Furious 7 and Woman In Gold open in movie theaters this weekend and a ton of good movies make their way to Keller 8.
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Recapping Last Weekend
While Furious 7 might not win an Oscar like Vin Diesel wants, the film is pretty darn good. The movie serves as a tribute of sorts to Paul Walker, who died in an unrelated car crash after filming about half the movie. The New York Times spoke glowingly of the film, saying “in Furious 7, a franchise continues to roar“. Deadspin calls it “dumber-er and awesomer“, which can be translated to “you need to see this on a big-ass screen with big-ass sound”. More than 230 cars were harmed during the making of Furious 7, they were then crushed into tiny cubes. If you happen to be taking a weekend jaunt to Los Angeles soon, head over to the TCL Chinese Theatre to catch Furious 7 on screens with new IMAX laser projection technology. While this flick also features Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson and Tyrese Gibson, among others, you’ll have to check out this 2 Blart 2 Furious trailer to get your Kevin James fix.
Furious 7 officially opens tomorrow, but has advance screenings tonight around the St. Louis area. MX Movies in downtown St. Louis will have a showing of Furious 7 at 7:30 pm tonight.
Woman In Gold
Critics who saw this movie shortly after its initial release were not fond of Woman In Gold. Director Simon Curtis and others made some important changes to the film since it opened at the Berlin Film Festival. Helen Mirren stars in this film based on the true story of Maria Altmann, who fought the country of Austria to get a famous portrait of her late aunt back that was stolen by Nazis. Woman In Gold also stars Ryan Reynolds and Katie Holmes, who impressed the press at the movie’s premiere. Reynolds plays lawyer Randy Schoenberg, who initially was hesitant to take the case but then became obsessed with getting the painting back to Altmann.
Catch It Before It’s Gone
Keller 8 welcomes a bunch of good movies this weekend. The second-run theater will be showing Chappie, The DUFF, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, Mortdecai, The Imitation Game and The Gunman.
Several of these movies were quite enjoyable. I really liked The DUFF, Chappie was good and I also really liked The Imitation Game. Imitation Game is out on Redbox this weekend as well in somewhat of a rare occurrence. All that being said, I would suggest seeing The Gunman will it is still in theaters. Considering its relatively quick trip to the second-run theater, it might not be here much longer.
Make It A Redbox Night
Redbox welcomes The Imitation Game and Interstellar among its new releases this week. An under-the-radar pick is Wild Card with Jason Statham. It hasn’t gotten good reviews, which you put expect from a straight-to-dvd movie like this, but it might be worth your $1.50 or whatever.