Each week, the Palisadian-Post highlights a new or upcoming movie or TV show with ties to a Palisadian. Though COVID-19 regulations largely changed how movies were consumed this year due to theater closures, many 2020 releases featured locals.
January 2 Adam Sandler in ‘Uncut Gems’
The Post kicked off the year with longtime Palisadian Adam Sandler’s Netflix movie, “Uncut Gems,” which was released in theaters nationwide on Christmas Day 2019. Next up was a worldwide release, excluding America, on Netflix on January 31.
There was a lot of hype surrounding Sandler’s film, including Oscar buzz and top scores on Rotten Tomatoes.
February 6 Larry David in ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’
Larry David returned for the 10th season of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” with the first episode debuting on January 19.
Originally, the comedy television series, which was created by David starring as a fictionalized version of himself, premiered on October 15, 2000. The plot follows David as a semi-retired television writer and producer, largely in Los Angeles—including Pacific Palisades—and one season in New York.
April 2 Julia Louis-Dreyfus in ‘Onward’
The Disney/Pixar animated adventure “Onward”—starring Tom Holland, Chris Pratt and Palisadian Julia Louis-Dreyfus—aimed to capture audiences in a new release through the Disney+ streaming service on April 3.
The plan changed for the feature film after its theatrical release on March 6 faced multiple theater closures due to COVID-19 concerns.
May 21 Jamie Lee Curtis in ‘How We Sleep at Night: The Sara Cunningham Story’
Palisadian Jamie Lee Curtis is putting her many talents to work—directing, executive producing and starring in “How We Sleep at Night: The Sara Cunningham Story.”
The original Lifetime movie is based on a true story about a devout Christian mother in Oklahoma City who came to terms with her son being gay.
July 2 Tom Hanks in ‘Greyhound’
The highly anticipated feature “Greyhound,” starring Palisadian and icon Tom Hanks, streamed its worldwide premiere exclusively on AppleTV+ July 10. The local Oscar-winner Hanks, 63, is never one to shy away from a challenge. Hanks is credited with both writing the screenplay and starring in this thriller set in World War II.
The movie, inspired by real life events, is named after a battleship of the same name. The feature is based on the 1955 novel, “The Good Shepherd,” by C.S. Forester.
July 23 Tyra Banks in ‘Dancing with the Stars’
Palisadian and television powerhouse Tyra Banks will replace Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews as the new host for ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”
“Tyra is an award-winning multihyphenate whose fierce female prowess and influence across many industries have made an indelible mark,” Karey Burke, president of ABC Entertainment, shared in a statement.
Prior to joining “DWTS,” Banks co-created “America’s Next Top Model” and formerly hosted “America’s Got Talent.”
October 15 Steven Spielberg with ‘West Side Story’
Those looking forward to seeing Palisadian Steven Spielberg’s movie version of “West Side Story” this December are going to have to wait a little bit longer. Originally slated to release in theaters on December 18, the film is now eyeing December 10, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Spielberg is directing and co-producing the American romantic musical drama, with a screenplay by Tony Kushner and choreography by Justin Peck.
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