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Opening this Weekend

Skyscraper

Hotel Transylvania 3:  Summer Vacation

Sorry to Bother You

Leave No Trace

Boundaries

Box Office Predictions

  1. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
  2. Ant-Man and the Wasp
  3. Skyscraper
  4. Incredibles 2
  5. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

What You Should See

Until only a few days ago I was convinced I was going to see Skyscraper this Friday.  The Dwayne-“The-Rock”-Johnson action vehicle seemed like it at least had a shot at a certain kind of greatness, but now that I’ve taken a look at some of the reviews, it’s looking like just about every movie the Rock stars in:  A movie with no other value than it stars The Rock.  And I just watched Rampage a few days ago, so I’ve had my fill of that sort of thing for the next… while.  Ditto Hotel Transylvania 3:  Summer Vacation.  Except it doesn’t star The Rock.  And I haven’t seen any of the others in the series.  So I guess not “ditto”, I’m just trying to say I’m recommending against yet another exercise in Adam Sandler conning movie studios into giving him money.

On the absolute, extreme, different-side-of-the-psyche-and-man’s-eternal-quest-for-knowledge-and-meaning other hand, Leave No Trace  looks like a thought provoking piece even if I am getting a bit tired of the parents-raising-their-kids-off-the-grid trope in modern movies, and the racially charged comedy Sorry to Bother You looks likely to be even more incendiary and explosive than a movie where a man has to break his way into an exploding skyscraper to save his family.  Meanwhile, Boundaries is… I’ve gotta be honest, I didn’t bother finding out what that one’s about.  I’m just sure, between the low Rotten Tomatoes score and the YouTube trailer thumbnail, that it’s probably not for me.

You can also catch a theatrical screening of the World Cup final match on Sunday morning at Metro Cinema, and for the low, low price of free!  Finally, we can determine once and for all which is the greatest nation on Earth:  France or Croatia!  And finally, our long international nightmare of pretending to like soccer will be concluded for another four years!

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