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Secret agents, gay aliens and elf cops: 10 movies that have us excited for 2020


Another year upon us, another litany of reasons to visit the local multiplex. 2019 featured a batch of fair-to-middling big-budget studio films, several of which left a foul taste in our mouths we still struggle to forget. Lucky for us, 2020 looks a bit brighter, with a good mix of action, adventure, suspense, musicals and drama set to hit the big screen.

What has us most excited? Have a look, though bear with us: some of these movies don't even have photos released yet! Prepare to mark your calendar...

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The Boys in the Band

Ryan Murphy produces this adaptation of the 2018 Broadway revival of Mart Crowley’s notorious play about a dysfunctional group of gay men living in New York. Joe Mantello also returns to direct, as does the entire cast. For the uninitiated, that includes Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer, Tuc Watkins, Andrew Rannells, Charlie Carver, Brian Hutchison, Michael Benjamin Washington, Robin de Jesús and Zachary Quinto. We’re hoping that this version–which reportedly will include the revised text of the 2018 revival as well–tones down the self-loathing of the characters, not to mention the subtle homophobic elements that make the original 1970 film cringe-inducing.

Release date pending, sometime in 2020.

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