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! 

FIRST LOOK: Adam Sandler Stars In THRILLER Uncut Gems December 12

Uncut Gems – thriller with early critical acclaim starring, yes, seriously, Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler is one very special creative genius. I’ve always thought he had more in him than just silly, stupid, goofy comedies. But who wouldn’t be happy enough with another The Wedding Singer, Happy Gilmore or The Waterboy, Airheads? Simple.

Adam Sandler.

This guy wants his due. And he deserves it. Hollywood critics think most of his comedy is beneath juvenile, rewarding it with scathing reviews and sub teen tomatometer scores.

And then there are Sandler fans like us. We enjoy Sandler’s quirky, outrageous, zany antics. He’s been this generation’s Jerry Lewis meets Don Knotts.

So earlier today I was surprised to come across a movie trailer (top of post) I had no idea he was starring in called Uncut Gems, And lo and behold, early critic reviews at Rotten Tomatoes for Uncut Gems are …. like this:

Wow. I mean, 95% is the current tomatometer for an Adam Sandler thriller?!?! This is Twilight Zone stuff. Seriously, I took a screenshot:

Just for comparison, here are some reviews from another Adam Sandler movie on Rotten Tomatoes 6 years ago:

Now, given the movie above (Grownups 2 with tomatometer 7%) was bad, still, it’s like they aren’t even talking about the same actor. This proves that Hollywood memories are short. Critics can and do change their actor’s worth based on just one picture.

When it comes to movies, it’s more often the song, not the singer.

I added Uncut Gems to our watchlist and am really looking really forward to it. I thought he’d been run off from the big screen and to straight to Netflix movies (Murder Mystery ⭐️⭐️½  was the last movie we saw by him and Jennifer Aniston on Netflix).

Go get them, Sandler. I hope this thriller is every bit the gem in the title and your much deserved creative career. Thank you for making me cry and laugh and be entertained countless times. In whatever genre you want, you keep making films.

We’ll keep watching.