MOVIE PICK: "Farhenheit 11/9" facing stiff competition in opening weekend
FLINT-- Native son Michael Moore's latest quirky documentary hits big screens this weekend. It appears "Farenheit 11/9" gives President Donald Trump the same irreverent treatment President George W. Bush received in "Farhenheit 9/11," which Moore released in 2004.
Moore's films are an acquired taste but can be eye-opening if you can get past everything that comes off as slapstick humor. Most of which wouldn't be so funny if it weren't true.
The big winner this weekend should be "The House with a Clock in Its Walls." Jack Black and Kate Blanchet front the cast in this fantasy about a young boy who goes to live with his oddball uncle in a creaky old house that makes mysterious ticking noises. Turns out, the uncle and his feisty neighbor practice magic and the boy wants to learn all their tricks. In the process of learning, he awakens the dead revealing a secret and dangerous world of witches, warlocks and deadly curses.
My marquee pick this week is "Life Itself." A warm story that follows a young New York couple from college romance to marriage to their first child, with interesting twists along the way that reverberate and echo over continents and through lifetimes. Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Mandy Patinkin, Antonio Banderas, Annette Benning and Samuel L. Jackson are among the cast.
Box Office Pro predicts a $22-million opening for "The House with a Clock in Its Walls" which should earn the box office title. The other two newbies are only expected to generate mid-to-single digit ticket sales figures and not finish in the week's Top 5.
Check out Mike's Movie Pick and the trailers for each film.