Well, the weekend is finally here, the one where The Angry Birds movie premieres. We will survive this, together. Oh, and last weekend’s box office continues to be Disney, with spots No. 1 and 2 for Captain America and The Jungle Book.
This week will also see the much-anticipated (if you’re me) sequel to 2014’s Neighbors and a documentary about a disgraced politician.
The Angry Birds Movie is coming to your cinema and your wallet, The Angry Birds Movie, a real movie, based on the popular app, with voices from real, live, human actors (with agents): Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, and Peter Dinklage (who has two Emmys and a Golden Globe Award).
Weiner. Remember Anthony Weiner, disgraced politician? I bet John Oliver doesn’t! And neither will film goers, who will be forced to examine Weiner’s fall from grace thanks to wildly inappropriate texting. (It was hard for me, OK?)
Hard Sell is a drama about a precocious young man, with a mess of a mother (Kristen Chenoweth) who helps a pretty, slightly older woman (Katrina Bowden) earn money for mild-ish sexual acts.
Maggie’s Plan is Rebecca Miller’s new comedy! Maggie (Greta Gerwig) is a young woman suddenly stuck with a self-absorbed, older boyfriend (Ethan Hawke). With the help of his ex-wife (Julianne Moore), she plots to get the divorced pair back together. With Maya Rudolph.
The Nice Guys stars Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe inept detectives investigating the suicide of an adult film star in the 1970s. (May I suggest, instead, giving Inherent Vice a try?)
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising is the sequel to 2014’s Neighbors, and much of the starring cast is returning: Rose Bryne, Seth Rogen, Ike Barinholtz, Carla Gallo, and Zac Effron. Effron’s reformed-ish frat boy is called upon when the beleaguered parents find a wild sorority has moved in next door. With a house on the market, these frat-aspiring sisters simply will not do, and war is started anew! Kiersey Clemmons, Beanie Feldstein, and Chloë Grace Moretz are the bad sorority girls.
Also this weekend: The Measure of a Man gets a wider release.