Well, it sure has been some kinda week, hasn’t it? And honestly, I’m done. Empty. Wrecked. I wish there was some sort of inspirational, soul-soothing thing I could whip up to share with you today, but the best I’ve got is… actually, it’s sweaty Michael B. Jordan. Maybe things will be alright after all?
Creed II — In theaters November 21
I’m not really one for sports movies (unless that sport is “bloodbath” in which case, yes, I am very much interested in those). So I don’t really have a lot to say about this new branch of the long-running Rocky franchise other than: They’re doing it right. Give me Michael B. Jordan, polished to a high-gloss sheen. Give me Tessa, and Phylicia, and Stallone’s jaunty little chapeau. Hell, give me a couple of Dragos too. I may not care about boxing, but I care about basically every other thing about this movie.
And speaking of sports movies…
All Square — In theaters October 12
A community is thrown into chaos when a bookie finds a new way to make money: taking bets on Little League games. This one picked up a Narrative Spotlight award at SXSW, and stars Michael Kelly, Pamela Adlon, Josh Lucas, Tom Everett Scott, and Isiah Whitlock Jr.
Look Away — In theaters October 12
This looks like an anti-bullying PSA stretched out into a horror film. A teen trades places with her reflection and lets the mirror version sort out her life for her. Only, obviously, the mirror version is EVIL. Also, not for nothing, but ice skating is a low-key terrifying activity and I appreciate that it’s being used as the focal point for some dread here. Every person wearing skates is essentially wearing two sharp weapons. Is it weird that I find that unsettling? Almost as unsettling as Jason Isaacs slicing his own face open? Anyway, I dig this.
The Super — In theaters October 19
Val Kilmer is the evil super of an apartment building in New York City, where tenants keep going missing. Which, as far as premises go, seems a little too easy. I lived in New York City for 15 years, and the few times I was lucky enough to live in a place that actually had a super, they were always weird.
And then there’s this…
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald — In theaters November 16
Kayleigh has already covered why the big Nagini reveal caused such an uproar this week, but in case you missed the trailer itself… here ‘tis. I’d love to take a stand and be like “I WON’T WATCH THIS” for moral reasons, but frankly, I didn’t watch the first Fantastic Beasts movie either — out of regular old disinterest. As far as I’m concerned, there are seven Harry Potter books, and eight films, and I stuck with the story through allll of that. I’m done now.
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