Film Junk » New Releases http://filmjunk.com Blog and Podcast Fri, 21 Sep 2018 19:03:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.24 New to Theatres This Weekend: The House with a Clock In Its Walls, Life Itself, Fahrenheit 11/9 http://filmjunk.com/2018/09/21/new-to-theatres-this-weekend-the-house-with-a-clock-in-its-walls-life-itself-fahrenheit-119/ http://filmjunk.com/2018/09/21/new-to-theatres-this-weekend-the-house-with-a-clock-in-its-walls-life-itself-fahrenheit-119/#comments Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:36:42 +0000 http://filmjunk.com/?p=161335 movieshousewithaclock

We’ve got an interesting assortment of new releases hitting theatres this week, although none of them are really expected to draw huge crowds. Eli Roth’s The House with a Clock In Its Walls is likely to be the biggest of the bunch, a PG-rated horror fantasy film that is hoping to capture some of the Goosebumps audience. Also hitting theatres we have Michael Moore’s latest documentary Fahrenheit 11/9, which is definitely not attracting the same level of attention that Fahrenheit 9/11 received back in 2004, and Dan Fogelman’s Life Itself, which is currently getting trounced by critics. Sundance hit Assassination Nation is also debuting on over 1400 screens and in select theatres we have Jacques Audiard’s The Sisters Brothers starring Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly. What will you be watching this weekend?

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New to Theatres This Weekend: The Predator, A Simple Favor, White Boy Rick http://filmjunk.com/2018/09/14/new-to-theatres-this-weekend-the-predator-a-simple-favor-white-boy-rick/ http://filmjunk.com/2018/09/14/new-to-theatres-this-weekend-the-predator-a-simple-favor-white-boy-rick/#comments Fri, 14 Sep 2018 14:10:44 +0000 http://filmjunk.com/?p=161199 moviesthepredator

Shane Black’s The Predator leads this week’s crop of new releases and is expected to best the competition in box office combat, although with all the controversy and mixed reviews (not to mention an impending hurricane) it might not necessarily be smooth sailing. Other major releases hitting theatres include the Paul Feig thriller A Simple Favor starring Black Lively and Anna Kendrick and White Boy Rick starring Matthew McConaughey. There is also apparently a sequel to the Angelina Jolie movie Unbroken out this weekend; she is not involved and this movie is specifically targeting Christian audiences. In select theatres, we also have the revenge thriller Mandy starring Nicolas Cage (which is also on VOD) and the Lizzie Borden biopic Lizzie starring Chloe Sevigny and Kristen Stewart. What will you be watching this weekend?

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New to Theatres This Weekend: The Nun, Peppermint, God Bless the Broken Road http://filmjunk.com/2018/09/07/new-to-theatres-this-weekend-the-nun-peppermint-god-bless-the-broken-road/ http://filmjunk.com/2018/09/07/new-to-theatres-this-weekend-the-nun-peppermint-god-bless-the-broken-road/#comments Fri, 07 Sep 2018 14:55:39 +0000 http://filmjunk.com/?p=161078 moviesthenun

After spending most of August at the top of the box office, Crazy Rich Asians will finally start cashing out this weekend with the release of The Nun, the third spin-off from The Conjuring series. What seems crazy is that The Nun is on track to hit the biggest debut yet for a Conjuring movie… even bigger than The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2. Clearly horror fans are not yet growing tired of this franchise, perhaps thanks to the fact that they have expanded out beyond the core concept. Other movies in wide release include the revenge thriller Peppermint starring Jennifer Garner and the faith-based film God Bless the Broken Road. In limited release, we also have the Hal Ashby documentary Hal and the French drama The Apparition. What will you be watching this weekend?

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New to Theatres This Weekend: Kin, Operation Finale, Searching http://filmjunk.com/2018/08/31/new-to-theatres-this-weekend-kin-operation-finale-searching/ http://filmjunk.com/2018/08/31/new-to-theatres-this-weekend-kin-operation-finale-searching/#comments Fri, 31 Aug 2018 16:18:19 +0000 http://filmjunk.com/?p=160943 movieskin

Crazy Rich Asians should continue to dominate the box office over the Labour Day weekend despite two new movies arriving in wide release and one significant expansion. For the most part, it is the usual forgettable late August fare with the sci-fi action movie Kin looking unlikely to pull in many viewers and the WWII thriller Operation Finale also seemingly being dumped by MGM despite a cast that includes Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley and Melanie Laurent. The cyber-thriller Searching starring John Cho, on the other hand, is looking to build on strong reviews and a successful debut in limited release as it expands to over 1000 screens. Other new movies in limited release include Lenny Abrahamson’s period horror film The Little Stranger starring Domhnall Gleeson and the Spanish language drama Ya Veremos. What will you be watching this weekend?

