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Opening this Weekend

Black Panther

Early Man

Monster Hunt 2




EX LIBRIS:  New York Public Library

Box Office Predictions

  1. Black Panther
  2. Peter Rabbit
  3. Fifty Shades Freed
  4. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  5. Early Man

What You Should See

It’s finally here!  It’s been anticipated for months and has received rave reviews and nearly universal acclaim from critics!  Equally an action-movie extravaganza and an important cultural piece that touches on the injustices of society!  That’s right, it’s Early Man!

But seriously, Black Panther looks poised to become one of the biggest openings for a single-character Marvel movie, and if the reviews are to be believed, we should all probably go see it.  I know I will be.  As for Early Man, the weekend’s other “big” release?  C’mon, Early Man, shouldn’t you have opened earlier in the year?  Maybe on one of the quieter weekends (i.e., almost every weekend since January)?  Maybe on a weekend where the competition wasn’t so strong?  Aah, maybe it wouldn’t have mattered.  Maybe nothing matters.

We’ve also got Samson opening up this weekend, a new Biblical epic, so gross, don’t see that, the Chinese Monster Hunt 2 which begs the question “Where were we all for Monster Hunt 1?”, and some pretty strong-looking but much more narrowly focused indie movies playing at Metro Cinema, the dance-oriented Step, Ex Libris:  New York Public Library, which, I guess, is a movie about a library, and Jane, a documentary focused on famed primatologist Jane Goodall towards which I have only one response:

Oh, and it’s Family Day this Monday, so… family it up I guess.  Y’know, maybe look each other in the eye for a bit, spend some time in the same room, try to remember you did once care about these people at one point, and like that.  Or just go to Black Panther again.