The Stevil Dead on Movies – December 8th, 2016

With no wide releases this past weekend, it was easy for Disney’s Moan to take a second number one box office with $28.3. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them holds second with $18.1 and the last three were neck in neck behind each other with Arrival pulling $7.3, Allied getting $7 and Doctor Strange earning $6.7. I assume that Moana will retain the number one spot at the end of this weekend too.

Three new releases this weekend, with two of them in wide release:

Office Christmas Party – Based on a Saturday Nigh Live sketch of the same name, this is a massive cast of hilarious players including T.J. Miller, Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston and Kate McKinnon to name a few. In the film, Miller plays a slacker employee who organizes a massive party to woo a potential client. Not an Oscar-worthy film, obviously, but sure to get the laughs flowing.

Miss Sloane – Jessica Chastain kicks ass and erases The Huntsman from your mind with this film about a ruthless lobbyist who turns on her former employers to push through a gun control bill. A really great lead performance in a film that is both relevant and very intriguing.

Limited:

Things To Come – My favorite actress this year, Isabelle Huppert, stars in the first of two great French films, the second to be released next week. In this one she plays a school teacher who’s life is shaken up by a student body on strike, a husband who leaves her and a clingy, ailing mother. Really solid drama.

At The Rio Theatre: Everyone’s favorite ankle smasher, Annie Wilkes, graces the screen at the Rio this Friday for the midnight screening as Misery hits the screen at 11:55 pm. The thriller that earned Kathy Bates an Academy Award is perfectly suited for a snowy Vancouver to go check out and never take your freedom for granted again!

Blu-Ray: the underwhelmingly bland Jason Bourne, the fun animated family film, The Secret Life Of Pets and the John Krasinski acted and directed, The Hollars.

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Steve is an avid lover of all things film and enjoys talking about it, as well as comics and more. Steve also joins the DrexLive show every Thursday at 9pm PST on CKNW.com