This post was pulled together before the weekend box office numbers were in. Logan was probably the weekend winner.
The Ottoman Lieutenant is a Turkish-American starring Josh Hartnett, Ben Kingsley, and Michiel Huisman. An American nurse falls in love with a Turkish soldier (Huisman) during WWI.
Kong: Skull Island is a monster movie “reigniting” the King Kong franchise. When Skull Island is “discovered” in 1973, scientists bomb the hell out of it and stumble upon poor King Kong. (This film has no relation to Peter Jackson’s King Kong, but is related to 2014’s Godzilla.) The film stars Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, and John C. Reilly.
T2: Trainspotting is the sequel to 1996’s Trainspotting; Danny Boyle is back to direct and the screenplay is based on Irvine Welsh’s 2002 novel Porno.
Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, and Robert Carlyle reprise their roles.
Brimstone stars Guy Pearce as a dangerous and enigmatic reverend and Dakota Fanning as a woman determined to protect her family from him.
Actor Martinez is a documentary about a Denver man who hires to men to make a movie in which he stars.
The Other Half stars Tatiana Maslany as a woman with bipolar who falls in love with a grief-stricken man.
Badrinath Ki Dulhania is an Indian romantic comedy about a couple who fall in love despite being opposites in every possible way.
Raw is a horror movie with a side of cannibalism.
Personal Shopper stars Kristen Stewart as a grief-stricken woman who earns a living as a personal shopper. The film is written and directed by Olivier Assayas, and the film was well received at Cannes, so when the entire theatre laughed at the trailer at BAM, I was disappointed.
The Wall is a war drama starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson and John Cena. (I thought that this was released already, because I distinctly remember making a joke about the President, but I can’t find it.)
This Beautiful Fantastic is a drama starring Jeremy Irvine, Tom Wilkinson, and Jessica Brown Findlay. Findlay is an agoraphobic woman who broadens her world with the help of her cantankerous neighbor (Wilkinson).
The Sense Of An Ending is a drama starring Michelle Dockery, Emily Mortimer, Charlotte Rampling, and Jim Broadbent. It is based on the novel by Julian Barnes. Broadbent is a retired man seeking answers regarding his haunted past.