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For historical reference, we’re including the films originally planned along with their rescheduled release dates, several have been pushed to 2021.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

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 – Halloween cartoon surprise cartoon 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.

Spring 2020 Movies Coming Soon + Viewing Challenge

UPDATE 3/31/2020: With the coronavirus pandemic, most theaters have closed and planned release dates have changed. A strikethru on the title indicates the planned date has changed.

Baseball. Fresh growing green grass. Signs that another Spring is upon us. Spring also brings new movies to theaters in March 2020, April 2020 and May 2020 (will be posted by March 15, still waiting for trailers to drop — SEE UPDATE AT TOP OF POST). The titles below are taken from the Coming Soon To Theaters In 2020 list.

This list is sorted by most to least interest. Anticipation for a movie will change based on new information that comes out closer to the release date.

  1. (Mar 20) A Quiet Place Part IIFIRST LOOK
  2. (Apr 10) No Time To DieFIRST LOOK
  3. (May 1) Black WidowFIRST LOOK
  4. (Mar 13) The HuntFIRST LOOK
  5. (Mar 13) BloodshotFIRST LOOK
  6. (Apr 17 10 – VOD) Trolls World TourFIRST LOOK
  7. (Mar 6) OnwardFIRST LOOK
  8. (Apr 3) The New Mutants FIRST LOOK
  9. (May 15) Scoob! FIRST LOOK
  10. (May 15) Spiral (Book of Saw)FIRST LOOK

Honorable mentions: Fast & Furious 9, Bad Trip, Mulan

There are more movies I’m looking forward to than the top 10 listed above and undoubtedly there will be surprise anticipated drop-in titles (The Hunt was a drop-in title recently, and look how far up the list it is for me). This is what happened with my Fall 2019 and Winter 2019-2020 anticipation list, which is why I continue to monitor new movies that are previewed and update.

My Summer 2020 list will be posted toward the end of May 2020.

What Movies Are You Looking Most Forward to Seeing in Spring 2020?

It’s your turn, what movies are you most looking forward to seeing?

Spring 2020 Viewing Challenge

From March 1, 2020 – May 30, 2020 goal is to watch or rewatch any 30+ action/thriller/suspense movies. That’s an average of 10 action/thriller/suspense movies every month or about 2-3 per week.

Past Viewing Challenges

Spring 2020 (March 1 – May 30, 2020) will be interactive movie viewing challenge #5. Here are the others:

  1. 2019 October Viewing Challenge: 66+ Horror Movies Viewed In October (completed74 movies watched, rated & reviewed)
  2. 2019 Holiday Viewing Challenge: 25+ Christmas Movies Viewed 11/1-12/25/19 (completed25 movies watched, rated & reviewed)
  3. 2020 January Viewing Challenge: 21+ New/Unseen Movies
    (completed30 movies watched, rated & reviewed)
  4. 2020 February Viewing Challenge: 14+ Romance Movies
    (pending end of month results)

The February 2020 14+ romance movie viewing challenge isn’t completed as of this posting yet. Those results will be posted next week after the month has concluded, but there’s still time to go on a romance movie marathon and join in if you like.

What are viewing challenges?

It’s where we try and watch a minimum number of movies of certain type(s). They are usually themed based on the month(s) or seasonal. For example, around Halloween, horror movies and holiday movies during the holidays.

Any movie watcher is welcome to participate. You do not need a blog or website, but do need some way to track the movies you’ve watched during the challenge. Fortunately, there are several free services available.

How To Participate

Just keep track of all the thriller/action/suspense movies you’ve watched from March 1, 2020 until midnight May 30, 2020. Sites like Letterboxd make it easy to do. Tag movies watched with #spring2020challenge. EXAMPLE. here are movies tagged for #feb2020challenge. You do not need to write reviews or rate any movies to use the Letterboxd service.

It’s free and fun to participate. Hope to see others joining in too! 

10 Movies COMING TO THEATERS in April 2020

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

UPDATE 4/11/2020: With the coronavirus pandemic, most theaters have closed and planned release dates have changed. A strikethru on the release date and/or title indicates the planned date has changed.

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

2020 Theater Releases
JAN | FEB | MAR | APRIL 2020

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.

April 2020 Movies

The New Mutants
[FIRST LOOK]

The New Mutants opens in theaters April 3, 2020 (no new release date announced)

The trailer makes me think of this as a darker X-Men spinoff, which is what it seems to be.

