This weekend, there are quite a few solid movies that I know I will be checking out and so should you!
Annabelle: Creation definitely stands out, plus you’ll get the opportunity to check out a few minutes from the upcoming reboot of Stephen King’s IT! Also interested in Ingrid Goes West and upset at myself for not going to an advance screening of it along with The Hitman’s Bodyguard (which releases next week!).
Hitting theaters this weekend, here’s what is hitting theaters: Annabelle: Creation (New Line Cinema/Warner Bros. Pictures), Home Again (Open Road Films), Open Water 3 Cage Dive (Lionsgate Home Entertainment), The Glass Castle (Lionsgate), The Only Living Boy In New York (Roadside Attractions), Ingrid Goes West (NEON).
Annabelle: Creation (New Line Cinema/Warner Bros. Pictures):
Annabelle: Creation stars: Miranda Otto, Javer Botet, Stephanie Sigman, Alicia Vela-Bailey, Talitha Bateman, Anthony LaPaglia, Adam Bartley, Lulu Wilson
Annabelle: Creation synopsis:
Former toy maker Sam Mullins and his wife Esther are happy to welcome a nun and six orphaned girls into their California farmhouse. Years earlier, the couple lost their 7-year-old daughter Annabelle in a tragic car accident. Terror soon strikes when one of the girls finds a seemingly innocent doll that seems to have
Home Again (Open Road Films):
Home Again stars: Reese Witherspoon, Lake Bell, Michael Sheen
Home Again synopsis:
HOME AGAIN stars Reese Witherspoon (“Big Little Lies,” Wild, Walk The Line, Sweet Home Alabama) as Alice Kinney in a modern romantic comedy. Recently separated from her husband, (Michael Sheen), Alice decides to start over by moving back to her hometown of Los Angeles with her two young daughters. During a night out on her 40th birthday, Alice meets three aspiring filmmakers who happen to be in need of a place to live. Alice agrees to let the guys stay in her guest house temporarily, but the arrangement ends up unfolding in unexpected ways. Alice’s unlikely new family and new romance comes to a crashing halt when her ex-husband shows up, suitcase in hand. HOME AGAIN is a story of love, friendship, and the families we create. And one very big life lesson: Starting over is not for beginners.
Open Water 3 Cage Dive (Lionsgate Home Entertainment):
Open Water 3 Cage Dive stars: Joel Hogan, Josh Potthoff, Megan Peta Hill and Pete Valley
Open Water 3 Cage Dive synopsis:
“In this intense thriller, three friends from California head to the rugged Australian coast for a cage-dive encounter with deadly Great Whites. But after attracting a swarm of vicious sharks, their tour boat is destroyed by a massive rogue wave. As clouds gather and darkness descends, the three friends find themselves alone and defenseless, afloat in the chilly ocean as hungry man-eaters begin to circle. With little hope of rescue, they must fight to survive using only their courage.”
The Glass Castle (Lionsgate):
The Glass Castle stars: Brie Larson, Naomi Watts, Woody Harrelson, Sarah Snook, Max Greenfield, Iain Armitage, Ella Anderson, Shree Crooks
The Glass Castle synopsis:
Based on a memoir, four siblings must learn to take care of themselves as their responsibility-averse, free-spirit parents both inspire and inhibit them. When sober, the children’s brilliant and charismatic father captured their imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Meanwhile, their mother abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want to take on the work of raising a family.
The Only Living Boy In New York (Roadside Attractions):
The Only Living Boy In New York stars: Kate Beckinsale, Kiersey Clemons, Pierce Brosnan, Jeff Bridges
The Only Living Boy In New York synopsis:
“Thomas Webb (Callum Turner), the son of a publisher and his artistic wife, has just graduated from college and is trying to find his place in the world. Moving from his parents’ Upper West Side apartment to the Lower East Side, he befriends his neighbor W.F. (Jeff Bridges), a shambling alcoholic writer who dispenses worldly wisdom alongside healthy shots of whiskey. Thomas’ world begins to shift when he discovers that his long-married father (Pierce Brosnan) is having an affair with a seductive younger woman (Kate Beckinsale). Determined to break up the relationship, Thomas ends up sleeping with his father’s mistress, launching a chain of events that will change everything he thinks he knows about himself and his family.”
Ingrid Goes West (NEON):
Ingrid Goes West synopsis:
“Following the death of her mother and a series of self-inflicted setbacks, young Ingrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza) escapes a humdrum existence by moving out West to befriend her instagram obsession and LA socialite Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen). After a quick bond is forged between these unlikeliest of friends, the façade begins to crack in both women’s lives — with comically malicious results.”
Red Band Trailer:
Logan Lucky (Fingerprint Releasing/Bleecker Street), The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature (Open Road Films), Patti Cake$ (Fox Searchlight), The Hitman’s Bodyguard (Lionsgate):
Logan Lucky (Fingerprint Releasing/Bleecker Street):
Logan Lucky stars: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane, Riley Keough, Katie Holmes, Katherine Waterson, Dwight Yoakam, Sebastian Stan, Brian Gleeson, Jack Quaid, Hilary Swank, Daniel Craig
Logan Lucky synopsis:
The Logans are a hardscrabble family from the hills of West Virginia, and their clan has been famous for its bad luck for nearly 90 years. But the conniving Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) decides its time to turn the family’s luck around, and with a little help from his friends, the Redneck Robbers, he plans to steal $14 million from the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature (Open Road Films:
The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature stars: Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, Maya Rudolph, Jackie Chan, Isabela Moner, Peter Stormare, Bobby Cannavale, Tom Kenny, Kari Wahlgren, Gabriel Iglesias, Bobby Moynihan, Jeff Dunham, Sebastian Maniscalco, Josh Robert Thompson, Rob Tinkler
The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature synopsis:
Surly and his friends, Buddy, Andie and Precious discover that the mayor of Oakton City is cracking one big hustle to build a giant yet quite-shabby amusement park, which in turn will bulldoze their home, which is the city park, and it’s up to them and the rest of the park animals to stop the mayor, along with his daughter and a mad animal control officer from getting away with his scheme, and take back the park.
Patti Cake$ (Fox Searchlight):
Patti Cake$stars: Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett, Siddharth Dhananjay, Mamoudou Athie, Cathy Moriarty, McCaul Lombardi, Patrick Brana
Patti Cake$ synopsis:
Aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, aka Patti Cake$, is fighting an unlikely quest for glory in her downtrodden hometown where her life is falling apart. Patti tries to reach the big time in the hip-hop scene with original and affecting music. Cheered on by her grandmother and only friends, Jheri and Basterd, Patti also shoulders her mother’s heartaches and misfortunes.
The Hitman’s Bodyguard (Lionsgate):
The Hitman’s Bodyguard stars: Gary Oldman, Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung, Richard E. Grant, Joaquim de Almeida, Kristy Mitchell, Josephine de la Baume, Sam Hazeldine, Yuri Kolokolnikov, Ori Pfeffer, Abbey Hoes, Barry Atsma, Rod Hallett
The Hitman’s Bodyguard synopsis:
The world’s top protection agent is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hit men. The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. During their journey from England to the Hague, they encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades and a merciless Eastern European dictator who is out for blood.
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