The Hateful Eight opens in movie theaters around St. Louis this weekend. Love The Coopers opens at Keller 8, while The Perfect Guy, Heist and Lost In The Sun are among the movies now available to rent at Redbox.
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Recapping Last Weekend
Behind a strong second weekend for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the overall box office dipped only 5.5 percent last weekend from the previous weekend. It will go down as the second biggest box office weekend of 2015. The Force Awakens followed up its record-setting opening weekend with a second weekend of $149.2 million. It has now passed $600 million in domestic ticket sales and is well beyond $1.2 billion worldwide.
Daddy’s Home had the biggest debut last weekend, ending just behind Star Wars with $38.7 million and easily beating expectations. Joy brought in $17 million despite relatively tepid reviews. Concussion took in $10.5 million while the Point Break remake was just behind with $9.8 million.
Opening This Weekend
The Hateful Eight
There are some things you need to know before you decide to go see The Hateful Eight in a movie theater. It’s over three hours long. The 70 mm version Director Quentin Tarantino says you should see the movie in is even longer and it’s highly likely that if you go see it in that version, if won’t be prepared by a true professional.
This is the eighth film from Tarantino. He’s won two Oscars and 110 other awards for his films. Over the course of his career, he’s very much developed his own distinct style. As Micah Mertes of the Omaha World-Herald put it in his review “The Hateful Eight will be some people’s heaven and other people’s hell.”
Todd M. Thatcher predicts a total box office opening of $36.1 million for The Hateful Eight during its wide release.
The Hateful Eight trailer
Catch It Before It’s Gone
Keller 8 Cinema in South County doesn’t welcome any new movies this week, but it is showing a great selection of films. Secret in their Eyes, Love The Coopers, The 33, Spectre, The Peanuts Movie, Bridge of Spies. Goosebumps, The Martian, The Intern and Black Mass are all currently playing.
The Martian is likely on its last bit of a theater run, so if you haven’t seen it yet, here’s your chance to see it on the big screen.
The Martian trailer
Make It A Redbox Night
The Perfect Guy, Heist and Lost In the Sun are all available to rent from your local Redbox as of this week.
President Obama Joins Jerry Seinfeld For Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee
Barack Obama, the President of the United States of America, joined Jerry Seinfeld for the season 7 premiere of Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, Seinfeld’s hit Crackle web series. The pair rode in a 1963 Corvette Stingray Split Window Coupe for the episode.
Among other things, President Obama talks about his success with the 0-8 demographic, which he says probably loves him because his ears make him look like a cartoon character. He also informs Seinfeld that he picks his own suits from his own closet.
Bill Cosby Arrested On Sexual Assault Charges
Comedian Bill Cosby was arraigned yesterday in Pennsylvania on sexual assault charges regarding a 2004 incident. The judge set Cosby’s bail at $1 million, which he paid following the arraignment.
Constand and Cosby previously settled a civil case back in 2006. This arraignment comes in light of statements Cosby made during his deposition in that case that were recently unsealed by a judge.
Approximately 50 women have publicly accused Cosby of sexual assault, however the statue of limitations has passed in many of those cases. A case filed by model Chloe Goins falls within the statue of limitations and is currently pending.
Cosby’s attorney maintains his innocence. Attorney Monique Pressley also revealed that the 78-year-old comedian is blind.
Entertainment Weekly Shares “First Looks” For Multiple Upcoming Movies/Shows
In the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, the magazine shared first looks for multiple upcoming shows and movies. George Clooney and Julia Roberts team up for the Jodie Foster-directed Money Monster. The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins will get a movie adaptation starring Emily Blunt. In season 2 of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Kimmy will take on a series of odd jobs, including that of an elf.
Disney’s Zootopia hits theaters on March 4, 2016.
Making A Murderer Prosecutor Ken Kratz Says Documentary Left Out Key Evidence
Former Wisconsin state prosecutor Ken Kratz is fighting back against Netflix’s Making A Murderer. Kratz maintains that the documentary kept key parts of the evidence the jury saw from viewers. He cites an October 10, 2005 incident where Teresa Halbach arrived at Steven Avery’s home to have him open the door wearing just a towel. That led her to tell her supervisors that she didn’t want anything to do with the man. Kratz also claims statements made by Avery to other inmates during his previous incarceration shows his demented and dangerous personality.
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