Divergent: Neil Burger’s (Limitless, The Illusionist) adaptation of the popular young adult sci-fi series. Reviews are so-so (42% on RT, 49% on MC) but a massive opening weekend in the 50-70M range should assure a very profitable new series for Summit/Lionsgate. Are they the only studio that understands how to produce and market this genre?
Personal interest factor: 5
Muppets Most Wanted: Sequel to 2011’s relaunch of the property. Director James Bobin returns along with franchise newcomers Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell and Tina Fey. There’s a slightly higher chance of me eventually checking this one out thanks to the absence of Jason Segel, but even my kids have zero interest. I’m curious to see how it performs.
Personal interest factor: 1
On My Way (Elle S’En Va): Catherine Deneuve stars as a former beauty queen who embarks on an unexpected road trip. Seems like a happier, French version of Broken Flowers.
Personal interest factor: 4
In terms of classic fare: The Criterion is showing Christine (1983) Friday and Saturday evening and The Godfather Part II (1974) Saturday and Sunday morning.