Anticipation for The New Mutants: 6/10

The Lovebirds
[FIRST LOOK]

The Lovebirds opens in theaters April 3, 2020 (Purchased by Netflix, no release date announced)

“Take… the grease!” — the funny part of the trailer, but no comedy can survive on the humor of one joke. I’m worried about the comedic chemistry between this couple based on the trailer, as they don’t seem to be all that funny together, although the situations they are placed in look humorous. Will this be another Like a Boss on the humor scale? Could be. I’m interested though, because I enjoy comedies.

Anticipation for The Lovebirds: 5/10

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

Peter Rabbit 2 official trailer – opening in theaters April 3, 2020 (moved to Jan 15, 2021)

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: The Runaway is: 2/10

No Time To Die
[FIRST LOOK]

No Time To Die opens wide in theaters on April 10, 2020 (moved to Nov 25, 2020)

The last Bond film for Daniel Craig, will he go out with a whimper or roar? I’m voting on somewhere in the middle. He’s got Rami Malek as a villain and that could amp everything up. I hope Bond doesn’t go off the rails into something completely unnoticeable after this. Just get another Bond (a guy, sorry, I don’t think it should be a woman playing James Bond 007). Then again, there is a female 007 in this movie. We’ll find out soon.

Anticipation for No Time To Die: 9/10

The Secret: Dare To Dream

The Secret: Dare to Dream opens in theaters April 17, 2020 (moved, no release date announced)

I remember seeing this book everywhere and wondering what the “Secret” was? In mid April I’ll find out. Could have always read the book, I suppose, but wasn’t that motivated. The teaser trailer is equally enigmatic and mostly just toting sales stats. While that’s impressive, I already knew it was popular. Guess I need to see a trailer showing something that actually happens in the movie to be excited.

Anticipation for The Secret: Dare To Dream: 3/10

Promising Young Woman

Promising Young Woman opens in theaters on April 17, 2020 (moved, release date TBA)

This trailer makes it look like the woman is hunting men by setup. She pretends to be too drunk and waits for them to take advantage of them and then does … what to them? Revenge is called out, but we don’t actually see any taking place. I’m getting a black widow spider vibe to this tale. Somewhat eager to see it.

Anticipation for Promising Young Woman: 5/10

Trolls World Tour
[FIRST LOOK]

Trolls World Tour official trailer #1

And now the second trailer:

Troll World Tour final trailer — opens wide in theaters April 17, 2020 (VOD released on April 10, 2020)

Our grandchildren are huge Trolls fans and must admit I like them, too. The sequel idea based on different tribes of trolls having a specific musical genre is sound, but I wonder why rock and roll always gets such a bad rap? It’s good music and I’d argue it’s better than some other types. Still, a troll tribe rolling around to the music of Ozzy Osbourne sounds like the making of a killer soundtrack at least. Looking forward to this.

Anticipation for Trolls World Tour: 7/10

Monster Problems — no trailer available to evaluate anticipation. Scheduled to open in theaters on April 17, 2020 (moved to Feb 21, 2021)

Antebellum

Antebellum opens in theaters on April 24, 2020 (moved, no release date announced)

After a string of bad horror films starting off 2020, my anticipation for this one is reduced. Then again, maybe this will be better because it’s following the sequel to A Quiet Place. It seems to be some kind of evil force based on or originating from slave catching times? Sort of has a more vengeful Harriet vibe going, but that could be totally off.

I cheated a bit and peeked at the Wikipedia page.

Successful author Veronica Henley finds herself trapped in a nightmarish reality and must find a way to break free of the horrors at hand.

Wikipedia for Antebellum

So, is this more of a Nightmare on Elm Street meets Harriet?

Anticipation for Antebellum: 3/10

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

Bad Trip official trailer – opening in theaters February 24, 2020 (moved, no release date announced)

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.

A little skeptical because they moved back the date. Most delayed films suggest production problems and/or negative initial screen testing. Haven’t heard that to be the case here, so we’ll see what kind of trip this is soon.

Anticipation for Bad Trip: 6/10

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

  1. No Time To Die – 9/10
  2. Trolls World Tour – 7/10
  3. The New Mutants – 6/10
  4. Bad Trip – 6/10
  5. The Lovebirds – 5/10
  6. Promising Young Woman – 4/10
  7. Antebellum – 3/10
  8. The Secret: Dare To Dream – 3/10
  9. Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway – 2/10
  10. Monster Problems – no rating / no trailer

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