Looking at the Weekend: Jan. 17-19, 2020

Disney has a stranglehold on the box office throughout the year and every film it releases will dominate for at least a week. The same will be true of Dolittle whose only competition is the second week in wide release for 1917, meaning it’s going to dominate and probably for a two or three weeks after that.

Our Highest Rated Films: Weathering with You
Our Best Awards Ratings: Weathering with You (Oscars*) *NOTE: Submissions were due prior to the Oscar nominations.

OTHER LIMITED RELEASES

D-Love
Disturbing the Peace
Extracurricular
Speed of Life
The Wave

Jan. 17-19, 2020

Film

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Awards Chances

Bad Boys for Life

(Wide Release)
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3.7
Wesley Lovell: (3)
Peter J. Patrick: (5)
Thomas LaTourrette: (3)

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

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): I never saw any of the prior films and I don’t plan to start now.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Frenetic sequel looks like a diverting enough time-killer.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): This might appeal to fans of the series, but most others probably should stay away.

Film

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Awards Chances

Dolittle

(Wide Release)
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4.7
Wesley Lovell: (5)
Peter J. Patrick: (6)
Thomas LaTourrette: (3)

.7
Wesley Lovell: (2,Oscars)
Peter J. Patrick: (Nil)
Thomas LaTourrette: (Nil)
Categories:

  • Visual Effects (WL)

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): I’m only mildly curious about this film. It looks horrendous, but the effects look pretty good.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Previous films from the beloved children’s novels have been disappointing, here’s hoping this one is a step up.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): I was a fan of Hugh Lofting’s books growing up, but this looks to have little in common with them. It looks like a bad film.

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The Last Full Measure

(Wide Release)
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4.7
Wesley Lovell: (4)
Peter J. Patrick: (6)
Thomas LaTourrette: (4)

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

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): A war film that doesn’t hold much appeal.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): All-star cast includes two Oscar winners and five nominees in Medal of Honor winner’s biography – could be worth seeing for the cast alone.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): This looks earnest, perhaps too much so, but it just does not make me want to see it.

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Feedback

(Limited Release)
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3.7
Wesley Lovell: (4)
Peter J. Patrick: (4)
Thomas LaTourrette: (3)

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

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): Eddie Marsan might be the only reason to see this and that’s just not enough.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Tedious horror film doesn’t look too appealing.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): There was something about the trailer just felt unpleasant, so I will probably be passing on this film.

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The Host

(Limited Release)
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4.7
Wesley Lovell: (6)
Peter J. Patrick: (4)
Thomas LaTourrette: (4)

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

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): Remakes and reboots of horror films rarely turn out well, so I would skip it.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Low-rent horror film has an interesting look but is that enough?
Thomas LaTourette (TL): I found the trailer confusing and not quite sure of what was going on or why, so it may be a good film to pass on.

Film

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Intrigo: Death of an Author

(Limited Release)
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4.0
Wesley Lovell: (4)
Peter J. Patrick: (5)
Thomas LaTourrette: (3)

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

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): If it weren’t for the cast, this wouldn’t even be getting a theatrical release.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Convoluted mystery probably goes down easier in a TV viewing than in the theatre.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): I will confess to being totally lost while watching this trailer, which does not does not bode well for the full movie.

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Liberation

(Limited Release)
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3.0
Wesley Lovell: (4)
Peter J. Patrick: (3)
Thomas LaTourrette: (2)

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

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): I barely have interest in American war films. A Chinese war film is even less interesting to me.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Who or what is being liberated by all those explosions?
Thomas LaTourette (TL): A chaotic trailer showed lots of things blowing up, but gave no idea of who or why, so probably only a film for students of Chinese battles.

Film

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Weathering with You

(Limited Release)
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6.0
Wesley Lovell: (3)
Peter J. Patrick: (7)
Thomas LaTourrette: (8)

3.3
Wesley Lovell: (Nil)
Peter J. Patrick: (5,Oscars)
Thomas LaTourrette: (5,Oscars)
Categories:

  • Animated Feature (PP,TL)

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): A cheesy concept situated around a visually unappealing trailer.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Well-reviewed Japanese animated film is one I’m actually looking forward to seeing.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): This looks like a charming animated film with mystical elements and young love.

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