Opening this Weekend

A Dog’s Way Home

The Upside

On the Basis of Sex


Box Office Predictions

  1. Aquaman
  2. A Dog’s Way Home
  3. The Upside
  4. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  5. Escape Room

What You Should See

Y’know, I think this is my least favourite time of the year.  And don’t get me wrong, I hate a lot of different things and a lot of different times of the year, but overall, right now at this time of the month is probably the absolute worst.  Christmas is over and a distant enough memory that whatever spirits of giving and/or compassion the season may have aroused in you or I is gone, almost all of us have used up whatever time off we’d earned and have had to go back to work and/or school on a full-time basis, and all of the warmth of the holidays has long since dissipated, leaving only the cold and darkness of the  but all the cold and darkness of the middle of winter.  And the movies just suck!

It’s on that note that we open this week’s previews as there is not one new movie I’d actually recommend going to see.  The biggest thought on my mind for the new movies right now is why can’t Bryan Cranston be the star of a good movie?  The Upside looked like one of those movies that you really hoped would turn out well, sort of like how I was momentarily looking forward to Simon Pegg’s Hector and the Search for Happiness.  But nope, can’t do it, can’t go to see that one, because when these movies don’t score well with critics they’re, then, almost always utter trash.

The two more interesting new movies of the week, however, are On the Basis of Sex and Replicas, and while I’m not strongly against either, one on a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg and t’other on some clone family of Keanu Reeves’ (and I’ll leave you to figure out which is which), Basis isn’t exactly the type of movie you need to run out and see and Replicas almost certainly can’t be good (its review embargo has yet to lift as of the time of this writing, the day before release).  The other problem with these is that neither is exactly playing everywhere, so you may have a big drive ahead of you for some fairly “eh” movies.  Also, there’s A Dog’s Way Home which is basically the antithesis of everything I believe in with the movies.