This Weekend in Cinema – 9/12/2014 – Waiting for The Drop

Posted: September 13, 2014 in This Weekend in Cinema
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The Blockbuster Report

Finally we get to a film that has been on my Watch List for this year. The Drop stars Tom Hardy and the late James Gandolfini in a crime drama involving local bars and organized crime. This is a film that builds drama though out and lets the audience come along for a twisting ride. Its only in limited release now, but this is a well written film that is worth your time if it is showing near you.


In wide release, Dolphin Tale 2 is a decent sequel for families that is a wholesome experience, and No Good Deed isn’t a decent film by any stretch of the imagination. The Skeleton Twins, another limited release film, is getting decent reviews and has some decent humor, but really nothing special. Honeymoon is chilling, and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, starring James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain is probably one you’re want to watch, if you like romances that have substance.

Must See: None

Worth Your Time: The DropThe Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby

Hmm, OK: Honeymoon, Dolphin Tale 2, The Skeleton Twins

Stay Away: No Good Deed

Where do They Come From?

Got some catching up here, again.

  • No Good Deed: Original written by Aimée Lagos
  • Dolphin Tale 2:  Sequel
  • The Identical: Original
  • As Above/So Below: Original
  • The November Man: Adaptation of “There Are No Spies” – novel by Bill Granger

Original: 33

Adaptation: 29

Sequel/Prequel: 13

Remake: 1

Re-release: 1


These ten films are the “Best of the Year,” IF THE YEAR ENDED TODAY. This weekend’s releases not included.

They are ranked based on likelihood of winning Best Picture at the Oscars, with #1 being most likely. International films not included until end of year if Oscar potential exists. Numbers in parenthesis are indicative of how many places the film moved from week to week.

DISCLAIMER: I may not personally recommend (or even like) all films on this list.

1) Boyhood ( – )
2) The Grand Budapest Hotel ( – )
3) The Lego Movie ( – )
4) Captain America: The Winter Soldier ( – )
5) Guardians of the Galaxy ( – )
6) Rise of the Planet of the Apes ( -1 )
7) Snowpiercer ( +2 )
8) Calvary (NEW)
9) How to Train Your Dragon 2 ( -3 )
10) Blue Ruin ( – )

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