Weekend Movie Guide: The 33, Love The Coopers

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The 33 and Love The Coopers open in movie theaters around St. Louis. Jem and the Holograms, Rock The Kabash and The Visit make their way to Keller 8, while Terminator Genisys, The Gallows and Dope are now available to rent at Redbox. Catch Spectre or Bridge of Spies MX Movies in downtown St. Louis this weekend.

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Recapping Last Weekend

Spectre took the weekend box office crown with $70.4 million in its debut. Despite that opening, the film has a really long way to go before it makes a profit. Who in the world thinks it is a good idea to make a movie that needs to make $650 to become profitable.

The Peanuts Movie debuted with $44.2 million, exceeding expectation. The Martian finished third with $9 million in its sixth weekend of release. Matt Doman and company have now earned $196.8 million in domestic theaters and a total of $460.5 million worldwide.

Goosebumps, which I really enjoy, earned $6.8 million in its fourth weekend. The Jack Black-led film has now earned $93 million worldwide against its $58 million budget.

Bridge of Spies, starring Tom Hanks increased its worldwide take to $72.7 million with $5.8 million in its fourth weekend of released.

The 33

The 33 tells the story of the 33 miners that were trapped 65 feet underground in Chile on August 5, 2010. A. O. Scott of the New York Times says the film “holds your attention and pushes the required buttons“. A.V. Club compares the film to The Martian, but there’s an important distinction with that.

Todd M. Thatcher predicts a $10 million opening for The 33.

The 33 trailer

Love The Coopers

Lindsey Bahr of the Associated Press didn’t want to like the Love The Coopers, but it won her over. The film is beautifully cast with Diane Keaton, John Goodman, Ed Helms, Amanda Seyfried and Olivia Wilde among the players. Other reviews range from “a so-so holiday comedy” to “a Christmas lump of coal.” Daniel Neman of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch apparently hates Christmas movies like Starbucks hates Christmas.

Todd M. Thatcher predicts an $11.3 million opening for Love The Coopers this weekend.

Love The Coopers trailer

Catch It Before It’s Gone

I’m a sucker for a certain type of movie. Jem and the Holograms is one of those movies. Jem isn’t a great movie. It isn’t a great script, but I’ve seen worse. The kind of people who pay full price to see a movie in the theaters may not have wanted to shell out for this movie. It’s now at Keller 8 in South County, where tickets are $5 and under.

Jem and the Holograms trailer

Make It A Redbox Night

Dope and its “90s hip-hop geek” lead character makes its way to Redbox this weekend. I saw it in theaters and really enjoyed it. I highly recommend picking it up.

Dope trailer

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