Opening this Weekend

Maleficent:  Mistress of Evil

Zombieland:  Double Tap

Lucy in the Sky

The Corporate Coup D’Etat

Box Office Predictions

  1. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
  2. Joker
  3. Zombieland: Double Tap
  4. The Addams Family (2019)
  5. Gemini Man

What You Should See

I think I’m always surprised when I can write the name ‘Maleficent’ without misspelling it.  It’s the kind of name that has at least a few vowel sounds that could go any number of ways, and yet it pretty much tracks with the way I think it should be spelled.  That said, it’s not the sort of thing I ever have any cause to write about other than when in reference to the movies.  And I’m really not planning to do that for much longer than the next sentence.  And that sentence is, you probably shouldn’t go and see the new Maleficent, Mistress of Evil.

It is, with a certain degree of relief, then, that I can recommend the other big(-ish) sequel opening this weekend, Zombieland:  Double Tap.  It’s not an important movie or anything, but if you’re dead set on seeing something new, Double Tap is probably the best choice.  I can’t say the same about Lucy in the Sky, the Natalie Portman in space movie playing only at the Princess Theatre which, unfortunately, looks not much better than her last most famous series of movies set in space.  And lastly there’s The Corporate Coup D’Etat , which could be good or could be bad, but I’m honestly just a little too disinterested in the general state of the world to find out more.

If you are looking for something a little more intriguing than a lot of the same and none of it very important, however, I would suggest checking out the 2019 Edmonton Short Film Festival.  It’s on October 19-20 at Metro Cinema.