Box Office Weekend: Friday, August 3, 2018

Welcome to a late edition of your weekly trailer round-up. In a conversation earlier this weekend I tried to convince someone there’s more than four new movies out every weekend. So I counted, and there’s at least 12. There’s also a dump from Netflix.

There’s a bunch of films written and directed by women and two films are adapted from youth novels written by women.

Nico, 1988 is a drama about the last year of the singer Nico’s life. Written and directed by Susanna Nicchiarelli, the director interviewed friends of the artist to get a picture of the woman’s last year, which included a last gasp tour.

Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days is a Korean fantasy-action-drama. It is the sequel to last year’s Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds. Two grim reapers must escort the 49th soul to the underworld and also…battle some gods.

And out today:

Never Goin’ Back is a coming-of-age comedy about two high school dropouts determined to take off for the beach only to be foiled by their crummy circumstances. The film is written and directed by Augustine Frizzell.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a drama based on the 2012 book of the same name. Chloë Grace Moretz stars as a teenager sent to a gay conversion therapy camp in the ’90s.

Death of a Nation is a film from Dinesh D’Souza. A critic at called it “shabbily constructed and artistically bankrupt.”

The Darkest Minds stars Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore, and Gwendoline Christie. It is an adaptation Alexandra Bracken’s youth novel. Set in the future, Stenberg stars as a girl who hides in the woods with a group of like-minded teens who have developed superpowers.

The Spy Who Dumped Me stars Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon as two best friends who find themselves embroiled in the disputes of international assassins when one’s ex-boyfriend reveals that he’s totes a spy.

Night Comes On stars Dominique Fishback as a young woman who goes on a journey of revenge (and discovery) when she’s released from a youth home on the eve of her 18th birthday. She takes her ten-year-old sister with her. The film is directed and co-written by Jordana Spiro; Angelica Nwandu, poet founder of The Shade Room is also a co-writer of the script.

Disney’s Christopher Robin is a Ted for the whole family. Ewan McGregor is Christopher Robin, and now his bear Pooh is following him around in his adult life.

Urban Country poses a young woman who must “choose between” a life in the city or the no-frills, horse-filled life in the country. Lou Diamond Phillips stars.

40 Years in the Making: The Magic Music Movie is a documentary. Writer, producer, and director Lee Aronsohn tracks down ’70s band Magic Music and makes them reunite.

And on Netflix…

Brij Mohan Amar Rahe

Dinotrux Supercharged, Season 3

I Am A Killer

Like Father

Marching Orders

Coming tomorrow:

Flavors of Youth: International Version

Mr. Sunshine, streaming weekly

On Children

Perdida is out Sunday. Cocaine Coast came out today! Trailers were not available at press time.

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