Opening this Weekend


Apollo 11

Never Look Away

Box Office Predictions

  1. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  2. Tyler Perry’s a Madea Family Funeral (not showing in Edmonton)
  3. Alita: Battle Angel
  4. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
  5. Greta

What You Should See

There’s something heartwarming about the thought of a stranger returning something you’ve lost.  And vice versa too, I’m sure there’s something inside each of us that, without thought of a reward, relishes the mere feeling that comes with finding something lost and being the one to return it to its rightful owner.  Let’s just hope, then, that if someone returns something to us or we have the opportunity to return something to them, that the other person isn’t a psycho.  What does any of this have to do with anything?  Maybe nothing, probably nothing really, I guess this is just my longwinded way of saying I’m probably not going to and probably never will see Greta.

Good news for those of you who are with me on that thought, though, as the far-less schlocky-looking documentary Apollo 11 also opens this week.  Promising to be far less dry than last year’s First Man, but probably not quite as exciting the Apollo 13.  And there’s also the very arty-looking foreign language film Never Look Away, loosely based on the life of painter Gerhard Richter, which doesn’t look exactly up my alley, but does, according to its rating, contain “graphic nudity”, so there’s always that.

The one absolute bright spot I would have to point to about this weekend’s new movies is that theatres here in Edmonton are continuing the long-held tradition of not showing the latest Tyler Perry “movie”, which reflects well on us Edmontonians as a people.  But let’s be honest, this week is basically a little bit of nothing before Captain Marvel opens next weekend, so if you’re going to see something at all, you should probably go see Happy Death Day 2U, because those movies are great.  Or the now Oscar-winning Spider-Man:  Into the Spider-Verse if you still haven’t seen it.  Because that movie is unbelievably great.