Opening this Weekend

The Lego Movie 2:  The Second Part

What Men Want

Cold Pursuit

The Prodigy

Minding the Gap

Box Office Predictions

  1. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
  2. What Men Want
  3. Cold Pursuit
  4. The Prodigy
  5. The Upside

What You Should See

So this is about the time of year where we usually get a Liam-Neeson-starring action vehicle of little consequence (see:  Unknown, Taken 3, The Commuter), and while this year is proving to be no different in terms of yield (i.e., one new Liam-Neeson-starring action vehicle coming right up!), it is very different in that not only does Cold Pursuit look really good, it’s actually gotten good reviews too!  Cold Pursuit is by far my biggest recommendation for this weekend.

That said, we’re also heading into the post-F*ck-You-It’s-January time of year where Hollywood has more recently discovered that they can start making real money on some big releases (see:  the first Lego Movie, the first Deadpool), and we’ve also got The Lego Movie 2:  The Second Part and What Men Want debuting.  I’m not going to speak out against either, and at the least the former has some pretty good reviews as well, but I know I won’t personally be seeing either of them, even if they should easily be the weekend’s biggest box office performers.

That leaves us with The Prodigy, a terrible-looking horror movie, and Minding the Gap, a documentary following 12 years in the developing lives of two young men, and both fall pretty firmly into the category of movies I have no interest in finding out more about by I did because I care about you, the reader, just that much.  For the record, though, I didn’t bother finding out anything more about either than what was in that previous sentence, so I’ll just end on the note that Minding the Gap currently holds a 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, so that ain’t not bad.