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Fall 2020 Movies: Put These New Films on Your Watch List

Written by on August 27, 2020

The lineup of fall 2020 movies is here, and I’m happy to announce that it’s stacked. Yes, even with everything going on in the world, Hollywood is still determined to keep us entertained. I, for one, am very grateful for it. And you can see many of these new movies from the comfort of your own home. We’ve specified which will be released via a streaming platform, theatrically, or on demand, and we’ll update this post if that changes. If you live in an area where theaters are open and you make the decision to go, please follow all precautions and mask up. Mark your calendars—and happy moviegoing. Below, the best fall 2020 movies coming to some sort of screen near you. Rogue (August 28)Megan Fox plays a mercenary who leads a team of soldiers on an escape mission in this action-packed thriller. Philip Winchester and Jessica Sutton costar. In select theaters and on demandThe Personal History of David Copperfield (August 28)Dev Patel plays David Copperfield in a “biopic” of the fictional Dickens character’s life. Tilda Swinton and Hugh Laurie have supporting roles alongside Daisy May Cooper, Peter Capaldi, and Morfydd Clark. In select theatersThe New Mutants (August 28)The X-Men spinoff has been plagued with release false starts, but it’s finally (maybe?) coming out. It centers on a group of young mutants discovering their powers for the first time while being held against their will in a mysterious facility. Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Blu Hunt, and Henry Zaga star. In select theaters and on demandFatima (August 28)A deeply moving religious story about three young kids who, in 1917, have several encounters with the Virgin Mary. In select theaters and on demandCentigrade (August 28)A young couple, Matthew and Naomi, pull over during a snowstorm and wake up to find their car buried underneath layers of snow and ice. If that’s not terrifying enough, Naomi is eight months pregnant. In select theaters and on demandLove, Guaranteed (September 3) This charming rom-com stars Rachel Leigh Cook as a lawyer who saves her small firm by taking on a high-paying case from a man wanting to sue a dating website that “guarantees” love. Streaming on Netflix Ricardo Hubbs/NetflixTenet (September 3)Christopher Nolan wrote and directed this action epic about a task force who must prevent World War III. It stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, and Elizabeth Debicki. In select theatersI’m Thinking of Ending Things (September 4) Based on a novel of the same name, this psychological horror film centers on a young woman who, despite having doubts about her relationship, travels with her boyfriend to visit his parents on a secluded farm. A snowstorm entraps her there, and she starts realizing maybe she doesn’t know this guy as well as she thought. Streaming on NetflixMulan (September 4) Finally! After Mulan’s original March release date was moved to July, the film has found a home on Disney+. Subscribers of the streaming platform will be able to rent the buzzy live-action adaptation for a one-time price of $29.99. If that sounds hefty, remember how much you used to spend on tickets and concessions at the movie theater. Available to rent on Disney+The Owners (September 4) A group of teens think they’ve hit the jackpot after stumbling upon an empty house full of cash. But when the elderly couple who owns the place returns early, a deadly game of survive-the-night ensues. In select theaters and on demandStill Here (September 4)Johnny Whitworth, Afton Williamson, and Zazie Beetz star in this devastating drama about a missing 12-year-old girl and the pain her family endures. In select theaters and on demandThe Babysitter: Killer Queen (September 10) One of my favorite movies from 2017 was The Babysitter, about young kid named Cole who realizes his babysitter is part of a satanic cult that wanted him as sacrifice. He managed to survive, but when said cult returns three years later for Cole, now in high school, will he fare just as well? Streaming on NetflixTYLER GOLDEN/NETFLIXI Am Woman (September 11)Here is an official description for this film: “From up-and-coming female filmmaker Unjoo Moon (The Zen of Bennett), the biopic tells the story of Helen Reddy (Tilda Cobham-Hervey), the fiercely ambitious Australian singer behind the 1971 megahit ‘I Am Woman’ that became an anthem for the women’s liberation movement. Helen finds an encouraging friend in legendary rock journalist Lillian Roxon (Danielle Macdonald) while ambitious aspiring talent manager Jeff Wald (Evan Peters) becomes both Helen’s husband and manager and, with a strong push from Helen herself, secures