Opening this Weekend

Countdown

Black and Blue

The Lighthouse

Western Stars

Jesus is King

#AnneFrank.  Parallel Stories

Tigers Are Not Afraid

Greener Grass

Cleanin’ Up the Town:  Remembering Ghostbusters

Box Office Predictions

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

What You Should See

So let’s face it:  The days are getting colder, the dark is coming earlier and earlier in the day.  And this weekend’s new releases aren’t exactly the most inspiring.  This might be a good weekend to stay inside.  Unless you’re into critically good-looking movies that nobody else has heard of and probably never will hear of.

To get the week’s most forgettable-looking releases out of the way, Countdown
and Black and Blue should maybe both have gone straight to DVD/on-demand but are, coincidentally, also the week’s biggest new releases and Western Stars is a Bruce Springsteen documentary playing at built around the writing of his latest album that’s already made me bored of writing this sentence.   Meanwhile, Jesus is King is some kind of IMAX Kanye West thing that I deliberately stopped looking into because Kanye West (it’s also only 38 minutes, so I don’t know if it’s going to be worth the price of admission).

All of that said, The Lighthouse and Tigers Are Not Afraid (only at Metro Cinema) are both quasi-horror movies of a peculiar enough type that I at least plan to see them someday, Greener Grass (also only at Metro Cinema) is a comedy of the same sort of strangeness, and it’s honestly hard to recommend against a movie like #AnneFrank.  Parallel Stories (two days only at South Edmonton Common).  And there’s also some sort of Ghostbusters documentary, Cleanin’ Up the Town:  Remembering Ghostbusters playing at Metro cinema as well.

And if you’re interested, there’s an early showing of Doctor Sleep next Wednesday at the St. Albert Landmark.