This Weekend at the Box Office: Friday, December 7th, 2018

Oh my, we missed a few films last week. Tyrel was released Wednesday. film, from Sebastián Silva (so it’s gonna end badly!), follows a Black man on a trip into the woods with a bunch of white frat boys. It gets bad when they get wasted.

So was The Charmer:

An Iranian immigrant seeks a woman in Denmark so that he might stay in the country.

And Clara’s Ghost on Thursday, by her family, a woman finds guidance from a spirit she believes is haunting her.

Today’s trailers are below the fold.

Back Roads is a modern noir starring Alex Pettyfer (in a typical role…), Juliette Lewis, Jennifer Morrison, and Nicola Peltz. With his mother (Lewis) imprisoned, a young man must care for his siblings (see what I said earlier); he falls in love with a married woman and all hell breaks loose. Based on an Oprah Book Club pick! (Same title, by Tawni O’Dell.)

Swimming with Men is a British comedy. A man finds meaning when he joins an all-male synchronized swimming team.

Vox Lux is a drama starring Natalie Portman as a pop star. Jude Law also stars, as her manager, and there’s this whole threat about making art out of trauma, but… I don’t think this is an uplifting, don’t forget how much you love Kesha kind of film.

Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes is a documentary about the disgraced and reviled (finally) Fox News mogul.

Mumbai Pune Mumbai 3 is a Marathai-language comedy about an expectant couple.

The Tag Along: The Devil Fish is the third film in a successful Taiwanese horror franchise. A medium seals a house’s spirits inside the body of a fish.

Ben Is Back is a drama starring Julia Roberts as the devoted mother of a young man, played by Lucas Hedges, who is addicted to heroin. It looks like it could have a happy ending, but I would only see this if my own mother begged me to see it with her. We’re in an opioid crisis, and I think we should talk about it! But I can not watch these movies.

Out this Wednesday, December 12th

Once Upon A Deadpool is a kid-appropriate Deadpool. They carefully edited the bad stuff out, so now I can see it! (I’m not big on violence.)

Out this Thursday, December 13th

Maine has a pretty good description from the studio already, so: “A married Spanish woman named Bluebird (Laia Costa) attempts to hike the entire Appalachian Trail solo in order to find clarity, but her solitude is interrupted by a young American hiker (Thomas Mann). The pair develop an emotional and romantic connection while traveling together, but Bluebird ultimately must face the trail and her own feelings alone.” Sort of bummed it wasn’t the novel by J. Courtney Sullivan.

Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki is a documentary about beloved animation genius Hayo Miyazaki.

Available today from Netflix:

Bad Blood

Dogs of Berlin


Free Rein: The Twelve Neighs of Christmas

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

Nailed It! Holiday!

Neo Yokio: Pink Christmas

Pine Gap

ReMastered: Who Killed Jam Master Jay? (His 2002 murder is still unsolved!)

The Hook Up Plan

The Ranch: Part 6

Available December 11

Vir Das: Losing It

Available December 12

Out of Many, One

Trailers were unavailable for 5 Star Christmas, Super Monsters and the Wish Star, The American Meme, Back Street Girls: Gokudols (Available December 12), Wanted: Season 3 (Available December 13),

Available today from Hulu:

Into The Dark: Pooka!

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