Opening this Weekend
This Weekend’s Box Office Predictions
- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
- The Night Before
- The Peanuts Movie
- Love the Coopers
What You Should See
Spotlight. Without a doubt, you should see Spotlight. And here’s why:
Obviously this weekend belongs to The Hunger Games. The franchise enjoys huge success across a surprisingly wide variety of audiences and boasts significant young star power, this is the concluding chapter in the series, and there’s even a decent chance the movie makes more from its Thursday night screenings alone than any of its competitors may make all weekend. In other words, it doesn’t matter what I say about it.
Secret in their Eyes looks like a deep, powerful film, with powerhouse performances from Julia Roberts and Chiwetel Ejiofor (a name I can now spell without having to double check), but critics are saying it’s not, so why would you ever see a movie about the tortured life of an FBI investigator whose daughter is murdered that also isn’t good? Answer: you wouldn’t. Seth Rogen’s The Night Before is looking decent, the only thing is that right now it still feels a little too early in the season to see a Christmas movie. But y’know what will be a perfect time to see it? The December 18th weekend when you get to the theatre and find out Star Wars is all sold out.
But Spotlight? A good movie with Oscar buzz about the Boston Catholic sex scandals? See it now because it’s good, don’t leave it for later because you won’t want to think about those things closer to Christmas.
It all makes so much sense now, doesn’t it?