Box Office Weekend Friday, November 1st, 2019

Well, we’ve survived the glut of unnecessarily grim slasher flicks–it’s November! We usher Oscar season with Harriet (and Motherless Brooklyn, which feels like Oscar bait). Netflix’s calendar was unavailable at press time (hint, it was during the World Series), so this post may be updated in the future.

Terminator: Dark Fate, the six film in the franchise, stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, and Mackenzie Davis as soldier in the endless war against Skynet.

Eminence HIll is a Western.

Adopt a Highway is about a man who risks his parole (and freedom!) when he goes on the run with a baby he finds in a dumpster. I for one am over Ethan Hawke’s turn as a deadbeat dad who wants to make an effort.

Cubby, an indie film: “A 26 year-old from the Midwest moves to New York City to find hope and self-discipline through his friendship with a precocious six year old and [an] adult superhero.”

Crepitus is a horror movie for those of us who haven’t taken down the Halloween Tree yet.

Light From Light is a ghost story starring Marin Ireland and Jim Gaffigan. If you thought I was sick of Ethan Hawke don’t even get me started on Jim “My Wife is a Terrorist” Gaffigan.

Arctic Dogs is an animated feature; it stars James Franco. At least Ethan Hawke wasn’t accused of impropriety (as far as I know).

Murderous Trance is a romantic comedy. Just kidding. It’s “A gripping and alarming exploration of the potential for hypnosis to induce individuals to commit murder.” The film is set in Copenhagen.

Motherless Brooklyn stars Edward Norton as lonely private investigator who suffers from Tourette’s syndrome. Set in 1950, there’s like, gang stuff. Directed by Norton (who also adapted the film for the screen), the film is an adaptation of the 1999 book by Jonathan Lethem.

Harriet, the much-awaited Harriet Tubman biopic, had only middling reviews (63 percent on Rotten Tomatoes) at press time. Starring Cynthia Ervio with Leslie Odom Jr. and Janelle Monáe.

Today on Amazon, season two of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan:

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