Box Office Weekend Friday, January 10th, 2020

A handful of foreign films (striving for an Oscar) and a Tiffany Haddish comedy await you below the fold.

Les Misérables is France’s submission to the Oscars. Inspired by the 2005 riots in the Paris suburbs, the film follows three members of an anti-crime brigade as they make an arrest.

Chhapaak is an Indian Hindi-language drama about the life of Laxmi Agarwal, an acid attack survivor.

The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson stars Mena Suvari as murder victim Nicole Simpson. This looks bad.

Three Christs stars Richard Gere as a doctor treating three men who believe they’re Jesus.

Afterward is a documentary from Ofra Bloch, who travels to Israel, Palestine, and Germany, interviewing victims and victimizers about anti-semitism.

Underwater follows a crew of aquatic researchers trying to reach safety when an underwater earthquake destroys their facility. But there’s like monsters, or something.

Just Mercy is a drama inspired by real events. Michael B. Jordan stars as Bryan Stevenson, an American lawyer (and now an equal rights powerhouse) who took on Walter McMillian’s case in Alabama. McMillian (Jamie Foxx) was sentenced to death (without a trial by jury!) and spent five years on death row, despite the lack of evidence that he was ever at the scene of the crime.

Diving Deep: The Life and Times of Mike deGruy is a documentary about American documentary filmmaker Mike deGruy, who specialized in underwater cinematography.

Like a Boss stars Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne as BFFs running a beauty company. Hijinks ensue when their benefactor, played by Selma Hayek, steals from them.

Coming to theaters Sunday:

VHYes, shot on VHS and Beta, follows as 12-year-old who accidentally records over his parents’ wedding video.

Today on Netflix…:

AJ and the Queen

Giri / Haji

The Inbestigators, season two

Medical Police

Scissor Seven

Available Tuesday:

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts

Streaming Wednesday:

Quien a hierro mata

Grace and Frankie, season six

New Thursday:


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