It’s a third week straight at number one for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 as it took in another $18.9 in a pretty low scoring weekend. New release Krampus took second with a pretty strong $16.3 and last weekend new films The Good Dinosaur and Creed occupies third and fourth with $15.3 and $15 each. Spectre hangs in at fifth with $5.5.
Only one new wide release this weekend but a big four limited releases including a couple of Oscar hopefuls:
In The Heart of The Sea – Chris Hemsworth leads this film based on Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby Dick from director Ron Howard. This looks to be a spectacle of a film with big special effects. The advance reviews are not favorable at this point though…
Carol – Todd Haynes’ new film based on the book by Patricia Highsmith looks to be the Oscar favorite right now with Rooney Mara leading the way. This movie is a beautiful love story, probably one of the best films this year.
Every Thing Will Be Fine – German New Wave director Wim Wenders comes to depress us with this 3D about guilt and grief starring James Franco and Rachel McAdams. This film is slow and plodding with international actress Charlotte Gainsbourg being entirely wasted.
Youth – Michael Caine may have armed himself and Academy Award nomination with this gorgeous film from acclaimed Italian director Paolo Sorrentino. A visual spectacle of a movie, this art film is full of metaphors and deep meaning.
My Internship in Canada – This political farce film played VIFF a few months back and was generally a crowd pleaser. A very light and fluffy film compared to other satires like In The Loop or Veep, this one will give you a chuckle at te expense of out parliamentary system.
At the Rio Theatre: This Friday a fun holiday themed film gets it’s day to run amok at The Rio as Gremlins is the midnight screening! Zach Galligan and Phoebe Cates team up with the adorable Gizmo to take on other Mogwais who ate after midnight! I love this movie (and it’s sequel too!)
Blu-Ray: those crazy guys from the Despicable Me in Minions, the new film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Ant-Man, Eli Roth’s newest thriller Knock Knock and the great campy Canadian soon to be classic Turbo Kid.