Weekend Movie Preview: Snowden, Blair Witch and Bridget Jones’s Baby


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — There are some big movies hitting theaters this weekend. Teenage film critic “Lights Camera Jackson” shares his take on which ones to see and which ones to skip.

First up is Snowden — the political political thriller that tells the true tail of Edward Snowden, the infamous NSA contractor who leaked classified information.

“I think it’s an early award season contender, depending on whether Joseph Gordon-Levitt is good in it, so I definitely think ‘see it’ on this,” Jackson said.

Starring alongside Gordon-Levitt is Shailey Woodley as well as another surprising actor — Nicolas Cage.

“He’s done so many little films or films that have really, really bombed in the last couple of years,” Murphy said. “Hopefully he’ll be pretty good in this.”

The second big release this weekend is Blair Witch. A lot of people thought the first film was really believable. When asked how he thought this one would do, Murphy said, “I think they might do it again. With Blair Witch they’ll probably make that $20 million opening weekend number.”

The filmmakers have built up a lot of anticipation for the horror flick, keeping it’s true identity a secret until just recently.

“This movie was originally called ‘The Woods,’ until they showed the movie at Comic-Con in July, and they revealed to the audience as surprise, ‘Guess what, this is a Blair Witch sequel,'” Murphy explained.

This weekend’s third big movie release is Bridget Jones’s Baby.

“Bridget Jones is back after 12 years,” Murphy said.

The film features a few familiar faces along with a handsome new one.

“New to the cast is McDreamy himself — Patrick Dempsey,” Murphy explained. “There are so many Grey’s Anatomy fans who are gonna go see this.”

In the movie, Bridget Jones is back to her old antics. The expectant mom doesn’t know if the father of her unborn child is Colin Firth’s character or Dempsey’s. So should you see it or skip it?

“I think because of the first two films being so successful and so well known, it’s gonna be a ‘see it,'” Murphy said. “It may win the box office. We’ll have to see.”

For more film review from Jackson Murphy, A.K.A. “Lights Camera Jackson,” visit Lights-Camera-Jackson.com.

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