Opening this Weekend

Suicide Squad

Nine Lives

Closet Monster

Eat that Question: Frank Zappa in his Own Words

Life, Animated

This Weekend’s Box Office Predictions

  1. Suicide Squad
  2. Jason Bourne
  3. Star Trek Beyond
  4. Bad Moms
  5. The Secret Life of Pets

What You Should See

For whatever reason, I started off this week on a hopeful note, but then I saw the Suicide Squad reviews come in, and things just went downhill from there. Currently at a 28% on Rotten Tomatoes, I’m still going to see Suicide Squad, but it’s looking more and more like seeing it might be a mission some of us won’t be coming back from. If you watched the trailer for Nine Lives (up top), I think that’s all the reason you need not to see it (and then some!), but if you didn’t get the message, DON’T SEE NINE LIVES! It’s trailer makes it look like the definition of a tired formula movie originally conceived mostly as a satirical joke, and it still hasn’t been released to critics, even just a day before its release.

On the bright side, Closet Monster (playing at Landmark), Eat that Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (playing at the Garneau) and Life, Animated (also at the Garneau) all seem worth a look, and if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you could also head to the Garneau to see a movie widely recognized as the worst ever made, The Room. Full of ugly people, ugly camera work, ugly acting, ugly writing, and an ugly lack of self awareness, The Room is a movie I’ve only ever managed to see parts of, and not having the fortitude to finish it? It’s tearing me apart [Lisa]!