Opening this Weekend

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Me Before You

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

Love & Friendship

Into the Forest

The Steps


This Weekend’s Box Office Predictions

  1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
  2. X-Men: Apocalypse
  3. Alice Through the Looking Glass
  4. Me Before You
  5. Captain America: Civil War

What You Should See

I’ll probably live to regret this, but I’m actually going to recommend the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie this weekend. Yeah, it’s another Michael-Bay-produced installment that will probably have too much humans and not enough turtles, yeah, we’re all a little tired completely sick of Beastie Boys music in movie trailers, yeah, Thom didn’t really care for the first one, and yeah, we all know there’s no way this movie will actually be good, but… uh… uh… I forget what I was going to say. But the point is… I forget that too. Anyway, even though no one should expect much from Out of the Shadows, it looks like it may have replaced just enough of the stupidity of the first with some of the stupid things we actually want to see from this franchise, so that’s good.

Me Before You looks like it’ll attract a decent audience, but I’m far more inclined to recommend Love & Friendship, a Jane-Austen-based romantic comedy that’ll remind you of the days when Kate Beckinsale starred in movies. Into the Forest looks like a decent thriller about the end of the world and The Steps might be kind of funny, though I do have reservations since both of them are <deep breath> Canadian movies, and those are always hard to openly recommend. That leaves Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping as the last new movie I’ll be talking about, and if you’re anything like me, you probably considered not even thinking about it, but finally admitted that it’s a movie that exists for the sake of completion. It actually doesn’t look that bad, sort of early Sandler-ish, and the Lonely Island usually turns out movies that have at least some redeeming value, so… yeah.  That’s that.