The Week Ahead: 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,' 'Annabelle: Creation,' and More

The Week Ahead: 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,' 'Annabelle: Creation,' and More

Aug 07, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Fight back against those summertime blues with movies! (We also recommend air-conditioning and ice cream, if you can.) We've got suggestions for what's opening in theaters and what's arriving on home video, as well as a fun historical fact.


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: James Gunn's sequel proved to be just as entertaining as his original, so even if you've already seen it, it's worth another watch. On digital platforms (including FandangoNOW) only on Tuesday, two weeks ahead of Blu-ray/DVD release. In anticipation of the release, Gunn shared a very special music video. Watch it above.



King Arthur: Legend of the Sword: Guy Ritchie gave his period action adventure plenty of modern twists, though it didn't find its audience during its theatrical run. Perhaps it will be better-suited to home video.

Snatched: Amy Schumer teamed with Goldie Hawn for a vacation comedy that was written by Katie Dippold (The Heat, Ghostbusters). Sounds like a surefire formula for success that will appeal on home video, now that everyone is home from summer vacation.  

Also: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, The Exception, The Dinner, Kung Fu Yoga, The Hunter's Prayer.


Theatrical Releases - Nationwide

Annabelle: Creation: We first saw the evil doll in The Conjuring, then learned about her power in Annabelle. Now we get to go back to the beginning to learn about the creation of evil. Stephanie Sigman, Mirando Otto and Anthony LaPaglia star. Bonus: We've also heard that four minutes of footage from next month's It will screen ahead of the movie.

The Glass Castle: Brie Larson stars in a family drama as a young woman who must reconcile her hopes for the future with her tumultuous childhood. Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts also star as her parents.

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature: The animated sequel pits lovable animals against humans who want to wipe out their home and construct an amusement park. The voice cast is led by Will Arnett and Katherine Heigl.

Also opening (theatrical releases in select cities; indie and foreign): Bedeviled, Good Time, Ingrid Goes West, The Nile Hilton Incident, The Only Living Boy in New York, A Taxi Driver, The Trip to Spain, The Veil, Whose Streets?.


TV Shows / Streaming

Tue. Aug 8: Difficult People (Hulu): Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner return as struggling comedians in New York City.

Wed. Aug 9: Mr. Mercedes (Audience): Based on Stephen King's hard-boiled detective novel, the series stars Brendan Gleeson and Harry Treadaway. David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies, Goliath) is the showrunner.

Fri, Aug 11: Atypical, Naked (Netflix): The former is a dark comedy series starring Keir Gilchrist as a teenager living on the autism spectrum; the latter is a comedy feature starring Marlon Wayans and Regina Hall, following a man who finds himself stranded naked.

Sun, Aug 13: Get Shorty (Epix): Based on Elmore Leonard's novel, which was adapted as a feature film in 1995, the series stars Chris O'Dowd and Ray Romano. Davey Holmes (Shameless, In Treatment) adapted the book for television.


Historical Fun Fact

August 10, 1984: Red Dawn, starring Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen, became the first-ever PG-13 movie to be released in theaters. [Pop Culture Madness]

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