Create Game Lists on MeltedJoystick.com
FilmCrave home
   Movies  Members
Search +
Searching... Close  
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  
 
  Login Using Facebook
Twitter
 
     

New in Theaters October 27: Jigsaw, Suburbicon, Thank You for Your Service

View Chris Kavan's Profile

By Chris Kavan - 10/26/17 at 06:44 AM CT

With October winding down, it seems every week brought us way too many movies, leading to an over-stuffed box office where nothing really flourished. This last weekend isn't quite as crowded, bringing us the latest in a long-standing horror franchise, a dark comedy from George Clooney that explores the dark side of suburbia and a patriotic-leaning drama that shows once the war is over, the real battle begins. Obviously the horror film has the upper hand because of the holiday, but we'll see if anything else can stand out befor Thor conquers all.

JIGSAW October has seen no shortage of horror with both Happy Death Day and Boo! A Madea Halloween delivering decent openings. But we close out with Jigsaw, the eight film in the Saw franchise, and the first entry since 2010. For awhile, we were getting one Saw film a year and, just like the Paranormal Activity series, it started to run out of steam. This time around, more bodies are being found, victims of gruesome traps that seem to point to John Kramer - the man once known as Jigsaw. The only problem is that Kramer has been dead for a decade, meaning someone is more than happy to carry on his twisted legacy. And you know the rest - lots of deadly and twisted "games" and I'm guessing the real killer gets away just so we can look forward to more movies at some point in the future. This looks good for at least $20 million, not bad considering the lowest-grossing Saw film hit only $27 million and the best reached $87 million. If it can finish around $50 million, it will be right in that sweet spot. While I never was as hyped about the Saw franchise as others, if done right, I wouldn't be adverse to a revival either.


SUBURBICON George Clooney has proven himself a good director, leaning more on the drama side of things (Good Night, and Good Luck, The Ides of March) and while his last film, Monuments Men, was a letdown, he looks to right the ship with the dark comedy Suburbicon. Gardner (Matt Damon) seems to be a typical 50s suburband family man - but that is all thrown out the window when a home invasion leads to the death of his wife, Margaret (Julianne Moore) - but it's not long before he finds himself welcoming her twin sister (Moore again) while his son, Nicky (Noah Jupe) is concerned by this development. A thorough insurance agent (Oscar Isaac, in a killer cameo), home invaders, the mob - it seems Gardener is in way over his head. Throw in the arrival of the first African American family in their perfect community - it's no surprise violence and paranoia rule the day. Previews have been mixed on this one, even though the Coen Brothers provided the script, Clooney is a proven director, but it seems their ideas don't quite mesh. Still, this one will probably be worth checking out, just maybe not in theaters.


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE Much like American Sniper, Thank You for Your Service explores not just the war, but the battle that follows. Returning service men and women have to integrate back into their daily lives, but a little thing called PTSD often makes that more difficult than fighting in the war itself. The memory of war, and what they witnessed, lingers long after coming home and the adjustment can often be as hard for their families as it is for the returning soldiers. The cast looks great - Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, Keisha Castle-Hughes and Amy Schumer top the lineup. There is certainly an audience for this type of film, as the success of not just American Sniper but Lone Survivor and the like. Still, I'm going to say this isn't going to have nearly the success of those others, but we need a few films that this every year.


Three films - not as many as other weeks, but still filling up a crowded box office even more. I have a feeling Halloween is going to be kind to Jigsaw over the rest, but we'll see where things wind up come Sunday.

Comments
0 comments
Name: 

Avoid spam Captcha: Sign Up + or Log In +   
 
Bloggers
Recent Blog Posts
Archive

All Posts

December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016

December 2015

November 2015

October 2015

September 2015

August 2015

July 2015

June 2015

May 2015

April 2015

March 2015

February 2015

January 2015

December 2014

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

September 2013

August 2013

July 2013

June 2013

May 2013

April 2013

March 2013

February 2013

January 2013

December 2012

November 2012

October 2012

September 2012

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

May 2012

April 2012

March 2012

February 2012

January 2012

December 2011

November 2011

October 2011

September 2011

August 2011

July 2011

June 2011

May 2011

April 2011

March 2011

February 2011

January 2011

December 2010

November 2010

October 2010

September 2010

August 2010

July 2010

June 2010

May 2010

April 2010

March 2010

February 2010

 
Log In
Help on how to log into FilmCrave
Login with Facebook
Login with FilmCrave
 
 
What Members Are Doing
Movie Talk
New Movie Reviews
New Movie Lists
Top Movie List by Seth
Movies I Want To See by dadams
Movies I've Watched by Chris Ghost
Top Movie List by Marugo
2009 by Karmand
To See: 2017 Movies by Alex
My Wish List by bigboy89
My Wish List by Andrew

 

 

 

Contact FilmCrave Public Relations    

Advertise and Business

Developer API

Contact Us

Jobs

About us

SiteMap

 

Support FilmCrave

FAQ and Help

News and Press

Terms of Use

Privacy

   
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  
Are you sure you want to delete this blog?