1 – “Beyond The Farthest Star”
  • Nov 14 – Star Trek: The Animated Series: S1:E2 – “Yesteryear”
  • Nov 21 – Star Trek: The Animated Series: S1;E3 – “One Of Our Planets Is Failing”
  • Nov 28 – Star Trek: The Animated Series: S1:E4 – “The Lorelei Signal”
  • Dec 05 – Star Trek: The Animated Series: S1:E5 – “More Tribbles, More Troubles”
  • Dec 12 – Star Trek: The Animated Series: S1:E6 – “The Survivor”
  • Dec 19 – Star Trek: The Animated Series: S1:E7 – “The Infinite Vulcan”
  • Dec 26 – Star Trek: The Animated Series: S1:E8 – “The Magicks of Megas Tu”

SUNDAY / MONDAY

The following new Stargirl Season 1 TV Show episodes are reviewed (spoiler-free) and posted either Sunday night (PT / GMT-8) or Monday, the date below is Monday, but again some will be posted early on Sunday night, which just depends on whether or not I watch the episode on Sunday or Monday (sometimes I fall asleep before it airs):

Also see: MovieReviewsByUs.com TV Series Reviews:
https://moviereviewsbyus.com/tv-series-reviews/

1 Movie COMING TO THEATERS in July 2020, 12 Rescheduled

With only one day left in June, we can’t delay this post any longer, waiting for more studio movie changes.

We’ve had enough studio movie changes in the past few months to last the next 5 years. Once theaters actually reopen this will start to calm down, but until they do, we can expect more of the same in the future.

(don’t say this!)

Leading this post with the box art of the only wide release movie in theaters left planned in July.

Such an apt title for how some folks are probably feeling around the world in these troubled times.

Let’s face it, July 2020 in movie theaters – how many will even reopen — is going to be an extremely unusual month. Possibly a month many of us will never see in our lives again. A month with only one wide release new movie — assuming that movie is not delayed, of course. A chance to see some great movies we may not have ever seen on the big screen before.

Yes, classic movies in large numbers returning at one time to the big screen!

If you’re wondering what other movies will be screening in theaters, if they are open, in July, see: Regal Cinemas Announces Classic Movie Screenings Starting July 10 (IF they reopen): Rocky, Jaws, The Empire Strikes Back, The Dark Knight, Jurassic Park and more

There were 12 more planned to be released as summer is a big time for movie theaters. We all know why this regular scheduling has been delayed.

For historical reference, I’m including the films originally planned along with their rescheduled release dates, several have been pushed to 2021.

2020 Theater Releases
JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUNE
JULY

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

All movie release dates unless otherwise indicated are for the United States, the release dates in other countries may vary.

July 2020 Movies

  • Unhinged – FIRST LOOK (delayed, move #1 July 1 to July 31)

    STREAMING
  • Greyhound – FIRST LOOK – July 10 – AppleTV+

Previously scheduled to open in theaters in July 2020, but delayed

  • Free Guy (delayed, moved from July 3 to December 11, 2020)
  • Minions: The Rise of Gru (delayed, moved from July 3, 2020 to July 2, 2021)
  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife (delayed, moved from July 10, 2020 to March 5, 2021)
  • The Forever Purge Movie (delayed, moved from July 10 to “TBA”)
  • Bob’s Burgers: The Movie (delayed, moved from July 17, 2020 to April 9, 2021)
  • Jungle Cruise (delayed, moved from July 24, 2020 to July 31, 2021)
  • Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar [LIMITED] (delayed, moved from July 31, 2020 to July 16, 2021)
  • Rumble (delayed, moved from July 31, 2020 to January 29, 2021)
  • The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run (delayed, moved from May 22 to July 31, 2020, movie #2 to August 7, 2020)
  • MorbiusFIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from July 31, 2020 to March 19, 2021)
  • Tenet (delayed, move #1 July 17 to July 31, move #2 to August 12, 2020)
  • MulanFIRST LOOK (delayed, move #1 March 27 to July 24, 2020, move #2 to August 21)

Free Guy
(delayed, moved from July 3 to December 11, 2020)

Minions 2: The Rise of Gru
(delayed, moved from July 3, 2020 to July 2, 2021)

Ghostbusters: Afterlife
(delayed, moved from July 10, 2020 to March 5, 2021)

The Forever Purge Movie
(delayed, moved from July 10 to “TBA”)

No official trailer has been released as of this writing.

Bob’s Burgers: The Movie
(delayed, moved from July 17, 2020 to April 9, 2021)

No official trailer has been released as of this writing.

