The days are getting hotter and nights at the movies, naturally, are heating up, as the coolest characters keep cropping up. So, who you gonna call when poltergeist come peeking through your curtains? The female Ghostbusters are up for the challenge and ready to annihilate things that go bump in the night as well as their non-ghostbusting competition. Of course, they may find a friend or two floating around The Purge: Election Year, as those freaky fellows continue to pulverize and legalize the horrifying among us. The BFG, while not the most popular kid on the block, is a bit too PG to be making friends with mischievous spirits, preferring the company of fellow PG pals swimming in the cinematic sea and Finding Dory both friendly and unforgettable. Still on the family-friendly animated front, last week’s champion, The Secret Life of Pets opened up a clandestine, colorful world fit for both man and man’s best friend.
Friend to no one, The Infiltrator is primed to break into the box-office kingdom, at any means necessary. Not necessarily lonely, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, but at least have found an audience willing to spend some time with them (in movie theaters if not matrimonial arenas). Then there’s The Legend of Tarzan, which finds our jungle -raised, eligible bachelor discovering his own audience in our crazy movie universe (which gives new meaning to the word jungle).
Which of our eligible tales will bring meaning to your weekend?