her a recording contract.” Available in theaters and on demandThe Devil All the Time (September 16) This religious thriller centers on young Arvin Russell (Tom Holland) as he battles both maleficent forces that threaten his family and a group of suspicious characters, including a preacher played by Robert Pattinson. It’s based on a novel of the same name by Donald Ray Pollock. Streaming on NetflixMisbehaviour (September 25)Several women band together to throw a wrench into the 1970 Miss World competition in this delightful comedy-drama starring Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Jessie Buckley. Available on demand Secret Society of Second-Born Royals (September 25) Here is the official description for this film, per a press email: “[The film] follows Sam, a teenage royal rebel second in line to the throne of the kingdom of Illyria. Just as Sam’s disinterest in the royal way of life is at an all-time high, she discovers she has super-human abilities and is invited to join a secret society of similar extraordinary second-born royals charged with keeping the world safe.  With guidance from their Secret Society instructor James, Sam and a new class of royal recruits must first learn to harness their new powers at a top-secret training camp before they can save the world.” Available on Disney+Scare Me (October 1) An insecure writer finds himself stranded in a cabin with a famed horror author. As they tell spooky stories to one another back and forth, the lines between reality and imagination are increasingly blurred. Available on ShudderWonder Woman: 1984 (October 2) It’s Wonder Woman versus Cheetah (Kristen Wiig!!!) in this highly anticipated sequel that, similar to Mulan, was plagued with coronavirus delays. Available in theatersThe Trial of the Chicago 7 (October 16)The real-life story of the Chicago Seven, a group of defendants charged by the federal government with conspiracy, comes to life with a script by Aaron Sorkin (who also directs). Streaming on NetflixNiko Tavernise/NetflixShithouse (October 16)“Lonely college freshman Alex has closed himself off from his peers, who all appear to have this whole ‘college thing’ figured out,” an official description for the movie reads. “But everything changes one night when Alex takes a leap and attends a party at Shithouse–a legendary party fraternity–where he forges a strong connection with Maggie (Dylan Gelula). The next day she ignores him completely and seems to have forgotten about their amazing night. Desperately clinging to his social breakthrough, Alex pulls out all the stops with one more night at Shithouse, hoping to rekindle that moment of connection.” In select theaters and on demandIFCCandyman (October 16) Nia DaCosta directs this remake and sequel of the 1992 film about a murderous ghost you can summon by saying his name five times in the mirror. In theaters. Rebecca (October 21) Lily James and Armie Hammer star in this Daphne du Maurier classic about a newly married woman who can’t escape the shadow of her husband’s first wife, the late, enigmatic Rebecca. Streaming on NetflixKerry Brown / NetflixDeath on the Nile (October 23)Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) is back, this time tasked with finding a murderer while on vacation in Egypt. In theatersBad Hair (October 23) Per a press email, this film “follows an ambitious young woman (Elle Lorraine) who gets a weave in order to succeed in the image-obsessed world of music television. However, her flourishing career comes at a great cost when she realizes that her new hair may have a mind of its own.” Streaming on HuluBlack Widow (November 6) Maybe we’ll finally get to watch that much-anticipated Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow standalone film, costarring Florence Pugh and David Harbour. It’s currently scheduled for a November 6 release, but take that with a grain of salt for now. In theatersNo Time to Die (November 20)Originally slated for an April release, No Time to Die has been moved to November. But stay tuned to see if that date sticks. (If it doesn’t, at least we have the Billie Eilish jam on our playlists.) In theaters Soul (November 20)Who doesn’t need a little Disney Pixar magic in their lives? This new film centers on a middle school band teacher whose real dream in life is to play jazz music. After he finally gets a shot, an accident causes his soul to be extracted from his body, and he must travel to another realm to save his life. In theatersHappiest Season (November 25) A young woman has decided to propose to her girlfriend at her family’s holiday party. Perfect, right? The only problem: Said girlfriend hasn’t come out to her conservative family yet. In theatersRead More


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