Opening this Weekend
Box Office Predictions
- Ralph Breaks the Internet
- Creed II
- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
- The Grinch (2018)
- Bohemian Rhapsody
What You Should See
I’ll say one thing about Robin Hood (2018). They do make shooting a bow and arrow look kind of cool. I can’t help but feel if they made Hawkeye look more like that in the Avengers moves that he wouldn’t be seen as quite so lame. But that’s all our time for Robin Hood (2018). The only other thing I have to say about it is don’t go.
I guess that’s starting off this weekend’s new movie previews on a bit of a negative, but I really wanted to get that one out of the way first because there’s nothing else bad opening this weekend. It’s a big winner of a weekend for new movies.
The other two big new movies of the weekend are Ralph Breaks the Internet, the sequel to the really quite great Wreck-It Ralph, and Creed II, the sequel to the really quite great Creed, and y’know what? Both of these sequels look really quite great. Meanwhile, Green Book, based on the real-life story of that time a white man became friends with a black man in the 1960s (I guess?), may be an awards contender, and The Front Runner, with Hugh Jackman as politician Gary Hart, once a front runner for the presidential nomination whose campaign was derailed by accusations of an extramarital affair, looks at least somewhat interesting considering the scandal, supervillainy, and dumbfounding stupidity of the current presidency. Smaller movies opening this weekend include the documentary Science Fair, the animated MFKZ, and The Room’s Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero’s latest project, Best F(r)iends: Volume 2. That last one’s particularly notable as Sestero himself will be in the audience at the Friday and Saturday showings.
One other thing I feel more obligated than motivated to mention about this weekend’s entertainment is the Grey Cup, which is being hosted here in Edmonton this year. Now I don’t want to get into a big argument over how boring football or how the Canadian version is even more boring, all I’m gonna mention here is that if you’re that weird combination of a big CFL fan who likes to watch football in groups but don’t somehow already have somewhere to go to watch the big, boring game, you can drop by Metro Cinema where they’ll be showing the game with hosts Sue Huff and Tokarsky commentating and food will be available.