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New to Theatres This Weekend: The Happytime Murders, A.X.L., Papillon http://filmjunk.com/2018/08/24/new-to-theatres-this-weekend-the-happytime-murders-a-x-l-papillon/ http://filmjunk.com/2018/08/24/new-to-theatres-this-weekend-the-happytime-murders-a-x-l-papillon/#comments Fri, 24 Aug 2018 14:34:27 +0000 http://filmjunk.com/?p=160852 movieshappytimemurders

The summer season is finally winding down and it’s pretty clear that we’re getting into the sketchy dumping grounds that define the last few weekends of August. The only wide releases hitting theatres are the R-rated puppet noir The Happytime Murders (which is getting destroyed by critics) and the family action-adventure sci-fi film A.X.L. (which was not even screened for critics). Aside from that, the prison break remake Papillon starring Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek is also opening on over 500 screens. Elsewhere, the internet-based thriller Searching starring John Cho is arriving in a few theatres before expanding next weekend. What will you be watching this weekend?

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New to Theatres This Weekend: Crazy Rich Asians, Mile 22, Alpha http://filmjunk.com/2018/08/17/new-to-theatres-this-weekend-crazy-rich-asians-mile-22-alpha/ http://filmjunk.com/2018/08/17/new-to-theatres-this-weekend-crazy-rich-asians-mile-22-alpha/#comments Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:43:22 +0000 http://filmjunk.com/?p=160723 moviescrazyrichasians

As we near the end of the summer, the last batch of major studio films hit theatres this weekend with a well-reviewed romantic comedy facing off against an espionage-themed action-thriller and a family-oriented historical adventure film. Jon M. Chu’s Crazy Rich Asians has all the makings of a breakout hit as it is generating plenty of hype and also plays to an often ignored demographic, plus there just haven’t been a ton of rom-coms as of late so this is definitely the movie to beat. Also arriving in theatres is Peter Berg’s latest collaboration with Mark Wahlberg, the spy thriller Mile 22, and the long-delayed “a boy and his wolf” action-adventure film Alpha. Hitting select theatres, we have the Nick Hornby adaptation Juliet, Naked, the Sundance hit We the Animals, and a non-Disney live-action version of The Little Mermaid. What will you be watching this weekend?

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New to Theatres This Weekend: The Meg, BlacKkKlansman, Slender Man http://filmjunk.com/2018/08/10/new-to-theatres-this-weekend-the-meg-blackkklansman-slender-man/ http://filmjunk.com/2018/08/10/new-to-theatres-this-weekend-the-meg-blackkklansman-slender-man/#comments Fri, 10 Aug 2018 14:30:32 +0000 http://filmjunk.com/?p=160587

Tom Cruise goes up against Jason Statham and a giant shark this weekend as Mission: Impossible – Fallout enters its third week hoping to survive an encounter with The Meg. Both movies are expected to be in the mid-$20 million range, but everyone knows you should never underestimate a shark movie in the summer! Other new movies in wide release include Spike Lee’s well-received BlacKkKlansman starring John David Washington and Adam Driver, the canine comedy Dog Days, and the previously delayed Slender Man horror movie, which once seemed like easy money but is now barely on track to crack $10 million. In select theatres we also have the Thai prison kickboxing drama A Prayer Before Dawn (which is already available on DirecTV) and the acclaimed Sundance hit Madeline’s Madeline. What will you be watching this weekend?

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New to Theatres This Weekend: The Spy Who Dumped Me, Christopher Robin, The Darkest Minds http://filmjunk.com/2018/08/03/new-to-theatres-this-weekend-the-spy-who-dumped-me-christopher-robin-the-darkest-minds/ http://filmjunk.com/2018/08/03/new-to-theatres-this-weekend-the-spy-who-dumped-me-christopher-robin-the-darkest-minds/#comments Fri, 03 Aug 2018 19:03:05 +0000 http://filmjunk.com/?p=160509 moviesspywhodumpedme

With Mission: Impossible – Fallout expected to remain at the top of the box office this weekend, we have a handful of other new releases battling for second place. At the top of the list is Disney’s Christopher Robin, a live-action / CG hybrid take on Winnie the Pooh starring Ewan McGregor, but also not to be counted out is the R-rated action-comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me starring Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon. The other major releases are YA adaptation The Darkest Minds and the questionable political documentary Death of a Nation, which attempts to compare Donald Trump to Abraham Lincoln. Elsewhere Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade is also expanding nationwide and the Sundance stoner comedy Never Goin’ Back is debuting in select theatres. What will you be watching this weekend?

