This weekend's box office & TV hits!

posted by Lightning - 

It's the weekend and a lot of people have some time off to catch up on things they don't get around to during the week. This includes TV shows we like to watch or movies we don't have time to go and see during the week. Maybe you want to see something completely new and different that just came out, well I have those options for you to choose from! Starting with the latest movies and continuing onto the latest TV series releases, which by the way we're in September and a lot of series return this month!

Movies:

1) A House with a Clock in it's Wall

Starring Cate Blanchett and Jack Black, this is the fantasy, sci-fy, family-friendly flick about a 10 year old boy who goes to live with his uncle in a creepy, creaky old house that is magical, alive, and has a ticking clock for a heart. The young boy is then exposed to the magical world of witches and warlocks and is even taught magic from his uncle! 

This magical adventure of a movie is rated PG and audiences rate it 72% positive while Rotten Tomatoes gives it a score of 61% positive.

Check out the fun filled trailer, here:

2) Life Itself

From the creators of "This Is Us" comes the film about this young couple's journey from a college romance, to marriage, to the birth of their first child and explores all the speed bumps of life along the way. In a very similar style of the beloved TV show, "This Is Us", different characters intertwine and are explored throughout the staple of this couple's foundational relationship. The film stars a wide variety of multicultural actors like: Oscar Isaac, Antonio Banderas, Olivia Wilde, and Annette Bening to name a few.

This film is being praised by audiences with a score of 71% while critics at Rotten Tomatoes only give it a rating of 13% positive. Don't let the R rated film go by without checking it out for yourself though! 

See the trailer below:

3) Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 11/9

This R rated documentary that is provocative and comedic, explores the political times we are living in and how we can get past it. With some people in this country (Michael Moore as one leading in the charge in the documentary world), disagreeing with President Trump as being our leader, they look to a future without Trump as our president and how to achieve that. 

Critics are raving about this one, giving it a high mark of 81% positive. However audiences are not as enthusiastic, giving it a score of 50%. 

Check out the trailer here to get a feel for it:

4) The Sisters Brothers

Based off of the novel of the same title, it's a western that takes place in 1851 and explores the tail of two men who are both brothers and assassins. It highlights a hostile world and what it means to be a man in the west at this time. The brothers are gunmen who have blood on their hands and find themselves on a journey through the Northwest to places like Oregon, and Gold Rush land in California to name a few.

This film is in select theatres and features an all star cast including Joaquin Phoenix, John C. Reilly, and Jake Gyllenhaal. It's rated R and critics give it a very good review of being 81% positive. 

Check out the trailer, here:

TV:

1) The Good Cop

Josh Groban and Josh Danza star in this brand new Netflix series that follows around NYPD detective (Groban) in his daily job and his personal life living with former disgraced NYPD officer, also his father (Danza). It is a comedy drama that is about 60 minutes an episode. It comes to us from the creators of Monk.

Check out the trailer for the new series, here!

2) 9-1-1

The TV show "9-1-1" is in it's second season on FOX. It's a drama series into the lives of first responders: cops, firefighters, paramedics, and explores the lives they live with putting their own lives on the line to save that of others. It stars Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, and Oliver Stark among others.

Check out the trailer here:

3) Maniac

Two random participants (played by Emma Stone & Jonah Hill) undergo a drug trial that goes awry in this Norwegian comedy series. The characters in this are drawn to the late stages of this pharmaceutical trial. 

This fascinating new, unique series is about 30 minutes per episode and available this weekend on the Netflix streaming service!

Check out the trailer here:

Those are some entertainment highlights for you to check out this weekend! Enjoy & have a great weekend!

-Producer Lightning

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