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.

THE BOXTROLLS

Release date: September 26
Directors: Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi
Cast: (voices of) Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette
Website: theboxtrolls.com

Beneath the streets of England lives a unique breed of creatures called Boxtrolls – cardboard-wearing trash pickers who turn other people’s rubbish into fantastical treasures. Among the Boxtrolls lives an orphan named Eggs (Hempstead-Wright), who steps up to defend his fanged family from an exterminator (Kingsley) with intentions of scrubbing them from the sewers. Boxtrolls was created by Laika, the stop-motion animation studio behind Coraline and ParaNorman. The studio is reportedly working on a film called Wildwood, which presumably chronicles your teenage daughter’s quest to secretly buy that “hella tight” Miley Cyrus twerk T-shirt before you get through the french fry line.

 

THE EQUALIZER

Release date: September 26
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Cast: Denzel Washington, Chloe Grace Moretz, Bill Pullman, Melissa Leo
Website: equalizerthemovie.com

Like all good Denzel Washington movies – which involve him being retired, days from retirement or generally “too old for this shit” – The Equalizer casts our leading man as a retired special ops soldier named Robert McCall who now spends his days taking guff from the youngsters at a home improvement store. The only thing Robert hates more than a sloppy grout job is injustice, so when an acquaintance (Moretz) is assaulted by a group of men, he tracks them down and kills them. Unfortunately, they worked for a branch of the Russian mob. The Equalizer is based on the 1980s NBC series of the same name.

 

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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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