There are some great films playing this weekend, but almost all of them seem to be at film festivals. The latest iteration of Murder on the Orient Express looks like the best option to me, but while the book was a masterpiece and the cast is world class, it really isn’t science fiction or even fantasy. I think I will probably spend the weekend binging on season two of Dirk Gently and other equally silly things like the latest Red Dwarf Season 12 episode.
Thor: Ragnarok is the film I will be seeing this weekend; how about you?
On first glance I couldn’t spot any genre movies this week, but it turns out there is one that just might fit the bill. Suburbicon is surreal enough that I think it fits comfortably in the Fantasy genre, so it gets my vote this time around.
The obvious genre release this week is Geostorm, with weather used as a weapon of mass destruction, controlled from a huge orbital facility like the IIS on steroids. But the trailer reminds me all too much of the disaster films of the 1960s through the 1980s, which I tend to consider formulaic and boring. The live action Tokyo Ghoul hit theaters today and will run until Sunday the 22nd, that one I am really looking forward to. Wonderstruck looks very interesting, but is only in New York and LA this week; it will be out everywhere on the 10th. If you feel like streaming your entertainment this weekend, Red Dwarf Season 12 is currently playing, and BritBox just got it.
The only actual genre this week lean heavily in the direction of horror, American Satan and
There isn’t even a doubt, this weekend is all about Blade Runner 2049, the sequel I have been wanting to watch for 30 years. There are an awful lot of critics saying this story may be better than the original, I will reserve judgement until I get to see it for myself. But I have the feeling Philip K Dick would be both proud and paranoid about all the attention this film is generating.