The Predator vs A Simple Favor: What are you watching in theaters this weekend?

A Simple Favor, photo credit Peter Iovino via EPK
A Simple Favor, photo credit Peter Iovino via EPK /

The Predator and A Simple Favor arrive to theaters this weekend. What will you be watching?

Last weekend, Peppermint and The Nun kicked off the fall movie season, bringing movie goers plenty of action and fears. Which one did you check out? New movies are on the way, the two biggest being The Predator and A Simple Favor, but there are other options for those who prefer smaller projects.

What are the new movies about? Who is part of the cast? We have all the details, below…

The Predator – in theaters Friday, September 14

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We have actually caught an early screening of The Predator and can’t wait for everyone else to see it! It’s action packed and the cast is a lot of fun. Compared to the other Predator movies in the franchise, this one does not take itself too seriously.

"Official synopsis: “From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburdia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black’s explosive reinvention of Predator series. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter, and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a young boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.”"

The movie is rated R for strong bloody violence, language throughout, and crude sexual references. It stars Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Oliva Munn, Sterling K. Brown, and Jacob Tremblay.

A Simple Favor – in theaters Friday, September 14

Hidden Remote attended the advanced screening of A Simple Favor and absolutely loved it! If you’re familiar with the book, know that the film has entirely different finale. And if you know nothing about the novel, you’re in for a ride!

"Official synopsis: A stylish post-modern film noir centers around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy blogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily’s (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town. Stephanie is joined by Emily’s husband Sean (Henry Golding) in this thriller filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge.”"

The movie also stars Henry Golding, Eric Johnson, and Jean Smart. A Simple Favor is rated R for sexual content and language throughout, some graphic nude images, drug use and violence.

Opening in theaters this weekend in limited release: 

  • White Boy Rick
  • Unbroken: Path to Redemption
  • Mandy

Know what you’re watching? Is the choice easy for you or will you be pulling a double feature this weekend? Let us know in the comments!