Opening this Weekend

IT:  Chapter Two

Brittany Runs a Marathon

Brother’s Day

Tintoretto. A Rebel in Venice

Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles

Strange Negotiations

Luz

Box Office Predictions

  1. IT: Chapter Two
  2. Angel Has Fallen
  3. Good Boys
  4. The Lion King (2019)
  5. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

What You Should See

I feel conflicted about seeing this weeks’ biggest new movie, IT:  Chapter Two, mostly because though I didn’t find the first chapter very scary while watching it and still don’t find it very scary on a literal level when I think about it, I did sleep pretty badly the night after first seeing it, and I just don’t know if I want to put myself through that again.  Also, this second chapter is getting some very mixed reviews.

Another nightmare entirely, on the other hand, is Brittany Runs a Marathon, a movie I actually really want to see but is only currently playing at South Edmonton Common, the most frightening movie theatre in all of Edmonton when it comes to crowding and tight spaces.  So will I overcome my fears, defy all the odds, rise to the challenge, and go see that movie?  Well, I’ll probably just go to an early afternoon showing and hope for the best.

Things get considerably weirder after that, though, with the Bollywood Brother’s Day and documentary Tintoretto. A Rebel in Venice both playing in limited release at South Edmonton Common, and the animated docudrama Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles, musical documentary Strange Negotiations, and ‘80s-esque horror movie Luz, all playing at Metro Cinema, all looking at least a little bit interesting even if I don’t honestly think I’ll wind up seeing any of them this year.

Also, Super Size Me 2:  Holy Chicken is playing at South Edmonton Common only on Monday, which seems a little odd considering how big the original was, but if you’re still bitter about Morgan Spurlock’s role in taking away the “super size” option at McDonald’s, I guess you can be happy that this new one’s potential harm is somewhat minimized by its limited showings.