Coming Soon Trailers: The House with a Clock in Its Walls, Life Itself.
The big screen gets wizards, warlocks and witches while the rental market summons nine new releases for streaming.
Well…this week’s ticket sales should be interesting! Eli Roth, known for his gore soaked exploitation-style films, offers The House with a Clock in Its Walls, a young adult lit adaptation that appeals to fans of Harry Potter instead of Cannibal Holocaust devotees. It is paired off against Life Itself, a multi-generational melodrama from the creator of TV’s This is Us. Slipping in behind these two is Fahrenheit 11/9, Michael Moore’s latest documentary/political polemic. I can’t think of a better slate of wide releases to completely polarize theater-goers. Maybe if they slipped in a shoddy faith based drama, but we’ve already got Unbroken: Path to Redemption stinking up the box office from last week.
The home market is a bit more even handed. We get a fairly uncontroversial documentary about Gilda Radner, a mystery, a love story, a dystopian dark comedy and usual slate of science fiction and horror. My pick to keep an eye on is I Think We’re Alone Now, with Elle Fanning and Peter Dinklage playing the last two people alive after a mysterious event.
The House with a Clock in Its Walls.
A young orphan wants a normal life, but he is sent to live with an eccentric uncle (Jack Black) in a dilapidated old mansion. It turns out that his uncle is a bumbling warlock, his neighbor (Cate Blanchett) is a witch, and the house is a living artifact created by a semi-deceased evil wizard.
From Spain to America, we follow three generations as love and tragedy shape their stories.
Documentarian Michael Moore is not happy about the situation with Donald Trump, and he’s gonna tell you about it.
Video on Demand.
A Sibling Mystery.
Two siblings house sitting a posh apartment in NYC have their fantasy summer jeopardized when they win a lottery, but have the ticket stolen. Now they have to trail a mysterious older woman who may have taken their meal ticket.
An army vet returns to her home town to search for her brother, but instead finds a young boy in the woods by her house. She attempts to help the child, but he may be hiding a dark and supernatural secret.
A couple going through fertility treatments are ready to welcome a baby, but as the pregnancy progresses sinister omens plague them.
I Think We’re Alone Now
Del (Peter Dinklage) is the last person alive, and he likes it that way. His tidy post-apocalyptic world is upset by an interloper when a young woman (Elle Fanning) arrives.
A famous opera singer attends a gala in a South American dictatorship, where she strikes up a relationship with a wealthy Japanese businessman. The party is crashed by a cadre of freedom fighters, forcing the wealthy guests to examine their consciences as the drama plays out.
A documentary celebrating the life and achievements of musician, entertainer and mentor Quincy Jones.
A documentary about comedian and star Gilda Radner, using new archival material and journals discovered by her estate.
Beyond the Sky.
A UFO skeptic attends a convention for abductees, hoping to debunk the credulous. His opinion changes when he falls for a young woman who claims to be taken by aliens every seven years…with the next scheduled abduction being in a few days.
A Vietnam vet loses his wife twice when her death reveals a long-kept secret. Looking for answers, he and a friend fix up an American Dresser motorcycle and go on a cross-country trek.