“Captain Marvel” will remain solidly fixed this weekend at number 1.
That’s because the two wide releases of the weekend are non starters. They are DOA. They are not happening. They are kaput.
“Captive State” has live actors like John Goodman and Vera Farmiga. But Focus hasn’t screened this dour thriller directed by Rupert Wyatt. No one knows anything and they won’t until after it starts playing. There are no reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. A ZERO looks forthcoming. Wyatt’s last film was the remake of “The Gambler.” Need I say more? Goodman must have jumped at the chance to re-up with “The Conners” on TV after making this one.
Over at Paramount, where we wait with crossed fingers for “Rocketman,” they have to release “Wonder Park” this weekend. It cost $100 million, may take in $10 million. It’s animated, for kids, with lots of stars’ voices. But no one wants to hear them. It has a 23 on RT. But wait: THIS MOVIE HAS NO DIRECTING CREDIT. Not on imdb or anywhere else. Just three writers. Hmmmm…. Even “Bohemian Rhapsody” had a director’s credit! Where is Alan Smithee when you need him?
Films to see this weekend: “Gloria Bell.” Also “Ash is Purest White.” And “Greta.”