At The Movies

Ten Films To Look For

With the world in lockdown, we've rounded the ten films to look out for.


MAY 5th, 2020

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s lockdown continues and more movies are placed on hold, moviegoers are beginning to wonder what will be waiting for them when the cinemas reopen. Whether it be through the movie theatres, VOD or streaming sites; there is plenty to appetize fans in the coming months. We’ve rounded up the ten movies that will be a must-see when released. Some you may know and others you may not, so take a look at our pick and mark them down in your movie calendars!


School Fight

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British comedy is consistently regarded as the best in the world – and although much isn’t known about the upcoming comedy School Fight, if the movie’s Instagram page is anything to go by, it looks like a unique, epic and hilarious adventure.

Bringing together some of the best stunt performers in the business, School Fight’s plot tells the misadventures of Leo. When new girl Candy joins the class, tensions begin to build between her ex, Bobby, leading to one hell of a school fight. With only Behind-the-scenes videos giving a glimpse into the production – it all looks pretty insane! Jumping out of planes in Dubai, an epic battle in an amphitheatre, and all manner of mayhem, fighting in school looks vastly different to the high school I attended, and yet so much cooler.

Nobody does comedy better than we Brits, and School Fight looks set to continue the trend.

You can find out more on the movie’s website and Instagram page.



Rocks

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Following the story of a 15-year-old Nigerian-British schoolgirl, Rocks focuses on the daily constraints of life for a young girl with bags of attitude and great friends, but an absent mother. Forced to care for her little brother, she is forced to figure out who can help her.

With Brick Lane director Sarah Gavron helming the project, Rocks authentically delivers a credible slice of British grit, optimism, humour and heart.

The movie is released April 10 (UK)



Dune

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Arguably one of the most anticipated sci-fi movies yet to grace the big screen, Dune is set to have fans flocking to the cinemas on its release in December 2020. Based on the hugely successful and beloved novel by Frank Herbert, Dune follows a similar premise to the book and original 1984 film. It also boasts an impressive cast with Timothée Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Zendaya and Jason Momoa, to name a few.

Dune has had a problematic recent history. With the rights first acquired by Paramount Pictures, they eventually were bought by Legendary Pictures, and with a change of directors and investors, Frank Herbert’s vision can be brought to life in the way he intended.



Tenet

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‘A secret agent is tasked with preventing World War III through time travel.’ That’s it. Christopher Nolan, who’s renowned for his secrecy when it comes to his movies, has been less that forthcoming with any plot details over his upcoming time-travelling epic Tenet.

Starring John David Washington and Robert Pattinson, the movie has released a first-look trailer – which you can watch above – to tease fans.

With the success of Nolan’s previous mind-bending movie, Inception, it looks like fans will be flocking to their local cinemas to catch a glimpse at Tenet. for themselves when it is released on July 17, 2020.



Antebellum

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With the ensuing pandemic affecting the movie industry, many original release dates have been postponed and Antebellum is one of those affected.

Starring Janelle Monáe, the movie follows the story of successful author Veronica Henley, who finds herself trapped in a nightmarish reality and must discover a way to break free from the awaiting horrors.

With a teaser trailer released, Antebellum’s plot looks to commentate on the social imbalance of race and class systems. Partly set against the backdrop of racial discrimination and the slave trade in America, Antebellum will be a disturbing, interesting and thought-provoking take on the horror genre.



Ghostbusters: Afterlife

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Following the successful female-led reboot, Ghostbusters shocked – and in some cases angered – moviegoers after announcing a new sequel to the popular spooky franchise. Afterlife, the latest instalment, will have no connection to the Melissa McCarthy film, but instead will be a direct sequel to the original 1984 movie.

After being evicted from their home, two children and their single mother move to a farm in Oklahoma. After the town begins to experience a series of unexplained earthquakes, the children discover their family’s link to the original Ghostbusters, and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.

Starring Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard and McKenna Grace, Ghostbusters: Afterlife’s release date was pushed back to March 5, 2021.



Coming 2 America

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It is arguably one of the Eddie Murphy’s best characters and finally Prince Akeem is getting the sequel he always deserved. Coming 2 America will follow the next King of Zamunda as he discovers a long-lost son living in America. Honouring his dying father’s wish to groom his son as the next crown prince, Akeem sets off to America once again.

With filming wrapping late last year, the movie brings back Eddie Murphy as the lead, with Leslie Jones – of SNL fame – and wrapper Rick Ross joining the cast in undisclosed roles.

Coming 2 America is set for release December 18, 2020.



Godzilla vs Kong

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It’s set to be the biggest battle on screen – literally – as two juggernaut monsters go head-to-head. Godzilla vs Kong brings the legendary monsters to the screen together for the first time since 1962 and promises to delight fans of the franchise.

Starring Millie Bobby Brown and Alexander Starsgård, Godzilla vs Kong will see humanity fight for its survival whilst monsters walk the Earth. In the midst of a human conspiracy to wipe the Titan’s from the face of the earth, Godzilla and Kong will collide is a battle for the ages.

The movie is set for release on November 20, 2020.



Wonder Woman 1984

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DC has had a problematic time achieving the success of their extended universe. With Justice League receiving a mauling by critics and fans demanding the ‘Snyder-cut’, Patty Jenkin’s Wonder Woman was a much-needed reprieve. It was inevitable that a sequel to the box office giant would be greenlit.

Wonder Woman 1984 looks set to carry on the trend, whilst adding something new. Bringing the tone and style of the 80s and the formidable foes – Maxwell Lod and Barbara Ann Minerva/Cheetah – Wonder Woman faces her biggest challenge yet.

Gal Gadot stars – once again – as the lasso swinging, ass-kicking superhero, Kristen Wiig as Cheetah and Chris Pine returns as love interest, Steve Trevor. The movie is released on August 14, 2020.



Thor: Love and Thunder

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The God of Thunder’s next adventure is a long way off, with the release date pushed back to February 11, 2022. No plot is known, and with the script yet to be signed off by Marvel, details are scarce.

However, Oscar Winner Taika Waititi returns as director for a second time after the success of Thor: Ragnarok, as will Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie. Returning after some absence is Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, who will also become Lady Thor! Christian Bale will join the cast as the villain though the role is still undisclosed.

Thor: Love and Thunder will utilise the plot from Lady Thor’s successful comic book run and looks let to build on the tone of Ragnarok.

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