Opening this Weekend

Spider-Man:  Far From Home

Midsommar

The Souvenir

Tales from the Winnipeg Film Group

Box Office Predictions

  1. Spider-Man: Far From Home
  2. Toy Story 4
  3. Yesterday
  4. Annabelle Comes Home
  5. Aladdin

What You Should See

O America!  Neither our home nor our native land!  Aggressive patriot love in all of them command.

So happy jingo week everyone!  It’s that proud time of year again when each of us, both in Canada and America, celebrate our nation’s birthdays and pretend that somehow we might actually play some part in why our nations are so great.  And what finer way could there possibly be to celebrate than to go to the movies and see Spider-Man:  Far From Home, the latest in what’s now a continuous series of 23 movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Ironically it’s a movie that, despite it’s friendly neighbourhood American lead, takes place primarily in Europe, but that’s a fact that can easily be forgiven because it’s really, really good.  Review coming soon.

The only other major movie opening this weekend is Midsommar, the latest from horror auteur director Ari Aster of Hereditary fame, and while I would tend to recommend it , for some reason a lot of you guys hate challenging horror movies without a lot of cheap jump scares.  Other movies opening this weekend are The Souvenir and Tales from the Winnipeg Film Group, both at Metro Cinema, but I gotta be honest with you, I didn’t even bother to watch the trailers for either due to extreme lack of interest.  But, as always, you can click on the links if you’d like to see the reviews.

So really it should be a Spider-Man weekend for all of you.  And then go see the Avengers:  Endgame re-release.  We’re so, so close to beating Avatar, just under $22 million away as of today!  We can’t let them win!  Immortality!  Take it!  It’s yours!  Well, it’s theirs [Disney’s].  And they do own both properties now anyway.

But however you choose to spend your jingoistic weekend, just remember these parting words:

O America, we stand on guard for your president’s next embarrassing outburst!
O America, we stand on guard for your president’s next terrible act!

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