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The big guy this weekend at the box office is actually quite small.

In Popdust's column, Box Office Breakdown, we aim to inform you of the top flicks to check out every weekend depending on what you're in the mood to enjoy. Looking to laugh? What about having your pants scared off? Maybe you just need a little love? Whatever the case may be, we have you covered. Take a peek at our top picks for this week…

Sorry to Bother You

Dystopian satire is not a genre you hear about everyday but, alas, the creation has come into the theaters. A telemarketer is living in an alternative version of Oakland, California, and to make things stranger, he discovers a magical key leading to much material wealth. However, the more that he takes advantage of this, the angrier people become, even staging protests against him. He decides to be in cahoots with a cocaine-addicted CEO who offers him more money than ever imaginable. Doesn't sound like this world is any less complicated than our own...

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R | Running Time 1hr 42m | Cinereach | Director: Boots Riley

Starring: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, and more!

Bleeding Steel

Throwback to a 1980s vibe with this flick. A Hong Kong police officer learns that some sort of a biochemical invention has been implanted inside of his missing daughter. With the help of a hacker, he tries to locate not only where the device is but also where it came from. It brings him into a messy puzzle involving a dangerous army and even more curious phenomenon (i.e. "Bleeding Steel").

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R | Running Time 1hr 38m | Lionsgate | Director: Leo Zhang

Starring: Jackie Chan, Show Lo, Na-Na OuYang, and more!


We will always love Whitney, and in this new documentary we will get to see footage of the pop star that has never been seen before. There are also exclusive recordings of some of her most popular songs featured, and interviews with those who were the closest to her throughout her life. Revisit a beautiful artist and remember a tragic story in this new tribute.

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R | Running Time 2hr | Lightbox | Director: Kevin Macdonald

Starring: Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown, Bobby Brown, and more!

Under the Tree

On a weekend following a holiday all about America, why not check out what is known as one of the top foreign films thus far of the year? In this Icelandic film, neighbors get in an argument about a tree that is casting shade on the other's porch. At first the families are just involved in your usual spat, but then it turns violent. Guess you'll have to think about how you act at the neighborhood barbecue.

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NR | Running Time 1hr 20m | Netop Films | Director: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson

Starring: Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson, Edda Björgvinsdóttir, Sigurður Sigurjónsson, and more!

And our ⭐️ TOP PICK ⭐️ ...

Ant-Man and The Wasp

Thank goodness, it had been at least a week without a new Marvel film in theaters! Ant-man is trying to handle his roles as father and superhero when he is introduced to yet another new crime to help fight. This time, however, there's another hero to help him along. Of course there will be battling of evil, but also secrets of the past will be revealed.

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PG-13 | Running Time 1hr 58m | Marvel | Director: Peyton Reed

Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, and more!

Really like a film you've seen or know of one coming out soon that we should check out? Shoot me an email and let me know!

Rachel A.G. Gilman is a writer, a former radio producer, and probably the girl wearing the Kinks shirt. She is the creator of The Rational Creature and suggests you check it out. Also visit her website for more.

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