On September 21, 2017 by Pete Cetinich

This column will introduce you to the most popular movies that are coming out in theaters this weekend.

What movie will you see?

Battle of the Sexes

Who doesn’t love Sport?  Oh yeah, me.  However, I do like sport movies.  Anyway, this biographical drama tells the story of a tennis match between the number one female player, Billie Jean King and ex number one male player, Bobby Riggs.  Emma Stone and Steve Carell play the leads, while the rest of the cast includes, Bill “ E-Dub” Pullman, Alan Cumming, Chris Parnell, Elisabeth Shue, Andrea Riseborough, and more.  Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris are the directors of the film.  Dayton and Faris have directed a shit ton of music videos, 2012’s Ruby Sparks, and Little Miss Sunshine.  Simon Beaufoy penned the script for Battle.  Beaufoy wrote the screenplays for Everest, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, 127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire, and more.  Go check this flick out this weekend.

Friend Request

When a popular college student unfriends an outcast online, all hell breaks loose.  Meaning, demonic possession and people dying.  Starring in this horror flick are Alycia Debnam-Carey (Fear the Walking Dead), William Moseley (The Chronicles of Narnia), and more.  Co-writing and directing is Simon Verhoeven(not relation to Paul).  This will be Verhoeven’s first directorial American film debut.  Don’t unfriend me this weekend.  Go see Friend Request instead.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Kingsman Part 2.  Do we really care what the story is here or do we want to see awesome action set pieces.  Ok….fine.  The Kingsman and another “secret service” come together to fight a common enemy.  Starring in the sequel are Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Julianne Moore, Colin Firth, Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges, and more.  Matthew Vaughn is back to direct and co-write the follow up.  Vaughn’s last 4 directorial films are Kingsman: The Secret Service, X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass, and Stardust.  He is also signed on to direct Kingsman 3.  Love the first one?  Then go see this.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie

6 young ninjas must save Ninjago City and fight an evil warlord called Garmadon, who’s son happens to be one of the ninjas.  Lending their voice for this animated feature are Jackie Chan, Dave Franco, Fred Armisen, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, Zach Woods, Justin Theroux, Olivia Munn, and more.  There are 3 first time directors on this film.  Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher, and Bob Logan.  However, they all have worked in the art/animation department on many features.  Now, leGo to the theater this weekend.


Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Jeff Bauman, a real life victim of the Boston Marathon bombing, who becomes a symbol of hope for the city of Boston.  The rest of the cast includes, Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Miranda Richardson, Lenny Clarke, and more.  David Gordon Green directs this biographical drama.  Green’s last 4 directorial films are Joe, The Sitter, Your Highness, and Pineapple Express.  He is also directing Halloween for 2018.  Co-written by Danny McBride and starring Jamie Lee Curtis.  Need some inspiration this weekend?  Then go see Stronger.


I really can’t say what this movie is about.  IMDB synopsis says, “A woman falls deeper into paranoia after taking a deadly drug.”  However, I would check out the trailer for yourself if this interests you.  Starring in this weird dramatic thriller are Kirsten Dunst, Pilou Asbaek (Euron Greyjoy from Game of Thrones), Joe Cole (Green Room), and Jack Kilmer (The Nice Guys and son of Val Kilmer).  Kate and Laura Mulleavy are the writers and directors of Woodshock.  This is the Mulleavys first writing and directing project.  Hit the theaters this weekend and see Woodshock.

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