Film Junk » New Releases Blog and Podcast Fri, 07 Dec 2018 17:35:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 New to Theatres This Weekend: Schindler’s List, Vox Lux, Mary Queen of Scots Fri, 07 Dec 2018 14:34:17 +0000 moviesschindlerslist

It’s another week without any major releases hitting theatres and, in fact, the re-release of Steven Spielberg’s 1993 Oscar winner Schindler’s List is the only thing debuting on more than a handful of screens. That being said, Paramount wisely decided to take advantage of the lack of competition and is offering early screenings of Bumblebee in select theatres on Sat. Dec. 8th. In limited release, we also have the well-received Natalie Portman film Vox Lux hitting theatres along with period drama Mary Queen of Scots starring Saiorse Ronan and Margot Robbie and Ben Is Back starring Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges. If you plan on staying home, there’s always Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle which also arrives on Netflix today. What will you be watching this weekend?

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New to Theatres This Weekend: The Possession of Hannah Grace, Anna and the Apocalypse Fri, 30 Nov 2018 16:54:20 +0000 movieshannahgrace

Late November / early December is slowly becoming another annual dead zone for new movies and this weekend is no exception. Horror flick The Possession of Hannah Grace is the sole new addition in wide release as the big Thanksgiving releases are expected to keep filling the majority of seats for another week or two. Debuting in select theatres, we also have a few odds and ends including the Scottish horror comedy musical Anna and the Apocalypse, Til Schweiger’s Head Full of Honey and a curious documentary about the underground world of corporate musicals called Bathtubs Over Broadway. What will you be watching this weekend?

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New to Theatres This Weekend: Creed II, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Robin Hood Fri, 23 Nov 2018 15:54:08 +0000 moviescreediil

Happy Black Friday everyone! We’ve got three pretty big releases in theatres this weekend, most of which already opened a few days ago due to Thanksgiving. Easily the biggest of the bunch is Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph sequel Ralph Breaks the Internet, which is actively gunning for Frozen‘s Thanksgiving weekend record. Creed II is also expected to punch above its weight while the latest incarnation of Robin Hood seems to be generating slightly less enthusiasm. If that’s not enough, we’ve got awards contenders Green Book and The Front Runner going wide and in select theatres we have Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite and Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters are making their debut. What will you be watching this weekend?

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New to Theatres This Weekend: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Widows, Instant Family Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:06:12 +0000 moviesfantasticbeasts2

It’s time to take another trip to the Wizarding World as Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald arrives in theatres this weekend. Critics have not been feeling the magic but the movie is expected to easily obliviate the competition. Other new releases include the Mark Wahlberg / Rose Byrne comedy Instant Family and Steve McQueen’s acclaimed heist film Widows. In select theatres, we have Peter Farrelly’s awards season favourite Green Book starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali and Julian Schnabel’s Van Gogh biopic At Eternity’s Gate starring Willem Dafoe. What will you be watching this weekend?

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New to Theatres This Weekend: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, Overlord, The Girl in the Spider’s Web Fri, 09 Nov 2018 15:41:09 +0000 moviesoverlord

November is continuing to pile on the major releases as we have our first true blockbuster of the month hitting theatres plus a couple of high profile genre entries as well. Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch is the movie to beat and is expected to open in the $50-$60 million range but that feels a bit low given Illumination Entertainment’s past track record, the book’s popularity and the star power of Benedict Cumberbatch (then again it is also the third time this story has been adapted). The J.J. Abrams-produced nazi zombie movie Overlord should also bring in more than just hardcore horror fans while The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo sequel The Girl in the Spider’s Web could go either way. In select theatres we also have Jason Reitman’s awards season drama The Front Runner starring Hugh Jackman. What will you be watching this weekend?

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New to Theatres This Weekend: Bohemian Rhapsody, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Nobody’s Fool Fri, 02 Nov 2018 14:38:57 +0000 moviesbohemianrhapsody

With October behind us, it is a new month at the multiplex and we’re starting to see a mix of prestige dramas and family entertainment as we head towards U.S. Thanksgiving. The Queen / Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody headlines this week’s new releases riding a wave of lukewarm reviews. However, critics are giving a slightly chillier reception to the latest Tyler Perry film Nobody’s Fool and Disney’s fantasy epic The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. In select theatres, we also have Joel Edgerton’s coming-of-age drama Boy Erased, Joseph Kahn’s provocative rap battle flick Bodied and war journalist biopic A Private War starring Rosamund Pike. What will you be watching this weekend?

