Most Anticipated Movie Releases 2020 | Jan-Mar

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

For those of you who don't know, I have a podcast called Future Flicks with Billiam. This podcast actually got its start as a blog a few years back. It was my wife's idea to write a blog about all the movies coming out that I'm looking forward to. Since then it morphed into what Future Flicks with Billiam is today.

Since I have a new(ish) blog I figured it was time to start it up again. So without further ado, here we go with my most anticipated movie releases in the first quarter of 2020.



1917

Premise: Two British soldiers during the First World War are given an impossible mission: Deliver a message deep in enemy territory that will stop 1,600 men, and one of the soldier's brothers, from walking straight into a deadly trap.

Stars:  Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, Colin Firth, and Bumpylumps Commonpath.

This is the first big release of the year. It hit theaters last year with a limited release but goes wide this month. It's directed and co-written by Sam Mendes, director of Skyfall (my favorite Bond movie), Spectre, Road to Perdition, and American Beauty. He also directed Jarhead which shows he knows how to do a war movie. This film has been eagerly anticipated since the first trailer hit almost half a year ago. The early rumblings are all rave reviews and all of the trailers make this look like a great film.

Release Date: January 10th




Bad Boys For Life

Premise: The Bad Boys Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett are back together as they confront new issues like career changes and midlife crises They join the newly created elite team AMMO of the Miami police department to take down the ruthless Armando Armas, the vicious leader of the Miami drug cartel.

Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanesssa Hudgens, Joe Pantoliano, and Alexander Ludwig.

I think Michael Bay is an awful director. I think he makes souless films filled with bad decisions. But there are a few of his movies that I like and the first two Bad Boys movies make that list. This time around Bay's hands are almost completely out of the picture and instead a new group of writers and directors take control. What remains the same is the unique and wonderful partnership of Smith and Lawrence. I expect more of the same in this film. Anyone who goes into this movie expecting anything less than a simple and enjoyable film is doing it wrong.

Release Date: January 17th



Dolittle

Premise: After his wife's death seven years earlier, Dr John Dolittle hermits himself away behind the walls of his manor. His only company is his menagerie of animals but luckily for him, he has the ability to talk to them. When Queen Victoria falls ill, he is forced to set sale on an adventure to find a cure.

Stars: Robert Downy Jr, Jessie Buckley, Michael Sheen, Antonio Banderas, Jim Broadbent and features the voices of Tom Holland, Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes, Rami Malek, Kumail Nanjiani, Marion Cotillard, John Cena, Selena Gomez, and Octavia Spencer.

This is yet another re-imagining of a role first played by Rex Harrison in 1967. Most people will say that Eddie Murphy is the Dolittle they know the most and he did do a great job, so I can see why. When this movie was announced I scoffed. I didn't think we needed a new one. I still don't. But after seeing the trailer I can't help but get excited.

Release Date: January 17th



Onward

Premise: Magic has been gone from the world for as long as anyone can remember. Ian and Barley Lightfoot are two brothers who believe that magic is still out there and the two set off on a journey to find it. Their goal? To find enough magic to spend one last day with their father who died when they were still too young to remember him.

Featuring the voices of: Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Drefus, Octavia Spencer, John Ratzenberger, Ali Wong, Lena Waithe, and Mel Rodriguez.

This isn't going to be sad at all... said no one ever. Pixar can do quite a few things very well. First, they can come up with great stories that are fun for all ages. Second, they push the boundaries of animation to make each movie look better than the last. Third, they can make anyone with a heart cry their eyes out.  This film looks very good and even though I've like almost all of Pixar's movies, I'm more excited for this one than any before it.

Release Date: March 6th



Mulan 

Premise: A young Chinese maiden disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her family's honor.

Stars: Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen, Jet Li, and Li Gong.

I always feel meh about the live-action Disney remakes until I actually watch them and then I end up a fan. When the first trailer for Mulan came out, I wasn't a fan. But the first trailer was a teaser, so when we finally saw a full trailer, I was hooked. I'm super excited and I will bring all the greatest snacks to watch this film.


Release Date: March 27th

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