Opening this Weekend
This Weekend’s Box Office Predictions
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
- Daddy’s Home
- The Big Short
What You Should See
I’m not going to tell you to go see the new Point Break. I don’t think anyone’s here’s to say that.
For me, the big new release this weekend is The Big Short (which technically opened this past Wednesday). For those of you who pay attention to these things, you may remember The Big Short as the Adam McKay movie full of big time movie stars about the 2008 financial crisis that got surprisingly good reviews a couple of weeks ago in its limited release. Well, it’s here now, in the middle of the Christmas season, on a weekend with a bunch of other movies, and right after the release of the biggest movie of the year and this decade, so I guess The Big Short’s producers’ master plan of going out for wide release was to come out while everybody’s busy, distracted, and otherwise consumed with thoughts of one of the biggest media juggernauts of our time.
On the side of the movie world that’s not as interested in money, The Danish Girl and Youth are both opening at the Princess and you can also catch an 11 a.m. theatrical screening of this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special… if you miss seeing it on Christmas. Meanwhile, since both Joy — the latest David O. Russell/Jennifer Lawrence/Bradley Cooper/Robert Deniro project — and Concussion — Will Smith’s newest attempt at a leading man awards statue — are coming out to “okay, not great”-type reviews, and since nobody needs to see Daddy’s Home, maybe it’s time to spend time with family? In a setting other than in front of a giant screen where you don’t have to talk to each other? Or just go see The Force Awakens again. If people don’t support this Star Wars thing, it might not make it.
And finally, I and everyone here at GOO Reviews would like to wish you and your family a very Merry [insert mid to late-December holiday-oriented event(s) here]. Even though we both know what’s going to happen.