Opening this Weekend
This Weekend’s Box Office Predictions
- The Jungle Book (2016)
- The Huntsman: Winters Wars
- Barbershop: The Next Cut
- The Boss
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
What You Should See
I don’t know how many of you guys keep track of what movie theatre you’re going to beyond its physical location, but at the corporate level, that one theatre you probably never go to, the one that’s not one of the independents, the downtown one where you don’t want to pay for or can’t find parking, that one’s a Landmark theatre. Landmark as in formerly Empire City Centre, Landmark as in not Cineplex Entertainment (which runs every other major theatre in the city), Landmark as in my favourite theatre in the city, and most of the time there’s really only one reason for that: It’s not busy. I don’t know about the rest of you guys, but I hate busy, crowded, hectic theatres just as much as I hate busy, crowded, hectic anything, so a theatre that isn’t those things but is a theatre without alarmingly long lines and is a theatre where I can usually get a seat I like is a theatre that I’ll choose more often than not. It’s also a theatre where parking is validated after 3pm and where you can get your first ticket free if you download the app. Now I realize I’m doing myself a disservice by pointing these things out, but I am going to bring up where it’s also the only theatre that has any new movies worth seeing this weekend.
So what’s happening this weekend in big, new Edmonton movies? Nothing! If you want to see a big brand new movie, don’t, stay home, don’t see The Huntsman: Winters War or A Hologram for the King. But if you don’t mind seeing something a little smaller, by all means, head to Landmark, it’s the only theatre that’s not only showing the only major new movies worth watching, Miles Ahead and Sleeping Giant, it’s also, cannily, choosing not to show A Hologram for the King. That last bit alone is worthy of applause.