After giant releases like “Kong: Skull Island, “Beauty and the Beast,” “Logan,” and “Power Rangers,” this weekend’s new-releases might seem a little bland. Moviegoers will find two new major-releases at their local cinema, but even more if you’re lucky enough to live near a theater showing the limited-releases.
One of the major-releases hitting theaters this week is “Smurfs: The Lost Village,” which was directed by Kelly Asbury. The animated-comedy features the voice-talents of Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson, Joe Manganiello, Danny Pudi, Mandy Patinkin, Michelle Rodriguez, Ellie Kemper, Julia Roberts, Ariel Winter and Meghan Trainor. If you plan on taking a small one to the theaters this weekend, it’s pretty much this or a repeat, but you can preview the film by watching the trailer on Youtube.
“Going in Style” will be a release for the older crowd. The heist-comedy was directed by Zach Braff, and stars Joey King, Morgan Freeman and Ann-Margret. You can find that trailer here on YouTube.
Releasing on a smaller-scale, “The Case for Christ” will open in about 1,175 locations. The film follows an atheist investigative journalist as he tries to disprove the existence of God. Jon Gunn directed the film, which stars Mike Vogel, Erika Christensen and Faye Dunaway. You can find “The Case for Christ” trailer here.
The pick of the week though will be even harder to find, so check your local listings before hitting the theater. “Colossal” is only opening in four-locations, but is easily one of the more exciting releases of the weekend. The film centers around a women as she realizes that her mental breakdown is somehow connected to a gigantic monster. The film was written and directed by Nacho Vigalondo, and stars Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis and Austin Stowell. This one is a little odd, so we highly-recommend watching the trailer.
Also releasing at the limited box-office is “Gifted,” directed by Marc Webb. The film involves a single father raising a child prodigy. “Gifted stars Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace and Lindsay Duncan. Evan fans can find the “Gifted” trailer here on Youtube.
These films will have to battle “Fate of the Furious” next weekend, which is set to open nationwide. If you plan on skipping the next big installment to the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise, you can choose to see “The Lost City of Z” instead, but only in select cities.