Jungle Cruise
(delayed, moved from July 24, 2020 to July 31, 2021)

Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar
(delayed, moved from July 31, 2020 to July 16, 2021)

No official trailer has been released as of this writing.

Rumble
(delayed, moved from July 31, 2020 to January 29, 2021)

The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run
(delayed, moved from May 22 to July 31, 2020, movie #2 to August 7, 2020)

Morbius
FIRST LOOK
(delayed, moved from July 31, 2020 to March 19, 2021)

Tenet
FIRST LOOK
(delayed, move #1 July 17 to July 31, move #2 to August 12, 2020)

Mulan
FIRST LOOK
(delayed, move #1 March 27 to July 24, 2020, move #2 to August 21)

Which of these movies, if any, are you looking forward to seeing?

Of the list of movies above, I’m most interested in seeing are Tenet, Ghostbusters 2: Afterlife, Morbius and The Forever Purge (those Purge movies have been fun). Planning to see them all whenever they make it to the theaters, but we all have our favorites. What are yours?

Originally Planned 9 Movies COMING TO THEATERS in June 2020 – Actual: 3 VOD, 0 Wide Theater Releases

As the image above illustrates, staying on top of what movies are coming to the theaters has been challenging.

These posts are intended to be helpful for those wanting to see movies coming to theaters in the near future. We typically post them 45+ days in advance. That is impractical due to current times when release dates are being delayed and changed frequently, but movie theater life will return soon.

Worth repeating: movie theater life will return soon.

As of this writing, presumably, theaters will begin opening again in July 2020. What remains in the post body below is largely what could have been June 2020, perhaps still happening in some parallel universe.

There are three scheduled VOD releases which should happen as scheduled. There is also the possibility that theaters open sooner and one more more movies are pushed up to screen in June.

All movies listed will be released at some point in the future either directly to VOD, streaming channels or a delayed theater release.

2020 Theater Releases
JAN | FEB | *MAR | *APR | *MAY | *JUNE

(Note: * = changes due to mass movie theater closure)

If you’d like to see a list of all movies released in 2020 click here (that post is being updated throughout the year). Most releases profiled below are WIDE screenings showing on 2,000+ theater screens in the United States. If the movie title has the word LIMITED following then it means it’s being released on less than 2,000 screenings in the United States.

All movie release dates unless otherwise indicated are for the United States, the release dates in other countries may vary.

June 2020 Movies

King of Staten Island
[FIRST LOOK]
VOD – June 12, 2020

Irresistible
[FIRST LOOK]
VOD – June 26, 2020

Street Survivors: The True Story of Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash
[FIRST LOOK]
VOD – June 30, 2020

Originally Planned to be released in June 2020, delayed

Wonder Woman 1984
[FIRST LOOK]
Original release date: June 1, 2020
New release: August 24, 2020

Candyman
Original release date: June 1, 2020
New release: September 25, 2020

Greyhound
Moved release date: June 12, 2020
New release: TBA 2020 on AppleTV+, no longer a theater release

Soul
Original release date: June 19, 2020
New release: November 20, 2020

Fatale
Original release date: October 20, 2020 moved to June 19, 2020
New release: October 30, 2020

In The Heights
Original release date: June 26, 2020
New release: June 18, 2021

Top Gun: Maverick
Original release date: June 24, 2020
New release: December 23, 2020

2 Movies COMING TO THEATERS in May 2020 (maybe) + 7 Movies Rescheduled

NOTE: This post will continue to be updated until the end of May 2020, as movie release dates change, newer trailers drop, sometimes within weeks of the scheduled release date

Normally — not these times right now — when theaters are open, this post would have been made about 45 days prior to all theatrical releases. The studios are changing movie release dates so frequently right now, we waited until the end of April to publish this post.

As of this writing, there are only *2* movies scheduled to open in theaters and, at least in our area, no theaters are open anywhere. Washington State has a stay at home order that runs until May 4, 2020.

Just for reference, I’ve left in details of the other 9 movies that were originally scheduled to be released in theaters on May 2020 as well as where they will be showing if announced.

The following are movie trailers and my anticipation on a scale from 0 (no interest) to 10 (highest interest in seeing).

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

2020 Theater Releases
JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY

All movie release dates unless otherwise indicated are for the United States, the release dates in other countries may vary.

