Let’s all not fool ourselves, we know what is most probable to be coming out of this weekend on top, and it isn’t the films we’ve been expecting. With two films based on true stories releasing this weekend, they sadly won’t be able to come out on top with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 releasing the same weekend. But it’s the long run we have to look at for Spotlight, Secret in their Eyes, and Legend, the three big name films that will hit theaters this weekend.
Spotlight is the journalist drama about the Pulitzer-winning investigation of the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal and cover-up from 2001 by the Boston Globe. This film is looking to be a winner this award season and has been anticipated all year, but will it hold audiences attention? That’s the question. Starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams we wouldn’t be surprised if Spotlight does well on the long run.
Secret in Their Eyes is also out this weekend, starring Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman and Chiwetel Ejiofor, this crime drama revolves around a team of investigators making their way to the top, when they discover that one of their owns teenage daughter has been murdered. The story spans over 13 years and the secrets revealed as this team tries to find the killer. A suspenseful drama, this could be a hit or miss. Hopefully, with such a talented cast, the movie will be successful.
And we all know that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 releases this weekend. The final to the saga, the film will bring an end to this young adult novel film series, leaving the playing field open to adaptation series that have yet to be discovered by Hollywood. It’s sad to see the series go, but it makes you wonder what is going to come next for the young, and young at heart, readers.
Gangster film Legend is also released nationwide this weekend, ensuring the theaters to have a full weekend with how many new films are being released. It will be interesting to see how well the film does with Tom Hardy as the twin Kray brothers of the film based on a true story.
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