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Opening this Weekend

Justice League

Wonder

Lady Bird

The Star

Novitiate

God’s Own Country

Human Flow

The Villainess

Box Office Predictions

  1. Justice League
  2. Thor: Ragnarok
  3. Wonder
  4. Daddy’s Home 2
  5. Murder on the Orient Express

What You Should See

Justice League!

Justice League!

Justice League!

It feels like I should be yelling from the rooftops about my excitement for the release of what should be one of the biggest comicbook movies of this year if not all time, but there’s definitely something a bit muted about this, the release of the very first Justice League movie.  More than just “something”, there’s quite a few things that are dampening the enthusiasm around Justice LeagueIt’s production, along with the whole DCEU’s production palate really, has been more than a little troubled.  With one notable exception it’s coming off a string of mostly poorly received DC movies and because of that people are skeptical.  And, frankly, we’re living in a post-Avengers world, we have been for more than five years, and it’s just a little too late to get excited about these things anymore.  Still… you should probably see it.  I’m going to.

With Justice League in mind though, there’s not a whole lot of headroom for the rest of this weekend’s new releases, and that’s too bad, because everything else coming out looks pretty great.  Wonder looks like a heartwarming tale with a lesson for the whole family, The Star is apparently not all bad, Novitiate, God’s Own Country, AND Human Flow all look like powerful takes on some controversial, of-the-moment issues, and I personally am going to do my damndest to make sure I see Lady Bird some time this year.  That leaves us only with The Villainess, an intensely neat-looking and violent Korean movie, and while I’d love to recommend it, I have to caution you to make sure you watch the trailer above and see if it’s for you because a whole lot of it is shot in first person, and you know our motto here at GOO Reviews:  f*ck shaky cam!  This one might make you sick.

Also, if you’re looking for something a bit more local, grassroots, and real, check out Edmonton Indie Filmmakers Night at Metro Cinema this Saturday at 4p.  There’ll be short films, live music, you can meet the creators, and like that.

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