The Stevil Dead on Movies – May 12th, 2016

It was a massive weekend for Marvel, as expected, with Captain America: Civil War raking in $179.1 million. The other Disney release, The Jungle Book, slipped down to second place with $24.5 and Mothe’s Day capitalized on its namesake, earning $11.1. The Huntsman: Winter’s War and Keanu hung around barely in fourth and fifth with $3.9 and $3.3 each. The new release this week won’t even come close to catching Cap, so look for another dominant weekend for your favorite Marvel heroes.

Only two new releases this week, just one of them a wide release:

Money Monster – Jodie Foster directs George Clooney and Julia Roberts in a drama thriller about a CNN-style financial chow that gets hijacked by a man with a bomb. The film also features young British actor Jack O’Connell, who is on the verge of becoming one of the best talents in the movies.

Limited:

Dheepan– This film won the Palme d’Or at last year’s Cannes Film Festival and finally gets its opening here in Vancouver. The story follows three Sri-Lankan strangers who have to pose as a family to make it out of their war-torn country into France. Once there they find out that the may have traded one conflict for another.

At the Twilight Drive-In: This week’s triple header is one I call “And On The Third Movie, We Sleep”
9:00 PM Captain America: Civil War
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11:40 PM Keanu
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1:30 AM The Finest Hours
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At The Rio Theatre: On this Friday the 13th, really, what film would you expect The Rio Theatre to play besides the 1980 Sean S. Cunningham original film, Friday The 13th? Get there quick as I’m sure this film will sell out, the show starts at 11:55pm!

Blu-Ray: the greatest R-rated superhero film ever made, Deadpool, a horror film with a ridiculous premise, The Boy, Michael Moore’s new documentary, Where To Invade Next, and one of the best foreign films in recent memory, the incredibly relevant, Mustang.
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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