We’ve got just a few days left in 2020, and my sincere wish for everyone reading this is that you’re able to enjoy some significant downtime before we all resume whatever daily routines we’ve cobbled together this past year thanks to COVID. We keep being warned that the next few months are going to be really tough, so it’s more important than ever to rest up while we can!
Here are 7 of the biggest and most recent movie releases to make sure you’ve seen before time slips away in the new year.
Tenet – Christopher Nolan’s latest movie is very, very hard to explain, even after you’ve seen it! But it’s worth a watch because it’s so original and inventive—you’ll be turning it over in your head for days. It stars John David Washington and Robert Pattinson as CIA agents who are trying to hunt down a Russian arms dealer (Kenneth Branagh) with the help of his wife (Elizabeth Debicki). The only problem is, the Russian baddie has access to technology from the future that’s able to distort how objects interact with time. Prepare for your mind to be blown.
Fatman – If your attitude has been one of “bah, humbug!” this holiday season, you might be in the mood for this tale of a bitter Santa Claus (Mel Gibson) who’s tracked by an assassin (the always-great Walton Goggins) hired by a disappointed and bratty kid.
Mulan – Based off of Chinese folklore and the 1998 animated Disney film of the same name, this live-action adaptation tells the story of a girl (Yifei Liu) who disguises herself as a boy in order to fight in the Imperial Army and help protect her village.
The Croods: A New Age – In this cute sequel to 2013’s The Croods, the original voice cast (Emma Stone, Nic Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener and more) returns as their characters must find a new home … but the place they have their eye on is already occupied by the Bettermans, who are a little more advanced (evolution-wise!).
Freaky – If a horror-comedy is what you’re looking to celebrate with as you give 2020 a swift kick out the door, see why both critics and audiences cheered this tale of a body switch between a serial killer (Vince Vaughn) and a high school senior (Kathryn Newton), à la Freaky Friday.
The Informer – This British crime thriller boasts a great cast (Clive Owen, Common, Rosamund Pike, Ana de Armas) with Joel Kinnaman in the title role as a former Special Ops solider who goes undercover for the FBI to help bring down the Polish mob in New York City. But when he gets the sense that he might be a scapegoat for his shady handlers, all hell breaks loose and he finds himself in a desperate race against time to stay alive.
Greenland – Aside from an alien attack (which I truly and fully expected to have happened by now), the only thing that didn’t come to pass in this godforsaken year was the earth being destroyed by a comet. But have no fear, for Gerard Butler’s got this scenario covered in his latest film, in which he and Morena Baccarin play a married couple who try to secure shelter from a comet-based “extinction event” that scientists warn is imminent.
What movie will you ride out the final days of 2020 with? No matter what you pick, happy new year! 2021 can’t get here soon enough.