Looking at the Weekend: Nov. 2-4, 2018

There are two films with potential for topping the box office. The first is the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. One of the most celebrated and popular bands might prove a strong draw at the box office, but the film hasn’t gotten a lot of great reviews so far, suggesting that it won’t be as crowd-pleasing as it could be. The other is Disney’s latest fantasia, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. The heavily hyped and advertised film has all the makings of a big box office draw for families who have had few opportunities to get to the cinema so far this year. I believe it will be an easy win for the film.

Our Highest Rated Films: Boy Erased, A Private War
Our Best Awards Ratings: Boy Erased (Oscars), The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (Oscars), Bohemian Rhapsody (Oscars), A Private War (Oscars)

OTHER LIMITED RELEASES

In Harm’s Way
In Search of Greatness
Maria by Callas
Searching for Ingmar Bergman
Beautiful Boy (Expanding)
Suspiria (Expanding)

Nov. 2-4, 2018

Film

Our Thoughts

Awards Chances

Bohemian Rhapsody

(Wide Release)
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4.8
Wesley Lovell: (6)
Peter J. Patrick: (4)
Tripp Burton: (3)
Thomas LaTourrette: (6)

1.5
Wesley Lovell: (Nil)
Peter J. Patrick: (4,Oscars)
Tripp Burton: (Nil)
Thomas LaTourrette: (2,Oscars)
Categories:

  • Actor (PP,TL)

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): My issue with this film stems from the rumors that it poorly reflects the life and loves of Freddie Mercury.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Underwhelming early reviews put a damper on the film’s awards prospects but not necessarily its potential box-office.
Tripp Burton (TB): This looks dreadful, and I’ve heard dreadful buzz on it.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): I really want to like this film, but the reviews make it sound like more of a misfire than a great biography, though it sounds like Rami Malek is very good as Freddie Mercury.

Film

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Nobody’s Fool

(Wide Release)
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4.0
Wesley Lovell: (6)
Peter J. Patrick: (2)
Tripp Burton: (4)
Thomas LaTourrette: (4)

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

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): I think it could be quite funny with Whoopi Goldberg, unsurprisingly, making it funnier.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Another Tyler Perry comedy that looks like it’s trying way too hard to be funny.
Tripp Burton (TB): I’m not a Tyler Perry fan, but this looks like quintissential fun for his fans.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): The culture clash between two sisters might be fun, but I worry that it will be more stilted than believable.

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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

(Wide Release)
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4.5
Wesley Lovell: (8)
Peter J. Patrick: (5)
Tripp Burton: (1)
Thomas LaTourrette: (4)

5.3
Wesley Lovell: (10,Oscars)
Peter J. Patrick: (5,Oscars)
Tripp Burton: (Nil)
Thomas LaTourrette: (6,Oscars)
Categories:

  • Original Score (WL)
  • Production Design (WL,PP,TL)
  • Costume Design (WL,PP,TL)
  • Makeup (WL)
  • Sound Mixing (WL)

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): This looks like a gorgeous and fun film.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): The latest adaptation of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King looks visually splendid, but is it any good?
Tripp Burton (TB): Everytime I see this trailer it gets worse and worse. A strong Razzie contender I think.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): It looks sumptuous like many Disney live action films of late, but The Nutcracker has never been my favorite ballet and I am not sure that expanding it out will help it.

Film

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Bodied

(Limited Release)
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2.8
Wesley Lovell: (4)
Peter J. Patrick: (2)
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): I have a faint interest, but it’s not a subject I typically enjoy.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Looks like an overwrought satire.
Tripp Burton (TB): This is not my thing.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): I feel much too old to be the target audience for this film. If you are into battle rap then it might be for you.

Film

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Awards Chances

Boy Erased

(Limited Release)
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7.3
Wesley Lovell: (5)
Peter J. Patrick: (9)
Tripp Burton: (7)
Thomas LaTourrette: (8)

7.3
Wesley Lovell: (7,Oscars)
Peter J. Patrick: (7,Oscars)
Tripp Burton: (8,Oscars)
Thomas LaTourrette: (7,Oscars)
Categories:

  • Picture (WL,PP,TL)
  • Actor (WL,PP,TB,TL)
  • Supporting Actor (WL,TB,TL)
  • Supporting Actress (WL,PP,TB,TL)
  • Adapted Screenplay (WL,PP,TL)

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): I’m really not a fan of films about gay conversion therapy, especially ones that seem so maudlin.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Highly anticipated film about religious fanaticism and gay conversion therapy should be an awards magnet.
Tripp Burton (TB): I’m dubious of this, but it looks like it is worth seeing merely for the performances.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): The trailer does not do a good job of selling the picture, but early reviews make this sound like a decent and touching film, though perhaps more important than truly feeling.

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A Private War

(Limited Release)
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6.0
Wesley Lovell: (5)
Peter J. Patrick: (6)
Tripp Burton: (7)
Thomas LaTourrette: (6)

1.0
Wesley Lovell: (2,Oscars)
Peter J. Patrick: (Nil)
Tripp Burton: (Nil)
Thomas LaTourrette: (2,Oscars)
Categories:

  • Actress (WL,TL)

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): The subject of the film is of interest, but the film just doesn’t look that intriguing.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Compelling biography of war correspondent Marie Colvin and her coverage of the Syrian Civil War looks like a hard sell.
Tripp Burton (TB): This looks interesting, but the fact that it is so under the radar makes me nervous.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): While Rosamund Pike appears to give a fierce performance, the movie built around it does not look as interesting.

Film

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Rampant

(Limited Release)
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3.3
Wesley Lovell: (1)
Peter J. Patrick: (4)
Tripp Burton: (5)
Thomas LaTourrette: (3)

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

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): I rarely watch Asian martial arts films, even supernatural-themed ones.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Another week, another Asian martial arts drama.
Tripp Burton (TB): This looks like fun, but in awards season, I’ll soon forget about it and it will fall thorugh the cracks.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): Only hard core fans of martial arts films will be interested in this one.

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