Opening this Weekend
Box Office Predictions
- Angel Has Fallen
- Good Boys
- The Lion King (2019)
- Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
What You Should See
From the perspective of the movies, I think the worst thing about the end of summer is all of the wasted potential. It’s become a common refrain for every summer lately to have been a box office and critical disappointment, but still, it’s hard not to remember how good movies like Hobbs & Shaw looked in their first trailers and how badly they turned out or how excited you were to see a Godzilla movie full of monsters fighting each other only to realize that hadn’t even noticed it when it came out because no one was talking about it because it wasn’t very good.
But at least Avengers: Endgame beat Avatar. That’s one for our side! Because Avatar f*cking sucks!
So if you wanna go see a movie this weekend, you’ve got very little in the way of major new releases. The Peanut Butter Falcon, with Shia Laboeuf, looks pretty okay though, Road to the Lemon Grove does too, and to be honest, the feminine-leaning This Changes Everything (only on Saturday at South Edmonton Common) has a decent point to make, and Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (only on Sunday at Metro Cinema) might not be a bad watch either. Oh, and there’s a Spider-Man: Far From Home Extended Cut too. Though supporting that movie feels kind of futile now.
And so here we are at the end of all things summer, wondering where the time went, wondering what we did to deserve this endless rain and darkness, wondering why, oh why can’t Sony and Marvel get back together, with only this phony baloney Labour Day crammed down our throats by fatcat union gangsters to salve our wounds, and y’know what I say to all of that?