Looking at the Weekend: Dec. 1-3, 2017

Of the week’s new limited releases, The Shape of Water has the most potential to be a box office hit after its limited run. There are no new wide releases, so it will be Coco at the top of the charts.

Our Highest Rated Films: The Shape of Water; Wonder Wheel
Our Best Awards Ratings: The Shape of Water (Oscars); Wonder Wheel (Oscars); The Disaster Artist (Oscars)

OTHER LIMITED RELEASES

Badsville
Daisy Winters
Inoperable
Kepler’s Dream
Naples ’44

Dec. 1-3, 2017

Film

Our Thoughts

Awards Chances

Another WolfCop

(Limited Release)
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1.8
Wesley Lovell: (4)
Peter J. Patrick: (0)
Tripp Burton: (2)
Thomas LaTourrette: (1)

Nil
Wesley Lovell: (Nil)
Peter J. Patrick: (Nil)
Tripp Burton: (Nil)
Thomas LaTourrette: (Nil)
Categories:

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): It looks like it might be cheesy fun, but definitely not something to rush out and see.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Another what? Never knew there was one to begin with.
Tripp Burton (TB): Apparently WolfCop was a movie? That warranted a sequel? This is all news to me.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): There was nothing about this trailer that looked at all appealing.

Film

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Awards Chances

Brotherhood of Blades II: The Infernal Battle

(Limited Release)
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1.8
Wesley Lovell: (2)
Peter J. Patrick: (0)
Tripp Burton: (2)
Thomas LaTourrette: (3)

Nil
Wesley Lovell: (Nil)
Peter J. Patrick: (Nil)
Tripp Burton: (Nil)
Thomas LaTourrette: (Nil)
Categories:

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): Another throwaway martial arts film. Not for me.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Another sequel to another film I never heard of.
Tripp Burton (TB): Apparently Brotherhood of Blades was a movie? That warranted a sequel? This is all news to me.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): Having not seen the first one, I have little desire to see this. If you are in to Japanese sword epics, then you may well enjoy it.

Film

Our Thoughts

Awards Chances

The Disaster Artist

(Limited Release)
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4.3
Wesley Lovell: (3)
Peter J. Patrick: (5)
Tripp Burton: (4)
Thomas LaTourrette: (5)

3.5
Wesley Lovell: (2,Oscars)
Peter J. Patrick: (2,Oscars)
Tripp Burton: (6,Oscars)
Thomas LaTourrette: (4,Oscars)
Categories:

  • Actor (WL,PP,TB,TL)
  • Original Screenplay (TB,TL)

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): Early word is that it’s good, though it doesn’t hold a lot of appeal for me.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Early reviews are ecstatic, but nothing in the trailers convinces me this is something worth seeking out.
Tripp Burton (TB): I’ve never seen The Room — extremely bad movies don’t interest me much — so I’m not as game for this film as everyone else seems to be.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): I’ve heard good things about this film, including James Franco’s supposedly best performance, but a lackluster trailer doesn’t make me that interested in seeing it.

Film

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Awards Chances

Gangster Land

(Limited Release)
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2.8
Wesley Lovell: (2)
Peter J. Patrick: (4)
Tripp Burton: (2)
Thomas LaTourrette: (3)

Nil
Wesley Lovell: (Nil)
Peter J. Patrick: (Nil)
Tripp Burton: (Nil)
Thomas LaTourrette: (Nil)
Categories:

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): Another throwaway gangster movie. Not for me.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Minor gangster film with minor cast is not likely to revive interest in Al Capone.
Tripp Burton (TB): This looks dreadful.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): I have seen other gangster movies, and this does not look to improve on the genre.

Film

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Awards Chances

The Shape of Water

(Limited Release)
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9.5
Wesley Lovell: (10)
Peter J. Patrick: (9)
Tripp Burton: (10)
Thomas LaTourrette: (9)

9.5
Wesley Lovell: (10,Oscars)
Peter J. Patrick: (9,Oscars)
Tripp Burton: (10,Oscars)
Thomas LaTourrette: (9,Oscars)
Categories:

