From Baby Driver to Wonder Woman, what to see on the long weekend!

From Baby Driver to Wonder Woman, what to see on the long weekend!


August is here and in many provinces, that means the penultimate long weekend of the summer is upon us! Many people take advantage of the extra day off to spend more time in the country at a cottage or campground. But it's actually a pretty good idea to stay home, too—with a large number of folks leaving town for the weekend, it means fewer lineups and less waiting at restaurants and attractions, including movie theatres!

If you're staying in town for the long weekend, it can be a perfect time to beat the heat in a climate-controlled theatre and get caught up on some recent hit movies! Here's our brief guide to what to watch this weekend.


With your kids

Spider-Man: Homecoming

While some superhero movies can be heavy on the violence and death toll, this newest incarnation of Spider-Man manages to layer in plenty of humour and heart alongside the action, making it a perfect family movie. Especially if you have a pre-teen or teen, as there's a charming, relatable quality to Tom Holland's slightly bumbling teenage web-crawler, and every parent can identify with Marisa Tomei's Aunt May and Robert Downey, Jr.'s Iron Man as they each try to mentor young Peter Parker.

Bonus: Click here to read our Five Reasons to See Spider-Man: Homecoming!

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Despicable Me 3

Who could have predicted that the adventures of a supervillain named Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) would spawn two sequels and a spinoff movie (Minions)? This animated franchise continues to delight fans of all ages and this movie is no exception. Gru discovers that he has a long-lost twin brother, Dru, and the two have to work together to stop the evil Balthazar Bratt (voiced by Trey Parker). Meanwhile, Lucy (voiced by Kristen Wiig) is learning how to be a mother to precocious and adorable Margo, Edith, and Agnes. Full of the zany action and slapstick humour we've come to expect from these movies, this one is sure to please the whole family!

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With your parents

Dunkirk

Critics and moviegoers alike are raving about Christopher Nolan's epic portrayal of the battle of Dunkirk. Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, Harry Styles, and more play Allied soldiers stranded on a strip of land between the ocean and the advancing enemy, leading to a massive, historic evacuation effort. If your parents are of a certain age, it's a safe bet that they may remember their own parents' or relatives' tales of WWII, making this movie especially resonant and compelling. Filmed entirely in IMAX, you'll want to see this in an IMAX theatre to fully appreciate the amazing cinematography!

Bonus: Click here to read our Five Reasons to see Dunkirk!

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The Dark Tower

The perfect movie for fans of Stephen King, Idris Elba, and/or Matthew McConaughey, this adaptation of King's bestselling series sees The Gunslinger (Elba) fighting against the forces of evil, led by The Man in Black (McConaughey). Filled with plenty of action, shootouts, and fantastic fight scenes, this one can scratch that summer-action-movie itch in under two hours!

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With your squad

Girls Trip

The highest-grossing comedy of the summer so far, Girls Trip has film fans raving about the chemistry between its stars. Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, and Tiffany Haddish play college friends who reunite for a ladies-only trip to New Orleans and do enough dancing, drinking, partying and romancing to make The Big Easy blush! This is definitely a movie to see with your girlfriends, preferably in a VIP theatre.

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Wonder Woman

If you somehow haven't seen this superpowered juggernaut yet, it's not too late! Director Patty Jenkins smashed skeptics expectations with the titular superhero's origin story, making it the highest-grossing film helmed by a female director. Amazonian princess Diana (Gal Gadot) grows up on a sheltered island among Amazon warrior women, but when she learns of the war threatening humanity, she's moved to leave her home and do whatever she can to save humankind. Catch this one in IMAX if you can, for all the epic battle scenes!

Bonus: Click here to read our Five Reasons to See Wonder Woman!

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With your SO

Baby Driver

Writer/Director Edgar Wright's magnum opus tells the story of Baby (Ansel Elgort), a young man with a very special talent. He's a getaway driver for a crime boss, and his secret weapon is music. His personal soundtrack for each heist helps him concentrate on the road, and the action beats set to the movie's music is what elevates this film beyond the ordinary. Baby wants to leave the life of crime behind and get away with his lady love, but when he's pulled in for one last job and the heist goes sideways, there's much more than Baby's life at stake.

Bonus: Click here to read our Five Reasons to See Baby Driver!

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The Big Sick

The most buzzed-about rom-com in recent memory, this heartfelt film tells the true story of the courtship between co-writers Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon (played here by Zoe Kazan), which suffered setbacks first when Emily learned that Kumail had not shared his relationship status with his traditional Pakistani-American parents, and again when Emily falls seriously ill. Balancing out the drama and romance is a large dose of very modern humour, thanks in part to the backstage antics of Kumail's fellow Chicago standup comics.

Bonus: Click here to read our Five Reasons to See The Big Sick!

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