The top five movies at the North Amer­i­can box of­fice:

Calgary Herald - - MOVIES - (Chris Knight)

Coco: Pixar’s lat­est — set partly in Mex­ico, partly in the af­ter­life — ex­am­ines how des­tiny and fam­ily col­lide, as a 12-year-old boy tries to be­come a mu­si­cian against the wishes of his kin. Heart­felt and beau­ti­ful, it’s paired with a so-so short, Olaf’s Frozen Ad­ven­ture, de­signed to ap­pease Frozen fans un­til the se­quel lands next year.

Jus­tice League: Af­ter the won­der that was Won­der Woman, this multi-player ef­fort stum­bles just at the mo­ment it should soar. Bat­man, Won­der Woman, Aqua­man and more gather to fight a bare-bones vil­lain with plans to take over Earth. Rather dull, but on the plus side, a mere two hours long.

Won­der: Ja­cob Trem­blay stars as Aug­gie, whose en­try into the fifth grade is com­pli­cated by fa­cial de­for­mi­ties that may cause him to be bul­lied. Stephen Chbosky adapts R.J. Pala­cio’s book and di­rects a story so pure of heart that you should con­sult a car­di­ol­o­gist if yours isn’t warmed.

Thor: Rag­narok: Some­how, the thun­der god (Chris Hemsworth) is fun­nier than ever in the movie, even while be­ing be­lit­tled and hu­mil­i­ated. He is trans­ported to a planet of glad­i­a­to­rial games and must es­cape with his new best friend, Hulk. Tessa Thomp­son as Valkyrie adds some wel­come fe­male might.

Daddy’s Home 2: A dread­ful se­quel to a so-so Will Fer­rell-Mark Wahlberg com­edy from 2015, this one adds dads and halves laughs. Say hello to Mel Gib­son and John Lith­gow as the pro­tag­o­nists’ fa­thers, and bid farewell to an hour and 40 min­utes. It just seems longer.


Ju­lia Roberts stars in Won­der, a heart­warm­ing fam­ily story which is still rid­ing high at North Amer­i­can box of­fices.

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