Introducing Fandom Author Profiles

Bringing you closer to your readers with a customizable profile.

Edit Your Profile

TV

Games

Movies

Share Tweet Share

Weekend Preview for September 2

Your weekend time is valuable and at the end of a long week, the discretionary time must be spent to its maximum value. In order to help narrow choices down on the film, television, and gaming fronts, every Friday the Weekend Preview gives you the rundown of your options and an educated guess as to which ones make the most sense.

Nick Nunziata and I predicted the box office returns for these films last Sunday.

At the Movies

Morgan

Director: Luke Scott
Stars: Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Rose Leslie
Current RT Meter: 41% Fresh
My box office prediction last Sunday:
$11,000,000
Nick’s box office prediction: $9,000,000

Labor Day weekend is usually a doldrum period for the box office. That seems to be the case with Morgan, the new sci-fi thriller from Ridley Scott's progeny. The cast is fantastic and the film looks enticing, but the buzz has been sour and there doesn't seem to be much beyond what we've seen in the trailers. Plus, Don't Breathe sounds like the better way to spend the weekend if you want some thrills.

The Verdict: Watch Ex Machina instead. Seriously. That film is destined to be a classic.

The Light Between Oceans

Director: Derek Cianfrance
Stars: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz
Current RT Meter: 62% Fresh
My box office prediction last Sunday:
$9,000,000
Nick’s box office prediction: $5,000,000

This looks like a perfectly pleasant little romantic drama, but you have to bring more to the table these days in order to stand out. The cast is excellent and the director is top notch, but the source material seems like it might be a little too cloying for its own good. Still, hard-hitting performances and a steady hand at the helm goes a long way. This one could surprise.

The Verdict: Need a date movie? This one looks like a winner.

On the Tube

Narcos

Netflix's true crime drama was a critical darling in its first season. Season two of the series looks like it's kicking things up to eleven in every way. The story of Pablo Escobar is only getting more explosive, and that gives Wagner Moura more opportunities to pout and scowl. There's even a nice Scarface nod in this trailer with the guy getting tossed out of the helicopter. Looks like fun for the whole family!

The Verdict: Netflix rarely drops the ball with quality, and this looks like it's getting crazier than ever. Seems like a good time to get on board.

For the Gamers

Fallout 4: Nuka-World

Fallout 4 fans have been eager for this one. A Disneyland-esque theme park that takes its inspiration from the Wasteland's favorite bubbly beverage? Seems like loads of fun. However, reviews have been somewhat mixed to middling. Could this last add-on send Fallout 4 out on a whimper?

The Verdict: Hey, if you love Fallout 4, you know you're gonna be playing this.

Attack on Titan

The hit anime series has made its way to consoles. How has the action game been faring? Pretty down the middle as far as reviews are concerned. The look of the show has been preserved quite well, but it doesn't seem to bring a whole lot to the table in terms of unique gameplay. Still, fans of the show will be dying to jump into this world and will probably overlook a few minor faults.

The Verdict: This one is for the fans. Everyone else can probably skip it.

See you next weekend!


Would you like to be part of the Fandom team? Join our Fan Contributor Program and share your voice on Fandom.com!

Latest Videos

The ‘Horizon Zero Dawn’ Launch Trailer is Epic

Super Mario Costumes Coming to New ‘Story of Seasons’

First ‘Fargo’ Season 3 Teaser Released

See Batman and Superman Battle in Newest ‘Injustice 2’ Trailer

‘Ghost Recon: Wildlands’ Open Beta is Now Live

Fan Feed

Got it! Your favorite fandoms are coming to your inbox.