Opening this Weekend
Box Office Predictions
- Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
- Bohemian Rhapsody
- The Girl in the Spider’s Web
- The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
What You Should See
If I could only use one word to describe this weekend’s new movies, it would be ‘confusion’. That’s not to say that any one of this weekend’s new movies is mired in mystery or in need of deciphering, it’s just that there seems, to me, to be strong sense of “That’s a thing?” with most of the new titles on offer.
Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch is the movie most likely to hit big this weekend, but this 2018 version featuring the Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular lead feels nearly as unnecessary as it seems a surprise that it exists at all. The Girl in the Spider’s Web suffers from much the same as the quasi-sequel to a series most people thought was over, and I’ve heard it’s pretty boring and dull compared to its indirect predecessors. The 2018 Suspiria remake looks quite striking to me and thrilled at least a few horror fans that I trust, but there’s a reason they didn’t rush to release it before the Halloween season as it’s not the type of movie for a mass horror audience. That’s most of the big movies for the week, and you can also check out MGC Presents Red, That Never Happened, and Klimt & Schiele: Eros and Psyche, all of which failed to capture my attention due mostly to its oh-so limited span.
All of which brings us to what I would actually see this weekend, which is Overlord, a WWII-era Nazi zombie action/horror piece, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, based on the real-life exploits of the once best-selling author Lee Israel as her career descended into forging correspondence with famous celebrities and public figures, In Search of Greatness, a documentary on the circumstances surrounding some of our greatest athletes, and Making Coco: The Grant Fuhr Story, a documentary on another great athlete that we Edmontonians in particular should probably all go see. Go see one (or all) of those. Everything else? I don’t even know any more.