Box Office Weekend: Friday, November 16th-23rd, 2018

There are a lot of films out this weekend, so buckle up, it’s a long ride to the end!

Under The Wire is a documentary about Marie Colvin and Paul Conroy as they covered the war in Syria in 2012. Pairs well with A Private War.

Jonathan stars Ansel Elgort as two brothers inhabiting the same body. So like Gattica but not as good, because that was such a great movie.

Mobile Homes: “A young mother drifts from one motel to the next with her intoxicating boyfriend and her 8-year-old son. The makeshift family scrapes by, living one hustle at a time, until the discovery of a mobile home community offers an alternative life.”

The Clovehitch Killer is a drama about an All-American family with a serial killer for its patriarch. Kind of like the BTK. Starring Charlie Plummer, Dylan McDermott, and Samantha Mathis. It’s getting good reviews!

At Eternity’s Gate stars Willem Defoe at Vincent VanGough but proceed with caution: “This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on Vincent van Gogh’s letters, common agreement about events in his life that present as facts, hearsay, and moments that are just plain invented.”

Instant Family stars Rose Byrne and Mark Wahlberg as a couple who plan to foster one child but take in three instead. (Because, siblings!) The rest of the cast includes Brian Tyree Henry, Margo Martindale, Octavia Spencer, and Tig Notaro.

The Front Runner is a political drama from Jason Reitman, who doesn’t seem to think we are fatigued AT ALL:
“The film follows the rise and fall of Senator Hart, who captured the imagination of young voters and was considered the overwhelming front runner for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination when his campaign was sidelined by the story of an extramarital relationship with Donna Rice.”

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the sequel to 2016’s Fantastic Beasts has Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander battling an evil wizard played by Johnny Depp.

The Last Race is a documentary about octogenarian drag racers in Long Island.

Widows is a thriller from Steve McQueen. It is based on the British series from the ‘80s. Four women, believing their husbands died in a heist gone wrong, pull one of their own to pay back the kingpin who was wronged. The cast includes Carrie Coon, Colin Farrell, Jacki Weaver, Jon Bernthal, Liam Neeson, Michelle Rodriguez, Robert Duvall, and Viola Davis. You should see this! It was written by Gillian Flynn and McQueen.

Coming Wednesday, November 21:

Robin Hood stars Taron Egerton as Robin Hood, Eve Hewson as Maid Marian, and Jamie Foxx as Little John. Jamie Dornan and Paul Anderson also star; the action-packed (but why) film looks at Robin Hood’s early years (seriously, why).

Green Book is a semi-autobiographical drama about a friendship between a White, Italian-American who drives a Black musician from Manhattan to the Deep South, using the Green Book, an underground publication advising Black people on safe routes in a segregated, openly racist world. Honestly, this whole, Look at a white guy being nice to a Black man! makes me uncomfortable, which is a shame, since Mahershala Ali stars! He’s the most charming man alive!!

The World Before Your Feet is a documentary about a man who loves to walk.

Ralph Breaks the Internet is the sequel to Wreck-It Ralph. It’s the same voices (Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman) as Ralph gets on the Information Super Highway.

Creed II is a sequel to 2015’s Creed. The cast returns, but Ryan Coogler does not (he’s busy with Black Panther 2 i guess?); now Donnie is fighting the son of Ivan Drago; Drago killed Apollo in Rocky IV, and Drago’s son hopes beating (HA, SURE MAN) Donnie will bring him to prominence.

See? There’s more to getting blasted in your small hometown the day before Thanksgiving! (It’s the biggest day of the year for bars, did you know that?)

Last Friday on Amazon:

Gymkhana Files, Season 1

Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny

Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams

Today on Hulu:

The Bisexual

Available Tuesday, November 20:

Creative Galaxy: Arty’s Holiday Masterpiece

Pete the Cat: A Very Groovy Christmas

Available on Netflix:


Narcos: Mexico

Ponysitters Club, Season 2

Prince of Peoria

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

The Kominsky Method

The Princess Switch

Available Monday, November 19

The Last Kingdom, Season 3

Available Tuesday, November 20

Motown Magic

The Final Table

Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia

Available Wednesday, November 21

The Tribe

Available Thursday, November 22

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Gauntlet

The Christmas Chronicles

And this weekend…

The Favourite stars Emma Stone, Olivia Colman, and Rachel Weisz. A frail Queen Anne is manipulated by her new servant (Stone) and her No. 1 handmaid, Lady Sarah (Weisz). The historical drama is directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, so proceed with caution.

Shoplifters is a drama? A family that uses shoplifting and petty crime to get by takes in an abandoned child.

Becoming Astrid is a biopic about Astrid Lundgren, a young, teenage, unwed mother, who will become the bestselling author behind Pippi Longstocking. Hell yes!

Invisible Hands is a documentary about child labor.

Today on Netflix:
Frontier, Season 3

Sick Note and Sick Note, Season 2

Available Tuesday, November 27

Bumping Mics with Jeff Ross & Dave Attel

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