Opening this Weekend

The Invisible Man

My Hero Academia:  Heroes Rising

Ordinary Love

Disappearance at Clifton Hill

Impractical Jokers:  The Movie

Beanpole

For Sama

Box Office Predictions

  1. The Invisible Man
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog
  3. The Call of the Wild
  4. Bad Boys for Life
  5. Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

What You Should See

So I’m going to be straight up with you this weekend — I’m not going to see any of this weekend’s new movies.  Not this weekend certainly, but also maybe not ever.  That doesn’t mean there’s nothing for any of you, but it’s the reason why I’m not even going to try to form a coherent overarching narrative about this weekend’s new releases.  So, instead, here’s some thoughts about each:

    • The Invisible Man: Under normal circumstances this would be precisely the type of movie you wouldn’t get anything but a temporary diversion from, but it’s gotten good reviews so far and there has to be a reason why a prestige-level actress like Elisabeth Moss would choose to star in it.
    • My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising:  Now I know I haven’t been the best anime watcher, but I have seen the first episode of My Hero Academia and I will watch more.    Anyway, can I have $40,000?
    • Ordinary Love: It feels weird to see Liam Neeson in a movie that’s not about killing people, but this is the world we live in now, so… I don’t know.  Critics are pretty high on this one but the audience score is pretty low.  Only at the Princess.
    • Disappearance at Clifton Hill: Didn’t even watch the trailer.  It’s got a 75% right now on Rotten Tomatoes.  Only at the downtown Landmark.
    • Impractical Jokers: The Movie:  Just gonna put this here:
    • Beanpole: A period drama set in Post-WWII Leningrad, Beanpole looks like exactly the kind of movie I don’t feel like watching right now.  I don’t want to be a d*ck about this kind of subject matter though, so you should know it’s got a 90% on Rotten Tomatoes and a half-decent audience score.  Only at Metro Cinema.
    • For Sama: If there’s one movie I’d actually push for you to see this weekend, it would be the documentary For Sama.  Just watch the trailer.  Only at Metro Cinema.