Opening this Weekend
Box Office Predictions
- Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
- Bad Boys for Life
- Jumanji: The Next Level
What You Should See
Not much to say about this weekend’s new movies really. There’s Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), or BoP as we in the comicbook reading would’ve liked to call it if it was actually about the Birds of Prey instead of basically becoming Harley Quinn 2 (after Suicide Squad’s Harley Quinn 1). Still, it’s gotten pretty good reviews and is being hailed as another significant steps in correcting the DC movie ship. And this time of year, considering what else is out there, BoP is basically that “you’d be stupid not to see [Nazi?] it” sort of thing.
Meanwhile, Clemency is playing at the Princess, and it’s gotten decent reviews, and… that’s about it. There’s also this weird BanG Dream! Live: Roselia x RAS: Rausch und/and Craziness movie… thing… that absolutely takes the award for title I had to copy and paste because I absolutely couldn’t have typed it out. I guess it’s a concert? With anime? And it’s a contest? Anyway, it’s Saturday and Sunday afternoon only at South Edmonton Common. And there’s the romantic Indian Telugu-language Jaanu
which is also showing Saturday and Sunday afternoon only at South Edmonton Common. Also not sure what to make of that one.
Maybe the most exciting event of the weekend, though, will be Awards Night at the Garneau, where you can watch and celebrate the Academy Awards in public, which sounds weird when you say (or type) it out loud like that, but it’s always nice to be in public in the spirit of mutual appreciation. Contests, snacks, and a special Alley Kat brew! Oh, and make sure to consult
our my GOO Reviews 2019 Year-End Review to see how well our my picks line up with this year’s winners!
Oh, and if you’re counting, yeah, that makes two weeks we aren’t getting a major new release here in Edmonton with this week’s The Lodge and last week’s Gretel & Hansel both not showing. Not sure what to make of that either, though I don’t think I would’ve recommended either very highly. So, I guess whatevs.