Box Office Weekend: Friday, June 7th, 2019

All kinds of good stuff is waiting for you, at the theater and at home. At the theater my picks for you are Late Night and Funan (bring your kids, assuming they can read subtitles and especially if they’re read Different Pond). Your big grab for the box office top spot is The Secret Life of Pets 2.

Katie Says Goodbye stars stars Olivia Cooke, Mireille Enos, Christopher Abbott, Mary Steenburgen, Jim Belushi, Keir Gilchrist and Chris Lowell. A teenage waitress in Arizona falls in love with an ex-convict, eventually turning to sex work to avoid outright poverty. And then she’s raped! The fuck is this.

Pavarotti is a documentary about the famed opera singer. Directed by Ron Howard.

Late Night is a comedy about a woman, Emma Thompson, struggling to hold on to her late night show. And then they hire Mindy Kaling for some reason, and then it probably ends happily? I don’t know, don’t ruin it for me, I want to see this.

Ghost Fleet “follows a small group of activists who risk their lives on remote Indonesian islands to find justice and freedom for the enslaved fishermen who feed the world’s insatiable appetite for seafood.”

Papi Chulo stars a recently fired man (Matt Bomer) who hires a day laborer (problematic) and they “develop an unexpected but profound friendship in this darkly comedic reflection on class, ethnicity, and companionship in contemporary Los Angeles.”

Funan is an animated film. A family is separated in the wake of the arrival of the Khmer Rouge in 1975.

Chasing the Dragon II: Wild Wild Bunch is an action film from Hong Kong. Based on a crime-spree that terrorized the area in the 1990s, the head of a human trafficking gang kidnaps the children of Hong Kong’s elite families.

Framing John Delorean “recounts the extraordinary life and legend of the controversial automaker, tracing his meteoric rise through the ranks of General Motors, his obsessive quest to build a sports car that would conquer the world, and his shocking fall from grace on charges of cocaine trafficking.” Starring Alec Baldwin, so, like, whatever.

The Secret Life of Pets 2, the unnecessary sequel, brings Max (now voiced by Patton Oswalt), Gidget (still Jenny Slate), and Snowball (still Kevin Hart) for more pet adventures.

Dark Phoenix is the seventh and final X-Men film. (Allegedly, because, come on.) Jean Grey, played by Sophie Turner, becomes The Phoenix. Set in 1992, the X-Men are divided on whether to save or destroy her.

Hallowed Ground is a thriller. It’s questionable. A lesbian couple finds themselves in the middle of a violent dispute at their rented cabin, which is owned by Native Americans, and near by a group of racist Whites.

In theaters Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Killer Unicorn is a horror film: “Following a traumatic experience at “Brooklyn’s Annual Enema Party,” party boy Danny is haunted by a hunky masked stranger who causes a massacre of Brooklyn nightlife. Featuring a bevy of Brooklyn’s biggest drag divas, including Bushwig co-founder Horrorchata, this crass creation of cult fervor is John Waters meets John Carpenter.”

Highlights on Netflix from the last week include season five of Black Mirror:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bVik34nWwsAnd Miranda Sings Live … Your Welcome:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfHBA6iFU0YToday on Netflix:

Alles ist gut

And tomorrow:

The Black Godfather

The Chef Show

Designated Survivor, season three

Elisa & Marcela

I Am Mother

Rock My Heart

Tales of the City

Available Thursday:

The 3rd Eye 2

Jinn

Kakegurui xx

On Hulu, The Weekly premiered Monday:

 

The third season of The Handmaid’s Tale premieres Wednesday:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcTvQx1Wot0And it’s not a new month without a new Into the Dark:

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