With the weather expected to be not as wonderful as it has been these past few days, you can get cozy a Metro Vancouver theatre with a handful of films.
BOX OFFICE WINNERS AND LOSERS
No time travelling needed: leave it to Doctor Strange to be a big box office draw – which, of course, is good news for the cinema drought we’ve seen over the last couple of months. Plugging in a little more than $103 million, it’s left number two entry Trolls in the dust – Trolls has made a little more than half of that. At number three, Hacksaw Ridge with Andrew Garfield and Vince Vaughn, and closing out the top five, it’s The Accountant and Inferno – the position of that last film proving that Hanks’ ability to draw has been a touch weaker than in previous years.
OUT IN THEATRES
Led by an all-star trio, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker take on extra-terrestrial visitors in this film, which, in my opinion, is probably one of the best of the year. I break it down for you in my review, which you can read here.
A shout out to Vancouver boy Jacob Tremblay, who stars in this film alongside Naomi Watts. Watts plays a widowed child psychologist, who lives in an isolated existence in rural New England. She decides to take on the task of caring for – not only her own son, but also another young boy named Tom (played by Tremblay). When Tom disappears, Watts’s character hopes to find her…but, runs into a few issues.
Featuring a popular who’s who of actors – Danny Glover, Mo’Nique and Gabrielle Union – this film takes us into the life of widower Walter (Glover) who is trying to cope with the loss of his wife. He decides to invite his four grown children – and their family – to spend Christmas with him. Walter is hoping there’s some degree of normalcy, so he can enjoy the holidays with them – though that might be asking for a little too much.
TRAILERS THAT HAVE PEOPLE TALKING
How many stars can you pick out in here? Featuring an ensemble cast including Will Smith, Kate Winslet, Edward Norton and Helen Mirren – to name a few – this one has people really loving it….or really hating it with its latest trailer, which you can view below.
OUT ON BLURAY, DVD, DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
Earlier this week we had Sausage Party – which I wasn’t the biggest fan of. Next week, you can purchase Finding Dory – and there are two films getting Collector’s Edition releases. They are Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and The Jungle Book (the 2016 live action film).
As for my Flashback Friday recommendation, I’m going with Citizen Kane. It’s been a while since I’ve seen this film, but I remember enjoying it growing up.