Yes, Sarah Paulson stars in this Hulu thriller with a one word title. Have seen the Run title before, including an old Patrick Dempsey thriller (I liked that, btw). This is not related. Here’s the plot from IMDB:
A homeschooled teenager begins to suspect her mother is keeping a dark secret from her.
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).
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).
Wednesday, week #4 2020 (1/23-1/26/2020) as we inch closer to ending this doldrum month of January which has only produced a carryover hit from 2019 in the brilliant movie 1917⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ and a few average and mostly worse new movies.
What do we have to look forward to this weekend? A horror movie based on a very, very old story, a crime action movie involving a bunch of weed (but starring Matthew McConaughey) and a film about the fight to bring medal recognition to a war hero.
The sound effects are about as weird as the children (what is up with the fish stomping scene?). The more I rewatch this trailer, the more interested I’m in it. This movie makes me think a little bit of John Saul, not the source material it’s based on. That part isn’t a compliment because Saul is sort of known as a popular horror novelist who used children frequently in his stories, but he wasn’t known among horror novel fans as a good very good writer. How does any of that relate to this trailer? It just reminds me of the type of story that Saul might have written, had he written the screenplay.
Matthew McConaughey remains my single biggest interest in this film. I was reading an article the other day that talked about how some stars don’t draw people to movies and some do, well for me McConaughey is one of those above average actors I look forward to seeing on the screen. I’d put many other actors and actresses on this list. He’s never been amazingly good to me, but he’s been good enough, especially when he plays a lawyer (ATime To Kill), or any kind of law enforcement officer.
As I watch this trailer perhaps one last time before seeing this movie, I’m kind of underwhelmed by it all, if not for McConaughey. I hope he makes this interesting and entertaining. We’ll see.
This movie is the one I’m most interested in seeing. Argh, this is frustrating that it isn’t showing at the main independent theater or of course at Regal Cinemas. Maybe it will appear like Judy did, a couple weeks from now. I’m leaving it here for others.
ANTICIPATION for Week #4: 1/23/20 MOVIES
How much on scale of 1-10 anticipating the 1-23-2020 movies? Those marked with asterisk are not available in our area this week, so will carryover in future weeks until available to watch in our area.
*The Last Full Measure – 6/10
The Gentlemen – 4/10
The Turning – 4/10
Are there screenings in our area to see these movies?
Two of the three movies are wide screenings and available at theaters in our area so those will be watched, rated and reviewed. The Last Full Measure? Not sure when or if we’ll be able to watch that in the theater as of this writing.. Hope some of you can!
(UPDATE 1/18/2020 @18:15 PST (GMT-8): The release date for RUN has been moved further away again to May 8, 2020. Still, no trailer exists as of this update.)
We need Sherlock Holmes to figure out what’s going on with this Run movie.
Information on Lionsgate’s Run starring Sarah Paulson is scant at best. See if you can Google it and find out more .The last update at the beginning of January said it would open wide in theaters on January 24, 2020. Less than two weeks away there has been no trailer released — at least that I can locate anywhere. IMDB, still shows this movie as opening WIDE 9 days from now.
The following are movie trailers and my early thoughts for all films tentatively scheduled coming to theaters in January 2020. If you’d like to see a list of all movies released in 2020 click here (that post is updated throughout the year).
The list below does not include independent films and/or streaming original films from Netflix and Amazon. I would like to keep track of those as well, but trying to target specifically wide theater releases (or what appear to be wide releases) so most readers can see these films worldwide in a major chain theater (hopefully) near your home. New streaming films being released will be handled separately based on the service, most likely, as already doing for Shudder.
SIDENOTE: I have nothing against small, independent theaters (we have a good one called The Grand Cinema close by), but am trying to focus on the films I have the greatest likelihood to see, review and rate each month. Obviously, with release schedules that change based on location, sharing any kind of coming soon movie list is not an exact science. Any errors and/or omissions are mine.
Movie release dates are subject to change by the studios, so it’s possible within the next 45 days or so one or more of the movies profiled below will have its release date moved.
As of this posting, there are 11 movies scheduled, presented in order of scheduled opening date below. 10 of the 11 have trailers, so I’ve added my anticipation (10 = most excited as possible to see, 0 = not interested at all). Can’t promise I’ll do this every month, but am going to try and do so, probably posted sometime around the middle of each month for the next month.
This is a reference for FIRST LOOK and PREVIEW posts. I try and FIRST LOOK and/or PREVIEW films that either we’re personally most interested in seeing and/or have very popular interest by others.
