Opening this Weekend


Brigsby Bear

Viceroy’s House

Endless Poetry

Restless Creature:  Wendy Whelan

Close Encounters of the Third Kind 40th Anniversary Release

This Weekend’s Box Office Predictions

  1. The Hitman’s Bodyguard
  2. Annabelle: Creation
  3. Wind River
  4. Leap!
  5. Dunkirk

What You Should See

It’s a mixed bag of new releases this Labour Day weekend (that phony baloney holiday crammed down our throats by fat cat union gangsters), and by “mixed” I mean you’ve probably never heard of any of this weekend’s new releases and you certainly weren’t looking forward to any of them.  For instance, Starting this Labour Day Weekend, For one week only, In IMAX, Not because you demanded it, and Actually only debuting on IMAX screens because the heads of Marvel Studios and Marvel Entertainment hate each other, it’s Marvel’s Inhumans!  Y’know!  That horrifyingly cheap-looking thing with appeal to almost no one that you can wait till the end of the month (Oh, happy September, btw! Hope ya like… school!) to watch on TV for free anyway!

Now don’t get me wrong, the rest of this week’s new releases, including Viceroy’s House, Endless Poetry, and Restless Creature:  Wendy Whelan, all look within the reasonable margin-of-error territory of worth seeing if you’re picking up what they’re putting down (one of them’s even a new Jodorowsky film, and we all know what that means!), but I seriously doubt that any of those movies were on any of your radars, and, having watched their trailers, I kind of doubt that they’re now going to be.  You can also catch the 40th anniversary release of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, one of the few Steven Spielberg movies I haven’t seen due to a genuine lack of interest, so… there’s that.

But oh, we’re not done yet, because “Brigs-by Bear!” “Brigs-by Bear!” “Brigs-by Bear!”  Like a sudden surge of multiversal light into this dark, late summer/early fall apocalypse of a movie season, Brigsby Bear is finally opening here in Edmonton at Princess Theatre, and that actually does have me a bit excited this weekend.  So go see that.  That or Power Rangers, this Saturday only, ‘cause you bastards didn’t see it the first time around and it’s actually really good.