Opening 4-9-2021 in Theaters: Voyagers

Thursday, week #15 of 2021 (4/9 – 4/11/2021).

Talk about provocative box art. Not sure what to think from the trailer for this sci-fi film, but I like a good dose of sci-fi now and again. The last sci-fi film we saw in theaters was Chaos Walking, and I liked that one.

Voyagers

A science fiction film starring Tye Sheridan from Ready Player One. Sheridan was good the last time I saw him and haven’t seen him in much else, so good too see him again in this film.

Anticipation: 6/10

Wherever you are watching movies this weekend, happy watching to you

Opening 3-31-2021 in Theaters: Godzilla vs. Kong

Theaters/HBO Max: 3/31/2021

Thursday, week #14 of 2021 (3/31 – 4/4/2021).

This week my most anticipated movie so far of 2021 is coming. It’s already making the rounds on theater screens internationally and doing our best to avoid early spoiler-laden reviews. We’ll have our norml non-spoiler review coverage after seeing on the big screen soon. No, we’re not planning on seeing this on HBO Max.

Am not sure how well the HBO Max deal is working, but for us, it’s pretty much a non-event. We’ve seen two of their releases so far on HBO Max. The first was because there were no theaters open and the second because we had limited interest in seeing it in theaters. We are AMC Stubs A-list members and our preference is to watch new movies in theaters first.

Godzilla vs. Kong

I enjoyed watching all the Godzilla vs. movies when I was younger. Godzilla seemed so big. I’ve started rewatching some of the classic Godzilla movies on HBO Max and a lot of it seems cheesier to me now then all those years ago. Given these movies were made a long time ago and special effects and budgets were tiny compared to what Warner Bros. has available in 2021.

Anticipation: 9/10

Wherever you are watching movies this weekend, happy watching to you

Opening 3-25-2021 in Theaters: Nobody

Theaters: 3/25/2021

Thursday, week #13 of 2021 (3/25 – 3/28/2021).

Another movie coming out that has been showing frequently in previews is this week’s wide screening. Love the title.

Nobody

This one has a quiet sort of vicious action charm to it. It seems from the trailer like a man is trying to move on from his former business which was very dangerous and violent. Apparently being a “nobody” isn’t going to be that easy when his new identity is discovered by various bad guys.

This is the kind of role we might have seen a younger Arnold Schwarzenegger in. Kind of a touch of True Lies meets Eraser, but this comparison based of the trailer below might be way off.

Anticipation: 6/10

Wherever you are watching movies this weekend, happy watching to you!

Opening 3-18-2021 in Theaters: The Courier

Theaters: 3/18/2021

Thursday, week #12 of 2021 (3/18 – 3/21/2021).

Been seeing a lot of previews for this week’s wide release movie, but the biggest release this week is happening on streaming with the long awaited Snyder Cut of Justice League. I’d heard rumors this might be making some kind of limited theatrical run, but don’t see it playing at any of the theaters open in our area. Maybe it will appear on Friday somewhere. We’re going to be beach bound for a couple days, but will sneak in movies when/where we can, if not when we return this weekend.

The Courier

This espionage thriller has an intriguing trailer, see below.

This could be one we really enjoy — or not. I have enjoyed many stories based on true stories. A businessman turning into a spy isn’t as interesting as some other occupations perhaps, but guess it all depends on what type of businessman he turns out to be.

Anticipation: 5/10

Wherever you are watching movies this weekend, happy watching to you!

Opening 3-11-2021 in Theaters: The Father, Long Weekend

Theaters: 3/11/2021

Thursday, week #11 of 2021 (3/11 – 3/14/2021): two new movies this week, a drama and a romantic comedy. Am running a bit behind checking out the movie entertainment scene as work — you know, that day job — has been keeping me very busy lately.

It’s good to see new movies continuing to be released in theaters. We still haven’t seen one of the three from last week, but tonight we’re springing for tickets for one of the new ones (we’re still deciding which as this is being written, but leaning toward The Father). By the time this is posted (12:01am Friday 3/12) we’ll have already made our choice.

The Father

Anthony Hopkins is the standout reason to see this film here. He’s a great actor. Does this script about an elderly father facing the ravages of time.

Anticipation: 5/10

Long Weekend

Not much is sticking out in this trailer. Sort of the standard fare rom-com trailer.

Anticipation: 4/10

Which one of these movies most interests you? Wherever you are watching movies this weekend, happy watching to you!

Opening 3-5-2021 in Theaters: Raya and the Last Dragon, Boogie, Chaos Walking

Theaters: 3/5/2021
+ Disney+ premium ($30)

Wednesday, week #10 of 2021 (3/5 – 3/7/2021): three movies.

Say that again with some emphasis: three movies!

That’s how many are opening in theaters this weekend. What has largely been a case of one here, one there, we’re finally getting more several movies screening.

Given one of them is also showing on Disney+ as part of their Disney+ Premium experience (see: ), but this probably won’t that much impact on theaters. We saw this last weekend with Tom & Jerry. People will go to the theaters even if they can still watch it at home. Have always thought that the whole day and date ruins box office receipts is overstated. You can’t get the theater experience (easily) at home. Yes, it can be done, if you have your own home theater room, but watching movies on your TV screen — even a large one — isn’t the same as watching in theaters.

Raya and the Last Dragon
FIRST LOOK

We won’t be paying the premium $30 fee to watch this on Disney+, no more than we did for Mulan.

Anticipation: 4/10

Boogie

This has been getting a lot of preview love in theaters. Basketball sports story of a talented Asian player who is being racially stereotyped.

