Wednesday here and you know what that means: more new movies opening wide in theaters starting tomorrow! I have to interrupt my Disney+ streaming watching because soooo much good content there to watch/rewatch. Some movies I haven’t seen for literally 30+ years!
I digress, let’s see what’s new out this weekend, because last weekend didn’t go as well as planned for a film that I really enjoyed.
First up …
Charlie’s Angels (2019)
I’m nervous about this one is going to turn out. What gives me hope is I really like Elizabeth Banks, but am not sure about her taking on the role of Bosley (originally played by David Doyle in the TV series).
Didn’t feel Bill Murray as Bosley either though, so who knows? I get it, a classic jiggly TV show is getting “woke” — but am not sure if I’m getting awakened yet. Am going in very cautiously optimistic and yet still looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
Part of what’s burning away some of my interest is the last reboot with Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu and Cameron Diaz wasn’t that spectacular. But at least I knew who they were … I don’t know any of the actresses in this reboot, except for Banks as Bosley.
Anticipation: 4 / 10
Ford vs. Ferrari
Matt Damon has an uphill battle to convince me that he is some wizard auto engineer. He’s a good actor, so maybe he’ll be successful, and I’m more than intrigued by this “inspired by a true story” case of David vs. Goliath in the auto racing car designed for maximum speed movie.
What is the deal with the budget for this being $100 million? I’m very puzzled unless Damon and co-star Christian Bale are getting paid a boatload to star. The sets can’t be that expensive to recreate … can they? Or maybe it’s all the old cars and they are wrecking some in the process? $100 million is a boatload of cash to spend on a movie.
If this movie doesn’t open strong we’re going to see a bunch of headlines about how it “bombed” and lost a ton of money leading the news come Monday morning, if not sooner.
This has the best trailers, too of the films opening wide this week.
The Good Liar
An old guy taking advantage of elderly women’s vanity? Yeah, I can get interested in a movie about this, but hopefully the old guy gets his comeuppance or has some sort of major character arc. The trailer suggests maybe that will be the case. We’ll find out soon.
ANTICIPATION for Week of 11/14/19 MOVIES
How much on scale of 1-10 anticipating the 11-14-2019 movies?
- Ford vs. Ferrari – 6/10
- The Good Liar – 5/10
- Charlie’s Angels – 4/10
Are there screenings in our area to see these movies?
All three are wide screenings and available in our area, so the plan is to watch, rate and review all.