There’s just an informal “In Theaters” column this week as there is only one new wide release, and Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones in Just Getting Started is getting the kind of reviews that ensure that it never will. To recap, KT picked Coco and Justice League to stay #1 and #2 at the box office last weekend, and so they did, and so they shall again. James Franco’s The Disaster Artist did better in limited release than Episode VII did, but even in wide release this weekend is going to look the same as the previous two. Coco puts Disney on top three weeks in a row going into next week’s box office steamrolling by Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which should keep Disney on top at least another three. The mouse is ruling the box office until mid next-month.
Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week. There are no wide releases this week, but studios will be expanding previous wide releases like Ladybird and Darkest Hour and those in larger markets will have three new limited releases to peruse this weekend. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (12/1/2017): The Shape of Water, The Disaster Artist, Wonder Wheel
Toy Story 3 ends cinema’s most flawless trilogy with a scene that caused a literal worldwide outbreak of man tears. I’ve quoted this article before, but if you don’t believe me, The Telegraph did a piece on how the ending for Toy Story 3 was causing hordes of men around the globe to walk bleary-eyed into theater columns mourning the loss of the childhood friends. Why though? What is it about this simple scene of Andy giving Woody, Buzz, and the gang to a little girl roughly the age he was in Toy Story that punches us so hard? It’s loss. It’s grief. It’s a shared remembrance of these objects (who we knew could talk long before the first film), and how they’re totems of a sort for our childhood. Continue reading My Favorite Scene: Toy Story 3 (2010) “Saying Goodbye”
I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving. It isn’t that there aren’t things in my life that I’m thankful for; there are. It’s not that I don’t have people I love who wouldn’t bend over backward to show me to their table; I do. The problem is, the person who should be there sharing it with me passed away a few years ago. Holidays are the traditions we make with the people we love, but what happens when the people die? I suppose the traditions could live on if there were more people to see them through, but mine died with my wife. The first year, I just survived the holidays. The second year they made me miserable. By the third year, I’d had enough so I decided to invent new traditions. I didn’t want to spend another Thanksgiving immersed in the routine (and to be honest….I hate turkey), so thus was born FILMSGIVING! Continue reading FILMSGIVING 2017 – 4 Movies; 1 Theater Holiday (mini-reviews included)
Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week. This being Thanksgiving week, movies open on the Wednesday before the holiday for a five-day weekend. There are two new wide releases and one limited release all looking very promising. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (11/22/2017): Coco, Darkest Hour, The Man Who Saved Christmas