Opening this Weekend

The Secret Life of Pets 2

X-Men:  Dark Phoenix

Late Night

All is True

Framing John DeLorean


Box Office Predictions

  1. The Secret Life of Pets 2
  2. X-Men: Dark Phoenix
  3. Aladdin
  4. Godzilla: King of the Monsters
  5. Rocketman

What You Should See

I don’t think it would be fair to the other, much stronger-looking movies opening this weekend to focus entirely on X-Men:  Dark Phoenix’s worthiness for your hard-earned dollars this weekend, so instead of going much further on the subject of Fox’s by-and-large terrible handling of the X-Men franchise (that’s what our review will be for next week), I’ll just go ahead and post my thoughts on the consensus critical reaction to the movie so far with the following:

Meanwhile, the new movie that will most likely take the top spot at this weekend’s box office is The Secret Life of Pets 2, an animated kids movie I would only recommend if you’re actually taking the kids, while Late Night, a comedy starring women and written by women (Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling), will almost certainly fail to find its audience because women.  That said it’s the only big new release I’m actually recommending.  It’s only playing at South Edmonton Common.

Smaller movies opening this week are All Is True, a Shakespearean comedy that actually looks great, playing at the Princess; Framing John DeLorean, an Alec Baldwin-starring docudrama on the famous car designer that made me openly exclaim “How have I not heard of this movie before?!”, playing only on Friday and Saturday at South Edmonton Common; and Pavarotti, a documentary on the opera singer that leaves me with so much disinterest that I’m going to end this paragraph even earlier than I had initially planned.

And if you’re looking for something a little different, the 5th annual India Film Festival of Alberta opens tonight at 6:30 at Metro Cinema.

And then go see Avengers: Endgame again!  We need to get this beating Avatar thing done!  We’re less than $70 million away!