In Cinemas: May 20, 2016 — The Angry Birds Movie, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, The Nice Guys

The best movies in cinemas right now are Green Room and Sing Street, which I’ll have a review of up on the blog this weekend. Don’t miss either of them.

The Nice Guys is a lot of fun, too. A kind of throwback to the buddy pictures of the 1980s, it’s actually set in Los Angeles in the ’70s, and goes to a lot of trouble to get the era right in the production design. Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe play somewhat bumbling investigators looking for a porn star.

I’m not sure what to say about The Angry Birds Movie. For those of you who deeply miss video games from 2013, maybe.

I saw most of Neighbors on an airplane one time, and it didn’t impress me. I won’t be rushing out to see the sequel, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, which looks like more of the same.

For those of you into anniversary screenings, Cineplex is showing Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, which was released 30 years ago this week. I remember seeing it in the cinema. Matthew Broderick has had an interesting career. In his teens he played capable, almost heroic characters, and as an adult he’s specialized in geeks and schlubs in movies like Godzilla and Election. Nice that he’s found a niche, but I wouldn’t have predicted it based on his early cool.

About the author


Carsten Knox is a massive, cheese-eating nerd. In the day he works as a journalist in Halifax, Nova Scotia. At night he stares out at the rain-slick streets, watches movies, and writes about what he's seeing.