Opening this Weekend

Godzilla:  King of the Monsters

Rocketman

Ma

Always Be My Maybe

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Blood Memory

nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

Box Office Predictions

  1. Godzilla: King of the Monsters
  2. Aladdin
  3. Rocketman
  4. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
  5. Ma

What You Should See

Oh my God!  This might be the weekend Avengers:  Endgame falls out of the top five!  Current estimates have Endgame possibly beating Avatar at the all-time worldwide box office by the end of the summer, but I say that’s not soon enough!  We need to support this thing and finally defeat the evil that is Avatar, that tyrannically terrible movie, being the number one, top earning movie of all time!  Now!  Today!  Our children will look back at this moment and ask “What were you thinking?  Didn’t you notice that Avatar was still almost $100 million ahead going into Avengers:  Endgame’s fifth week of release?  Didn’t you see how much grosses were slowing down in those later weeks of Endame’s theatrical run?  Didn’t you pay attention to what was going on?  Didn’t you care?” Don’t let Avengers:  Endgame fall out of the top five!  Don’t let evil (Avatar) win!

That said, I’m definitely going to see Godzilla:  King of the Monsters this weekend.  It’s gotten mixed critical reviews, but this is one of those rare cases where I’m fully on board with f*ck the critics.  Rocketman, the Elton John biopic, looks like it might be more of an overall crowd pleaser though, the Octavia Spencer horror/thriller Ma has gotten okay reviews, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, from noted weirdo director Terry Gilliam, is sure to be up someone’s alley, Long Day’s Journey Into Night looks like the right kind of depressing Asian arthouse movie, while Always Be My Maybe, on Netflix, looks like precisely the opposite as an Asian-centric romcom.  And in terms of actually important movies, Blood Memory, on America’s Indian Adoption Era, and nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up, on the death of Colten Boushie are opening this weekend.  Both are playing at Metro Cinema and both will have their respective filmmakers in attendance.

Also, Booksmart’s really good.  You all should make time to see that one, because not nearly enough people went last weekend.  And then go see Avengers:  Endgame again.

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