This week: don’t go in the woods. Just don’t.
BOX OFFICE WINNERS AND LOSERS
Sully has glided (safely) into first place, having made nearly $50 million since it came out last week. I gave it a perfect score, and it is worth seeing during this expected-to-be-rainy weekend. You can take a look at my review here. At number two, we’ve got Don’t Breathe. which is a fantastic horror-thriller-suspense deal that is absolutely worth your time. Read my review here. At number three is When the Bough Breaks, the film that reminds me so much of The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, and Suicide Squad is in at number four. The latter slowly trudged into the $300 checkpoint domestically, and it’s only moved about $8 million in the last couple of weeks, so the slowdown is quite telling. My reasons are laid out in my review, which you can find by clicking here. Bringing up the end of the list is Hell or High Water, which is number five with $20 million – and oh man, for being out in about 1500 theatres or so (as of today), it is doing quite well. I recommend seeing it. You can read my review for Hell or High Water here.
OUT IN THEATRES
Starring James Allen McCune and Valorie Curry, this tracks the (mis?)-adventures of paramedic James Donahue (McCune), who is Heather Donahue’s brother. Heather spearheaded the original trek into Burkittsville, to learn more about the Blair Witch. But when a new video of – what he thinks is his sister – surfaces, James is compelled to take a few friends, some camera equipment, and two other locals on his quest. I screened this, and you can read my review here.
Bridget Jones’s Baby
With Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey, this entry in the Bridget Jones’s franchise sees our heroine expecting. But…who is the father? It’s going to be a long nine months, I guess. Currently getting mixed reviews, depending on what website you look at.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt takes on the lead role in this Oliver Stone-directed political thriller. It tries to answer how Snowden leaked classified information from the National Security Agency to The Guardian. Stone is best known for his political thrillers, like Wall Street, W and Nixon, so this should be right in his wheelhouse. This one’s also getting a tepid reception.
TRAILERS THAT HAVE PEOPLE TALKING
Fifty Shades Darker
Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan are back at it. This time, Anastasia (Johnson) and Christian (Dornan) are giving their, erm, relations, a second go.
OUT ON BLURAY, DVD, DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
This week, we had Popstar: Never Stop Stopping, which is a parody of Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never…and then some. That film stars funny man Andy Samberg.
Next week, it’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows. This starred Megan Fox, and involved Michael Bay. I found this just….okay.
You can also catch Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising, with Seth Rogen and Chloe Grace Moretz.
As for my Flashback Friday recommendation, if you’re wanting to add Beauty and the Beast to your collection, then you can on Tuesday, September 20th – it’s Disney’s Signature Edition of the bluray/dvd copy.
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