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New to Theatres This Weekend: Hunter Killer, Indivisible, Johnny English Strikes Again Fri, 26 Oct 2018 15:58:10 +0000 movieshunterkiller

With Halloween still expected to dominate multiplexes in its second weekend, it is not a particularly exciting week for new releases… or at least not the major ones anyway. The only new movie getting a full-fledged wide release is the Gerard Butler submarine thriller Hunter Killer, which feels like something that should be coming out in January rather than October. Other new releases playing on over 500 screens include the faith-based drama Indivisible and the Rowan Atkinson sequel Johnny English Strikes Again. Fortunately, in select theatres there are quite a few things potentially worth seeking out including Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria remake, the Korean thriller Burning, and the twisted Swedish-Danish supernatural thriller Border, not to mention Frederick Wiseman’s latest documentary Monrovia, Indiana and a 4K re-release of John Carpenter’s The Fog. What will you be watching this weekend?

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New to Theaters This Weekend: Halloween, Mid90s, Wildlife Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:51:53 +0000 movieshalloween2018

There is just one new movie in wide release this weekend and it’s a pretty big one. Michael Myers makes his long-awaited return after a nine year absence in David Gordon Green’s Halloween, which is on track to have the biggest opening weekend for the franchise and one of the biggest for horror movies in general. With no other R-rated horror movies around except for The Nun, some people are saying it could be looking at $70+ million. If slashers aren’t your thing, there are some alternatives in select theatres including Jonah Hill’s directorial debut Mid90s, Paul Dano’s directorial debut Wildlife, and the Melissa McCarthy drama Can You Ever Forgive Me?. Acclaimed crime thriller The Hate U Give is also expanding to over 2000 screens. What will you be watching this weekend?

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New to Theatres This Weekend: First Man, Bad Times at the El Royale, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween Fri, 12 Oct 2018 14:19:24 +0000 moviesfirstman

We’ve got three major releases hitting theatres this weekend but whether any of them will challenge either Venom or A Star is Born in their second weekend remains to be seen. Ryan Gosling stars in the Neil Armstrong biopic First Man, which is expected to be an awards contender but may or may not be a big mainstream hit. Also hitting theatres we have the spooky family sequel Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, which is tracking far behind the original, and the original Drew Goddard thriller Bad Times at the El Royale. The latter has a star-studded cast but doesn’t seem to be generating much awareness. In select theatres, keep an eye out for Beautiful Boy starring Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet as well as Ike Barinholtz’s sociopolitical satire The Oath. What will you be watching this weekend?

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New to Theatres This Weekend: Venom, A Star is Born, The Hate U Give Fri, 05 Oct 2018 14:51:17 +0000 moviesvenom

October kicks off with the release of the first comic book movie to hit theatres since the summer: Venom starring Tom Hardy. It’s a bigger movie than anything released in September although the lack of an actual superhero and mostly negative reviews just might pull it down a bit. Also debuting in wide release is the Bradley Cooper / Lady Gaga vehicle A Star is Born which could be a serious threat to Venom with all the positive buzz surrounding it. In limited release, we also have the acclaimed YA adaptation The Hate U Give and the latest in a long line of Pablo Escobar flicks, Loving Pablo starring Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz. What will you be watching this weekend?

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New to Theatres This Weekend: Night School, Smallfoot, Hell Fest Fri, 28 Sep 2018 20:30:18 +0000 nightschool

After the slowest moviegoing weekend of 2018 thus far, the box office is looking to bounce back this weekend with the release of Night School starring Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish and the Warner Brothers animated movie Smallfoot. The former, in particular, is already on track to be one of the biggest comedies of the year. Other major releases hitting theatres include the CBS Films horror flick Hell Fest and a new adaptation of Little Women (not to be confused with the Greta Gerwig-directed version, which is coming next year). In limited release, we have Robert Redford’s final film The Old Man & the Gun, the police brutality drama Monsters and Men, and the Joan Jett documentary Bad Reputation. What will you be watching this weekend?

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New to Theatres This Weekend: The House with a Clock In Its Walls, Life Itself, Fahrenheit 11/9 Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:36:42 +0000 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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