2020: The Year In Movies Part 2

Movie_Reel_22272 different people starred in the 154 movies I saw last year (starring in being the first two named stars, a tradition dating back to the old Chicago Tribune TV guide which populated the early days of my database), and 28 of them starred in more than 1 film. Those 28 thespians are:

Films Per Actor Per Year
Actor Name Films
Charles Bronson 4
Harrison Ford 4
Katie Holmes 3
Keanu Reeves 3
Bruce Willis 3
Renee Zellwegger 3
Chadwick Boseman 2
Alison Brie 2
Jessica Chastain 2
Adam Driver 2
Jesse Eisenberg 2
Karen Gillan 2
Carla Gugino 2
Tom Hanks 2
Anna Hutchison 2
Samuel L. Jackson 2
Gillian Jacobs 2
Felicity Jones 2
Ewan McGregor 2
Kumail Nanjiani 2
Al Pacino 2
Brad Pitt 2
Issa Rae 2
Arnold Schwarzenegger 2
Will Smith 2
Kristen Stewart 2
Charlize Theron 2
Jessie T. Usher 2

Now let’s take a look at the next batch of movies that I saw in 2020, following up on last Wednesday’s post.

The Prodigy (2019)
The soul of a serial killer takes over a young boy’s body, much to his mother’s chagrin.

Alex & The List (2017)
A dog trainer is given a list of things to change about himself by his fiancé before she’ll marry him.

Hide (2011)
A Boston detective investigates the mummified remains of six women.

Pretty Little Stalker (2018)
A writer takes in a troubled girl and sees her family disintegrate.

Road To Perdition (2002)
Tom Hanks and Paul Newman star in this adaptation of the graphic novel by Max Allan Collins and Richard Piers Rayner.

Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)
The kids head back into the game, this time dragging along Dannys DeVito and Glover.

Are You In The House Alone? (1978)
A supposed horror movie that turned out to be a made-for-tv movie.

My Soul To Take (2010)
A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk the seven children born on the day he was allegedly put to rest.

Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason (2004)
The second installment in the series starring Renee Zellwegger.

Good People (2014)
A couple finds themselves in a pickle after discovering, and keeping, cash in their dead tenants apartment.

Parasite (2019)
Last year’s Best Picture Oscar winner, which also happened to be my first foray into Korean cinema.

Stuber (2019)
An Uber driver helps a temporarily-blinded cop track down the gang that killed his partner.

In My Sleep (2010)
When a man sleeps with his best friend’s wife while sleepwalking, a string of murders leads back to him and he starts to question himself.

Rambo: Last Blood (2019)
Rambo exacts revenge against the Mexican cartel responsible for the death of his housekeeper’s granddaughter.

Black Christmas (2019)
The second remake of the 70s slasher classic.

Death Wish (1974)
An architect becomes a vigilante after a group of hooligans kills his wife and attacks his daughter.

Blinded By The Light (2019)
A Pakistani teenager in 1980s Britain discovers the music of Bruce Springsteen.

Case 39 (2010)
A case worker stops a couple from killing their child, but quickly learns that she may have made a mistake.

Barely Lethal (2015)
A teenage operative fakes her death in order to go to high school.

Vengeance: A Love Story (2017)
When a family of rednecks rapes a woman in front of her daughter, Nicolas Cage decides to take the law into his own hands.

The Last Stand (2013)
Sherriff Arnold Schwarzenegger is the last line of defense between an escaped cartel leader and the Mexican border.

Anna And The Apocalypse (2013)
An English musical about the zombie apocalypse.

Encounter (2019)
The type of movie you only watch because you thought it said Liam Hemsworth and half way through you realize it is Luke Hemsworth.

Hustlers (2019)
A group of strippers run a scam to separate wealthy business men from their money.

Death Wish II (1982)
After moving to Los Angeles, Paul becomes a vigilante once again after his daughter is tortured and killed.

Dangerous Lies (2020)
When a wealthy man leaves his home to his new nurse, she’s drawn in to a web of deception and murder.

Laggies (2014)
A woman who has been coasting since high school changes when dramatically when her boyfriend proposes and she meets the dad of her new teenaged friend.

Like Father (2018)
After getting left at the altar, Kristen Bell goes on her honeymoon with the father she never knew.

Some Kind Of Beautiful (2015)
A poetry professor falls in love with his ex-wife’s sister.

42 (2013)
Branch Rickey signs a black man, Jackie Robinson, to join the Brooklyn Dodgers and break the color barrier in Major League Baseball.

The Curse (1987)
A supposed cult classic, but yet another contender for the worst movie I’ve seen this year.

Once Upon A Time In Venice (2017)
Bruce Willis goes on a mission to find his stolen dog.

Cherry (2010)
A college freshman finds himself an unconventional group of friends.

Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)
The four zombie fighters split up and then reunite to battle a horde of zombies.

Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood (2019)
Quentin Tarantino’s latest posits a different ending for the Manson Family and Sharon Tate.

Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)
Another Terminator is sent back to kill someone other than Sarah Connor, but she shows up anyway.

All Creatures Here Below (2018)
A slow couple kidnaps a baby and goes on the run.  Oh, and they may also be brother and sister.

Charlie’s Angels (2019)
A new collection of Angels tries to stop a renegade Bosley.

Fantasy Island (2020)
A group of young people head to a secluded island to live out their fantasies, but there is something sinister afoot.

The Whole Truth (2016)
A lawyer defends a family friend for murder, despite the defendant refusing to talk to him.

Death Wish 3 (1985)
Charles Bronson moves back to New York and takes on a comically large collection of gangbangers.

The Woods (2006)
A troublesome girl is sent to a boarding school, where everything is not what it seems.

Hangman (2017)
Al Pacino uses many different accents to try and get through this abortion of a film.

Arizona (2018)
An Arizona man reacts poorly to the economic downturn in 2008, blaming his realtor for unrealistic promises and going on a small killing spree.

Serena (2015)
Another contender for the worst film I’ve seen this year, but keeps my streak of Jennifer Lawrence films alive at 10 years in a row.

The Lovebirds (2020)
Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae star in this victim of the corona virus, which went straight to Netflix due to closed theaters.

Killing Gunther (2017)
Taran Killam wrote, directed, and starred in this comedy about a team of hitmen making a documentary of them trying to take out their competition.

Lucy In The Sky (2019)
Natalie Portman stars as an astronaut who goes a little crazy when she comes back down to Earth.

Don’t Look Now (1974)
Donald Sutherland maybe had full on sex with co-star Julie Christie during their sex scene, according to legend.

Ad Astra (2019)
Brad Pitt goes to space to resolve his daddy issues.

 

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