Man Up! (This Weekend in Cinema – 11/13/2015)

Posted: November 13, 2015 in Uncategorized

If you want to see really good films this weekend, go ahead and scroll down to my Oscarwatch listing below. If you’re a fan of Simon Pegg, and a decent comedy, go see Man Up. My Film to Catch of the week, its a decent commentary on our dating culture, and a good mix of comedy and drama, although it will likely be forgotten at year’s end.

Love the Coopers, a sad excuse for a Christmas comedy, adds another film to a bad track record for Ed Helms. The 33, about the 2010 Chilean mine collapse, could have been a great movie, but is considerably underwhelming and predictable. Aaron Eckhart’s newest outing: My All American, is a watered down Rudy, actually from the same writer. By the Sea is a mostly boring married couple (Pitt/Jolie) drama, too bland for its own good. As we start to wind the year down, we’re seeing more and more limited release films, but this week doesn’t present too many new intriguing options.

Must See: None

Worth Your Time: Man Up

Ok: The 33

Stay Away: My All AmericanLove the CoopersBy the Sea

Where do They Come From?

Only wide release films count towards these numbers.

  • Man Up: Original screenplay by Tess Morris
  • Love the Coopers: Original screenplay by Steven Rogers
  • By the Sea: Original screenplay by Angelina Jolie Pitt
  • The 33: Original screenplay by Mikko Alanne, Craig Borten, and José Rivera

Original: 54

Adaptation: 33

Sequel/Prequel: 19

Remake: 2


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 are not included until the end of year if Oscar potential exists.

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

1) Spotlight
3) Room
8) Straight Outta Compton

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