Zootopia took it’s most likely final number one weekend at the box office with a still impressive $38 million. The Divergent Series: Allegiant debuted in second place with $29.1. The faith based drama Miracles From Heaven, a movie that I completely forgot about and that Sony never screened for us, took third place with $15. The fourth and fifth spot went to 10 Cloverfield Lane with $12.5 and Deadpool with $8 million. This box office will definitely feel a super powered shift this weekend.
It’s a huge release week as six movies open this week including a superhero brawl and one limited release:
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice – Warner Brothers and DC Comics are desperately trying to get their own cinematic universe off the ground, which got a questionable tart with Man of Steel. None of the trailers have been all that impressive to me but I’m hoping to at least get some good Batman scenes out of this because, well, I’m totally digging Ben Affleck in this role.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 – Fourteen years after the indie darling hit of the first film, Nia Vardalos returns for another kick at the can with the entire supporting cast returning. Will they trap lightning in a bottle again or has the ship sailed and people have forgotten the charm of My Big Fat Greek Wedding? We will see.
Eye In The Sky – Helen Mirren stars in this political thriller about drone warfare and the bureaucratic red tape involved with every decision involved. Co-starring Aaron Paul in a non-junkie role finally, this film also features the last on screen performance from the late great Alan Rickman.
Born To Be Blue – Ethan Hawke plays Chet Baker, a jazz legend, in a re-imagining of his comeback after years of abuse in the 1960s. The film is receiving middling reviews but it has to be noted how Hawke has been taking on very interesting projects, although he hardly gets recognized for it.
The Lobster – This insane but dry and deadpan comedy was one of my favourites at the Vancouver International Film Festival. Colin Farrell is in a fantastic renaissance in his career where almost every film he’s making is brilliant. This film is darkly hysterical with Farrell playing so well off of John C. Reilly, Rachel Weisz and Lea Seydoux.
Knight of Cups – Reclusive director Terrence Malick bring his most meta film ever, starring Christian Bale as a successful screenwriter in an existential crisis. This film is really only for the arthouse cinema faithful as it really comes off as a two hour haiku that forms itself into a middle finger to Hollywood and everything it’s portraying.
At the Twilight Drive In: This week’s triple header is one I call “Warner Bro Hug (Sorry About Those Last Two)”
7:45 PM Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice
10:30 PM How To Be Single
12:30 PM Point Break
At The Rio Theatre: This Friday’s screening at the Rio is something that is very familiar to Drex and I as Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me hits the screen at 11:30 PM. Do you know what would go with this nicely? A listen through of the Podcast From Another Place. SHAMELESS PLUG!