This week: another perfect scoring movie, a heist thriller, and my sit-down with director Rob Connolly.
BOX OFFICE WINNERS AND LOSERS
Even though Suicide Squad is still number one (and might see another week or so at the top spot) don’t expect it to be a strong number one. Dollar figures have the film on the decline at the box office. It’s made a little more than $241 million domestically – definitely not a strong number one showing by any means. Sausage Party is number two, while Pete’s Dragon is number three. Bad Moms and Jason Bourne complete the top five.
OUT IN THEATRES
Kubo and the Two Strings
I urge you to go and see this movie. Featuring the voice talents of Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes, and Art Parkinson, this film follows a young boy’s quest to find his samurai father’s legendary armour. A stunning movie. Read my review of it here.
Hell or High Water
Out in limited release, this Heist-Drama film looks at the good, the bad, and the ugly. Chris Pine and Ben Foster play two brothers who have to resort to robbing banks to pay off their mother’s loan on a home. Worth watching this weekend if you’re looking for a little action. I give you my two cents here.
Believe it or not, this film has been made four times. We had two silent films in 1907 and 1925, then we had the one that most people know – made in 1959, and starring Charlton Heston. This time around we’ve got Jack Huston as Judah Ben-Hur. I didn’t have a chance to screen this one, but I’ve been seeing LOTS of good reviews – between 80% and 90%, depending on who you ask.
It’s earning mixed reviews. Starring Jonah Hill and Miles Teller, this movie follows two twenty-somethings who score a weapons contract with the Federal American Government. Consensus seems to be that we’ve seen this kind of acting before from Hill and Teller, so, there’s really nothing to see here. Also, I’m convinced Miles Teller is cursed after doing Fant4stic – forever a bad movie.
REEL REPORT SPECIAL: INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR ROB CONNOLLY
I had a chance to sit down with the director of Edge of Winter, starring Joel Kinnaman and Tom Holland. Heavy hitting names: Kinnaman just came off a stint playing Captain Flagg in Suicide Squad, while Tom Holland is going to be the new Spiderman. Edge of Winter is a thriller, chronicling the journey of two children and their father, played by Kinnaman. The trio hope to get to know each other while spending time together, but instead, end up stranded in the middle of the frozen nowhere. The boys are not sure what’s more dangerous: the freezing cold, some of the people they encounter, or their father himself. You can take a listen to my full interview with Connolly by clicking here.
OUT ON BLURAY/DVD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
Snow White and the Huntsman, plus Snow White: Winter’s War, are both out next week. There’s also Ratchet and Clank, and The Nice Guys. I loved The Nice Guys! Read my review by clicking here.