New to Theatres This Weekend: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, Overlord, The Girl in the Spider’s Web


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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  • Jake

    I think I’ll stay in and make it a Netflix weekend, although Overlord does intrigue me. Outlaw King is out now, I’ve been looking forward to see David Mackenzie’s Hell or High Water follow up. I know it didn’t fare well with critics when it premiered at TIFF but apparently Mackenzie went back and re cut the film, greatly improving it.

    BTW, is that actually the official title of The Girl in the Spider’s Web? That’s the first I’ve seen that subtitle. Gross.

  • Lisa Naarseth Myklebust

    Don’t bother Overlord, it’s an absolute turd. From the trailer it looks like a tongue-in-cheek genre film with a lot of self-irony. But it doesn’t; the film takes itself seriously 100%, and it’s just am embarrassing watch, filled with extremely cheap and cliched characters and confrontations, bad jump scares and predictable plot through and through.