The top five movies at the North Amer­i­can box of­fice:

Edmonton Journal - - MOVIES -

Blade Run­ner 2049: Tech­ni­cally it’s a se­quel to Ri­d­ley Scott’s 1982 movie, but let’s call it spir­i­tual suc­ces­sor to one of the great­est sci­ence-fic­tion sto­ries ever told. And it lives up to that billing, as a new gen­er­a­tion of Blade Run­ner (Ryan Gosling) fol­lows in the foot­steps of the old (Har­ri­son Ford). Thought-pro­vok­ing doesn’t even be­gin to de­scribe it. Make sure you’ve seen the orig­i­nal.

★ ★★ ★★

(Chris Knight)

The Moun­tain Be­tween Us: Kate Winslet and Idris Elba play strangers who char­ter a plane when Den­ver shuts its air­port, then must sur­vive episodic, el­e­men­tal dan­gers af­ter they crash in the moun­tains. There’s not enough chem­istry in this movie to melt an ice cube.

★ 1/2

(Chris Knight)

It: The film does a good job of adapt­ing the Stephen King novel. Bill Skars­gård is a per­sua­sively scary mon­ster in clown’s cos­tume and the cast of boys who make up the Losers Club are funny and play­ful. The only girl, Bev­erly, may be the bravest but she is the least well-served.


(Tina Hassannia)

My Lit­tle Pony: The Movie: A de­cent enough time-waster if you’re into an­thro­po­mor­phic minia­ture horses. Tara Strong voices Twi­light Sparkle, whose peace­able king­dom is threat­ened by the ar­rival of the evil Storm King (Liev Schreiber) . Songs and life les­sons fol­low.


(Chris Knight)

Kings­man: The Golden Cir­cle: Ap­pallingly vi­o­lent, bor­der­line misog­y­nis­tic, stylis­ti­cally de­riv­a­tive of James Bond, lazily plot­ted and too long. Alas, that’s a de­scrip­tion of the first Kings­man movie. This one dou­bles down on every­thing that made that one so odi­ous.

(Chris Knight)

My Lit­tle Pony: The Movie col­lected al­most $9 mil­lion in its open­ing week­end to fin­ish fourth in box-of­fice to­tals.

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