Opening this Weekend

Us

Gloria Bell

The Hummingbird Project

Ruben Brandt, Collector

Thunder Road

Les Gardiennes (The Guardians)

La disparition des lucioles (The Fireflies are Gone)

Docking, and Other Tales of Love and Lunacy

Box Office Predictions

  1. Captain Marvel
  2. Us
  3. Wonder Park
  4. Five Feet Apart
  5. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

What You Should See

A little over two years ago a little horror movie called Get Out, from first-time director Jordan Peele, opened to critical acclaim, a strong box office performance, and a bit of a middling review from us, and I’m sure it’s one of those movies we’d rate a little bit more highly in retrospect, because we all here really did like it.  Or at least thought about it a lot after seeing it.  It’s a thought-provoking, visceral piece, though we were never really scared by it.  Now Peele’s second directorial effort, Us, opens this weekend, and we’re not making the same mistake again.  No sirree, we’re probably not going to see it because, unlike Get Out, those Us trailers look terrifying.  Like in that sick, twisted, disturbing, flashes-in-my-head-in-the-middle-of-the-night-and-I-wonder-if-I-should-recheck-that-my-apartment-door-is-locked-but-maybe-that’s-how-they-get-you-because-they-were-waiting-for-you-to-come-out-of-your-room scary.  And I don’t know if I can take that right now.  That said, I am recommending it, I’m just feeling a little too cowardly right now.

Us is undoubtedly the biggest release of the weekend, but we’ve also got the sweet-looking post-divorce romance, Gloria Bell, opening and The Hummingbird Project looks genuinely intriguing too.  On the smaller side of the big screen, Ruben Brandt,

Collector opens at Metro Cinema alongside Thunder Road, and the French films Les Gardiennes and La disparation des lucioles, and as much as you might glean all of those would only be worth your time if you’re the type of person to seriously consider majoring in art history, I would actually highly consider all of them.  And if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, the Canadian short Docking from Trevor Anderson is making its Canadian premiere at Metro Cinema as well, and if you’re one of the few people for whom any of that sequence of words means anything, then you’ll probably know whether or not that will be worth your time.

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