Movie fans won’t want to skip the trip to the theater this week! Coming to the big screen is the medieval fantasy film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword starring Charlie Hunnam. Also now in theaters, join Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn on their exotic getaway in the comedy Snatched. If that doesn’t interest you, watch two cops — one from Ontario and the other from Quebec — as they team up to fight crime in the comedy/crime sequel Bon Cop, Bad Cop 2. For anyone looking for a scare this weekend, check out the twisted thriller The Belko Experiment.
Have a look at the films in more detail below. ~Brenden Zerihun
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword – Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) roams the back passages of Londinium, uninterested in his royal lineage until he finds the Excalibur. Taken by the sword’s influence, Arthur is forced to make a decision. He teams up with the rebellion and a woman known as The Mage. Keep your eyes open for a cameo from retired footballer David Beckham. Releasing wide today. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Snatched – After her boyfriend breaks up with her, Emily (Amy Schumer) convinces her cautious mom (Goldie Hawn) to accompany her on a vacation to South America. The two seek an exotic adventure, but things suddenly go wrong after they’re kidnapped. They are forced to bond as mother and daughter in order to make an escape. Releasing wide today. Click here for showtimes.
Bon Cop, Bad Cop 2 – Ontario and Quebec team up once again in this Canadian buddy cop film. Martin Ward (Colm Feore) and David Bouchard (Patrick Huard) have remained friends, but time takes its toll and they have not spoken in almost a year. In this sequel Ward and Bouchard investigate a large car theft ring led by an Italian mobster. Releasing wide Friday. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: Bon Cop, Bad Cop 2
The Belko Experiment – In this sick and twisted thriller, 80 Americans (including John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn) are locked in their high-rise corporate office located in Bogotá, Colombia. They quickly learn they are puppets in a deadly game. Trapped inside their own workspace, a voice over an intercom tells they have to participate in a game of kill or be killed. Releasing in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Halifax. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: The Belko Experiment
The Wall – Two soldiers (Aaron Taylor-Johnson and wrestler John Cena) are pinned down by an Iraqi soldier, with nothing but a wall separating them. As their enemy taunts them over the radio, the two are forced to engage in a battle of will and wits with him. Opening Friday in select theaters. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: The Wall
Risk – This film is a character study that collides with a high stakes election year and its controversial aftermath. WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange isn’t phased even as the legal repercussions he faces threaten to undermine the organization he runs. Capturing this story, director Laura Poitras finds herself caught between the motives and contradictions of Julian and his inner circle. Releasing in Toronto and Montreal. Click here for showtimes.
Hounds of Love – Evelyn (Emma Booth) and John (Stephen Curry) hunt for young woman to kidnap. Vicki Maloney (Ashleigh Cummings) is randomly abducted from a street by the couple. As she takes in the dynamic between the two, she decides she must get into their heads if she wants to make it out alive. Releasing in Toronto and Ottawa. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: Hounds of Love
Buster’s Mal Heart – A mountain man (Rami Malek) is on the run from the police. He survives the winter by breaking into empty vacation homes in a remote community. He calls into radio talk shows to discuss the incoming inversion at the turn of the millennium. The man is haunted by visions of being lost at sea, and memories of his former life. Releasing in Toronto. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: Buster’s Mal Heart