In Cinemas: July 22, 2016 — Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, Closet Monster, Ice Age: Collision Course, Lights Out, Our Kind of Traitor, Star Trek Beyond

It really took a long while for Ed and Pats to show up on the big screen. I always enjoyed AbFab, but I don’t know that it ever quite topped that first, amazing season back in 1991, and I don’t know that we needed a movie. A musical? Maybe. Still, I am looking forward to seeing Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.

The Canadian coming-of-age drama that blew everyone away at the Atlantic Film Festival, Closet Monster, from Newfoundland, finally opens today. Don’t miss it. For more of my thoughts on the film, check out my festival review. 

An animated franchise for kids that needs to be put on ice? In cold storage? Left to die on a floe? I’ve got a million of these. Ice Age: Collision Course. 

A new horror movie this week, Lights Out, has a pretty creepy trailer. We’ll see if that’s all it is.

Since three weeks ago when Cineplex sent me a deal—earn 300 Scene Points if you see Our Kind of Traitor before July 14—I’ve kept my fingers crossed the film would open here. It didn’t before the deal expired, but I’m still a big fan of John Le Carré, so I’m excited to see if the picture will join some of the better adaptations of his books, like The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, The Russia House, or The Constant Gardener. What’s problematic for fans of spy movies is Jason Bourne is only a week away to scratch that itch in a bigger budget more action-based sort of way. It’s a lesson to Canadian distributor eOne—this should have opened earlier in all markets in early July, not just Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver.

As anyone who’s read my blog for awhile will know, I hated Star Trek Into Darkness.  I mean, REALLY hated it. I’ve heard Star Trek Beyond is better, but I’m going in with very low expectations.

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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.