What to see on the long weekend!

What to see on the long weekend!

In most of Canada, this weekend marks Victoria Day, the first long weekend of the summer and the unofficial kickoff to the season of patios, barbeques, and cottages. It’s a perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors, and it’s also a perfect opportunity to get caught up on movies!

Cineplex theatres are open on the holiday Monday, and if the weather where you are is less than ideal for flipping burgers or enjoying cold beverages, it’s a great time to relax and unwind while you watch a new movie on the big screen. If you plan to head to the theatre this weekend, here are our recommendations!

If you’re bringing family

Beauty and the Beast

If you haven’t yet seen this live-action remake of the classic Oscar-winning animated Disney film, it’s a perfect outing for the family. You can reminisce about the original animated movie while getting swept away by the stunning visual spectacle of this version. Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Ewan McGregor, Emma Thompson, and Josh Gad bring their characters to life in this magical and timeless story, and introduce us to a few new players and some all-new songs as well!

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Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2

Nobody expected the first Guardians of the Galaxy film to be the major hit it became. Prior to the release of the film that virtually transformed Chris Pratt from being a sitcom sidekick to an action star, the Guardians of the Galaxy were little known Marvel characters. Now, we know that this franchise is Marvel at its quirkiest and most fun. With an epic retro soundtrack and badass yet lovable characters, we all instantly fell in love with the Guardians of the Galaxy, and couldn’t be more thrilled that they’re back for more!

Bonus: click here to read our Reasons to See Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2!

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If you like action and SFX

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

We know the story of King Arthur, but it never gets old. This new adaptation directed by Guy Ritchie looks to be the most exciting and visually compelling version of this story yet. Also, how perfect is this casting--with Charlie Hunnam as King Arthur and Jude Law as Vortigern. We can't wait to relive this classic tale, and with Ritchie directing we're sure it'll have a fresh spin.

Bonus: click here to watch our video interview with Charlie Hunnam on the red carpet!

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Alien: Covenant

The Alien series is joining the likes of Star Wars in terms of complicated timelines, but we've got your back. This film is a sequel to Prometheus, which was a prequel to the first Alien film. It stars Katherine Waterston, Michael Fassbender (reprising his role as the robot David), James Franco and Danny McBride. They're all on board a colony ship called Covenant that discovers what they at first believe to be an uncharted paradise, which we all know isn't quite that... We're hoping for some more iconic chest bursting alien scenes from this one, but whether it does that or not, you can count on Alien: Covenant to have plenty of action and thrills!

Bonus: click here to watch our video to learn the secrets behind the iconic chest bursting scene!

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If you could use a laugh


In this Amy Schumer comedy Goldie Hawn stars as Schumer's mother, who fills in when her daughter is unceremoniously dumped on the eve of a trip she planned with her boyfriend. Chaos ensues when the two women find themselves kidnapped and have to rescue themselves. It's weird to think that this is only Schumer's second film role (she made her debut in Trainwreck, which she also wrote), but it's still the beginning of what will be an awesome and hilarious career for the comedian.

Bonus: Click here to watch our red carpet interview with stars Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn!

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Bon Cop Bad Cop 2

This sequel to one of the all-time highest grossing Canadian films takes place eight years after the events of the first film, which had a cop from Ontario (Colm Feore) forced to work with a cop from Quebec (Patrick Huard) when a murder victim was found on the Ontario/Quebec border. The sequel reunites the unlikely pair and this time they have to work with U.S. authorities to bust a car theft ring, which results in plenty of action and comedy!

Bonus: Watch our behind-the-scenes interview with the stars, Colm Feore and Patrick Huard!

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If you need a touch of romance


Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins star in this unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie to be his housekeeper. Maud, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns passionately to create art. Unexpectedly, the two find themselves falling in love, against the backdrop of everyday life in rural Nova Scotia and Maudie's surprising rise to fame as a folk painter.

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Everything, Everything

Everything, Everything tells the story of eighteen-year-old Maddy (Amandla Stenberg), who has severe environmental allergies and can't leave her home without risking her life. When a new neighbour moves in next door, the two quickly form a relationship through their windows, emails, and texts, and Maddy realizes her life confined inside isn't living. Based on the YA novel of the same name, this looks like a sweet romance with a side of drama.

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If you’re going to the cottage and can’t get to a theatre

Did you know you can choose from literally thousands of movies in the Cineplex store, download them and take them wherever you go? It's true! With over 6,000 titles to choose from, you can spend the weekend getting caught up on a franchise before you catch the latest sequel, or just revisit a classic. Rent or buy an old favourite or new release, and take it with you to cottage country!

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