Upcoming Movies to Catch on Video on Demand, Shudder, Disney+, Digital Platforms and Theaters in 2020
Release Date: October 1 on Shudder
Written & Directed by: Josh Ruben
Cast: Josh Ruben, Aya Cash, and Chris ReddGenre: Horror, Comedy
During a power outage, two strangers tell scary stories. The more Fred and Fanny commit to their tales, the more the stories come to life in the dark of a Catskills cabin. The horrors of reality manifest when Fred confronts his ultimate fear: Fanny is the better storyteller.
Release Date: October 16 on Disney+
Directed by: Justin Baldoni
Cast: Fin Argus, Sabrina Carpenter, Neve Campbell, Madison Iseman, Tom Everett Scott, Lil Rel Howery, Dylan Everett, Vivien Endicott Douglas, Summer H. Howell
Inspired by an incredible true story, “Clouds” is a poignant and beautiful look at the heartbreaking duality of life and a testament to what can happen when you start to live as if each day might be your last. Zach Sobiech (Fin Argus) is a fun-loving high school student with raw musical talent living with osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer. At the start of his senior year, he is ready to take on the world, however when he receives the news that the disease has spread, he and his best friend and songwriting partner, Sammy (Sabrina Carpenter), decide to spend Zach’s limited time following their dreams. With the help of Zach’s mentor and teacher, Mr. Weaver (Lil Rel Howery), Zach and Sammy are given the chance of a lifetime and are offered a record deal. Along with the support of the love of his life, Amy (Madison Iseman) and his parents, Rob and Laura (Tom Everett Scott and Neve Campbell); Zach embarks on an unforgettable journey about friendship, love and the power of music.
Release Date: October 20 on Digital Platforms
Directed by: Catherine Eaton
Cast: Teddy Sears, Catherine Eaton, Harris Yulin, Frankie Faison
Genre: Mystery, Drama
Distributor: Giant Pictures
Raised on a remote island by her grandfather Lionel (Harris Yulin), Liv (Catherine Eaton) has never spoken. When Lionel discovers he’s dying, he calls the driven, privileged son (Teddy Sears) of his best friend to the island and asks him to protect Liv’s independence, alongside Lionel’s attorney (Frankie Faison). That night, as Lionel is reading to Liv, his voice fails him. Liv picks up the book of Shakespeare and begins – first reading, then weaving a new language from Shakespeare’s words. She is committed to a psychiatric hospital and becomes a full-blown rebel in the hospital; her increasing violence threatens to keep her locked up for life as she fights for her voice and her freedom.
After We Collided
Release Date: October 23 In Theaters & On Demand
Based on the novel by: Anna Todd
Directed by: Roger Kumble
Cast: Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Dylan Sprouse
Genre: Drama, Romance
Distributor: Open Road Films
In this second installment based on the worldwide bestseller After, we follow Hessa’s intense breakup and its aftermath. Will love overcome the past?
Release Date: November 6 In Theaters & On Demand
Directed by: Joe Marcantonio
Cast: Tamara Lawrance, Jack Lowden, Fiona Shaw, Edward Holcraft
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Distributor: IFC Midnight
When her boyfriend Ben suddenly dies in an accident, mother-to-be
Charlotte collapses upon receiving the news. She wakes up in Ben’s family home, a crumbling old manor house in the middle of nowhere with Ben’s overbearing mother, Margaret, and his controlling stepbrother, Thomas. They are determined to care for her, at least until the baby arrives. Grief stricken and increasingly haunted by visions possibly brought on by the pregnancy, Charlotte accepts their help. But as the days go by she begins
to doubt their intentions and her suspicions grow. Are they drugging her and keeping her captive, with the aim of taking her unborn baby? As her visions intensify and the haze of lies grows, Charlotte decides that her only option is to break free from this family once and for all – but at what cost?
No Time to Die
Release Date: November 20
Directed by: Cary Joji Fukunaga
Produced by: Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli
Written by: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Cary Joji Fukunaga, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Cast: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, with Jeffrey Wright, and Ralph Fiennes as “M”, also starring Rory Kinnear, Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, and Billy Magnussen
Genre: Action, Adventure
Distributor: United Artists Releasing
In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Lupin III: The First
Release Date: 2020
Directed & Written by: Takashi Yamazaki
English Voice Cast: Tony Oliver, Richard Epcar, Lex Lang, Michelle Ruff, Doug Erholtz, Laurie C. Hymes, J. David Brimmer, Paul Guyet
Genre: Animation, Adventure
The iconic “gentleman thief” Lupin III returns in an action-packed, continent-spanning adventure, as Lupin III and his colorful underworld companions race to uncover the secrets of the mysterious Bresson Diary, before it falls into the hands of a dark cabal that will stop at nothing to resurrect the Third Reich. The gang undertakes trap-filled tombs, aerial escapades and daring prison escapes with the trademark wit and visual finesse that have made LUPIN THE 3RD one of the most storied animation franchises in the world, in a thrilling new caper that is sure to delight fans old and new.
On-Gaku: Our Sound
Release Date: 2020
Directed by: Kenji Iwaisawa
Produced by: Tetsuaki MatsueGenre: Animation, Comedy
When you’re a bored teenager looking for thrills, sometimes the only thing you can turn to is rock ‘n roll. Having no skill, money, or even a full set of drums, a feared trio of high school delinquents nevertheless decide they are destined for musical glory in a quest to impress their only friend Aya, avoid a rival gang, and – most importantly – jam out. Animated almost entirely by director Kenji Iwaisawa, and featuring a lead performance by Japanese alt-rock legend Shintaro Sakamoto, ON – GAKU: OUR SOUND brings its own sound and vision to the Hiroyuki Ohashi manga from which it was adapted. With pitch-perfect deadpan humor, the film presents a highly original take on the beloved slacker comedy: a lo-fi buddy film with a blaring musical finale that will leave you wanting an immediate encore.