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Opening this Weekend

The Legend of Tarzan

The BFG

The Purge: Election Year

Our Kind of Traitor

Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe

This Weekend’s Box Office Predictions

  1. Finding Dory
  2. The Purge: Election Year
  3. The Legend of Tarzan
  4. Independence Day: Resurgence
  5. The BFG

What You Should See

Good morning. In less than an hour, people from here will join others from around the world, and you will be launching the largest metaphorical battle in this history of mankind. Mankind — that word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can’t be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps its fate that today is the 1st of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom, not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution — but from bad movies. We’re fighting for our right to live, to exist. And should we win the day, and people avoid seeing awful movies this weekend, the 1st of July will no longer be known as a Canadian holiday, but as the day when the world declared in one voice: “We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We’re going to live on! We’re going to survive!” Today, we celebrate an Intellectually Stimulating Movie Day!

So three new major releases debut this weekend, and while I would never honestly tell you to see any of them, I can’t directly tell you to outright avoid them either. Tarzan, The BFG, The Purge, all are well within the range of what you’d expect of the latest revival of a hero nobody cares about, a children’s movie that wouldn’t be notable if it weren’t directed by Steven Spielberg, and the latest in a deeply cynical take on people killing each other and getting away with it. They’re not the problem. But one movie, one movie opening this weekend is, if not a direct assault on what remains of our collective intelligence, at least capable of doing irreparable harm. Don’t see Vaxxed:  From Cover-Up to Catastrophe, not now, not ever, and tell everyone you know to vaccinate their kids.  In fact, better yet, tell them not to have kids at all.

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