Obviously the Marvel movie is going to own this weekend, and most of the megaplex real estate — but it’s not the only thing. Shall we run down the release list? Yes, let’s.
Avengers: Infinity War: It’s like ninety seconds longer than Captain America: Civil War and has everyone in it except Hawkeye and Ant-Man, which I guess means Hawkeye will be in the next Ant-Man movie. It’s … fine?
Kings: Deniz Gamze Ergüven follows her really, really good Mustang with a movie about the L.A. riots, starring Halle Berry and Daniel Craig as mismatched neighbors drawn together while their city burns. Rad calls bullshit.
Oh Lucy!: Atsuko Hirayanagi’s comedy about a Japanese woman (Shinobu Terajima) who discovers a new side of herself when she enrolls in an English class just drops into the Carlton out of nowhere today.
The Rider: Everyone else likes Chloe Zhao’s new movie more than me. I tried to figure out why in my review, but honestly, if this sounds like your thing, you’ll probably like it more than me too.
A Swingers Weekend: Two years after How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town, here’s a totally different take on the same themes of couples exploring their sexuality and maybe learning more about themselves than they wanted to. Neat.
Oh, and Kyle Rideout’s Adventures in Public School is screening in Cineplex theatres across Canada on Saturday and Tuesday, tied to a one-week run in Vancouver. It’s pretty fun, try to catch it if you can. Here’s the venue list.