Cinderella had a fairy-tale ending her first weekend in Tinseltown, besting wicked stepmothers and heavy hitters on her journey to Happily Ever After and box-office gold. Will she remain the (movie) queen of the ball or be sent back to scrubbing the floors? Criminal activity is creeping up on her, possibly sending the princess wannabe to the back of the movie line. If law-abiding citizens Run All Night, can they ever catch up to the humanized Chappie, who fights against the evils of rampant crime and the inevitable mechanical corrosion? Might they enlist Kingsman: The Secret Service in their escapades? Perhaps our Focus on corruption will turn to our less-robotic newcomers, who are dealing with their own dramatic trials and tribulations.
Will our all-important young audience send the long-suffering Insurgent kids from the Divergent Series surging to the top of the box office, elbowing their angst-filled way past The Gunman? Fortunately for them, the gun totter is too caught up in bouts of PTSD and lover’s lament to care about things like cinematic status.
No matter what their status, our characters might find a long stay at the Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel curing what ails them (or at least offering them an exotic reprieve from their dramatic selves).
Do You Believe in life after the credits roll?
Which of our believable tales will cure your entertainment blues this weekend?