Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Kevin's Screenglish site is no longer active!

Hi everyone. Sorry, but from the 2020 school year, I no longer teach Screen English. However, much of the content from that class has been moved to my Movie Seminar. Cheers, and I hope we all continue to watch great movies, either at home or at the theater!

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Coming to a theater near you in 2020!

Happy New Year!

2020 Golden Globe Winners & Nominees

Upcoming Movies
You'll probably have some free time in the spring of 2020, so why not go to the movie theater for one of these upcoming shows? Some of them have already been released in the U.S. or Europe, and some have been nominated for awards. In particular, let's watch out for directors we know.

Japan release dates:

January 10
Parasite (2019) Korean film (trailer with English subtitles)
Ford v Ferrari (2019) starring Matt Damon, Christian Bale
Motherless Brooklyn (2019) starring Edward Norton
Downton Abbey (2019) starring Maggie Smith

January 17
Richard Jewell (2019) directed by Clint Eastwood
The Aeronauts (2019) starring Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne
Jojo Rabbit (2019), starring Scarlett Johannson, Sam Rockwell
Pet Sematary (2019) (horror) remake, based on Stephen King novel

Also ...
Cats (2019), January 24, (musical) directed by Tom Hooper, starring Taylor Swift
1917 (2019), February 14, (war), directed by Sam Mendes, set in World War I
The Irishman (2019), Netflix, directed by Martin Scorsese

For more Japan releases see "IMDb: Upcoming releases for Japan"

U.S. releases scheduled for 2020:
'Underwater' - January 10, (science fiction/horror) Kristen Stewart
'Dolittle' - January 17, (classic fantasy) Robert Downey Jr.
'Gretel & Hansel" - January 31, (fantasy horror)
'Birds of Prey' - February 7, (DC superhero fantasy) Margot Robbie, Ewan McGregor
'Sonic the Hedgehog' - February 14, (live action animation) James Marsden, Jim Carrey
'The Invisible Man' - February 28, (thriller/horror) Elizabeth Moss
'A Quiet Place: Part II' - March 20 (thriller/horror) Emily Blunt
'Mulan' - March 27, (live action Disney remake) Liu Yifei
'No Time Left to Die' - April 8, (action) James Bond! Daniel Craig's final Bond movie
'Antlers' - April 17, (horror) Keri Russell
'Antebellum' - April 24, (fantasy/horror) Janelle MonĂ¡e
'Black Widow' - May 1, (Marvel superhero fantasy) Scarlett Johansson
'Legally Blonde 3' - May 8, (comedy) Reese Witherspoon; about
'The Personal History of David Copperfield' - May 8, (comedy/drama) Dev Patel
'The Woman in the Window' - May 15, Amy Adams
'Fast & Furious 9' - May 22, (action) Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez; about
'Wonder Woman 1984' - June 5, (DC superhero fantasy) Gal Gadot
'In the Heights' - June 26, musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegria Hudes
'Top Gun: Maverick' - June 26, Tom Cruise
'Tenet' - July 17, directed by Christopher Nolan
'Monster Hunter' - September 4, Milla Jovovich; about
'The Witches' - October 9, Octavia Spencer, Anne Hathaway (sorry; no trailer yet)
'Godzilla vs. Kong' - November 20; about
'Dune' Reboot - December 18; about

WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Movies of the Last Decade

Screenglish: The Top 10 Directors Working in Hollywood Today - Oct. 25

Bond link