Opening this Weekend
Box Office Predictions
- Bad Boys for Life
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
- Jumanji: The Next Level
What You Should See
So Parasite is playing again. At the downtown Landmark and South Edmonton Common.
That’s pretty great!
In other news, the two major new movie releases this weekend both look terrible.
Even though I’m a ‘90s kid, I’ve never seen any of the Bad Boys movies. And I don’t think I’m going to start now. To be fair, Bad Boys for Life looks like it might be a bit better than its forebears, and while that seems kind of surprising, it’s not that big of a shock given that the previous two, both from two different bygone eras, were directed by Michael Bay, whose chief problem as a movie director is his disregard for humanity. That and his inability to put together a comprehensible action sequence no matter how expensive they may look. In comparison, Bad Boys for Life doesn’t even boast Michael Bay’s name as a producer, and the fewer movies Michael Bay has his name on the better we are as a species. Still not going to see it though.
Also, Dolittle. I like Robert Downey Jr. And I don’t think there are many people who feel differently, really. He’s ridiculously charming and oozes acting talent. But don’t see Dolittle. I can tell you that based on its reviews, its premise, and just the way it looks.
In much less gloomy news, the documentary Midnight Family, set in Mexico and following a family running a private ambulance looks illuminatingly great, Varda by Agnès looks very compelling for film lovers, and The Great Disconnect on modern social isolation might be interesting, though it feels very on the nose and more than a little too late. All three are playing at Metro Cinema in limited showings, so catch ‘em while they’re here.
And go see Parasite!