Weekend Movie Guide: Race, The Witch, Risen

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Race, Risen and The Witch open in movie theaters around St. Louis this weekend. The Big Short and The Forest begin showing  at Keller 8, while Straight Outta Compton, Everest and Our Brand Is Crisis are among the movies now available to rent at Redbox.

Race premieres at MX Movies in downtown St. Louis this weekend. Deadpool and How To Be Single are also playing.

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Weekend Movie Guide: Race, The Witch and Risen


Recapping Last Weekend

Deadpool had a historic debut weekend, pulling in $132.4 million domestically and $132.3 million in foreign markets. It was the largest opening for an R-rated movie by more than $40 million.

Kung Fu Panda 3 had a solid third weekend with $19.75 million in receipts to finish second at the weekend box office.

How To Be Single brought in $17.9 million in its debut while Zoolander 2 sold $13.8 million worth of tickets.

What I Saw This Week

I saw two of the three films that opened over the weekend in Deadpool and How To Be Single.  I thought Deadpool was excellent an opinion mostly everyone else in the world seemed to share. I was surprised by How To Be Single. Judging from just the trailer, I thought it would be a raunchy comedy. I guess I should have read the book by Liz Tuccillo that the movie is based on. The film had lots of funny parts, but it also had a sweet message. I even shed some tears at one point.

I recommend both Deadpool and How To Be Single.

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Opening This Weekend


Stephan James portrays Jesse Owens in Race, a biopic on the legendary Olympian.

Todd M. Thatcher predicts a $10.6 million opening weekend for Race.

Race trailer

The Witch

If you want to see a scary movie, I mean REALLY be scared and possibly scarred for life by a movie, go see The Witch this weekend. Mashable sums up the prevailing opinion on the movie with their headline,

‘The Witch’ is a film so f*cked up, Satan would see it twice

There has been general praise for the film’s story line, set in 1630, its acting and its camerawork.

Todd M. Thatcher predicts a $6.7 million opening weekend for The Witch.

The Witch trailer


Risen is a technically a story about Jesus. What sets it apart, however, is that it’s the story of Jesus told through the eyes of a non-believer.

Todd M. Thatcher predicts a $14.2 million opening weekend for Risen.

Risen trailer

Catch It Before It’s Gone

The Big Short comes to Keller 8 Cinema in South County this weekend. Adam McKay’s film about the credit and housing crash has won a host of awards already and is up for multiple Academy Awards, including Motion Picture of the Year.

The Big Short trailer

Make It A Redbox Night

Straight Outta Compton, Everest, The Intern, Our Brand is Crisis and Criminal Activities with John Travolta are all now available to rent at your local Redbox.

Straight Outta Compton trailer

Entertainment News

Julianne Moore May Play Villain in Kingsman 2

Actress Julianne Moore is close to signing on to play the villain in Kingsman 2, according to reports. The film is set to begin filming this summer. Taron Egerton is returning to lead the sequel, which will again be directed by Matthew Vaughn. Collin Firth will not return.

Octavia Spencer Teaming With Taraji P. Henson For New Film

Red Band Society’s Nurse Jackson (Octavia Spencer) and Empire’s Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) are set to star in Hidden Figures, an upcoming “period race drama” directed by Ted Melfi. The film is set to be released by Fox on January 13, 2017.

Best-Selling Authors In Legal Battle

Best-selling author Sherrilyn Kenyon has sued best-selling author Cassandra Clare for copyright and trademark infringement.

Mr. Right Trailer

Anna Knedrick, Tim Roth and Sam Rockwell star in the comedy Mr. Right.  It’s in theaters, on dvd and streaming on April 8, 2016.

Mr. Right trailer

Ryan Reynolds Interviews Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman is on tour promoting Eddie The Eagle, where he recently was interviewed by Ryan Reynolds.

Ryan Reynolds interviews Hugh Jackman


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