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New to Theatres This Weekend: Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Teen Titans Go! to the Movies, Puzzle http://filmjunk.com/2018/07/27/new-to-theatres-this-weekend-mission-impossible-fallout-teen-titans-go-to-the-movies-puzzle/ http://filmjunk.com/2018/07/27/new-to-theatres-this-weekend-mission-impossible-fallout-teen-titans-go-to-the-movies-puzzle/#comments Fri, 27 Jul 2018 14:26:04 +0000 http://filmjunk.com/?p=160364 moviesmifallout

It’s the last weekend in July which means that blockbuster season is winding down with what is essentially the last major release of the summer, Mission: Impossible – Fallout. Based on the strong buzz and the omnipresent marketing campaign, it certainly seems like this could be the biggest Mission: Impossible movie yet although the current franchise record is not as high as you might think (none of the more recent installments have topped Mission: Impossible II‘s $57.8 million debut). Also in wide release we have the animated feature Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, which feels like it should be putting up The Lego Batman Movie numbers but is actually aiming much closer to The Lego Ninjago Movie. In select theatres, we also have the Sundance hit Puzzle starring Kelly Macdonald and Hot Summer Nights starring Timothée Chalamet and Maika Monroe. What will you be watching this weekend?

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New to Theatres This Weekend: The Equalizer 2, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!, Unfriended: Dark Web http://filmjunk.com/2018/07/20/new-to-theatres-this-weekend-the-equalizer-2-mamma-mia-here-we-go-again-unfriended-dark-web/ http://filmjunk.com/2018/07/20/new-to-theatres-this-weekend-the-equalizer-2-mamma-mia-here-we-go-again-unfriended-dark-web/#comments Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:00:25 +0000 http://filmjunk.com/?p=160203 moviesequalizer2

We’ve got three sequels hitting theatres this weekend although none of them really fall into the typical summer blockbuster category. The always reliable Denzel Washington headlines The Equalizer 2 but it is Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! that will likely be the movie to beat, arriving 10 years after the original Mamma Mia! pulled in over $600 million worldwide. Then there is Unfriended: Dark Web, a follow-up to yet another low budget Blumhouse success story. In select theaters, look for the Sundance hit Blindspotting and Generation Wealth, the latest documentary from the director of The Queen of Versailles. What will you be watching this weekend?

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New to Theatres This Weekend: Skyscraper, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, Eighth Grade http://filmjunk.com/2018/07/13/new-to-theatres-this-weekend-skyscraper-hotel-transylvania-3-summer-vacation-eighth-grade/ http://filmjunk.com/2018/07/13/new-to-theatres-this-weekend-skyscraper-hotel-transylvania-3-summer-vacation-eighth-grade/#comments Fri, 13 Jul 2018 14:33:50 +0000 http://filmjunk.com/?p=160072 moviesskyscraper

Dwayne Johnson’s box office clout will be put to the test this weekend as his latest action movie Skyscraper faces off against Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp in its second weekend and the third installment in a reliable animated franchise, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. Skyscraper is one of the few original big budget blockbusters of the summer (although to be fair, “original” might be a stretch considering how much Die Hard seems to have been an inspiration). In select theatres, we also have Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade, which earned a lot of praise at Sundance, and Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot starring Joaquin Phoenix and Jonah Hill. Sorry to Bother You is also getting a significant expansion after a strong debut in limited release last weekend. What will you be watching this weekend?

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New to Theatres This Weekend: Ant-Man and the Wasp, The First Purge, Sorry to Bother You http://filmjunk.com/2018/07/06/new-to-theatres-this-weekend-ant-man-and-the-wasp-the-first-purge-sorry-to-bother-you/ http://filmjunk.com/2018/07/06/new-to-theatres-this-weekend-ant-man-and-the-wasp-the-first-purge-sorry-to-bother-you/#comments Fri, 06 Jul 2018 14:13:50 +0000 http://filmjunk.com/?p=159920 moviesantmanandwasp

After a couple weeks with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom sitting comfortably at the top of the box office, Disney and Marvel should have no problem stealing that position back with the release of Ant-Man and the Wasp this weekend. The original Ant-Man is among the lowest grossing Marvel movies but the sequel is expected to build on that with a potential $80+ million opening. Also playing in theatres since Wednesday is The First Purge, the fourth installment in the now very consistent Blumhouse horror franchise. In select theatres we also have the well-received Whitney Houston documentary Whitney and the Sundance hit Sorry to Bother You starring Lakeith Stanfield. What will you be watching this weekend?

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