It will surprise no one that Suicide Squad won the battle for the box office with $135.1 million. The film tanked over the week, however, meeting analysts expectations that the film would peter out to meet its abysmal reviews. (DC fans: An animated Killing Joke adaptation will be released this year, and it probably won’t disappoint.)
The Model is a thriller about a woman trying to break into the high fashion industry. (…Wait a minute.)
Sausage Party is a very rated-R animated comedy, written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. A hot dog leads a quest to find out what really happens when groceries go home to the store, since, you know, humans eat food. With voices from Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, Edward Norton, and Salma Hayek.
Operation Chromite is a historical drama starring Liam Neeson; it is about the Korean War’s Battle of Incheon. (The battle was a decisive victory for the US.)
Blood Father is an action film starring Mel Gibson as a man protecting his daughter from drug dealers.
Hell or High Water is a heist film starring Ben Foster and Chris Pine as two bank robbing brothers and Jeff Bridges as the cop trying to catch them. The script won the Blacklist in 2012 and is getting great reviews.
Pete’s Dragon is the latest entry in Disney’s efforts to resurrect its “classic” animated films in a live-action setting.
Florence Foster Jenkins stars Meryl Streep as Florence Foster Jenkins, a socialite who aspired to become an opera singer, and did, despite her overwhelming lack of talent. Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg also star.
Ghost Team stars Jon Heder as an amateur ghost hunter who drags Paul W. Downs, Melonie Diaz, Justin Lon, and David Krumholt to investigate (trespass?) a creepy farm.
The Lost Arcade is a documentary about Chinatown Fair, Manhattan’s last arcade.
Anthropoid is a historical thriller starring Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan as two Czechoslovakians trying to assassinate SS general Reinhard Heydrich.
Joshy stars Thomas Middleditch as a dumped groom (again) with a bad boy best friend (again) in a film that (again) includes Allison Brie is not The Search Party. This time the groom is not lost and the cast includes Alex Ross Perry, Nick Kroll, Brett Gelman, Jenny Slate, Lauren Graham, and Aubrey Plaza.
My Best Friend’s Wedding, the classic tale of a jealous, career-oriented woman, with a secret crush on her male best friend, and her efforts to ruin his hurried wedding to his much younger girlfriend. This time, made in China!
When the film came out in 1997, Rosie took her audience to see it, and then spent an entire episode with the cast. Here’s part 1 of 3: