This week: my review of the movie chronicling The Miracle on the Hudson, and a double dose of Ben Affleck.
BOX OFFICE WINNERS AND LOSERS
Even though it’s by just a bit, Don’t Breathe is in the top spot with close to $60 million at the domestic box office to date. Suicide Squad is still in the run, mostly because of a slow summer. It took almost a month, but it crossed the $300 million mark this week. Real life couple Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender take home the bronze with The Light Between Oceans, in which they play a couple who raise a child found in an adrift rowboat, and Sausage Party gets spot number four with a $90 million draw. Hell or High Water is number five, and this is a great sort-of “modern western” film people need to go and see.
I’m anticipating a change in the box office with one of the films out today, but it probably won’t be a big one.
OUT IN THEATRES
Tom Hanks takes to the skies as Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the pilot who managed to land his plane on the Hudson River back in 2009. And while you know what you’re going to see, director Clint Eastwood’s storytelling makes you feel like you were on board the flight that day. Also, this includes one of the better performances Aaron Eckhart has given, as long as I’ve been following him. You can check out my review of the film here.
The Hand that Rocks the Cradle When the Bough Breaks
Is it just me, or is this a film that looks a lot like the Rebecca de Mornay thriller…
*Warning – may come with a shock after viewing this trailer when you realize how old this film is.*
Uh…or – no, wait, I have a better one: Obsessed! That movie with Beyonce, and Idris Elba!
Anyways…in this film, starring Regina Hall and Morris Chestnut, instead of the nanny looking for revenge on the family, this time we’ve got a surrogate developing a creepy obsession with the soon-to-be dad. This wasn’t screened ahead of time (irritating), and doesn’t appeal to me at all.
The Wild Life
Robinson Crusoe ends up on an island, and animals try to make friends with him. To be honest, not much is known about the folks who voiced this film (it hails from Belgium, and Studio Canal is the distributor), and I really wasn’t excited when I saw the trailer. It’s in limited release in Metro Vancouver.
TRAILERS THAT HAVE PEOPLE TALKING
The countdown is on to the sequel to The Blair Witch Project, which came out in 1999. The last TV promo came out, and you can take a look at that below.
Live by Night
Ben Affleck and Zoe Saldana star in this film; the trailer is new as of yesterday. You can check out the film in January.
Another one that’s been popular with folks, and starring Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick. There’s also a trailer attached to the new Sully film. It comes out in October.
OUT ON BLURAY/DVD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
Coming next week…
Captain America: Civil War
Definitely one of the better superhero movies I’ve seen all year. Want to know if you should by it based on my recommendation? Good news – I did do a review of it, and you can find it by clicking here.
The Conjuring 2
This was actually well done. I was a fan of the first film in the series, and this sequel was a nice follow up. This time around, Ed and Lorraine Warren are out at a home in England, where the Enfield Poltergeist was said to be haunting Peggy Hodgson and her children, including her daughter, Janet. If you can stomach a horror flick, then this is certainly worth adding to your collection.
Flashback Friday Recommendations:
Live long, and prosper: it’s the 50th anniversary of the franchise! You can still catch Star Trek: Beyond in some theatres – or, even For the Love of Spock. Maybe catch a marathon of Enterprise, or even Deep Space 9. The possibilities are endless.
That’s right. I’m talking about the film starring Sigourney Weaver. It’s getting a re-release for its 30th anniversary.
The Ring & The Ring 2
I’d argue this was a pioneer in bringing Japanese Horror and Korean Horror to North American cinemas. The film came out back in 2002, and starred Naomi Watts and David Dorfman. Unfortunately, The Ring 2 is out at the same time – you can avoid that one like the plague! These two are no Ringu, the original film that came out and freaked the bejesus out of everyone – but at least The Ring is still a good time!
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— Ria Renouf (@RiaCKNW980) September 9, 2016