Weekend Box Office: April 13, 2018

There’s a lot out at the theatres and at home, so strap in, because I’m not sure we’ve ever seen so many dang trailers in one place.


Aardvark appears to be a very tense drama. Zachary Quinto stars as a maybe-schizophrenic man being treated by Jenny Slate, who makes the unprofessional decision to sleep with the man’s brother, played by Jon Hamm.


The Judge is a documentary about a Palestinian woman who becomes the first female judge of Shari’a law.


Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami is a documentary about pop music icon Grace Jones.


Wildling is a coming-of-age horror film starring Bel Powley as a young woman who escapes a lifetime of captivity only to suffer body-horror consequences.


Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum is a Korean horror film. The crew of a web series visits an abandoned asylum. It’s haunted, of course.


Zama is a Spanish drama. Based on the 1956 novel, it tells the story of a man stationed in Paraguay in the 1790s who longs for a promotion and an end to his social isolation.


Color Me You is the story of a woman who follows her dream of being a painter.


Krystal stars Nick Robinson, T.I., Rosario Dawson, and Felicity Huffman. A teenager joins AA in an effort to get closer to the exotic dancer he’s in love with.


Mercury is a “wordless steampunk zombie eco-thriller” from Bollywood. Variety calls it stylish (but the review is not positive.)


Marrowbone is a Spanish horror film. Written and directed by Sergio G. Sánchez (The Orphanage) it is about four siblings living in a haunted house.


Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero is a PG-rated animated film about the WWI Boston Terrier, Stubby.


Borg vs. McEnroe stars Shia LeBeouf as John McEnroe and Sverrir Gudnason as Björn Borg. The drama looks at their 1980 Wimbledon match.


Flock of Four is a comedy about four nice lads in 1959 looking to hear a jazz legend in Los Angeles.


The Rider is a new drama written, directed, and produced by Chloé Zhao, who made the excellent Songs My Brothers Taught Me. A rodeo cowboy must find a new path when an accident leaves him unable to compete again.


Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare stars Lucy Hale and Tyler Possey as two Youths terrorized by a demon conjured during a game of truth or dare.


Submergence is a romantic thriller from Wim Wenders starring Alicia Viklander and James McAvoy.


Rampage stars Dwayne Johnson as a scientist who teams up with an enormous white gorilla to defend the world against an invasion of monsters. He’s joined by Naomie Harris! Yes, it’s based on the videogame.


Netflix releases Come Sunday, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lakeith Stanfield, Jason Segel, Condola Rashad, and Martin Sheen. Ejiofor is Bishop Carlton Pearson, who is labeled a heretic by his own congregation. Sheen plays Oral Roberts. You can hear the episode about Pearson from This American Life here.

Eleonore Pourriat’s I Am Not An Easy Man is based on her short film “Oppressed Majority.” In this comedy, an unrepentant chauvinist wakes up one morning to find the women have taken over.


Bosch season four gets its release on Amazon Prime.


Chef’s Table: Pastry skips the sea urchin for sugar, travelling the globe to talk to the masters of dessert.


Lost in Space debuts as a grittier drama than the 1998 goofball movie or 1965 series.

The second season of The Magic School Bus Rides Again also blasts into its next adventure.


HBO airs The Searcher tomorrow, a three-hour two-film presentation about Elvis, a man who backhanded his wife—who he cheated on relentlessly, and moved halfway across the world to his home when she was a minor!—and changed the music industry. The trailer credits him for some sort of harmonious segregation, but he’s guilty of Get Out-style appropriation and was racist! So. Enjoy, weirdos.

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