Most Anticipated Movies of 2020

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2020 is year and with it comes another promising year of films. I’m particularly excited since there are a great number of women-led films both in front of and behind the camera in 2020. Since it’s early in the year, none of the smaller, independent films are really known until the Sundance Film Festival later this month, so this list will mainly be bigger films. I will also do a Top 10 of 2019 list, but that won’t be up until I have seen 1917, which is a major awards contender this year.

So here is what I’m most looking forward to at the moment for the upcoming year with some honorable mentions that go out to Godzilla vs. Kong, Eternals, and Bob’s Burgers who didn’t quite make the list.

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Alien (1979)

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Alien revolves around a group in space as they are unexpectedly waken up early on their journey back to Earth. They land on an unknown planet due to a transmission signal and they go out and discover alien eggs when one ends up infiltrating their ship.

I have never seen any of the Alien films. So watching the ’79 film was an experience and I now know why it’s so iconic. It scared the hell out of me with the suspense and was also pretty gross at parts. My biggest takeaway from the film: everyone on the ship is dumb and should have listened to Ripley.

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Annihilation (2018)

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Annihilation is a sci-fi movie surrounding Lena (Natalie Portman) whose husband, Kane (Oscar Isaac), has gone on a secret mission to what is called “The Shimmer” and is the only person to have ever returned but is not well. Lena then decides to go to The Shimmer in order to find out what has happened to her husband.

I knew pretty much nothing about this film, I didn’t watch any trailers and only vaguely knew of the concept, which intrigued me, and I think that us film lovers may actually enjoy movies more if we go in blind. Let me start out by saying that the visuals in this film are stunning, especially everything that happened in The Shimmer. The production designer really deserves a lot of the credit here. It was both beautiful and creepy to see what lied behind The Shimmer and there are plenty of horror elements in the film.

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