What’s in theaters this week… PLUS… Oscar preview: Who should win/who will win

Film Yap

Great weather is expected this weekend, but maybe you still want to catch a flick!

The Film Yap’s Christopher Lloyd highlights the new releases:

• The Great Wall


Matt Damon gets medieval as a mercenary sent to China to look for the magical black powder, but encounters a horde of demonic monsters.”

• Toni Erdmann


This kooky German black comedy, nominated for an Oscar, tracks the adventures of a ragamuffin prankster who follows his estranged daughter to Romania in an effort to annoy, or possibly reconnect with her.”


• Fist Fight


A lame comedy that should never have made it past the pitch meeting in the producer’s office. Charlie Day is a nebbish high school teacher called out by Ice Cube for a throwdown after school.



• I Am Not Your Negro


Samuel L. Jackson narrates this Academy Award-nominated rumination on race in America by the late writer and civil rights icon James Baldwin, based on his unfinished novel about his relationships with Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Medgar Evers.”



• A Cure for Wellness


A young corporate flunky is sent to fetch their missing CEO from a mysterious wellness center in the Alps, but encounters nefarious intent.”


Oscar picks
Original Screenplay
• Will win: La La Land
• Should win: Hell or High Water

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Adapted Screenplay
• Will win: Moonlight
• Should win: Fences

Supporting Actress
• Will win: Viola Davis
• Should win: Naomie Harris

Supporting Actor
• Will win: Mahershala Ali
• Should win: Michael Shannon


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