JUNE 8TH-10TH | What's Coming to Theaters this Weekend?
A documentary, a horror picture, and some girl power are available for your enjoyment this weekend.
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…
After a woman passes away, her family soon begins to unravel hidden secrets about her life. This might make you think twice before leaving an inheritance to...well...anyone. Among this information is unsettling information regarding the ancestral lines of the family. It might not be anything as wholesome as they once thought. In fact, it might even come with some scary consequences they are all doomed to face. The family members must now decipher whether or not there is a way to stop their miserable fates, or perhaps the old saying is true: you can't choose your family (or the skeletons in their closets).
We loved this film from the first time we saw it at Sundance, and we're so glad all of you can see it now, too. It tells the story of a man and his daughter who are dealing with the usual struggles of growing up and growing apart. But one way the father comes up with to prevent this from happening is by starting a band together. This sounds perfectly ridiculous, sure, until their single gets onto one of the best new indie music playlists on Spotify. Then the plan becomes interesting. If only it were so simple to become famous.
Another film festival darling, this documentary won't only teach you something, it will also bring a few tears to your eyes. It tells the story of Mr. Rogers, beloved star of the classic children's television show. But he was far more than simply the face behind a program teaching you how to be kind to your peers. He also lobbied for important causes related to children's education, and left an enormous legacy behind. Break out your cardigan and be sure to stuff the pockets with tissues.
Welcome to another terrifying portrayal of what our lives will be like in the not too distant future. Rioting has broken out in downtown Los Angeles and a group of thieves are heading straight for Hotel Artemis, which is not a place to spend the night unless you're looking for boutique accommodations for hospitalized criminals. The nurse who operates this place is overwhelmed when three top criminals all check in at the same time. The violence continues throughout the evening, and this nurse will be faced with some very serious choices.
And our ⭐️ TOP PICK ⭐️ ...
Months after the trailer was released, the film is finally following up with the teaser. The female member of this notorious family is finally getting her moment in the sun, and she's spent more than five years planning just how everything is going to go down. She's gathered the best in her field to take down a necklace that is worth more than $150 million. In order to succeed, she is consulting a jeweler, a hacker, a suburban mom, and more. Get ready to see how these fierce ladies get exactly what they want...or will they?
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Baz Luhrmann's 1996 Romeo + Juliet is an ecstasy-infused, colorful retelling of the star-crossed lovers' tale that takes a 425-year-old story and strangely reflects society in 2020.
Pandemics are known for triggering upheaval and societal change.
It's probably no coincidence, then, that Shakespeare penned Romeo and Juliet around 1595—directly in the middle of the deadly Bubonic plague pandemic that ravaged Europe. Amidst today's pandemic, the most relevant adaptation of this timeless and classic tragedy was made nearly 25 years ago.
Baz Luhrmann's 1996 Romeo + Juliet is an ecstasy-infused, colorful retelling of the star-crossed lovers' tale. Romeo + Juliet made a decent ranking at the box office, but it was heavily overlooked for awards, only receiving one Oscar nomination for best art direction.
Had Luhrmann waited just 10 years to release Romeo + Juliet, there may have been more positive reactions to the film. At one point, Baz himself doubted that the movie would ever be made. During a 2015 interview discussing the film, Baz said: "When we went to Twentieth Century-Fox with it, under the terms of my first-look deal, I think rather than let me go, they sort of said, 'We'll give him $100,000, let him do his little workshop and maybe it'll go away.' Well it did not."
Romeo + Juliet takes a 425-year-old story and strangely reflects society in 2020. Here's why: