Looking at the Weekend: Feb. 19-21, 2016

There’s not a lot of competition this weekend, so Deadpool will lay claim to a second weekend atop the box office charts. The top new release is likely to be Risen, a Christian-targeted film that shouldn’t have much competition from the poorly advertised Race and the period horror film The Witch..

Our Highest Rated Films: Embrace of the Serpent, Neerja
Our Best Awards Ratings: Embrace of the Serpent (Oscar-nominated)

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Feb. 19-21, 2016

Film

Our Thoughts

Awards Chances

Race

(Wide Release)
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5.8
Wesley Lovell: (7)
Peter J. Patrick: (6)
Tripp Burton: (4)
Thomas LaTourrette: (6)

0.3
Wesley Lovell: (1,Oscars)
Peter J. Patrick: (Nil)
Tripp Burton: (nIL)
Thomas LaTourrette: (Nil)
Categories:

  • Picture (WL)
  • Director (WL)
  • Actor (WL)
  • Supporting Actor (WL)
  • Production Design (WL)
  • Costume Design (WL)

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): It’s an interesting part of history, but not an interesting trailer.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Historically important inspirational drama about Jesse Owens and the 1936 Olympics should be worth your time.
Tripp Burton (TB): This isn’t my cup of tea, but it could prove to be very popular.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): Jesse Owens was an inspiration to my father, so I am hoping that this movie will do him justice. I am not certain that it will be that good, but I am looking forward to it. Jason Sudeikis does look like he may be miscast in a serious role.

Film

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Awards Chances

Risen

(Wide Release)
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2.5
Wesley Lovell: (0)
Peter J. Patrick: (5)
Tripp Burton: (2)
Thomas LaTourrette: (3)

Nil
Wesley Lovell: (Nil)
Peter J. Patrick: (Nil)
Tripp Burton: (Nil)
Thomas LaTourrette: (Nil)
Categories:

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): I’ve seen enough Biblical movies in my lifetime.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Director Kevin Reynolds doesn’t have a very good track record, but this inspirational Biblical film could prove otherwise.
Tripp Burton (TB): This looks like a very by-the-numbers Biblical epic, with very little interesting going on dramatically
Thomas LaTourette (TL): I have a feeling that this will be a heavy-handed film about true believers and even an actor as good as Joseph Fiennes will not be able to rescue it.

Film

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Awards Chances

The Witch

(Wide Release)
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5.0
Wesley Lovell: (5)
Peter J. Patrick: (5)
Tripp Burton: (7)
Thomas LaTourrette: (3)

Nil
Wesley Lovell: (Nil)
Peter J. Patrick: (Nil)
Tripp Burton: (Nil)
Thomas LaTourrette: (Nil)
Categories:

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): In spite of looking mediocre, I’ve heard decent things about it.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Horror film that received good notices at various film festivals could be worth a look.
Tripp Burton (TB): Word is that this is an interesting new horror film, but I’ll wait to watch it at home with the lights on.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): Advance reviews are good, but the trailer does not capture any of the magic talked about in them, so I am unsure if I want to see this.

Film

Our Thoughts

Awards Chances

Embrace of the Serpent

(Limited Release)
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7.0
Wesley Lovell: (5)
Peter J. Patrick: (8)
Tripp Burton: (8)
Thomas LaTourrette: (7)

10
Wesley Lovell: (10,Oscars)
Peter J. Patrick: (10,Oscars)
Tripp Burton: (10,Oscars)
Thomas LaTourrette: (10,Oscars)
Categories:

  • Foreign Language Film (Already Nominated)

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): It’s already an Oscar nominee, but won’t win. However, being an Oscar nominee is enough to make a necessary watch.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): This Oscar-nominated Best Foreign Language Film from Colombia should be worth your time.
Tripp Burton (TB): This picked up a lot of awards buzz, and a handful of nominations, and looks to be a solid film.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): The trailer does not entice, but word of mouth has been good on this, so I am hoping it lives up to its hype.

Film

Our Thoughts

Awards Chances

Neerja

(Limited Release)
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6.3
Wesley Lovell: (8)
Peter J. Patrick: (8)
Tripp Burton: (4)
Thomas LaTourrette: (5)

Nil
Wesley Lovell: (Nil)
Peter J. Patrick: (Nil)
Tripp Burton: (Nil)
Thomas LaTourrette: (Nil)
Categories:

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): The history sounds interesting and it doesn’t look a half-bad film.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Indian film about the real-life 1980s heroine of a hijacking looks to be of more general interest than most Bollywood films.
Tripp Burton (TB): I don’t know what to make of this, but I don’t think very much.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): The premise of a flight attendant saving the lives of a planeful of people from hijackers sounds interesting, especially as it is a true story, but the trailer gives away too little and does not excite as much as it should.

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