Opening this Weekend

Toy Story 4

Child’s Play (2019)


Nightmare Cinema

Box Office Predictions

  1. Toy Story 4
  2. Child’s Play (2019)
  3. The Secret Life of Pets 2
  4. Aladdin
  5. Men in Black: International

What You Should See

When they look back at the summer of 2019 at the movies, this may very well be the week that saved the 2019 summer movie box office.  Toy Story 4 is the latest in a long line (there’s at least four of them) of family-pleasing movies that consistently bridge the many gaps between generations to tell a story we can all enjoy.  Or so I’ve been told.  I only ever saw the first one when I was a kid.  And I fell asleep during the second and never finished it.  I don’t think that counts.  But this one should make a lot of money this weekend, probably over the $150 million mark, so everyone can relax, they’re still making money in Hollywood even despite the triple-whammy, three-straight-weekend failures of Godzilla:  King of the Monsters, Dark Phoenix, and Men in Black:  International.

Perversely, this is also the weekend that the Child’s Play (2019) remake is opening, a movie with a bit of a different take on the toys-come-to-life concept that I wouldn’t recommend quite so easily to the children in your family, but hey, they’ve gotta grow up sometime.  It’s fairing okay on the Tomatometer right now, but not exceptionally.  Meanwhile, Anna is the week’s other big new release, which might surprise you because I’ve never heard of it either.  The latest from director Luc Besson, I don’t really have anything else to tell you about Anna other than I probably wouldn’t [go].  Also showing this weekend at Metro Cinema is the horror anthology Nightmare Cinema, which I’m giving a mild recommendation to mostly because Mickey Rooney is in one of its five stories.

Also, note that Annabelle Comes Home, another possessed doll movie, is opening early next week for Tueday night before opening wide on Wednesday.  It’s not technically a weekend feature, but I like to look out for you guys like that.