This one looks like it might be scary. I’ve never seen any of the original Grudge movies and not sure I’ll be doing so before this comes out in a few weeks. I look more forward to seeing truly scary horror films over horror-comedy films and this looks like the former.
Have seen this trailer as preview in the theater more than any other in this list of January 2020 movie releases. I’m sort of luke warm to cool on what’s happening here. I don’t find anything Tiffany Haddish has starred in as funny. Her voice is grating on me. The plot seems not very interesting to me either, what little we know from the trailer. The trailer didn’t even make me smile, although admittedly some have laughed at the goat milk spit out scene.
Got to wipe away Kirsten Stewart from my mind in Charlie’s Angels and any movie deep on the bottom of the ocean is off to a good start. We don’t know what is living down there and while this has been explored in several other stories, it’s an interesting and often scary place. All that pressure under miles of water. Yes, I’m interested.
Anticipation for Underwater: 6/10
The Informer RELEASE DATE CHANGED from Jan 10, 2020 to March 13, 2020 (LIMITED)
Seems like standard fare thriller from the trailer. Nothing stands out as super creative or amazingly fresh to me. Could be how the trailer is cut. Not that excited by this trailer.
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence return as buddy cops for this third entry in the franchise. I found the first two to be funny in parts. They have good chemistry together, but aren’t as fun as say Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy in 48 Hours. Haven’t been many buddy cop trilogies that I was clamoring to see the third one. Martin Lawrence is my favorite of the two by far in this comedy team. I just don’t find Will Smith that special. Yes, he has been in some good films.
The trailer barely grabs my interest, except for the fact that Robert Downey, Jr is starring. Not sure about his accent, kinda reminds me a bit of the one he used in Tropic Thunder (!). He makes just about every film he is in better. I’m worried about this being a terrible and unnecessary reboot movie about a man who talks to animals. Have seen the story told several times before and Downey Jr. isn’t a comedian, so not sure if his potentially(?) serious/ironic take on Doctor Doolittle will be exciting. Very apprehensive about this one, but, again, interested because of the main star. I heard he was paid $20 million for top bill in this one. Will see next month if it was worth it. Worried.
Like the mystery/detective vibe, but wonder if it’s more thriller? Not feeling super compelled toward this one as a thriller, but more interested in a mystery. Can’t decide based on trailer which it is. Do like Matthew McConaughey, so that bumps up curiosity a little.
January 2020 will be the first time I’ve ever paid that attention to everything being released. Already noticing that there are more horror movies being released than other types of movies. January could be an October-like month for me as I like horror movies. As for this one? Has a V.C Andrews groove to it. What’s with the children? Yeah, sign me up for this one!
Anticipation for The Turning: 5/10
Nowhere (trailer yet) to Run?
Run RELEASE DATE CHANGED from Jan 24 to May 8, 2020
…is a thriller starring Sarah Paulson and is scheduled to open in theaters January 24, 2020 (UPDATE 1/18/2020: Release date has changed to May 8, 2020). No official trailer has been released by Lionsgate as of this writing.
Oooo another spooky one! Seems odd to title it backwards (do the kids eat the adults in this one? Now that sort of reverse cannibalism would make heads turn). If it’s pure horror and not comedy horror than it gets at least a 4 from me. Fairy tales can be cool, especially the grim variety. Will pump it up one more for that. Hoping it’s not too cliched, but fearing that almost as much as the potential subject matter.
Read the FIRST LOOK that is linked above to see my detailed comments on this one. Of all 12 films being released in January 2020, I’m most looking forward to seeing this one.
Anticipation for The Rhythm Section: 7/10
Ranking the January 2020 movies by anticipation (as of this writing)
Keep in mind that my anticipation for a film can change daily, even hourly, based on new information that I read about the film or see in a video. Therefore, the anticipation is merely a number I’m applying to my feelings today, right now, and it is very subject to change. In the next post, tweet, video or an hour from now. Only here for comparison purposes as I do this with the Opening Week posts. Those numbers are within a couple days of seeing the movies.
The Rhythm Section – 7 / 10
Underwater – 6 / 10
Gretel & Hansel – 5 / 10
The Turning – 5 / 10
Doolittle – 3 / 10
The Gentlemen – 3 / 10
The Grudge – 3 / 10
Like A Boss – 3 / 10
Bad Boys for Life – 3 / 10
The Informer – 2 / 10 (release date changed to March 13, 2020)
Run – No Rating (release date changed to May 8, 2020)
What movies in January 2020 are you looking forward to seeing?