Weekend Movie Guide: Hercules, Lucy

Ryan
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Weekened Movie Guide: Hercules, Lucy - from RealLifeSTL.com

Weekened Movie Guide: Hercules, Lucy - from RealLifeSTL.com

Hercules and Lucy are the blockbusters out in theaters this weekend.

Recapping Last Weekend

 

1.Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $36.3 million 2.The Purge: Anarchy – $29.8 million 3.Planes: Fire & Rescue – $17.5 million 4.Sex Tape –  $14.6 million 5.Transformers: Age of Extinction  $9.8 million

from Box Office Mojo

Opening This Weekend

 

Hercules

Dwayne Johnson stars as the Greek demigod Hercules. Brett Ratner directs. Ratner produced the show Prison Break as well as the movie Horrible Bosses, Rush Hour 1-3 and Tower Heist among others. He also produced a documentary for ESPN’s 30 for 30: Soccer Stories. Tim Robey at The Telegraph says there isn’t much substance to this one but it is enjoyable. Scott Foundas of Variety called Ratner’s film a “grandly scaled, solidly entertaining popcorn pic”. If that’s what you are looking for, then this is for you.

Lucy

Scarlett Johansson is Lucy, a woman that  as been altered to use 100% of her brain. The Hollywood Reporter took issue that this film “expects viewers to be using just 2 or 3 percent of their own gray matter.” Luc Besson wrote and directed Lucy. That alone should tempt you to see this one. Besson has written The Fifth Element, The Transporter, Taken, The Family and Non-Stop among others. Besson’s last director role was last year’s The Family. The average rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes isn’t great, but a lot of people want to see Lucy.

See Lucy tonight at MX Movies in downtown St. Louis. Showings at 8 pm and 10 pm.

 

Catch It Before It’s Gone

Keller 8 Cinema welcomes Jersey Boys and Edge of Tomorrow this weekend. See the full schedule here. Edge of Tomorrow is just one of the big budget movies at Keller now. Have you been itching to see movies like Edge on the big screen but don’t want to pay a ton? Adult tickets at Keller are just $4 before 6 pm and $5 after.

 

Make It A Redbox Night

Beginning this week at your local Redbox you can find 300: Rise of an Empire, Heaven if For Real, Tyler Perry’s The Single Mom’s Club, and Winter’s Tale among the new releases. Heaven is for Real comes to Redbox after bringing in over $90 million at the box office.

Coming Soon

Fifty Shades of Grey

Out February 14, 2015

 

The Prince

 

Laggies

 

Exodus: Gods and Kings

 

The Interview

 

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

 

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Ryan

Ryan is a weird dude. He doesn't cook, yet owns a plethora of kitchen gadgets. He rationalized buying a SodaStream while unemployed. He counts Step Up 2: The Streets as one of his favorite movies along with Footloose, Rent, Grease and Paul Blart: Mall Cop. He loves Mizzou but only wants them in the SEC so he can tailgate in Nashville. He owns a ShakeWeight and AbLounger, but still loves him some John Donut and Billie's Fine Foods. You can get more of Ryan at iLoveSoulard.com or just check the stool on the far end of the bar at iTap in Soulard.

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