Looking at the Weekend: May 17-19, 2019

While it’s possible Avengers: Endgame makes its final appearance in the number one position, it’s also possible, it falls just enough to let one of these films top it. As much as I want to say that John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum will be that film, A Dog’s Journey also has a strong claim to take the top spot and both could top Avengers. The Sun Is Also a Star is likely to be an also-ran.

Our Highest Rated Films: Trial by Fire; The Souvenir
Our Best Awards Ratings: No consensus

OTHER LIMITED RELEASES

The Third Wife
The Wandering Soap Opera

May 17-19, 2019

Film

Our Thoughts

Awards Chances

A Dog’s Journey

(Wide Release)
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5.0
Wesley Lovell: (6)
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): I haven’t seen the original, so my interest is modest, but a good film about the love of a dog is always welcome.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Enough with these reincarnated dog movies already!
Thomas LaTourette (TL): This just looks sad and maudlin, and mostly just a retread of the last one.

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Awards Chances

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

(Wide Release)
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5.0
Wesley Lovell: (6)
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): I haven’t seen any of this series yet, though I’ve heard good things about them. Halle Berry and Angelica Huston might just be the impetus I need to watch the others.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Liked the first one, didn’t like the second, won’t see the third.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): This looks like a gratuitously violent film though enjoyable if that is your cup of tea. It is not really mine, nor have I seen the prequels, so I will pass.

Film

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Awards Chances

The Sun Is Also a Star

(Wide Release)
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5.0
Wesley Lovell: (5)
Peter J. Patrick: (5)
Thomas LaTourrette: (5)

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

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): Another teen love story has some appeal, but not a great deal of it.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Cute enough teen romance drama, but where is the substance?
Thomas LaTourette (TL): It looks like an okay love story, though nothing original.

Film

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Awards Chances

Aniara

(Limited Release)
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5.3
Wesley Lovell: (7)
Peter J. Patrick: (3)
Thomas LaTourrette: (6)

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

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): The premise is fascinating, the trailer is less so.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Scandinavian sci-fi drama looks tedious.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): The saga of a ship lost in space with lots of passengers actually looks pretty interesting, if a little low key.

Film

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Awards Chances

The Meanest Man in Texas

(Limited Release)
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5.0
Wesley Lovell: (5)
Peter J. Patrick: (5)
Thomas LaTourrette: (5)

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

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): An interesting story, but the trailer looks predictable.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): After two years playing film festivals this one is eady for its close-up, but why?
Thomas LaTourette (TL): It may be a true story, but nothing about the trailer really made me want to see it.

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Awards Chances

The Souvenir

(Limited Release)
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6.0
Wesley Lovell: (6)
Peter J. Patrick: (6)
Thomas LaTourrette: (6)

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

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): I remember thinking this film looked interesting when I first saw the trailer, but I cannot recall enough of it, which might prove a problem.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Wistful looking Sundance prize winner seems worth a look.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): The trailer does not interest me in the film, but the early reviews are good, especially for Honor Swinton Byrne, so it is probably worth seeing.

Film

Our Thoughts

Awards Chances

Trial by Fire

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

1.3
Wesley Lovell: (Nil)
Peter J. Patrick: (4,Oscars)
Thomas LaTourrette: (Nil)
Categories:

  • Actor (PP)
  • Actress (PP)

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): The story has promise, but it’s a bit too similar to “Dead Man Walking” to be more appealing.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Timely account of the execution of an innocent man in Texas in 1992 could be this week’s best new film.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): Of the two Texas prison love stories opening, this looks like the much better one.

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