Opening this Weekend
This Weekend’s Box Office Predictions
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
- The Fate of the Furious
- How to be a Latin Lover
- Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
- The Boss Baby
What You Should See
I love dinner. I love eating it, I love thinking about it and planning for it, I even love making it sometimes, but this movie right here, The Dinner, that sir is no way to make me go see a movie. Shame on you sirs (and madams!) for trying to distract me from the fact your movie stars Richard Gere by alluding to something I love in your title!
In other new release movie news, the only thing of massive consequence opening this weekend is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which critics have been beating a drum for the fact that it’s mostly more of the same without highlighting the even bigger deal, that, featuring both Kurt Russell and Sylvester Stallone, it essentially acts as a stealth sequel to 1989’s Tango & Cash. To that I say, “Shame on you critics for burying the lede on the most important cinematic news of our time”. I always used to imagine that Kurt Russell’s Gabe Cash was destined to become something much bigger if they ever got around to an official Tango & Cash sequel, and it doesn’t get much bigger than becoming a living planet (plus who knows what’s going on with Stallone’s character)!
In quieter new release movie news, A Quiet Passion… well, that’s probably going to be pretty quiet (I mean, it’s right in the name), and Limit is the Sky, following six young Canadians trying to make it in Fort McMurray, will be showing at Metro Cinema as part of NorthwestFest at Metro Cinema. And, as long as we’re being a little more quiet and introspective (here in the section after our thoughts on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Tango & Cash’s Electric Boogaloo), The Apology, a documentary that follows three former “comfort women” who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Army during World War II will be showing on Wednesday, May 10 at Metro Cinema. Unlike pretty much everything else we’ve spoken about here this week, this one’s actually important, so you should probably give some thought to seeing it. I’ll just leave its trailer here: