Movies I'm Looking Forward To In 2020

Friday, January 3, 2020
I love looking at the upcoming movie calendar so I can know what movies I really want to see so I can be strategic about spending points to help out with tickets and snacks. Obviously, most of these are big movies that have release dates announced at least a year in advance, so any smaller movies I will probably want to see later on in the year, I don't know anything about them yet.

I have been on the lookout for movies by female directors, and going by what's been announced so far, this is gonna be a good year.

  • Birds of Prey
    • February 7
    • directed by Cathy Yan; written by Christina Hodson; produced by Margot Robbie
    • Harley Quinn was the best part of Suicide Squad, and I'm so glad that the next movie featuring her was the one Margot Robbie fought for and not one with Joker in it. Some people really need to understand that Harley and Joker is not a good relationship.
  • Emma
    • February 21
    • directed by Autumn de Wilde; written by Eleanor Catton
    • Looking forward to another period drama. We'll also see if it's as good as the best adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma, Clueless.
  • Onward
    • March 6
    • Tom Holland in a Pixar movie!
  • No Time To Die
    • April 8
    • The last Bond movie was not... good. But I have hope for this one. Phoebe Waller-Bridge worked on the script. Lashana Lynch as a 00 agent, specifically 007, is something that I am here for. And it looks like the Bond Girl from Spectre is gonna be more than just a bland love interest.
  • Promising Young Woman
    • April 17
    • written and directed by Emerald Fennell; produced by Margot Robbie
    • Emerald Fennell was the showrunner of season two of Killing Eve, so this has me intrigued. Margot Robbie is turning into a big time producer, and the projects she and her company are picking are really interesting.
  • Black Widow
    • May 1
    • directed by Cate Shortland
    • This should've been done years ago, but Florence Pugh and Rachel Weisz are in it, and the first trailer looked really good.
  • Wonder Woman 1984
    • June 5
    • directed by Patty Jenkins
    • About damn time this movie is coming out! Why it got pushed back to June when it was originally slated for November 2019 is beyond me, but I'm super excited.
  • Soul
    • June 19
    • directed by Pete Docter
    • This is by the same writer/director who did Inside Out, so I'm going to start preparing myself now for the emotional devastation is sure to come.
  • In The Heights
    • June 26
    • directed by Jon M. Chu; written by Quiara Alegria Hudes; music & lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
    • Lin-Manuel Miranda's first musical is finally a movie!
  • Death on the Nile
    • October 9
    • directed by Kenneth Branagh
    • A new murder mystery! This will be Branagh's second Agatha Christie adaptation and I love a good murder mystery.
  • The Eternals
    • November 6
    • directed by Chloe Zhao
    • The cast is insane. That's reason enough, to see how all these incredibly talented actors will play off of each other. Also, I have no idea who The Eternals are, and I'm hoping it's another Guardians of the Galaxy-type situation.
  • Raya and the Last Dragon
    • November 25
    • written by Adele Lim
    • This is a Disney animated movie with a completely original story, so that's reason enough to be intrigued, as well as the voice cast of Awkwafina as a dragon and Cassie Steele (Manny from Degrassi!) as Raya.
  • West Side Story
    • December 18
    • directed by Steven Spielberg; screenplay by Tony Kushner; music by Leonard Bernstein; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
    • I know the original was a classic, but the only scenes that hold up are the dancing, and the leads were not very good. Also, Stephen Sondheim hated it, and when God hates the adaptation of his work, maybe it should be remade.

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