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Your Weekend Movie Guide

Your Weekend Movie Guide

Opening in theaters this weekend are movies dealing with fast cars, the FBI and religion.  Let’s go in depth on the top-three anticipated movies opening this weekend.

The Fate of the Furious

This weekend isn’t a big one for new movies. If you’re lucky, a weekend could be packed with two or three movies worth seeing, but not this weekend. The movie with the biggest promotion behind it is without question the newest installment in the fast and furious series. This will be the 8th movie in the series. The series got its start back in 2001. I remember my friend Alex having the DVD and putting it on. Back then the series was mostly about two things: cars and women. As teenage boys that’s all we really needed to know. I haven’t watched the first movie in years, but I remember it being simply a nice action movie. Over the years I didn’t keep up with the series. I happened to catch most of Fast & Furious 6 when I was working at a movie theatre. I was kind of shocked that the movie attracted so many fans. This weekend The Fate of the Furious opens and promises to bring on the action. The trailer features a submarine, an evil Dominic Toretto and lots of explosions. If you’re going to the theater this weekend you’ll most likely be seeing this movie because not much is opening. This movie promises lots of action and lots of fun.

Altitude 

Rotten Tomatoes describes the plot as “Gretchen Blair is a headstrong FBI agent who goes rogue on a hostage negotiation and is sent packing to a desk job back in DC. By a stroke of luck, she’s upgraded to business class on her flight – but as soon as the plane takes off, her seatmate offers her millions of dollars if she can get him off the plane alive. As his ex-partners stage a brutal hijacking, Gretchen finds herself in the fight of her life – choosing sides between two factions of a criminal gang and trying to keep the plane from going down.” This movie could go either way. It could be a fun action drama or be just another forgettable movie lost in the shadow of The Fate of the Furious opening.

Student

Student is a Russian drama that first premiered last year. This weekend it is opening in the U.S. The film won the Francois Chalais Prize at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. The plot involves a young man who some think has become possessed by demons. The young man becomes obsessed with religion and it greatly impacts everyone around him. I highly recommend watching the trailer for this movie because it ends with a very haunting image. If this movie is playing near you I recommend checking it out.    

Michael.O@chicagonewstoday.com