Alright, so I'm a movie geek, clearly. My intent with this list of 5 is to put movies on your radar you might not known about or been excited about.......SO you won't see Ghostbuster: Afterlife or Top Gun: Maverick on my list even though I'm SUPER excited to see those this year.
There are a couple movies I'd like to mention that didn't make the list too because if I didn't cut it off somewhere, we'd have a list that took up your entire work day and I know you really want to get work done. SO, a couple honorable mentions, first.....
Soul. A middle-school music teacher dreams of playing at legendary New York jazz club "The Blue Note". Directed by Pete Docter, who did "Inside Out". Sure to be another fantastic Disney flick.
Mulan. Disney took a huge gamble on this movie. It's PG-13, which is unusual. And there's a polarizing lead. They also went with an all Asian cast to make it as authentic as possible, which I love. I bet the gamble pays off.
On The Rocks. Don't know a lot about this yet, but done by Sophia Coppola and has Bill Murray in it. Being put out by Apple+ but should also hit theaters. Sounds promising.
NOW, as we dig into the list.....I'm not making predictions with this list. Not saying they're going to be huge or not. Not saying they're going to be great or not. Just saying I'm really looking forward to seeing them.
#5 - The Night Clerk. Knew nothing about this movie, didn't even know it existed until I went to put this together. HAD to add it. Just came out, actually, so it's already out there. In fact, it's already at digital. Has Tye Sheridan, who I LOVED in "Ready Player One". Also stars, Ana de Armas, John Leguizamo and Helen Hunt.
Here's the deal: A hotel clerk becomes the prime suspect when a woman is murdered during his shift. As the police investigation closes in, he makes a personal connection with a guest -- but soon realizes he must stop the killer before she becomes the next victim.
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#4 - Free Guy. Ryan Reynolds. Need I say more?
I will anyway. Free Guy looks like a super fun, yet smart & with substance, thrill ride comedy. Does that even make sense? This looks like a blast. Oh and that one dude from Stranger Things.
Here's the deal: "A bank teller called Guy realizes he is a background character in an open world video game called Free City that will soon go offline."
#3 - The Way Back. Yes, I'm prepared to cry. This may not be based on one specific true story, but it's certainly based in reality.
Here's the deal: Ben Affleck plays Jack Cunningham. Jack is a construction worker struggling with alcoholism. Jack’s drinking stems from his past as a star athlete who lost a full university scholarship and ruined his marriage.
#2 - A Quiet Place 2. Yes, this probably falls under the same umbrella as Ghostbusters or Top Gun where I don't need to tell you about it, BUT I figure less know about this movie AND even more might stay away because it's classified as "horror". I don't dig horror and I also don't think this movie actually is horror. It's more of a suspense thriller, but if it is horror it's fantastic. I trust John Krasinski and the plot sounds excellent. So I can't wait for this one.
Here's the deal: The Abbott family must now face the terrors of the outside world as they fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.
#1 - Tenet. While I worry I'm too dumb to actually get this movie, it's Christopher Nolan so I don't even care. Plus I love to be challenged. Plus, plus, it's John David Washington, who's quickly becoming one of my favorites. This is the my most anticipated film of 2020.
Here's the deal: Tenet is an action epic revolving around international espionage, time travel, and evolution. Possibly about a man trying to prevent World War 3 through time travel and rebirth. (remember what I said about me not being sure I'm smart enough to get it?)
So, there's my list and then some. Want more? We elaborate on a bunch more in the newest episode of Movies Over Easy! Check it out!