As is pretty much common knowledge by now, film release dates can change at any moment. But as of now, these are the 10 movies I’m most looking forward to seeing during the rest of 2020. (“Wonder Woman 1984” is not on this list because its Christmas debut is so uncertain.)
“LET HIM GO” (Nov. 6)
Kevin Costner, star of red-hot “Yellowstone”, re-teams with Diane Lane for this Focus Features dramatic thriller.
“HILLBILLY ELEGY” (Netflix, Nov. 24)
Amy Adams and Glenn Close could finally win their long overdue Oscars in Ron Howard’s latest drama.
“THE CROODS: A NEW AGE” (Nov. 25)
It’s been more than seven years since the Oscar nominated original installment. Now DreamWorks Animation finally gives us a sequel to the cave family comedy.
“HAPPIEST SEASON” (Hulu, Nov. 25)
Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis star in this holiday rom-com that could be one of the darlings of the season.
“MANK” (Netflix, Dec. 4)
A movie about the making of movies? Of course I’m interested in this one! Gary Oldman plays the writer of “Citizen Kane” in David Fincher’s first film since 2014’s “Gone Girl”.
“NOMADLAND” (Dec. 4)
Frances McDormand is receiving major Best Actress buzz for her performance in this Searchlight Pictures drama.
“THE PROM” (Netflix, Dec. 11)
Ryan Murphy’s all-star musical (Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman and Keegan-Michael Key just to name a few) could be delightful.
“COMING 2 AMERICA” (Prime Video, Dec. 18)
Eddie Murphy took part in yet another career comeback last year with “Dolemite Is My Name”. Can he keep it going with this sequel to one of his all-time classics?
“MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM” (Netflix, Dec. 18)
Viola Davis reunites with the late Chadwick Boseman six years after “Get On Up”. It’s also Boseman’s final on-screen role.
“SOUL” (Disney+, Dec. 25)
I’ve already seen the first 35 minutes of Pixar’s newst animated feature. Can’t wait to watch the rest!
BONUS CHOICE: “THE MIDNIGHT SKY” (Netflix, Dec. TBA)
George Clooney has directed a new movie exactly every three years since 2002. And as long as Netflix debuts it before December 31st, that streak will keep going. But a firm date has not yet been set for his sci-fi drama.
Honorable Mentions: “Ammonite” (Nov. 13), “Come Away” (Nov. 13), “Let Them All Talk” (HBO Max, Dec. TBA), “Wild Mountain Thyme” (Dec. 11) and “The Father” (Dec. 18)