This Week in Movies

In which our movie guru tells you what he really feels about what’s coming to the silver screen. Check in every Wednesday for the weekend’s releases, or grab a copy of our print edition to see the whole month.


Release date: September 12
Director: Charles Martin Smith
Cast: Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson, Morgan Freeman

To refresh your memory, the 2011 family film Dolphin Tale told the true story of Winter – an injured bottlenose dolphin who was adopted by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida and fitted with a prosthetic tail. This sequel revolves around more true stories from this aquarium, including one of a young orphaned dolphin named Hope, who the staff hopes to pair with an increasingly depressed and lonely Winter. Dolphin Tale 2 features appearances by the real Winter and Hope, as well as Bethany Hamilton – the professional surfer who lost her left arm when she was attacked by a shark in 2003.



Release date: September 12
Director: Sam Miller
Cast: Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson, Leslie Bibb, Kate del Castillo Idris

Elba reunites with the producers of Obsessed (that Beyonce movie) for No Good Deed, which stars Elba as an escaped convict with a violent streak and charm to spare. When he schmoozes his way into a suburban home under the guise of a stranded motorist, he soon begins terrorizing the mother (Henson) and children who live there. In the end, she’s the only one who can stop him. Reminiscent of last year’s surprisingly terrible Labor Day, in which Kate Winslet welcomed a convict played by Josh Brolin, No Good Deed looks far better and, presumably, features less co-ed peach pie baking.


Have on opinion on this week’s releases? Tell us how you really feel below.

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David Onda is Fly Magazine's movie guy. He is an entertainment writer for a national outlet. He's attended and covered the Academy Awards on several (well, 3) occasions for a national outlet. He once made Quentin Tarantino laugh. He has shared an elevator with Bruce Willis, sat in John Waters' living room and has flown in the same airplane as Joan Rivers.

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