Looking at the Weekend: Feb. 26-28, 2016

Could we see a third weekend atop the box office chart for Deadpool considering the competition, it’s possible. Gods of Egypt looks to be the most prominent contender this week and that film has been plagued by accusations of racism. However, that won’t stop the white teen audience its targeting from turning out for the spectacle. However, the magic-and-sandal action films of the last few years haven’t been showing signs of longevity, which could be a problem. Triple 9 could suffer from being up against another dark, gritty action film (Deadpool), which could give Eddie the Eagle a solid shot at family dollars.

Our Highest Rated Films: Triple 9, Eddie the Eagle, Crouching Tiger 2
Our Best Awards Ratings: Gods of Egypt (Razzies)

OTHER LIMITED RELEASES

King Georges
The Last Man on the Moon
Ran (re-issue)

Feb. 26-28, 2016

Film

Our Thoughts

Awards Chances

Eddie the Eagle

(Wide Release)
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4.8
Wesley Lovell: (3)
Peter J. Patrick: (7)
Tripp Burton: (3)
Thomas LaTourrette: (6)

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

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): This looks like your standard, hokey Disney inspirational sports drama.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Good cast in inspirational biopic looks like a decent change of pace film.
Tripp Burton (TB): This looks deadly dull and ordinary.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): This looks like a typical Disney movie with a hero overcoming great odds to succeed in a sport. I like Hugh Jackman, but I doubt that even he can make this better than a mediocre movie.

Film

Our Thoughts

Awards Chances

Gods of Egypt

(Wide Release)
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2.8
Wesley Lovell: (4)
Peter J. Patrick: (2)
Tripp Burton: (1)
Thomas LaTourrette: (4)

1.3
Wesley Lovell: (Nil)
Peter J. Patrick: (5,Razzies)
Tripp Burton: (Nil)
Thomas LaTourrette: (1,Oscars)
Categories:

  • Picture (PP)
  • Director (PP)
  • Actor (PP)
  • Actress (PP)
  • Visual Effects (TL)

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): The only real interest anyone should have in this is an interest in Egyptian mythology and even that’s a poor reason to want to see it.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Looks like a rip-roaring waste of time.
Tripp Burton (TB): This hyperkinetic historical action mash-up is my least favorite genre these days, so this has no interest for me.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): This just looks like a bad CGI film without many redeeming qualities. The effects might make it worthwhile, but I am dubious of that.

Film

Our Thoughts

Awards Chances

Triple 9

(Wide Release)
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5.5
Wesley Lovell: (8)
Peter J. Patrick: (5)
Tripp Burton: (5)
Thomas LaTourrette: (4)

0.5
Wesley Lovell: (2,Oscars)
Peter J. Patrick: (Nil)
Tripp Burton: (Nil)
Thomas LaTourrette: (Nil)
Categories:

  • Picture (WL)
  • Director (WL)
  • Supporting Actor (WL)
  • Supporting Actress (WL)
  • Original Screenplay (WL)
  • Film Editing (WL)

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): The concept isn’t even remotely new, but the talent involved make this look like a fantastic time.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Feverish looking crime thriller with good cast could go either way.
Tripp Burton (TB): There is a lot of talent behind this film, but it unfortunately looks blandly familiar.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): A cop thriller with twists and turns, might be good but probably not worth seeing in the cinema.

Film

Our Thoughts

Awards Chances

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

(Limited Release)
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4.8
Wesley Lovell: (5)
Peter J. Patrick: (7)
Tripp Burton: (5)
Thomas LaTourrette: (2)

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

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): I loved the original, but this looks like a potential misfire, a very big misfire.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Michelle Yeoh reprising her character from 16 years ago has me interested in this overdue sequel.
Tripp Burton (TB): I’m not sure if I need a new Crouching Tiger movie, but since it is streaming on Netflix then I’ll probably check it out.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): This seems way too late to be coming out to cash in on the success of the original. It does not look as interesting as the first, and a whole lot cheaper.

Film

Our Thoughts

Awards Chances

Tere Bin Laden – Dead or Alive

(Limited Release)
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2.0
Wesley Lovell: (2)
Peter J. Patrick: (2)
Tripp Burton: (2)
Thomas LaTourrette: (2)

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

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): It could be mildly diverting, but I’m not that impressed with the trailer.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): I suppose there’s an audience for this low wattage Bollywood comedy, but I’m not it.
Tripp Burton (TB): Really? This is a thing?
Thomas LaTourette (TL): This is trying for laughs, but just looks painful instead.

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