  • Picture (WL,PP,TB,TL)
  • Director (WL,PP,TB,TL)
  • Actress (WL,PP,TB,TL)
  • Supporting Actor (WL,PP,TB,TL)
  • Supporting Actress (WL,PP,TB,TL)
  • Original Screenplay (WL,TB,TL)
  • Original Score (WL,TB,TL)
  • Film Editing (WL,PP,TB,TL)
  • Cinematography (WL,PP,TB,TL)
  • Production Design (WL,PP,TB,TL)
  • Costume Design (WL,TB,TL)
  • Makeup (WL,TB,TL)
  • Sound Mixing (WL,PP,TB,TL)
  • Sound Editing (WL,PP,TB,TL)
  • Visual Effects (WL,PP,TB,TL)

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): Guillermo Del Toro’s period fantasy romance looks spectacular. One of the last must-see movies of the year for me.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): One of the year’s most eagerly anticipated films and a likely Oscar contender in numerous categories.
Tripp Burton (TB): This looks like a return to form for del Toro, and one of the best films of the year.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): Everything I have heard about this film makes it sound like a marvel with heart, not an easy thing to pull off. I am really looking forward to it.

Film

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Awards Chances

Slumber

(Limited Release)
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2.8
Wesley Lovell: (5)
Peter J. Patrick: (2)
Tripp Burton: (2)
Thomas LaTourrette: (2)

Nil
Wesley Lovell: (Nil)
Peter J. Patrick: (Nil)
Tripp Burton: (Nil)
Thomas LaTourrette: (Nil)
Categories:

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): The concept isn’t quite fresh enough to go see anytime soon.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Derivative low-budget horror movie doesn’t look very interesting.
Tripp Burton (TB): This looks like horror at its worst.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): The trailer looks like many other horror films with little new to recommend it.

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Awards Chances

The Swindlers

(Limited Release)
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3.5
Wesley Lovell: (2)
Peter J. Patrick: (2)
Tripp Burton: (6)
Thomas LaTourrette: (4)

Nil
Wesley Lovell: (Nil)
Peter J. Patrick: (Nil)
Tripp Burton: (Nil)
Thomas LaTourrette: (Nil)
Categories:

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): Another throwaway heist film. Not for me.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): South Korean caper movie might be of interest to those with nothing better to spend their time on.
Tripp Burton (TB): I love a good heist movie, and this could be an interesting one.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): Wondering who is scamming who might make for a fun or interesting film, but I am not sure this one quite gets there.

Film

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Awards Chances

Tribes of Palos Verdes

(Limited Release)
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4.5
Wesley Lovell: (2)
Peter J. Patrick: (5)
Tripp Burton: (6)
Thomas LaTourrette: (5)

Nil
Wesley Lovell: (Nil)
Peter J. Patrick: (Nil)
Tripp Burton: (Nil)
Thomas LaTourrette: (Nil)
Categories:

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): It looks like a commonplace drama that doesn’t seem to have enough going for it.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Under-the-radar domestic drama might find an audience on home video.
Tripp Burton (TB): This looks like a strong vehicle for Jennifer Garner, who doesn’t get enough strong vehicles.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): It’s an intimate family drama, but I am not sure that I want to spend time with this family.

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Awards Chances

Wonder Wheel

(Limited Release)
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6.0
Wesley Lovell: (4)
Peter J. Patrick: (5)
Tripp Burton: (8)
Thomas LaTourrette: (7)

3.8
Wesley Lovell: (3,Oscars)
Peter J. Patrick: (2,Oscars)
Tripp Burton: (7,Oscars)
Thomas LaTourrette: (3,Oscars)
Categories:

  • Actress (WL,PP,TB,TL)
  • Supporting Actress (TL)
  • Original Screenplay (TB,TL)
  • Cinematography (TB)
  • Production Design (TB,TL)
  • Costume Design (TB,TL)

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): Woody Allen is a director who has been more hit than miss in recent years. Probably not worth the time.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Looks like another disappointing late-career Woody Allen film with a long shot Best Actress contender.
Tripp Burton (TB): This seems to harken back to some of Woody’s nostalgic 80s films like Radio Days or Purple Rose, and I would love to see that.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): It looks like second-rate Woody Allen, though that is usually better than what most people produce. Kate Winslet is supposed to be very good.

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  1. “Wolf Cop” was actually a lot of fun, and if “Another Wolfcop” is anywhere near as much fun it would be worth checking out. It’s something we don’t see enough of, a fun B-movie independent horror effort in the vein of something you might’ve seen in the 70s or 80s.

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