Box Office Weekend: November 3, 2017

Welcome back to a better-late-than-never box office weekend post! I write to you from the trenches of Thanksgiving Hallmark movies, which is to say, there are practically none, and I am up to my eyeballs in disappointment.

Last weekend’s big draw was Jigsaw, even though I advised against it. This weekend I recommend seeing Wait For Your Laugh.

1945 is a Hungarian drama about a father and son who, upon returning to their town, are viewed with suspicion by the town’s residents, who fear that the Jewish men intend to collect “their inheritance.” You know, the property their neighbors stole during the Holocaust.

Frank Serpico is a documentary about the man who inspired the 1973 film Serpico—a NYPD detective known for his 1960s whistleblowing and cause for justice.

A Bad Moms Christmas is the sequel to last year’s Bad Moms. Returning stars are Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, and Kristen Bell. They are joined by Cheryl Hines, Christine Baranski, and Susan Sarandon, who play the Moms’ moms

Defining Hope is a documentary about end-of-life care.

Last Flag Flying is a comedy about three veterans who reunite when the son of one dies.

Blade of the Immortal is an action film from Takashi Miike. I like his work, but the screengrab was too much for me to watch this trailer for you. The film is based on the popular manga of the same name, and is about a samurai who avenges the deaths of a young woman’s family.

Dream Boat is a documentary about a seven-day gay yacht cruise. All of the men in the trailer seem so happy to be on the boat! How can anyone say no to this film?!

Wait for Your Laugh is a documentary about Rose Marie, who holds the longest career in show business, and has a lot to say (in the film and on Twitter too!)

My Friend Dahmer is a drama based on the graphic novel of the same name by Derf Backderf and is about serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer through the teenage eyes of one of his peers; Dahmer is played by former Disney star Ross Lynch; Derf is played by Alex Wolff.

No Dress Code Required is about two men trying to marry in Mexico. When they show up to get their license, they are denied.

It Happened In L.A. is a romantic comedy starring writer/director (!) Michelle Morgan and seemingly ageless Jorma Taccone.

Princess Cyd is a coming-of-age drama about a young woman who visits her aunt, falls in love with a young woman, and begins to find herself.

Thor: Ragnarok is this week’s Marvel release. It is said to be more fun than most Marvel movies, but just thinking about it has me feeling bored.

Battlecreek stars Bill Skarsgard as a nocturnal young man with a rare skin disease whose life changes, despite the watchful eye of his mother, when he rescues a woman from a car wreck.

Ittefaq is a Hindi action film. It is a remake of the 1969 film about an escaped murderer, a cop, and a murdered wife.

Most Beautiful Island is a thriller about an undocumented woman’s struggle to make it in New York.

11/8/16 is a documentary…about the election. Hey, I hear there’s a group scream that day in Washington Square Park

A Gray State is a documentary about a military veteran’s mad, wild attempt to make a film.

Singularity is a science fiction film about artificial intelligence. It stars John Cusack, who refuses to make good movies.

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