Weekend Box Office: May 18, 2018

We got the trailers if you got the time, and of course you do, since Zazie Beetz is in two of them!


That Summer is a documentary from Göran Hugo Olsson about the now-famous Beales, using found footage from recordings that eventually lead to Grey Gardens.


First Reformed is a drama by Paul Schrader about a military chaplain (Ethan Hawke) whose life spirals out of control.


Show Dogs is a family comedy about a police dog who “decides” to team up with a cop (Will Arnett) to find a stolen baby panda. Oh, and the dog is voiced by Ludacris.


How To Talk To Girls At Parties is a science fiction-romance-comedy (yup) starring Elle Fanning as an Earth-curious alien, who takes up with a punk in 1970s London.


Pope Francis – A Man of His Word is a documentary about the Pope.


On Chesil Beach is a drama starring Saoirse Ronan in an adaptation from an Ian Ewan novel. Ewan also write the insufferable Atonement. Ronan is a woman who was probably sexually abused and sees her new marriage crumble because her husband needs to get laid right fucking now.


Book Club stars Diane Keaton, Mary Steenburgen, Jane Fonda, and Candice Bergen. Four female friends, inspired by 50 Shades of Gray, go big for romance. I’m totally going to see this, but I do have some quibbles: Jane Fonda’s dye job, these movies always have a dismissive adult daughter, and the men here are not good enough for these actresses.


Deadpool 2, starring Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, with side Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, and Jack Kesy, follows up the critically and commercially successful 2016 super violent, super inappropriate superhero comedy.

Out elsewhere:


Soller’s Point, the latest meditative drama from Matthew Porterfield, started its slow rollout across the nation last weekend. McCaul Lombardi stars as a man recently released from jail and trying to get his life together. Jim Belushi is his dad, and Zazie Beetz is a former love interest.

Fahrenheit 451 airs tomorrow on HBO. It stars Michael Shannon and Michael B. Jordan:

Netflix releases Tig Notaro: Happy to Be Here::

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