Top 10 Movies
Domestic Box Office (Estimates) For the Weekend of October 1, 2021*.
- Halloween Kils / $50,350,000
- No Time to Die / $24,298,923
- Venom: Let There Be Carnage / $16,5007,000
- The Addams Family 2 / $7,195,119
- The Last Duel / $4,820,000
6. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings / $3,540,000
7. Free Guy / $680,000
8. Lamb / $543,004
9. Candyman/ $460,000
10. Dear Evan Hansen / $410,000
*According to Comscore.
Director: Fran Kranz
Starring: Jason Isaacs, Martha Plimpton, Ann Dowd, Reed Birney
Studio: Bleeker Street
Opening: October 22, 2021
Years after an unspeakable tragedy tore their lives apart, two sets of parents agree to talk privately in an attempt to move forward. In Fran Kranz’ writing and directing debut, he thoughtfully examines their journey of grief, anger and acceptance by coming face-to-face with the ones who have been left behind.
Director: Chloé Zhao
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh, Don Lee, Kit Harrington
Studio: Marvel Studios
Opening: November 5, 2021
Marvel Studios’ Eternals features an exciting new team of Super Heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years. Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind’s most ancient enemy, the Deviants.
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Caitriona Balfe, Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan, Ciaran Hinds, Jude Hill
Studio: Focus Features
Opening: November 12, 2021
Written and directed by Academy Award nominee Kenneth Branagh, Belfast is a poignant story of love, laughter and loss in one boy’s childhood, amid the music and social tumult of the late 1960s.
Clifford The Big Red Dog
Director: Walt Becker
Starring: Darby Camp, Jack Whitehall, John Cleese, Tony Hale, David Alan Grier
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Opening: November 10, 2021
Based on the Scholastic book and cartoon series, Clifford comes to CGI life with a storyline that might be a bit tough to swallow. Emily Elizabeth struggles to fit in at home and at school but discovers a small red puppy who is destined to become her best friend from a magical animal rescuer. (Anybody remember a magical animal rescuer in the books?) Clifford becomes a gigantic red dog in New York City and attracts the attention of a genetics company who wish to supersize animals (!) so, Emily and Uncle Casey fight the forces of greed.
Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green
Starring: Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyaa Sidney, Demi Singleton, Tony Goldwyn, Jon Bernthal, Andy Bean, Kevin Dunn and Craig Tate
Studio: Warner Bros.
Opening: November 19, 2021
Driven by a clear vision of their future and using unconventional methods, Richard has a plan that will take Venus and Serena Williams from the streets of Compton, California to the global stage as legendary icons. The profoundly moving film shows the power of family, perseverance and unwavering belief as a means to achieve the impossible and impact the world.
Director: Jason Reitman
Starring: Finn Wolfhard, McKenna Grace, Carrie Coon, Signourney Weaver, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, Paul Rudd
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Opening: November 19, 2021
When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind. If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, Then you know who to call.
Director: Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Charise Castro Smith
Voice Talent: Stephanie Beatriz, Maria Cecilia Botero, John Leguizamo, Diane Guerrero
Studio: Walt Disney Animation Studios
Opening: November 24, 2021
A young Colombian girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers.
The Addams Family 2
I really enjoyed 2019’s The Addams Family. The film found a way to revisit this iconic family that remained faithful to the old TV series and original comics. Although not perfect, it had a nice balance of humor and sweet moments while giving this family a contemporary setting without over-doing it. I was thrilled to learn that a sequel was in the works and couldn’t wait to see what this family was up to now. Unfortunately, now I wish I hadn’t. Read More >>>
The Last Duel
Based on true events that happened way back in 14th century France, The Last Duel is indeed about the last trial by combat held in France. But despite what is shown in the trailers for the film, this isn’t much of an action picture and the actual duel doesn’t occur until much later in the two and a half hour screening time. Instead, this is very well-made movie that not only serves as a history lesson but also a lesson in morality as well. And sadly, as much as our world has changed since then, some things remain the same. Read More >>>
Peter Mortimer set out to make a documentary about Leclerc and yet, much of The Alpinist is about Mortimer trying to keep up with the 23-year-old. Leclerc is camera shy and doesn’t like to talk much. He doesn’t mind the fact that Mortimer is making a movie about his life, but at the same time, isn’t too impressed either. This makes the young man even more fascinating.
With interviews with various mountain climbers and close personal friends and family, The Alpinist explains how Marc-André was different from other kids from a very early age. Read More >>>
It is pretty brave of Kay Cannon and Amazon Studios to present a new Cinderella movie since the story has been done to death. Cannon’s version is pleasant enough. It features a good cast, great costumes and some nice toe-tapping tunes, but in the end, it resembles a live TV musical production more than it does a big, Hollywood motion picture. It’s earnest, but it has no teeth. The wicked stepmother isn’t really all that wicked. The ugly step-sisters aren’t ugly neither in looks nor actions. Cinderella is driven to sell dresses and not much more. Almost all of the music are recycled pop songs. And then there is that feminist slant that Cannon was going for that probably sounded better than how it is actually executed. Read More >>>
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Chastain does an incredible job of turning this seemingly larger-than-life character that we all thought we knew into a more realistic person. Yes, Tammy was quirky. Yes, she loved her makeup and her “trademark eyelashes”, but as the film shows, she was pretty much the same person in front of the camera as she was behind the camera. Read More >>>
Reminiscence won’t appeal to everyone. In fact, the reviewer I sat next to during my screening kept chuckling every ten minutes or so throughout the whole film. Sometimes it was the dialogue that got him to snicker. Sometimes it was the scenery. Annoying to say the least, but I don’t think he got it. Read More >>>
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