Looking at the Weekend: Nov. 25-27, 2022

Two new release and two expansions are fighting for consideration this Thanksgiving. Devotion and Strange World are new while Bones and All and The Fabelmans are expanding. You can probably set aside Bones and All and Devotion. Neither film has the crossover carry potential to take the top spot at the box office. Strange World has the Disney label while Fabelmans has Spielberg. That said, Strange World has more broad appeal than Fabelmans since the latter isn’t really an action-adventure or family-adventure film like much of what used to make the most money for Spielberg.

Our Highest Rated Films: Strange World
Our Best Awards Ratings: Strange World (Oscars)

OTHER LIMITED RELEASES

Bones and All (Expands Wide)
The Fabelmans (Expands Wide)
All The Beauty And The Bloodshed (Limited)
Battle For Saipan (Limited)
Freedom on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom (Limited)
Leonor Will Never Die (Limited)
The Son (Limited)

Nov. 25-27, 2022

Film

Our Thoughts

Awards Chances

Devotion

(Wide Release)
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Trailer & Poster Preview

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

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

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): The trailer is a bit dull and the storyline, while it seems important, just doesn’t have the excitement one would expect from such a movie.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Korean War drama seems compelling but won’t draw the audiences of a Tom Cruise actioner.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): It will be an uplifting movie about overcoming racism in the military, but we have a pretty good idea of how it will go beforehand.

Film

Our Thoughts

Awards Chances

Strange World

(Wide Release)
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Trailer & Poster Preview

6.7
Wesley Lovell: (6)
Peter J. Patrick: (7)
Thomas LaTourrette: (7)

7.0
Wesley Lovell: (6,Oscars)
Peter J. Patrick: (7,Oscars)
Thomas LaTourrette: (8,Oscars)
Categories:

  • Animated Feature (WL,PP,TL)

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): The trailers haven’t been nearly as entertaining as they should have, especially for Disney, but Jake Gyllenhaal voices one of the characters and that’s enough for my interest.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Disney’s latest seems to have a welcome retro 50s feel to it.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): While it is nice to see an original story, it still looks awfully familiar.

Film

Our Thoughts

Awards Chances

Nanny

(Limited Release)
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Trailer & Poster Preview

4.0
Wesley Lovell: (2)
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): The premise doesn’t look that original and the trailer does the film little favors.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): This week’s horror entry looks smarter than most of the recent crop.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): The trailer does not elicit much dread or horror and makes it just not seem like that interesting a film to see.

Film

Our Thoughts

Awards Chances

White Noise

(Limited Release)
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Trailer & Poster Preview

5.0
Wesley Lovell: (4)
Peter J. Patrick: (5)
Thomas LaTourrette: (6)

1.0
Wesley Lovell: (Nil)
Peter J. Patrick: (Nil)
Thomas LaTourrette: (3,Oscars)
Categories:

  • Adapted Screenplay (TL)

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): Noah Baumbach is one of those directors that a lot of people are excited to see releasing a new film. I don’t share that excitement.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Early critical response is that the film is as muddled as the trailer.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): A confusing trailer gave me no idea of what the film is about or why I should want to see it.

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