What’s what?: A brief overview of what to expect at the box office this weekend

Looking to see what’s playing at the box office? Trying to figure out what to take your date to see? Check out this lovely succinct list I have made for you!

What’s playing: Storks

Rated: G

What it’s about: Storks used to deliver babies, but gave that up to deliver packages. Join Junior, a stork in line for promotion if only he can keep things together over the weekend, and Tulip, the last baby created, now a grown eighteen year old, as they try to deliver an “accident” baby before anyone else finds out

Who to see it with: Younger kids, or anyone wanting a break from having to think too deeply about the meaning of a film

(Pssst, shameless self-plugging here- go check out my review on it here)



What’s playing: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Rated: PG-13

What’s it about: Think X-men, but with younger children. What a fantastic cast- Dame Judi Dench, Samuel Jackson, Eva Green, Rupert Everett… based on the trailers alone this is extremely promising! Directed by Tim Burton, the film is based on the best-selling book. After his grandfather dies, Jake fins Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, a haven for children with unusual abilities. However, after getting to know the residents better, Jake realizes his own special powers might need to be used when it comes to battling their powerful enemies

Who to see it with: Anyone who loves Tim Burton films, X-Men, Science Fiction and Fantasy fans- based on the previews, this isn’t just a movie for children, but something that adults can enjoy as well



What’s playing: Deepwater Horizon

Rated: PG-13

What it’s about: TRUE STORY: Based on the events that occurred on the Deepwater, focusing on the bravery and survival in the face of one of the biggest man made disasters that ever occurred.

Who to see it with: Your s.o. who loves all those intense action movies, your mom who thinks Mark Wahlberg is dreamy


What’s playing: The Magnificent Seven

Rated: PG-13

What’s it about: Remake of the 1960 Steve McQueen Western film- after trying to defend itself from a greedy bandit, the town turns to a bounty hunter for protection. With Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt.

Who to see it with: Fans of Samurai films, cowboy movie fans/old west geeks, Chris Pratt and Denzel Washington fangirls


What’s playing: Queen of Katwe

Rating: PG

What’s it about: David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong’o star in this inspirational film about a young Ugandan aspiring chess master and her journey

Who to see it with: Your kids, your friends for a nice quiet feel-good evening


What’s playing: Bridget Jones’s baby

Rating: R

What it’s about: Our favorite realistic heroine is back once more with both Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey as potential love interests. Over 40, pregnant and single, Bridget has to figure out who’s the father!

Who to see it with: your group of gal friends, your gay best friend who spends the film convincing you Patrick Dempsey is hotter, even though you’re stuck on Colin Firth


What’s playing: Sully

Rated: PG-13

What’s it about: Tom Hanks plays Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the pilot, in this true story about landing his crashing flight into the Hudson River

Who to see it with: Anyone who enjoys intense films, though spoiler warnings from all those interviews the real Sully did on Jimmy Kimmel!

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