11 thoughts on “5 Frock Flicks Hopefully Coming in 2020

  1. I’m really hoping that Selfmade lus as awesome as it looks from what I’ve seen here.
    For the others, I’m most hopeful on Radioactive and Penny Dreadful: City of Angel’s.
    I’m reserving opinion on The Great (Catherine II was German not Austrian) and Ammonite may have excellent acting and costumes but no basic in historical fact regarding the sexual attraction between Anning and Murchison.

  2. The new Penny Dreadful sounds interesting, I hope the writing is good. Saw the first two seasons of the original series, but gave season three a pass after hearing about how awful it was.

  3. Definitely looking forward to Self Made and hopeful about Radioactive.

    In a similar vein to Self Made but set in the 50s (I think) I recently saw a trailer for The Banker, starring Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson, and Nicholas Hoult—basically, Mackie wants to get into banking (and offer loans to black families) but needs a backer (Jackson) and a (white) front man (Hoult). It says based on a true story, and looks good, plus I am trying to support movies and tv that reflect the full historical reality—injustice, of course, but also innovation and resilience, so this fits right into that. Trailer said December? It’s from Apple.

    1. They postponed it a day before it was set to be released. Sexual abuse allegations were made against Bernard Garrett Jr., who was a co-producer on the film and is the son of the man played by Anthony Mackie in the film, by his younger half-sister. There was also some questions about the films accuracy, like the fact that Bernard Garrett Jr. essentially wrote his fathers second marriage (which was an interracial marriage to his sister’s mother) out of the film but I’m not sure if that really played a role.

      1. Aw, man. Thanks for the info. I hope they can figure it out (maybe some small reshoots and some re-editing?) to get it to screen because it seems like a great story, and of course a lot of people besides the one person worked on it.

  4. Elle Fanning as Catherine?I don’t mean she is a bad actress,I just can’t help but imagine her curling up like a shrinking violet waiting for Jolie’s magnificent Maleficent to protect her.

    1. yeah… to be honest I was wondering (wrongly, I checked) if it maybe meant Peter I (the Great) since his second wife was Catherine I and kind of.. picked by him a bit randomly? But she was Lithuanian I think. I kind of have a hard time picturing either of them as Catherine II and Peter III, but I think that may be also because I was quite enjoying the Russian series.

  5. Phew, I had a moment when I saw that press photo from The Great and thought you mean what the actors were wearing there was what the costumes were going to look like! Quick fetch my smelling salts!

  6. I am sooooo excited about “The King’s Man.” Ralph Fiennes will be soooo yummy! And…the movie will hopefully be good too.

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