Opening in theaters this weekend are movies dealing with witchcraft, exploration and nature. Let’s go in depth on the top-three anticipated premieres.
The Lost City of Z
None of the movie’s opening this weekend are part of a huge cinematic universe or are a sequel in a series. However, new movies come out every weekend and this week the biggest movie is The Lost City Of Z. Rotten Tomatoes writes, “Based on author David Grann’s nonfiction bestseller, The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as “savages,” the determined Fawcett – supported by his devoted wife, son and aide-de-camp – returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925.” This movie is the only real powerhouse opening this weekend. If you like action and drama this is the movie to see.
This is a movie that could be good or really bad. Horror movies come and go and trying to be memorable is hard when almost everything has been done before. The plot sees a couple renting an island to celebrate their wedding. Little did they know that the same day makes the day of a 100-year old curse. This curse off course leads to witches rising again. If you’re dying to see a horror movie this weekend, this is your only choice, but beware because it could be bad.
Born In China
Documentaries have become very popular recently with all the content available from the various streaming services. The days of kids being punished by watching a nature documentary are far gone. This new film focuses on the wild and remote areas of China. Rotten Tomatoes describes the plot as, “Following the stories of three animal families, the film transports audiences to some of the most extreme environments on Earth to witness some of the most intimate moments ever captured in a nature film. A doting panda bear mother guides her growing baby as she begins to explore and seek independence. A two-year-old golden monkey who feels displaced by his new baby sister joins up with a group of free-spirited outcasts. And a mother snow leopard–an elusive animal rarely caught on camera–faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs in one of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on the planet.” This might not be a film for a very young child to sit through, but for the older crowd this should a fun documentary.
By Michael Obrecki