Opening this Weekend
Box Office Predictions
- Mary Poppins Returns
- Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
- Holmes and Watson
What You Should See
So the only new movies this weekend are Holmes and Watson, the Will-Ferrell/John-C.-Reilly comedy with the pair playing the eponymous duo, and Vice, based on Dick Cheney’s time as, essentially, the President of the United States, so… you should see Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. I know Spider-Verse has already been in theatres for the past two weeks, but it’s a shockingly good movie and it isn’t making anywhere near the money it should (which is to say “all the ____________.”). But… if you want to know a little bit more about the two new movies… well, here’s our thoughts:
- Vice director Adam McKay has come a long way in terms of respect and recognition after his turn directing The Big Short in 2015. After years of toiling away at such low-brow fair as Anchorman and Talladega Nights, McKay finally arrived as a director to be taken seriously, with his work on The Big Short nominated for several prestigious awards, including the Academy Award itself for Best Director. Vice is McKay’s next big, political work, and if it’s anything like The Big Short… then I’m sure I’ll f*cking hate it! Despite being a comedically bent docudrama on the 2008 financial crisis, McKay refused to keep his f*cking camera steady, earning the movie the ire of car-sick people like me and the ninth spot on the Movie Hurl Hall of Shame. Because Adam McKay doesn’t care about people with motion sickness! F*ck shaky cam! F*ck Adam McKay!
- And as for Holmes and Watson? Nobody thinks you should see that. I don’t think anyone here would ever tell you to see Holmes and Watson.