New Releases for the Week of August 28, 2020


THE NEW MUTANTS

(20th Century) Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt, Henry Zaga, Adam Beach, Thomas Kee, Colbi Gannett. Directed by Josh Boone

This much-delayed film finally makes it to the theaters and serves as the final X-Men franchise film that is separate from the MCU. A group of troubled teens, each possessing strange and dangerous powers, are gathered in a facility whose purpose is far more sinister than they realize.

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Genre: Superhero
Rating: PG-13 (for violent content, some disturbing/bloody images, some strong language, thematic elements and suggestive material)

Bill & Ted Face the Music

(MGM/Orion) Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Kristen Schaal, Samara Weaving. Bill and Ted are wanna-be rock stars and best friends who know that their music is going to change the world, but they’ve hit middle age and they haven’t written that song yet. Now the Utopian future is in danger of disappearing unless these two knuckleheads can write the song that brings harmony to the universe. Aided by their daughters, they go on a new adventure through time and alternate realities to find the song that will bring unity and peace and get the future off their back.

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Genre: Comedy
Rating: PG-13 (for some language)

The Eight Hundred

(CMC) Zhi-Zhong Huang, Zhang Junyi, Hao Ou, Wu Jiang. In 1937, a group of 800 Chinese soldiers try to hold on defending a Shanghai warehouse against the overwhelming numerical superiority of the Japanese invaders.

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Genre: War
Rating: NR

The Personal History of David Copperfield

(Searchlight) Dev Patel, Peter Capaldi, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton. A new take on the classic Charles Dickens novel about a young man who triumphs in life over a daunting number of obstacles.

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Genre: Dramedy
Rating: PG (for thematic material and brief violence)

SCHEDULED FOR REVIEW:

Bill & Ted Face the Music
The New Mutants
The Personal History of David Copperfield

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New Releases for the Week of August 21, 2020


With the Regal and AMC chains opening their doors in most cities starting this weekend (including here in Orlando), there is reason for movie buffs to celebrate. Not all cinemaphiles feel comfortable going to theaters yet, but with the Florida Film Festival closing out their Enzian Theater run this Friday, it looks a little bit more like normal, although of course things are far from that. While most of the offerings in theaters will be classic movies, or films like Bloodshot and Trolls World Tour that never got a theatrical run or never got their full theatrical run. There are a handful of independent films making their debut as well, including the anticipated Train to Busan sequel Peninsula as well as Cut Throat City (pictured above), Words on a Bathroom Wall and Tulsa, among others.

The major studios will get back into the mix next week with the much-delayed Disney/fFox Marvel entry The New Mutants and then in ernest on Labor Day weekend, when the much-anticipated Tenet will finally get its American premiere (it will be playing in other countries around the world, including China starting next week) but it will be the first week of September that we here at Cinema365 headquarters anticipate that the weekly preview feature will resume. It will be an abbreviated version at first – covering only films opening locally here in Orlando, at least for September, and maybe longer until things get a little bit more normalized. The monthly preview feature Pick of the Litter will likely not return until October or even later depending on whether theaters are able to remain open.

Currently scheduled for September openings from a major studio standpoint in addition to Tenet are Bill and Ted Face the Music (September 1), The King’s Man (September 18) and Greenland (September 25). Disney+ will be making the big-budget live-action Mulan available for a fairly hefty upcharge next week, while Lionsgate will be making their horror film Antebellum available on premium VOD as of September 18. If theaters look like they’ll continue to remain open in October, I’ll run a brief summary of major studio releases as a means of helping theatergoers plan their month. However, considering how unpredictable this virus has been, theatrical release plans remain extremely fluid, to say the least.

You can continue to check the Coming Soon pages for information as to what is coming out that month along with trailers (when available). It is an understatement to say that it has been hectic and considerable effort to try and keep up with all the scheduling changes and I’m pretty sure that I haven’t been entirely successful. Please, if you see something that you are aware that is incorrect, please bring it to my attention either in the comments section here, or by directly e-mailing me at cinema365@live.com. Thanks for your patience throughout this crisis and I hope you continue to stay healthy and safe in these troubling times.