Opening this Weekend

Annabelle:  Creation

The Glass Castle

The Nut Job 2:  Nutty by Nature

An Inconvenient Sequel:  Truth to Power

The Little Hours


Once Upon a Time (San sheng sanshi shili taohua) 3D

This Weekend’s Box Office Predictions

  1. Annabelle: Creation
  2. Dunkirk
  3. The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature
  4. The Dark Tower
  5. Girls Trip

What You Should See


I think I’ve been relatively high on the last few weeks of new movie releases, with really interesting-looking movies like Manifesto, A Ghost Story, and My Entire School Sinking Into the Sea opening here in the capital region we call Edmonton, and while this weekend is no different in that regard, the truth is those are all small movies.  You probably weren’t go to see them and, no matter how effusive I may have been about them, you probably still didn’t see them after I recommended them.  Hell, I didn’t even see them!  I’ll try to see them all before the end of the year to help Thom in the voting for our 2017 Year-End Review, but the truth is it just tends to be a lot harder to find time for the smaller movies.  That’s why it’s important that at least a few of the big movie releases turn out well, so that we can find the power within ourselves to get up, walk outside, and go see a movie.  It’s from there the energy to see decent new movies builds.  It’s from there the determination to find good new movies grows.  It’s from there the spirit to seek out great new movies thrives.  And man have the last few week’s big new releases (with the exception of Dunkirk [read our review here]) let us down!

And this weekend is no different.

Now I could tell you to go see Landline because it looks very decent and comes with some considerable acclaim, I could tell you to see An Inconvenient Sequel because its messages are important and Al Gore is a much more charismatic movie narrator than he was a Vice President, and I could tell you to see The Little Hours at Metro Cinema because it looks cleverly, cannily funny and it’s finally open here in Edmonton (more than a month after its initial release), but the truth is a lot of you are just going to see The Nut Job 2:  Nutty by Nature, and that’s… well, that’s not good news for anybody.  Meanwhile, Annabelle:  Creation should appeal to horror fans and maybe a few of you will want to see the very maudlin The Glass Castle, the week’s other major new releases, and while I can sort of understand those two, neither’s raising my excitement, so I’m just gonna… I’m just gonna stop here.