We Are Your Friends and No Escape open in theaters this weekend around St. Louis. You can catch No Escape at MX Movies downtown this weekend.
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Recapping Last Weekend
Straight Outta Compton topped the weekend box office for the second weekend in a row last weekend, its second of release. The film followed up its $60 million debut with $26.4 million. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation was a distant second with $11,45 million while Sinister 2 was right behind M:I with $10.5 million Sinister beat out the other films making their debut over the weekend in Hitman: Agent 47 ( $8.3m) and American Ultra ($5.4m). While Hitman finished in the top five, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. edged out Ultra for the fifth spot with $7.3 million in its second weekend of release.
We Are Your Friends
Sandy Cohen of the Associated Press says We Are Your Friends is “a surprisingly accessible and sweet story”. Speaking of The O.C., the Orange County Register also ran Cohen’s piece, which I find great. Vanity Fair‘s Richard Lawson’s review of the film speaks glowingly of Zac Efron and his turn in the movie. The New York Post says this film starring Efron and Emily Ratajkowski “is the movie Entourage should have been“.
Screen Rant predicts We Are Your Friends will pull in $10 million in its debut weekend.
Justin Craigs of FoxNews says “Owen Wilson shines in somewhat insensitive thriller” in talking about No Escape. Quartz stars their review with “in Hollywood, white people are heroes” , which can’t be good for the movie, but I don’t know because I quit reading. Katie Walsh’s review for the Duluth News Tribune also gets derailed by talking about the film’s “ugly worldview”. Owen Wilson talked to the Los Angeles Times about his role in No Escape.
Catch It Before It’s Gone
Keller 8 in South County welcomes The Gallows and Pixels this weekend. While Pixels has gotten a bum rap from the anti-Adam Sandler crowd, it has still made $174.3 million worldwide on a budget of $88 million. If you have an itchin’ to see this movie I suggest seeing it in theaters while you can.
Make It A Redbox Night
Among the Redbox new releases this weekend are Home, Aloha and Lila & Eve. Aloha stars Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams. You may remember it caught flak after its release for casting Stone as an Asian-American.
Lila & Eve features Annalise Keating, I mean Viola Davis, and Jennifer Lopez our for revenge after Davis’s teenage son is killed. No one is calling this a cinematic masterpiece, but it might be decent.
Joaquin Phoenix and M. Night Shyamalan In Talks For New Film
Actor Jaquin Phoenix and director M. Night Shyamalan are in talks with producer Jason Blum to work on a new film project that “will likely include elements of the supernatural”, according to Variety.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Taking Over Imax Theaters For A Month
When the newest Star Wars film The Force Awakens opens on December 18 it will do so with a unique agreement. Disney has negotiated a deal to have Star Wars: The Force Awakens completely take over Imax screens across the country for a full month.
There is apparently no limit to the ridiculousness that will accompany this movie. Disney plans an 18-hour marathon of YouTube stars opening boxes of Star Wars toys online. Stores around the world will also hold Midnight openings on September 4th to promote the new Star Wars toys.
Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer Are Writing A Movie Together
As reported by Vanity Fair, Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence are writing a comedy script together where they will play sisters. The project got started when Lawrence sent Schumer a love letter via email after seeing Trainwreck. The pair also vacationed together with a group of friends recently, according to Schumer’s Instagram.
No word on if the script calls for Schumer to rap, like she did recently with Talib Kweli.
Edit: If this video of Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence dancing on a piano at a recent Billy Joel concert is any indication, this movie is going to be awesome.