Last weekend’s big film was Girl on the Train with $24.5 million. Miss Peregrine followed with $15 million; Birth of a Nation “flopped” with $7 million, coming in 6th place.
Little Sister is a dramedy about a young woman (and nun!) who returns to her hometown, where she is remembered for her goth past, to visit her brother, a disfigured veteran.
La Leyenda Del Chupacabras is an animated horror comedy from Mexico. An imprisoned man must fight the chupacabra.
Certain Women, the latest film from Kelly Reichardt (Meek’s Cutoff, Wendy & Lucy), stars Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, and Michelle Williams; it is adapted from a short story about Maile Meloy. Reichardt’s films are too rich describe in a few sentences, and it’s criminal to say the film is about the intersection of four bored women in a small town.
Coming Through the Rye is a youth drama about a young man obsessed with Holden Caulfield and J.D. Sallinger. Kill me now.
Priceless is a drama about a man who has lost everything and finds redemption by solving the conundrum of human trafficking (of which he’s a part, So…)
Desierto stars Gael García Bernal as a Mexican migrant crossing the US border for a better life, only to find himself chased down by Jeffrey Dean Morgan (sans bat). The film, a Mexican production, is directed by Jonás Cuarón, and produced by his father, Alfonso Cuarón (and Uncle, Carlos).
The Accountant stars Ben Affleck as an accountant On The Spectrum who is employed by the world’s most dangerous criminals.
Christine is a drama about Christine Chubbuck, a bright, brilliant, TV reporter who killed herself on air in 1974. Chubbuck is played by Rebecca Hall; the film also stars Michael C. Hall and Tracy Letts. (Why isn’t there Oscar buzz for Hall already?)
Miss Hokusai is a Japanese animated film based on the 1983 manga series about Katsushika Ōi, an artist during the Edo period in 19th century Japan. She served as an assistant to her father, a noted artist, but was herself an accomplished.
Kevin Hart: What Now? is Kevin Hart’s groundbreaking, sold out show at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field (it’s the first time a comedian perofrmed at a full-capacity football field!)
Max Steel is a dark superhero film for the kids, starring Ben Winchell as Steel, an action figure toy developed by Mattel.