Maybe it’s from seeing the previews so many times, but I’m interested. The last basketball-related movie we saw was the one with Ben Affleck as an alcoholic coach of a young basketball team. This seems to center more specifically on one player.

Anticipation: 6/10

Chaos Walking

Wherever you are watching movies this weekend, happy watching to you!

Opening 2-26-2021 in Theaters: Tom and Jerry

Theaters: 2/26/2021

Wednesday, week #9 of 2021 (2/26 – 2/28/2021)

Another week with only one wide release movie in theaters. This one, like last week’s Nomadland, is also being released on streaming as well as in theaters. Tom and Jerry will join Wonder Woman: 1984, The Little Things and Judas and the Black Messiah as the 4th of 17 movies Warner Bros. is planning on releasing day and date throughout 2021.

Tom and Jerry

If you want to watch a bunch of Tom and Jerry cartoons to prepare for the live action + animated hybrid, HBO Max has a wide selection available. Later this year, another Space Jam is coming, this time starring Lebron James instead of Michael Jordan, mixing Bugs Bunny and friends with a live action basketball adventure.

I have mixed feelings on this one. The trailer is promising and I’m a huge fan of older cartoons but will admit not watching much of this one. We might come out of this loving it or, well, who knows?

Anticipation: 5/10

Some folks we know have commented that they are very interested in seeing this. We hope it’s a fun watch! Wherever you are watching movies, happy watching to you!

Opening 2-18-2021 in Theaters: Nomadland

Theaters: 2/18/2021

Wednesday, week #8 of 2021 (2/18 – 2/21/2021)

Only one new movie being released in theaters this week, courtesy of Fox Searchlight. We’re still catching up with movies released to theaters since Christmas, but we’re getting close to seeing them all.

The trailer for Nomadland starts with a bunch of accolades from screening on various film festivals.

Nomadland

I’ve watched the trailer a few times but still am not completely sure what this film is about. It seems to be one of those, “you just have to watch the movie to understand” trailers, I guess.

Accordingly, since I don’t care too much for the vagueness of the trailer, this gets pretty low on my anticipation to want to see it. Feel about this almost like Land, which released last week in theaters. Haven’t seen that one yet, either.

Anticipation: 2/10

Are you looking forward to seeing any/all of these movies? Wherever you are watching movies, happy watching to you!

Opening 2-11-2021 in Theaters: The Mauritanian, Land, Judas and the Black Messiah

Theaters: 2/11/2021

Wednesday, week #7 of 2021 (2/11 – 2/14/2021)

The last time movie theaters were allowed via government order to be open in Washington State near Seattle where we live was the week of 11/13/2020 and AMC theaters reopened Friday 2/4/2021.

This coming weekend three new movies are premiering in theaters: The Mauritanian, Land and Judas and the Black Messiah on both HBO Max and in theaters.

Judas and the Black Messiah
[FIRST LOOK]

Movie #3 of 17 for the HBO Max and theater simultaneous release schedule following Wonder Woman: 1984 and The Little Things.

Black Panthers, racism, rising against oppression. Some would say these topics never get old, but purely from an excited about watching these type of movies perspective? For me, not so much. Will admit this looks among the better ones for this subject matter.

Not sure if we’ll watch this in theaters on HBO Max. Not sure it’s the type of movie, unlike Wonder Woman or Godzilla vs. Kong that simply demand to be seen on the big screen, but we’ll see what we do. Not many new movies coming out the next few weeks, so probably will see this in theaters.

Anticipation: 4/10

Land

Hmm, this is one of those trailers that has me not sure what to think. Could go either way, so going to put anticipation in the middle. Haven’t heard much about this film before now, so it is sort of coming out of nowhere.

Anticipation: 5/10

The Mauritanian

Most looking forward to watching this one. I guess the whole 9/11 topic feels like it hasn’t fully been explored to me from every conceivable angle. For awhile, Hollywood was leaving this alone. Being it’s the 20 year anniversary of the horrible event, am guessing we’ll see more movies this year featuring this as a backdrop.

Anticipation: 7/10

Are you looking forward to seeing any/all of these movies? Wherever you are watching movies, happy watching to you!

Opening 11-12-2020 in Theaters: Freaky

Theaters: 11/12/2020

Wednesday, week #46 of 2020 (11/12 – 11/15/2020)

This week a sliver of good news was delivered for movie theaters in that a vaccine from Pfizer has received 90% effectiveness in early testing (see: Bring On The Anti-COVID-19 Vaccine that’s 90% Effective, And That Nasal Spray, too, if It Works). It’s still months away for most of us, maybe as much as six months or more, but it looks to be on the fast track to approval.

On a negative note, Regal Cinemas closed again the New York and California movie theater locations, leaving #1 chain AMC and #3 chain Cinemark open in many areas across the United States. Also negative came from Disney in December (see: Another Blow To Theaters From Disney: Free Guy and Death On The Nile are Pulled from December Release)

We are AMC Stubs A-List Members, paying roughly $22/month each and can see 3 new movies in any format at AMC every week. We’re also Regal Unlimited members, but that subscription is on hiatus until Regal theaters reopen. We’ll likely only keep one of the unlimited movie theater plans, but for now we’re only paying for the one that’s active.

Freaky
[FIRST LOOK]

This week Blumhouse is treating us to Vince Vaughn playing a woman trapped in a serial killer’s body. It’s a black comedy horror. We have tickets reserved for Thursday, but the official release date is Friday The 13th: 11/13/2020.

Yes, looking forward to seeing this one. It looks potentially a little silly, if I’m being honest, but we both think it might be fun to watch.

Anticipation: 7/10

Are you looking forward to seeing? Wherever you are watching movies, happy watching to you!