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Opening this Weekend

Daddy’s Home 2

Murder on the Orient Express

Wonderstruck

Reel Rock Film Tour

Box Office Predictions

  1. Thor: Ragnarok
  2. Daddy’s Home 2
  3. Murder on the Orient Express
  4. A Bad Moms Christmas
  5. Jigsaw

What You Should See

I can’t be the only one who finds it confusing that there’s a movie called Wonderstruck opening this weekend and a movie called Wonder next weekend and they both centre around kids who have physical deformities and ailments.  And they’re both opening in the same year as Wonder Woman gets her first movie and we also had a movie called Professor Marston and the Wonder Women open about a month ago.  And they all seem like they have been or will be pretty good.  As for Wonderstruck itself?  I’d see it.  But I’m not going to make it a priority.

We’ve also got the new Murder on the Orient Express from director Kenneth Branagh opening, a movie I was excited about for a while but now feel unsure about, and Daddy’s Home 2, a movie whose predecessor I had no interest in whatsoever but now, weirdly, I kind of want to see both despite all reason to the contrary.  In perhaps more progressive new release news than a white British director’s work with a nearly all white cast in a story by an English writer who grew up wealthy or a typical, by-the-numbers, likely to be disappointing comedy sequel with nothing new to say that’s full of white people, Metro Cinema will also be holding their Off Island On Screen:  Cuban Cinema festival all of this weekend as well.

Finally, if you’re prepping for the upcoming The Disaster Artist, tonight’s your first chance to see the infamous Tommy Wiseau’s The Room on the big screen at Metro Cinema.  Normally I don’t recommend seeing a bad movie even if it‘s so bad it’s good, but if you do have any interest, seeing it in a theatre with a crowd of people is probably the way to go rather than by yourself, lonely and friendless at home with no one to share your various witty comments on the movie with.

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