Sadly, there’s no holiday to make fun of, or change in season to reference for this week at the movies. Happily, I’m still very pleased about having seen Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 a hand full of times since it came out. On everything that’s coming out this week however, I’m aggressively neutral.
Bound to underwhelm, much like the previous installment Prometheus, Covenant seems to be another spectacularly beautiful film, with awesome gore and a terrible plot. Covenant is supposed to lead right into the original Alien but I find myself unexcited by another prequel.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
As a Harry Potter fan, I can understand the allure of trying to finish the filming of a series of book movies. What’s weird is rebooting a family in the middle of the series. But I guess a bonus is we get to see what Alicia Silverstone is up to… so there’s that.
Sadly, not a long form film about Lauryn Hill, Everything, Everything is also almost a Bubble Boy remake. It’s your classic tale of a girl who is allergic to everything falling in love with the new boy next door who, I’m assuming, she’s also allergic to.
A Danish movie examining the human experience through the prism of a commune?! Date Night!
This movie stars the Cranstyman (Bryan Cranston for the uninitiated) as a suburban husband that is so unfulfilled by his marriage to Jennifer Garner that he gets a phoenix tattooed on his back and goes to live in the attic. Or maybe that’s Ben Affleck. Is this a Cranston as Affleck biopic?