Opening Weekend Round-Up: Episode 1

Hello, Hello, Hello!  Maddy here, and I’m back again after taking a break this summer. Today, I’m bringing a brand new series of blog posts to ya’ll!

Presenting: Opening Weekend Round-Up!

A series of weekly posts on the latest and most anticipated movies hitting theatres, my opinions on them, whether or not I’m looking forward to them, and odd comments about the trailers.

So without further ado:




Rating: R (US)  –  14A (CAN)


‘New Line Cinema’s horror thriller “IT,” directed by Andy Muschietti (“Mama”), is based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades. When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.’


My Comments: Firstly, Horror movies really aren’t my thing – I’m not a huge fan, and the same goes for books as well.  I am probably going to be going out of my way to not see this movie (or its trailers – they’re all downright creepy).  Also would not recommend if you possibly have a phobia of clowns – this ain’t gonna help, at all.



Home Again

Rating: PG-13 (US)  –  PG (CAN)


HOME AGAIN stars Reese Witherspoon as Alice Kinney in a modern romantic comedy. Recently separated from her husband, (Michael Sheen), Alice decides to start over by moving back to her hometown of Los Angeles with her two young daughters. During a night out on her 40th birthday, Alice meets three aspiring filmmakers who happen to be in need of a place to live. Alice agrees to let the guys stay in her guest house temporarily, but the arrangement ends up unfolding in unexpected ways. Alice’s unlikely new family and new romance comes to a crashing halt when her ex- husband shows up, suitcase in hand. HOME AGAIN is a story of love, friendship, and the families we create. And one very big life lesson: Starting over is not for beginners.

My Comments:  Probably not going to see this either – forget love triangles, this is even worse.




Rating:  R (US) 


A group of 5 people find themselves trapped in an elevator in the World Trade Center’s North Tower on 9/11. They work together, never giving up hope, to try to escape before the unthinkable happens.


My Comments:  Forget about a tear-jerker,  this’ll have me outright bawling for sure; I may not be able to see it in theatres here in Canada, but I’m going to be seeing this eventually.




Rating: PG-13 (US)


REMEMORY explores the unexplained death of Gordon Dunn (Martin Donovan), a visionary scientific pioneer whose body is found shortly after the unveiling of his newest work: a device able to extract, record and play a person’s memories. Gordon’s wife, Carolyn (Julia Ormond), retreats into her house and cuts off contact with the outside world when a mysterious man (Peter Dinklage) shows up. After stealing the machine, he uses it to try and solve the mystery, beginning an investigation of memories that lead him to unexpected and dangerous places.

My Comments:  If I could find it in a theatre near me, I don’t think I would mind watching this, it looks very intriguing. Also:  ANTON YELCHIN.


The Good Catholic

Rating: PG-13 (US)


Daniel (Zachary Spicer) is a young, idealistic priest who loves his work more than anything. While he struggles to find balance between the dueling philosophies of his mentors, Father Victor (Danny Glover), an old school, no-nonsense traditionalist, and Father Ollie (John C. McGinley), a chain-smoking, carb-addicted Franciscan, Daniel’s passion for his calling never waivers. And then he meets Jane. After a chance encounter during a late night confession, the complicated and mysterious Jane (Wrenn Schmidt), starts to open up Daniel’s world to an entirely different set of possibilities. And problems. As new bonds form and old ones are tested, Daniel must decide what his true calling really is–and whether or not he has the courage to answer it.

My Comments:  Not sure how I feel about this one, but I’d go watch it.  It’s looks entertaining.


Rebel in the Rye

Rating: PG-13 (US)


This biopic of legendary author J.D. Salinger (Nicholas Hoult) details his relationship with socialite Oona O’Neill (Zoey Deutch), his experiences fighting in World War II, and his writing process for The Catcher in the Rye. Kevin Spacey and Sarah Paulson co-star. Written and directed by Danny Strong, Rebel in the Rye made its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

My Comments: THIS LOOKS SO GOOD! There, I said it, but I am totally going to be watching this one!



There you have it!  the first episode of Opening Weekend Round-Up!  Are you planning on seeing any of these films?  What are you looking forward too?  Comment below and let me know!


*Credit to Rotten Tomatoes, and IMDB for the summaries and rating information.


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