As the last of the summer blockbusters drop we look forward to what’s ahead on the big screen in the second half of 2019. From much anticipated superhero debuts to rebooted classics, fantastic universes to real life biopics, there are stories, productions, casts, and soundtracks we simply cannot wait for.
Here are the movies (complete with trailers) we can’t wait to see, and hear, coming up in the next six months.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (July 26)
Why We’re Excited: Umm… it’s a Tarantino movie! Never one to shy away from a subject, Tarantino takes on his own community as he turns his attention to Hollywood. We expect this one to lean a little more ‘Jackie Brown’ than ‘Kill Bill’, but other than that we’re slim on details. As always, the casting is impeccable, we don’t really know what to expect from the plot, and we can guarantee the film score will be amazing. But we don’t have to wait long… it hit theaters this weekend!
The Goldfinch (October 11)
Why We’re Excited: Based on a Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same name, ‘Goldfinch’ is scheduled to land in perfect timing for awards season. Featuring Nicole Kidman, Jeffrey Wright and Ansel Elgort, the dramatic story-line tracks the fallout from a single event. With so much weight behind it, we expect this one to be a huge success.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (October 18)
Why We’re Excited: ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood‘ features Tom Hanks who always pulls at our heart-strings, playing Mr. Rogers, a man we have nothing but good memories and love for. We’re ready to go through all of the feels and possibly even ugly cry for this one. The trailer suggests Hanks nailed it and we cannot wait!
Frozen 2 (November 22)
Why We’re Excited: We can’t wait to watch this one over and over and over and over with or without our kids… No. Really. If we’re going to watch a movie 400 times, it better have a great cast, plenty of detail to keep us interested, and the best singalong music around. Disney has a lot bound up in the ‘Frozen’ franchise, so we expect this one to be a perfect sequel.
Cats (December 20)
Why We’re Excited: Based on the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical and featuring an all-star cast, ‘Cats’ is all in on becoming this years Christmas blockbuster. Then there’s that trailer and the ensuing shock and debate that you can’t fail to have heard. Whether it’s a stroke of genius or a holiday disaster; we’ll be catching it opening weekend.