Opening this Weekend

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Hail, Caesar!

The Choice

45 Years

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

This Weekend’s Box Office Predictions

  1. Kung Fu Panda 3
  2. The Revenant
  3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  4. The Finest Hours
  5. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

What You Should See

There’s the “old, unconnected movies gathered together for some bewildering reason” event we mentioned two weeks ago — which we’ve since learned is Cineplex’s Great Digital Film Festival) — a documentary about the Black Panthers, and a multiple-awards-nominated Brit movie opening this weekend, and that’s all great and all of those things deserve attention.

But then there’s the new movies this weekend. Of the three, I can only recommend Hail, Caesar!, and even then only to a certain type of film fan (i.e., the type of person who considers themself a film fan rather than just a moviegoer). Then there’s some Jane-Austen-oriented zombie movie that’s three-and-a-half years too late to the Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter joke that didn’t work even back then and some romantic, Nicholas Sparks movie no one’s heard of with no one more famous than the guy from Smallville.

I say no. I say not to all of that. I say let’s evolve. Let the chips fall where they may, f*ck these new movies, and just go see Big Trouble in Little China while it’s in theatres again.