Weekend Movie Guide: The Identical

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Weekend Movie Guide featuring The Identical, They Came Together and The Fault In Our Stars


You know summer is over when a movie starring Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd, Seth Green and an Elvis impersonator is the only new film opening at the box office.

Recapping Last Weekend


Guardians of the Galaxy took the top spot at the weekend box office for the third time in its five week of release. The film brought in $17 million in Friday-Sunday receipts and another $6 million on Labor Day. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles came in second over the entire Holiday weekend with a $15.6 million take. If I Stay finished third with just shy of $12 million and Let’s Be Cops finished fourth with $10.4 million. As Above, So Below was the top debuting film with $10.28 million but The November Man was right on its heels with $10.1 million.

As Above, So Below finished about $350,000 better than Let’s Be Cops on the Friday-Sunday weekend, but Cops was about $430,000 better on Labor Day.

Guardians brought in over $7 million in receipts on Sunday, August 31. As of this writing, it’s been the highest-grossing film daily for the last 11 days.  Domestic box office totals for Guardians stand just shy of $283 million, which is 50.9 percent of its worldwide total of almost $556 million.

With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Guardians of the Galaxy leading the way, the August box office came in north of $1 billion, putting in 10 percent over August of 2013’s total.


Opening This Weekend


The Identical


Elvis Presley had an identical twin brother that died during childbirth. but what if he didn’t die? Blake Rayne plays both brothers in The Identical, which weaves the “what if” tale.  This is actually Blake Rayne’s first film role, which is mostly because he wasn’t an actor before being cast in this film. Rayne  was a website designer before winning an Elvis impersonator contest back in 1998 and going on to become “one of the country’s top Elvis impersonators”. Variety really liked the premise, but thought the film under-achieved. The Guardian painted it as being so bad you have to watch it over and over with your friends.

Will it be a blockbuster? No. Will you watch it in a few years when you see it playing on the tube? Yes.

Catch It Before It’s Gone


Keller 8 Cinema doesn’t welcome any new movies this week. Several big-budget films are still there however, if you feel the need to see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, How To Train Your Dragon 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past or Transformers: Age of Extinction in theaters. If you want a tear-jerker, see The Fault In Our Stars. Shailene Woodley stars as Hazel. With Stars, Divergent and Spectacular Now already under her belt and at the very least three Divergent movies to go, she’s poised for a really nice career.

Make It A Redbox Night


Redbox welcomes Draft Day, Moms’ Night Out, Oculus and They Came Together and a few others this week.

Coming Soon


The Equalizer

Out September 26 starring Denzel Washington


Miss Meadows

Starring Katie Holmes



Starring Brad Pitt.

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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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