Looking at the Weekend: Sep. 14-16, 2018

With so little to really call blockbuster material, the reboot of the alien sci-fi action feature Predator makes its way to the big screen and should do well despite the prior films barely making little at the box office. There isn’t a lot of competition as the second weekend of The Nun is surely to drop the customary 50% to 65% giving plenty of wiggle room for Predator, which has little competition from the likes of A Simple Favor and White Boy Rick, but could face an unexpected challenge from Christian-targeted Unbroken: Path to Redemption, the sequel to, but utterly disconnected from, Unbroken directed by Angelina Jolie.

Our Highest Rated Films: The Children Act
Our Best Awards Ratings: The Children Act (Oscars)

OTHER LIMITED RELEASES

American Chaos
American Deep State
Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco
Armed
The Dawn Well
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
He’s Out There
Letter From Masanjia
MDMA
The Riot Act
Science Fair
A Wizard’s Tale

Sep. 14-16, 2018

Film

Our Thoughts

Awards Chances

The Predator

(Wide Release)
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3.7
Wesley Lovell: (3)
Peter J. Patrick: (6)
Thomas LaTourrette: (2)

1.7
Wesley Lovell: (Nil)
Peter J. Patrick: (5,Oscars)
Thomas LaTourrette: (Nil)
Categories:

  • Sound Mixing (PP)
  • Sound Editing (PP)
  • Visual Effects (PP)

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): The only film in this series I’ve seen is Predator 2 and it was atrocious. I’ve heard better things about the other films, but I’m still not interested.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Not my usual cup of tea but this remake looks better than the original.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): I have not seen any of the earlier films of the series, and I see no reason to start with this one.

Film

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Awards Chances

A Simple Favor

(Wide Release)
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4.0
Wesley Lovell: (7)
Peter J. Patrick: (0)
Thomas LaTourrette: (5)

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

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): Anna Kendrick is reason to see just about any film and this one looks like it could be modestly fun.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Vapid mystery looks like it would be agony to sit through.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): An okay cast may make something of this thriller, but Paul Feig has never been my favorite director, so I am dubious.

Film

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Unbroken: Path to Redemption

(Wide Release)
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2.3
Wesley Lovell: (0)
Peter J. Patrick: (4)
Thomas LaTourrette: (3)

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

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): I had limited interest in seeing Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken. I have absolutely no interest in seeing this “sequel.”
Peter J. Patrick (PP): This sequel to Unbroken appears to be an overly earnest evangelical message film.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): The original Unbroken had a strong lead and a decent director, this one looks like a pale imitation of that as it picks up the real life story of Louis Zamperini after the war.

Film

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Awards Chances

White Boy Rick

(Wide Release)
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3.3
Wesley Lovell: (2)
Peter J. Patrick: (4)
Thomas LaTourrette: (4)

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

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): Matthew McConaughey isn’t of interest to me and this biopic with him as a secondary character doesn’t add much appeal.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Good cast looks wasted in poorly constructed true story of a teenage FBI informant.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): It should be an intriguing story, but the trailer and the early reviews do not make it sound like it succeeds.

Film

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Awards Chances

Bel Canto

(Limited Release)
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5.0
Wesley Lovell: (4)
Peter J. Patrick: (6)
Thomas LaTourrette: (5)

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

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): As much as I love Julianne Moore, even my adoration of her has its limits. This is probably one of them.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Undersold hostage drama might have better luck on DVD and cable.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): It could be an okay movie, but the trailer does not make a great case for it.

Film

Our Thoughts

Awards Chances

The Children Act

(Limited Release)
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7.3
Wesley Lovell: (6)
Peter J. Patrick: (9)
Thomas LaTourrette: (7)

3.0
Wesley Lovell: (2,Oscars)
Peter J. Patrick: (5,Oscars)
Thomas LaTourrette: (2,Oscars)
Categories:

  • Actress (WL,PP,TL)

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): Emma Thompson is always an actress to watch, though this film feels a bit like tripe based on the trailer alone.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Emma Thompson may be a long-shot for an Oscar, but this looks to be her best work in decades.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): Emma Thompson looks to have her best role in years as a judge involved in a life-changing decision, though an early release may lose her any chances of a nomination for it.

Film

Our Thoughts

Awards Chances

Don’t Leave Home

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

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

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): It’s a commonplace horror premise that isn’t given sufficient originality to make it look interesting.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Interesting looking, if minor, horror film.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): It presents a somewhat moody feeling, but another horror film does not appeal.

Film

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Awards Chances

Lizzie

(Limited Release)
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5.7
Wesley Lovell: (7)
Peter J. Patrick: (4)
Thomas LaTourrette: (6)

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

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): This could be quite fun, following Lizzie Borden in her life after the legendary incident. Solid actors make it even more interesting, though the trailer isn’t great.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Takes the Borden legend in a new direction, but it still ends with the ax murders.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): A good cast, but an uninspiring trailer and lackluster early reviews make this look like a misfire.

Film

Our Thoughts

Awards Chances

Patient Zero

(Limited Release)
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1.7
Wesley Lovell: (1)
Peter J. Patrick: (0)
Thomas LaTourrette: (4)

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

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): This pseudo-zombie pandemic film looks especially awful.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Four-year-old pandemic thriller looks like it should have stayed on the shelf.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): Matt Smith has turned into a credible actor, but this looks a little cheap and derivative so probably not worth the time.

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