Opening this Weekend
This Weekend’s Box Office Predictions
- The Emoji Movie
- Atomic Blonde
- Girls Trip
- Spider-Man: Homecoming
What You Should See
Looking over this weekend’s new releases I was actually feeling really high on all the options we have, with a wide variety of movies, most critically well received, and many of them with some very specific appeals to our shared human experience, but let’s make no mistake, let us have no illusions and give no quarter, you should absolutely not see The Emoji Movie, Patrick Stewart as the voice of poo be damned! That one almost slipped by me and if I had forgotten to warn against The Emoji Movie, I would have failed you as a… uh… weekend… movie preview… guy. Anyway, it is imperative that we send a message to the movie studios that we will not stand for this crap! Let’s keep The Emoji Movie from being number one at the box office, people!
But anyway, in a world where things aren’t so grim that movie execs greenlight movies based on shallow digital ephemeralities, the rest of this weekend’s movies look really good. Like really, almost crazy good. Of course the weekend’s other big new release, Atomic Blonde, looks good in that John-Wick-ian way that’s it’s reasonably entertaining and clearly well shot but actually leaves us kind of cold, but A Ghost Story looks mesmerizingly beautiful, the Israeli comedy The Wedding Plan could be quite charming, Dawson City: Frozen Time is likely to be a must see for film fans, and my personal pick for the movie you should see, My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea, playing at Metro Cinema, looks like it’ll be a complete and weird and overstylized pleasure for anyone who’s picking up what that trailer is putting down.
So go forth Edmontonians, forget that this is the final weekend of K-Days and A Taste of Edmonton, and see My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea! It’s got the voice of Jason Schwartzman!!