Out This Weekend: ‘Kong’ hopes to tackle ‘Logan’
Kong or Stewart this week
After the amazing $88M domestic debut that ‘Logan’ had last week, odds are good that most moviegoers will be looking for something new to watch this weekend. At least that’s what Warner Bros. Pictures is hoping for, the studio’s “Kong: Skull Island” is opening this weekend in almost 4,000 locations.
“Kong: Skull Island” is the hands-down favorite to win the box-office this weekend, in the new-release category at least, mostly because it’s the only major-release to speak of. The film follows a team of explorers and soldiers as they travel to an uncharted island in the Pacific. The island is not only the home of gigantic monsters, but is the habitat of Kong himself. “Kong: Skull Island” was directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, working off a screenplay written by Dan Gilroy and Max Borenstein. The film stars Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson and Brie Larson. You can watch a trailer for “Kong: Skull Island”.
If classic movie-monsters aren’t your thing, you might be able to see “Personal Shopper” this weekend. The mystery-drama revolves around a ghost-story that takes place in the fashion world of Paris. The film was highly praised during its short tour on the film-festival circuit, and was written and directed by Olivier Assayas. The film stars Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger and Sigrid Bouaziz. You will have to check your local-listings for this one, the film is not releasing nationwide and instead will open in just 4 locations. If the idea of fashion ghosts intrigues you, or if you’re a fan of Kristen Stewart, you can checkout a trailer for “Personal Shopper“.
“Raw” is getting an even smaller debut at first, opening to just two locations. This one comes with a warning, the film actually caused people to become ill and leave the locations during screenings. The film circles around a young vegetarian who is forced to undergo a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school. Soon the young woman becomes addicted to meat, and things turn even darker. Julia Ducournau wrote and directed the film, which stars Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf and Rabah Nait Oufella. This trailer, again, comes with a viewer-discretion warning from us, and can be seen on YouTube.
You can also look for “The Sense of an Ending,” this film is also opening in four locations. In the film a man is haunted by his past and is forced to reevaluate his life. The film was directed by Ritesh Batra, working off an adaptation by Nick Payne. The film is based on the original novel written by Julian Barnes. The film stars Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling and Harriet Walter. You can watch a trailer for the film.