The Stevil Dead on Movies – March 3rd, 2016

It was another easy weekend for Deadpool as it took it’s third weekend with a $31.1 million number one spot. Last week’s new release Gods of Egypt took second place with $14.1 and Kung Fu Panda 3 is still hanging around in third place with $8.9. Last week’s number three film Risen fell to fourth with $6.8 and another new releases from last week Triple 9 took the fifth spot with a low $6.1 in a tie with the other newcomer Eddie The Eagle.

A new Disney movie is one of three new releases looking to unseat Deadpool this weekend, as well as four limited releases:

Zootopia – Disney’s new film features a world made up of anthropomorphic animals living in a city and follows a con artist fox and a plucky police officer rabbit voiced by Jason Bateman and Ginnifer Goodwin. Together they try to unravel a conspiracy that could change the world. This looks adorable and that sloth trailer just kills me.

London Has Fallen – Three years after the White House was attacked by Korean terrorists, Gerard Butler has to save the President again, this time after the funeral for a world leader is attacked in London. I never thought the first movie, which I liked, commanded a second movie and I was right. This movie is laughably terrible.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot – Tina Fey stars in this comedy about a journalist recounting her times in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Looks like a funny film from the makers of Crazy Stupid Love and features Margot Robbie and Martin Freeman.

Limited:

The Legend of Barney Thomson – The directorial debut of Trainspotting actor Robert Carlyle about a grumpy barber who accidentally goes on a murder spree with his mother in tow, played by Emma Thompson. An enjoyable film once you get acclimated to the Scottish brogue.

The Wave – A natural disaster thriller from Norway about a rockslide that creates a tsunami that looks to crush a small village on a local shore. Some very cool special effects in this film that should be seen on the big screen.

Numb – Shot in the Okanagan area, this is a crime thriller about four people banding together to search for a cache of buried gold hat may or may not be a myth. Stars Battlestar Galactica’s Jamie Bamber and local actor Aleks Paunovic.

The Club – A Chilean drama that was nominated for a Golden Globe, this movie is a heavy one. It follows a house full of disgraced priests in a small town in Chile. Thy have been sent away from the church for having homosexual thoughts or actions and live there to repent for it. A very interesting and heartbreaking film.

At the Twilight Drive In: This week’s double header I call “Someone’s Touching Themselves Tonight”

7:30 PM Deadpool

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9:25 PM The Revenant

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At The Rio Theatre: It is a really fantastic line up this Friday night all kicking off at 6:45 pm with the brand new indie horror film The Witch. Then at 9:15 pm it’s one of the greatest sci-fi films ever made, Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner which is capped off by the disturbing Harmony Korine debut film Gummo at 11:55 pm. That’s a pretty eclectic line up for anyone to check out!

Blu-Ray: the Academy Award winning Room, the new Rocky reboot/spin off Creed, another Oscar winner The Danish Girl, Tom Hardy doing double duty as the Kray twins in Legend, the Seth Rogen Christmas film The Night Before, the Drew Barrymore/Toni Collette comedy drama Miss You Already and a Sam Rockwell comedy from the creators of Napoleon Dynamite, Don Verdean.

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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