Looking at the Weekend: Jan. 25-27, 2019

There aren’t a lot of good options this weekend, which suggests Glass may pick up a second week atop the chart. The Kid Who Would Be King is the only new release this week that could have a superb weekend or a tepid one and still come in second.

Our Highest Rated Films: Never Look Away
Our Best Awards Ratings: Never Look Away

OTHER LIMITED RELEASES

In Like Flynn
The Invisibles
Jihadists

Jan. 25-27, 2019

Film

Our Thoughts

Awards Chances

The Kid Who Would Be King

(Wide Release)
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4.7
Wesley Lovell: (5)
Peter J. Patrick: (5)
Thomas LaTourrette: (4)

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

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): We’ve seen similar stories before and this one looks somewhat juvenile.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): The latest version of The Sword in the Stone should appeal to young kids.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): This modern day retelling of the Arthur legend looks fairly uninspired, though perhaps kids will like it. I imagine most adults will be bored, though early reviews are favorable.

Film

Our Thoughts

Awards Chances

Serenity

(Wide Release)
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4.0
Wesley Lovell: (4)
Peter J. Patrick: (5)
Thomas LaTourrette: (3)

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

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): Apart from Matthew McConaughey, the cast is fantastic, but the premise is a bit too mysterious to be interesting.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Good cast looks underutilized in what appears to be a routine thriller.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): The trailer tries to be moody, but I find it more off-putting than enjoyable. It just does not look like that interesting a thriller.

Film

Our Thoughts

Awards Chances

Never Look Away

(Limited Release)
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Trailer & Poster Preview

6.7
Wesley Lovell: (6)
Peter J. Patrick: (7)
Thomas LaTourrette: (7)

6.7
Wesley Lovell: (6,Oscars)
Peter J. Patrick: (7,Oscars)
Thomas LaTourrette: (7,Oscars)
Categories:

  • Foreign Film (WL,PP,TL)

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): By the time this posts, we’ll know if this film is an Oscar nominee or not. Until then, it looks like it might not be bad.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Germany’s contender for Best Foreign Language Film from the director of The Lives of Others looks good.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): This German import about the life of an artist through the Nazi regime and beyond could be very interesting if it does not bog down from its three-hour length.

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