It seems like theaters have been filled with nothing but superheroes and supervillains for the last few months, but this weekend brings about the final comic book movie – and, arguably, the last major blockbuster release – of the summer.
Here are the week’s wide releases:
“Suicide Squad” – After the boondoggle that was “Batman v. Superman,” the folks at DC try their luck with an all-star cast of bad guys who are assigned to fight even badder guys. Early reviews are middling, but it will no doubt make a boatload of cash anyway.
“Gleason” – I saw this documentary about Spokane native Steve Gleason, a former NFL player living with ALS, at the Seattle International Film Festival, and it’s still fresh in my mind. Emotionally wrenching, but nonetheless uplifting.
At the Magic Lantern:
“Wiener-Dog” – The latest from drolly misanthropic director Todd Solondz (“Welcome to the Dollhouse,” “Happiness”) is a quartet of stories involving an unfortunate dachshund and its various owners. You can read my review of the film, which I also saw at SIFF, here.
Below: The trailer for “Wiener-Dog.”