Weekend Box Office: Friday, April 12, 2019

Welcome to a timely edition of Box Office Weekend! This week has comedies, dramas, foreign films, and new releases on Netflix and Hulu. All the trailers below the fold.

Under the Silver Lake stars Andrew Garfield as a young perv in Hollywood unnerved by his cute neighbor’s sudden move. It got good reviews at Cannes! It was originally scheduled for a June 2018 release but was pushed back, allegedly for award season, but that’s come and gone, and here we are.

Drunk Parents stars Alec Baldwin, Salma Hayek, Bridget Moynahan, Joe Manganiello, Natalia Cigliuti, Jim Gaffigan and Ben Platt. Yikes. Why does Hayek insist on hanging out with MRA Baldwin?

The Curse of La Llorona is a supernatural horror film. Linda Cardellini is a windowed mother in the 1970s who has attracted La Llorona, who will stop at nothing to take her children. I don’t love that this film, which is loosely based on a Latin America folk tale doesn’t star a Latinx actor or feature Latinix writing credits.

Rafiki: A Kenyan Romeo and Juliet but with two young women.

Hagazussa is a horror movie.

Fast Color stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw as a woman haunted by mysterious forces. On the run when her powers are discovered, she must mend her broken relationships. Meh.

Grass: “The story about a patron of a Seoul cafe who observes her fellow customers as they while away their days, drawing inspiration from their conversations for her writing.”

Hail Satan? “traces the rise of The Satanic Temple: only six years old and already one of the most controversial religious movements in American history.”

Breaking Habits is a documentary about a group of California marijuana activists, who are also nuns! Who run a cannabis farm!

And out Monday, April 22nd, 2019:

Okko’s Inn

And out Wednesday, April 24th, 2019:

Carmine Street Guitars

Today on Netflix:

A Fortunate Man

Brené Brown: The Call to Courage

Rilakkuma and Kaoru

Samantha!: Season 2

Someone Great

Out tomorrow:

Selection Day

Available April 23

I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson

Available April 24


Available today on Hulu


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