Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Opening This Weekend - November 4

Wide Releases


Dr. Strange

Directed by: Scott Derrickson
Runtime: 1hr, 55mins
Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

This one is shaping up for Marvel. It's already making big money internationally, better even than past Marvel releases: Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man,  and Captain America: Winter Soldier. But if that weren't enough good news, it's also earning strong reviews. It's sitting at a 91% on Rotten Tomatoes and looks to be one of the most visually spectacular films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Holiday movie season here we come.





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Hacksaw Ridge

Directed by: Mel Gibson
Runtime: 2hrs, 11mins
Biography, Drama, Romance, War

And now to another film already receiving mostly positive reviews (and also sitting at a 91% on Rotten Tomatoes). Mel Gibson claims the film is both a romance and a film dedicated to war veterans. He is not a director known for subtlety. As such, we can expect loudly expressed themes and high levels of disturbingly gory war footage.



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Trolls

Directed by: Walt Dohrn and Mike Mitchell
Runtime: 1hr, 32mins
Animation, Adventure, Comedy

It's hard to imagine a film more bright, cheery and in your face that The Smurfs, but Dreamworks has done it. This one is likely to be a guilty pleasure for Justin Timberlake fans, but a painfully irritating experience if you're not a fan of his. Count me in the latter, and count me out for this one.


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Limited Releases



Loving

Directed by: Jeff Nichols
Runtime: 2hrs, 3mins
Biography, Drama

The film with the highest RT rating of this week's releases is the latest from director Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter, Mud, and Midnight Special). Loving looks to be a big change in the type of material Nichols had been known for up to this point, but that may just be one of the reasons its so intriguing. It also looks to be a poignant, powerful period piece with a pair of top notch performances from leads Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga. Both history lesson and love story, Loving may earn itself some Oscar buzz in the near future. 


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