Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Opening This Week - August 11, 2017

Wide Releases:


Annabelle: Creation

Directed by: David F. Sandberg
Runtime: 1hr, 49mins
Horror, Mystery, Thriller
R
Trailer

Starring: Miranda Otto, Stephanie Sigman, Lulu Wilson




As the title suggests, Creation is a prequel to 2014's Annabelle, and the fourth film in The Conjuring series. All of the films in the series have done well at the box office, and other than the first Annabelle film, they've all been fairly well received by critics - including Creation. However, as someone not very fond of horror films, I take one look at that creepy doll and I'm out. Perhaps that's a sign that it's doing something right.


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The Glass Castle

Directed by: Destin Daniel Cretton  
Runtime: 2hrs, 7mins  
Biography, Drama
PG-13
Trailer

Starring: Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts




Director Destin Daniel Cretton pairs with Brie Larson again for the follow up to his excellent 2013 indie film, Short Term 12. It's based on the memoir of the same name by Jeannette Walls, recounting her poverty-stricken upbringing and her relationship with her unconventional and rather dysfunctional family. Cretton could very well be finding a consistent theme for his work. However, unlike Short Term 12, which was universally praised, The Glass Castle has received some mixed early reviews. The jury is still out for now, but there's reason to be concerned.


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The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

Directed by: Cal Brunker  
Runtime: 1hr, 31mins  
Animation, Adventure, Comedy
PG
Trailer

Starring: Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, Maya Rudolph, Jackie Chan, Peter Stormare, Bobby Cannavale



The first Nut Job (2014) movie wasn't a huge box office success, but it did pull in a nice profit for the newly formed Gulfstream Pictures. Despite the poor reviews of that first film, they've seen fit to produce a follow up with just as deep a cast. There haven't been any early reviews so far, but I'd keep expectations low. However, as far as the box office goes, it wouldn't surprise me to see it do fairly well. The Emoji Movie has disappointed and Despicable Me 3 has been out for over a month now. The Nut Job 2 could benefit from kids wanting one more trip to the theater before school starts.


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Limited Releases:


A Taxi Driver

Directed by: Hun Jang  
Runtime: 2hrs, 17mins  
Action, Drama, History
Not Rated
Trailer

Starring: Kang-ho Song, Thomas Kretschmann, Hae-jin Yoo





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After Love (August 9)

Directed by: Joachim Lafosse  
Runtime: 1hr, 40mins  
Drama
Not Rated
Trailer

Starring: Bérénice Bejo, Cédric Kahn, Marthe Keller





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Good Time  

Directed by: Ben Safdie, Joshua Safdie  
Runtime: 1hr, 40mins  
Crime, Drama
R
Trailer

Starring: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Robert Pattinson, Barkhad Abdi





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In This Corner of the World  

Directed by: Sunao Katabuchi  
Runtime: 2hrs, 9mins  
Animation, Drama, History
PG-13
Trailer

Starring: Rena Nounen, Megumi Han, Yoshimasa Hosoya





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Ingrid Goes West


Directed by: Matt Spicer
Runtime: 1hr, 37mins
Comedy, Drama
R

Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O'Shea Jackson Jr.






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Once Upon a Time  

Directed by: Anthony LaMolinara, Xiaoding Zhao  
Runtime: 1hr, 49mins  
Drama
Not Rated
Trailer

Starring: Yang Yang, Chun Li, Yifei Liu





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Open Water 3: Cage Dive  

Directed by: Gerald Rascionato  
Runtime: 1hr, 20mins  
Drama, Horror, Thriller
R
Trailer

Starring: Joel Hogan, Josh Potthoff, Megan Peta Hill





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Pilgrimage  

Directed by: Brendan Muldowney  
Runtime: 1hr, 36mins  
Adventure, Drama
Not Rated
Trailer

Starring: Tom Holland, Richard Armitage, Jon Bernthal





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Planetarium  

Directed by: Rebecca Zlotowski  
Runtime: 1hr, 45mins  
Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Not Rated
Trailer

Starring: Natalie Portman, Lily-Rose Depp, Emmanuel Salinger





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Nocturama

Directed by: Bertrand Bonello
Runtime: 2hrs, 10mins
Drama, Thriller
Not Rated

Starring: Finnegan Oldfield, Vincent Rottiers, Hamza Meziani






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The Nile Hilton Incident

Directed by: Tarik Saleh
Runtime: 1hr, 46mins
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Not Rated

Starring: Fares Fares, Mari Malek, Yasser Ali Maher






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The Only Living Boy in New York

Directed by: Marc Webb
Runtime: 1hr, 28mins
Drama
R

Starring: Callum Turner, Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan, Jeff Bridges






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The Trip to Spain

Directed by: Michael Winterbottom
Runtime: 1hr, 55mins
Drama
Not Rated

Starring: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Marta Barrio






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The Veil

Directed by: Brent Ryan Green
Runtime: 1hr, 33mins
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Not Rated

Starring: Serinda Swan, William Moseley, William Levy






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Toilet: Ek Prem Katha

Directed by: Shree Narayan Singh
Runtime: 2hrs, 35mins
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Not Rated

Starring: Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Bhumi Pednekar






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