Opening this Weekend
Box Office Predictions
- The House with a Clock in its Walls
- The Predator
- A Simple Favor
- The Nun
- Fahrenheit 11/9
What You Should See
This isn’t exactly going to be the biggest weekend for new movies; we’ve still got a couple of weeks yet before one of those comes around again. But y’know what? I’m rooting for just about every new movie being released this weekend.
I don’t think The House with a Clock in Its Walls is destined for a monstrous opening (despite its subject matter), it doesn’t have a really strong hook and hasn’t had the biggest buildup, but House/Clock, or Unofficial Goosebumps Sequel as I like to think of it, looks like the kind of kids horror movie that could become treasured over time. And it’s not like any of the weekend’s other new movies is anything like it.
To wit, Fahrenheit 11/9, the latest politically charged Michael Moore doc, is pretty much exactly what you think it’s going to be, and I would see that, the even more incendiary-looking Assassination Nation looks engaging enough to pay attention to (though probably a bit unfocused enough to not think about for too long), Love, Gilda and Nico, 1988 look to pay tribute to two women who can probably never get enough praise, and we’ve got indies Once Upon a Superhero and Until First Light, neither of which is my particular cup of tea, but… well, the latter is the work of a local director, so maybe think about supporting it. Really, the only big downer this weekend is Life Itself (ironic that), which has gotten almost shockingly little approval. Can’t win them all I guess.
If you’re looking for something a little weirder but still theatrically focused for this weekend, Metro Cinema is giving a look at the history of its own Art Deco Garneau Theatre with its Garneau Ghost Light Tour, and for all you Coronation Street fans out there, and also at Metro, “Beth & Sinead offer a chance to hear from the newer generation of stars who are behind the sewing machines and exciting story lines at the Underworld factory.” Whatever that means.