May 2020 Movies (2 scheduled)

The High Note
[FIRST LOOK]

The High Note is opening in theaters on May 8, 2020 will be released on VOD on May 29, 2020 

Anticipation for The High Note: 4/10

Irresistible
[FIRST LOOK]

Irresistible is opening in theaters May 29, 2020

Anticipation for Irresistible: 3/10

Movies originally planned to release May 2020, but moved by studios

Black Widow
[FIRST LOOK]

Black Widow will open in theaters November 6, 2020

Anticipation for Black Widow: 8/10

Legally Blonde 3

No trailer as of March 1, 2020. No plot summary available at IMDB has been shared either. Reese Witherspoon is returning in the title role as Elle for the sequel. The movie was originally scheduled for Valentine’s Day 2020, but pushed back for release until May 8, 2020. Now, it’s been pushed back to “TBA” — to release date is unknown.

No anticipation is possible without any real information on this sequel to base on, Marking as NR (No Rating).

Scoob!
[FIRST LOOK]

Scoob! will be released on VOD on May 15, 2020

Anticipation for Scoob!: 6/10

Spiral: From The Book of Saw

Spiral release date has been pushed back and is currently unknown (“TBA”)

Anticipation for Spiral: From The Book of Saw: 5/10

The Woman in the Window

The Woman in the Window release date has been pushed back and is currently unknown (“TBA”)

Anticipation for The Woman in the Window: ?/10

The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2020)

The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run is opening in theaters on August 7, 2020

Anticipation for The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2020): 4/10

Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl will open June 12, 2020 on Disney+

Anticipation for Artemis Fowl: 3/10

Run

No trailer is available as of March 1, 2020.

A homeschooled teenager begins to suspect her mother is keeping a dark secret from her.

IMDB Plot Info

No anticipation rating without a trailer, marking as NR (No Rating).

Run is scheduled for release on May 8, 2020.

Ranking all May 2020 movies by anticipation

  • Scoob! 6/10
  • Artemis Fowl: 4/10
  • The High Note: 4/10
  • Irresistible: 3/10
  • Run (2020): NR
  • Legally Blonde 3: NR

What movies in May 2020 (scheduled + rescheduled) are you looking forward to seeing?

Delayed Screenings – Only 9 of 39 (23%) Wide Release Movies Coming to Movie Theaters (if they reopen) Through August 1, 2020

April 2020 movie releases … only Trolls World Tour on VOD and at scattered drive-in theaters

We all know the vast majority of movie theaters are currently closed. I took some time this morning to research and update the COMING SOON TO THEATERS in 2020 post and, yes, it’s a bummer reviewing the delayed screenings list.

Not trying to bum anyone out by sharing this, but it does show just how few theater movie wide releases remain over roughly the next 120 days. You can count them on your fingers.

If you look at the screenshots above and below by month all movie titles with a strikethru have been delayed and moved by the studios. There are notes afterwards if a new date is known.

If theaters open in May, there will only be *2* new wide movies as of this writing (4/11/2020) that open: The High Note (May 8) and Irresistible (May 29).

If theaters open in June, there will also be only *2* new wide release movies both scheduled to open on June 19: Soul the animated movie (moved to Nov 20, 2020) Fatale and King of Staten Island

But if somehow theaters don’t open until July 2020, then there will be *4* movies opening: The Forever Purge Movie (July 10), Tenet (July 17), Mulan (July 24, that was moved from March) and The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run (July 31 that was also moved from a previous date).

Here are the detailed screenshots by month, starting with May 2020:

June 2020 movie theater releases getting any better? No.

July is the heart of summer, surely that will be better, yes? No.

I stopped at August 1st, wanting to wait to let more time pass (and see if the theaters start opening in May), but rescheduled from July is Wonder Woman 1984 (August 24, 2020), so maybe there will be more titles dropping back in if theaters are open and re-established by then. If not, we can expect to see WW1984 pushed back again, as well as most if not everything mentioned above.

Some titles mentioned from April until the end of July 2020 might get picked up for streaming services over the next few months assuming the theaters remain closed.

Not sure what to do about the coming soon lists by month (May would already have been posted if theaters were open and June would be posted around this time) here until the theaters reopen. Doesn’t seem like a whole lot of value in posting a list of movies NOT coming soon to theaters when the theaters remain closed.

Bottom line: it’s Easter tomorrow and movie theaters will not be reopening the rest of this month, at least in Washington State where we’re at. We have a stay at home order in effect until May 4, 2020.

Thank goodness we have plenty of movie and TV watching options on streaming. And next month HBO Max will launch providing even more movies and TV shows.

If you’re a Comcast/Xfinity broadband subscriber (we are!), Peacock will be soft launching on April 15 (just around the corner from this post!). July 15 everybody else can subscribe to Peacock.