Get your movie eh-game on. Here’s what to watch this Canada Day long weekend
Long weekends don't happen enough, so we try to make the most of each precious one.
With that extra time off, one great option is to escape the heat and enjoy one of this summer's best new films. There's so many options for what you can see in theatres this weekend, and we're here to help you decide which movie is right for you.
Check out our picks for what to watch this weekend below, and click here for tickets and showtimes to all of the movies now playing at Cineplex theatres.
If you want to get your heart racing...
Everyone was pleasantly surprised to hear that Denis Villeneuve's masterful film Sicario was getting a sequel, and early word says that this new film does not disappoint. In fact, apparently it expands on the world so brilliantly that now a third film is in talks. Day of the Soldado re-teams Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) with Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro) as they continue to fight the drug war on the US-Mexico border. If this sequel is anywhere close to as thrilling as the first, we're definitely in for a ride.
If you haven't yet seen one of the most talked about films of the year, now is the time. Hereditary is being called one of the scariest movies of the decade, and we're guessing that it's because the horror of the film is rooted in a very real situation. Here we follow a family who become haunted and terrorized after the death of Annie (Toni Collette)'s mother. There's already Oscar buzz surrounding Collette's performance, and Hereditary, following in the footsteps of films like Get Out, is redefining the horror genre.
If you want to laugh out loud...
A crazy comedy based on an even crazier true story about a group of friends who have been playing the same game of "tag" for thirty years, you'll need to see Tag to believe it. At its core, this is a film about maintaining friendships as people's lives take them in different directions. It features an all-star cast including Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Jake Johnson and Hannibal Buress, and is the perfect film to see with friends over the long weekend.
This crime comedy stars so many of our favourite actresses, including Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and even Rihanna. If that's not enough reason to watch this, throw in jaw-dropping fashion, cameos galore, and an epic heist. To us, this is the perfect summer comedy. A take-off of the popular Ocean's series that starred George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon, Ocean's 8 lives up to the hype and places this bad-ass crew of women at the Met Gala in New York City, where they attempt to steal an expensive necklace right off of celebrity Daphne Kugler (Hathaway).
If you need some action...
Jurassic Park is the franchise that keeps on giving, and we're so pumped to see not just Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard together again, but also Jeff Goldblum who makes a grand return as Ian Malcolm. In this sequel, a volcano threatens to extinct the remaining dinosaurs on Isla Nublar, and Owen (Pratt) discovers a conspiracy that could disrupt the order of the entire planet. The stakes are high, and we can't wait to go on this adventure.
The sequel to 2004's The Incredibles has already broken box office records, becoming the highest grossing opening weekend for an animated film ever. Clearly people are excited to see Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl and their children on the big screen again. The film picks up exactly where the first left off, and things become more promising for this family when Elastigirl is assigned by a wealthy benefactor to become a model superhero while Mr. Incredible is left to take care of the kids.