A star-studded surveillance thriller and a magic-centered drama are evidence of the fact that we’re moving into the glorious summer of the film season.
Over the past couple of weeks, there have been some really good releases to choose from, including the harrowing faith-based Silence, late Oscar contender The Founder, and the widely praised When a Monster Calls. This weekend, however, things are unfortunately looking just a wee bit thin . . .
Not sure what to see this weekend? We’ve got you covered.
This weekend’s movie lineup has something that has seemed a bit rare in the last few weeks: there might actually be more than one good option.
The tagline for DC’s newest roll-out is “Worst. Heroes. Ever.” It should have been “Wasted. Talent. Everywhere.”
Revenge is undoubtedly among the most widely explored of themes in media. It makes for a great story-telling gig, because who hasn’t experienced the desire for revenge? But when we see the story of Glass, and how he was left for dead by his comrade Fitzgerald after being mauled by a bear, then all our squabbles about ex-girlfriends and bad bosses really seem a bit like anthills next to mountains.
Neill Blomkamp’s new sci-fi thriller will likely ask compelling questions, but it’s also the only relatively appropriate new release this weekend.