Weekend Movie Guide: In The Heart of the Sea
In The Heart of the Sea and Legend open in movie theaters around St. Louis this weekend. Woodlawn opens at Keller 8, while Trainwreck, Ant-Man and Knock Knock are among a host of movies now available to rent at Redbox. Catch Love The Coopers starting tomorrow at MX Movies in downtown St. Louis.
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Recapping Last Weekend
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 made it three-for-three last weekend, topping the box office with $18.86 million in ticket sales in its third weekend of release. Krampus opened in second place with $16.3 million, beating the prediction I cited of $7.1 million. The Good Dinosaur brought in $15.3 million in its second weekend of release to finish third. Creed brought in just shy of $15 million and Spectre took in $5.5 million to round out the top five.
Opening This Weekend
In The Heart of The Sea
Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy and Brendan Gleeson star in this retelling of the classic story of Moby Dick. Mark Hughes writes on Forbes that this film, directed by Ron Howard is terrific. The screenplay for In The Heart of the Sea is based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s 2001 book, which itself is based on Herman Melville’s 1851 classic, which is loosely based on events that transpired in 1820.
A.V. Club has an in-depth review of the film that focuses on the differences between the original story and the movie’s.
Todd M. Thatcher predicts an $18.4 million opening for In The Heart of the Sea, which is rumored to have cost more than $100 million to make.
With all of the movie theaters around the St. Louis area, it’s surprising to me that a movie starring Tom Hardy is only showing at one theater in the area on its opening weekend. Sure enough, Legend is only playing at the Landmark Plaza Frotenac Cinema this weekend.
Design & Trend is one of several media outlets that thinks Hardy deserves a 2016 Golden Globe nomination for his performance in this film. Hardy plays both Reggie and Ronnie Kray, identical twin brothers that built an organized crime empire in East London during the 1960s. Outlets like The Globe And Mail point out that director Brian Helgeland’s largest contribution to the film may have been casting Hardy in the first place. Our town’s Riverfront Times critic MaryAnn Johnanson, who I think hates most movies, at least says that Hardy’s performance here makes this film worth seeing.
For those wondering more about the technical aspect of having Hardy play both twins, the New York Times has a great piece about it. The technology has come a long way since Hayley Mills played twins in The Parent Trap.
Catch It Before It’s Gone
Keller 8 Cinema welcomes Woodlawn this weekend. This PG sports film got a very limited release. It opened on just 1,553 screens around the country and last weekend was playing on just 73. The religious sports film centers on the desegregation of Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama in 1973. Sean Astin, who will forever by known for his title role in Rudy, stars as Hank. Amid the riots and racist activity in the town at the time, Hank speaks to the football team about using their faith in Jesus to prevail.
Make It A Redbox Night
Amy Schumer’s hillarious film, Trainwreck, finally becomes available at your local Redbox. Amy Schumer earned a 2016 Golden Globe Best Actress nomination for her role in the film. Schumer’s outstanding storyline , as well as great performances from Bill Hader and Lebron James propelled this movie to $110 million and the domestic box office on a budget of just $35 million.
Season 2 Of Serial Podcast Is Here
The first episode of season 2 of the Serial podcast became available for download today. This season, Sarah Koenig focuses on the case of Bowe Bergdahl. Bergdahl was a U.S. Army sergeant who mysteriously left base in Arghanistan and was captured by the Taliban. The first episode starts the season off on solid footing by featuring an interview between Bergdahl and a screenwriter interested in making a movie about the events that transpired.
The Brothers Grimsby Trailer
The Brothers Grismby stars Sacha Baron Bohen, Isla Fisher, Mark Strong and Rebel Wilson. It hits theaters on March 11, 2016 and the trailer is definitely one you need to see.
The Brothers Grismby trailer
Spy Gets Golden Globe Best Picture Nomination
CinemaBlend has a look at 5, as they call them “WTF movie nominations” from the 2016 Golden Globe nominations that were announced today. One of those is Melsisa McCarthy’s Spy for Best Picture.
The Hollywood Reporter has the full list of 2016 Golden Globe nominations. Ricky Gervais will host the awards show on January 10.
The Legend of Tarzan Teaser Trailer
Alexand Skarsgard stars in The Legend of Tarzan, in theaters in July of 2016.
The Legend of Tarzan teaser trailer
The BFG Teaser Trailer
Disney’s The BFG, short for The Big Friendly Giant, is in theaters July 1, 2016.
The BFG teaser trailer
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows Trailer
The first trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows, Michael Bay’s second film in the reboot of the franchise, hit the internet yesterday. It hits theaters on June 3, 2016. In this sequel, the TMNT face off against villians Bebop and Rock Steady, who they also battled in the Coming Out of Their Shells stage show.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 trailer
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