Weekend Movie Guide: Triple 9, Eddie the Eagle, Gods of Egypt

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Eddie the Eagle

Triple 9, Eddie the Eagle and Gods of Egypt open in movie theaters around St. Louis this weekend. Daddy’s Home, Norm of the North and The Finest Hours begin showing  at Keller 8, while The Good Dinosaur, Diablo, Extraction and Rock the Kabash are among the movies now available to rent at Redbox.

Triple 9 premieres at MX Movies in downtown St. Louis this weekend. Race and Deadpool are also playing.

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Eddie the Eagle, Triple 9, Gods of Egypt


Recapping Last Weekend

Deadpool managed to sell just shy of $56.5 million worth of tickets in its second weekend of release domestically. As or today it has passed the $500 million mark worldwide. Kung Fu Panda 3 finished second over the weekend with $12.5 million in its fourth weekend of release.

Risen was the top-earning debut film over the weekend with an $11.8 million opening weekend. The Witch was just behind at $8.8 million. Race brought in $7.35 million.

What I Saw This Week

I went and saw Race the other night and really enjoyed it. The story of Jesse Owens and the 1936 Olympics is really a great one and I thought the movie did it justice. Stephan James does a great job playing Owens and I was impressed with Jason Sudeikis as his coach, the legendary Larry Snyder.

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Opening This Weekend

Triple 9

There’s a lot going on in Triple 9. A.V. Club calls is a “David Ayer film on steroids.” Even the Triple 9 poster has a lot going on, crediting 9 actors and actresses, including Casey Affleck, Chwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Gal Gadot, Woody Harrelson and Kate Winslet. Vulture calls the cast “bizarrely great.”

Todd M. Thatcher predicts a $6.9 million opening weekend for Triple 9. 

Triple 9 trailer

Eddie the Eagle

Michael Edwards is a British skier who competed in the 1988 Winter Olympics, He became the first representative of Great Britain to compete at the Olympic level in ski jumping. He’s better known as Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards and is the man Eddie the Eagle is based on.

The Chicago Sun-Times calls this film starring Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton Rudy on the ski slopes, with a little Cool Runnings mixed in.

If you’re curious about the real story of “The Eagle”, check out this story Smithsonian did on Michael Edwards. Also check out this story The Guardian did on Edwards the athlete.

Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $11.2 million for Eddie the Eagle.

Eddie the Eagle trailer

Gods of Egypt

If the first time you heard about Gods of Egypt it had to do with it being another case of “Hollywood whitewashing” you probably aren’t alone. The film’s director apologized back in November for the casting, which includes Gerard Butler and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Egyptian gods.

The Hindustan Times calls the film “complete and utter insanity.” Scott Mendelson writes in Forbes that Gods “offers a ridiculous amount of nutso fantasy entertainment.

Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $13.9 million for Gods of Egypt.

Gods of Egypt trailer

Catch It Before It’s Gone

 Keller 8 Cinema in South County welcomes a great selection of movies this weekend. Daddy’s Home, Norm of the North and The Finest Hours all make their way to the second-run theater.

Daddy’s Home, starring Will Ferrell as the stepdad and Mark Wahlberg as the biological father, is quite funny but it isn’t for everyone. If you are in a household in the same situation or grew up with one, you may want to think twice about seeing the film.

Daddy’s Home trailer

Make It A Redbox Night

Your local Redbox welcomes The Good Dinosaur, Extraction, Rock the Kabash and Diablo this week.

Check out Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur.

The Good Dinosaur trailer

Entertainment News

Black-ish Takes On Police Brutality

The sitcom Black-ish took on the topic of police brutality on last night’s episode and it is being critically praised today. The New York Times said the episode “shows how sitcoms can still matter.

Netflix Set To Pick Up Jason Bateman Series Set In Lake of the Ozarks

Netflix has said to be closing in on acquiring the series Ozark starring Jason Bateman. Bateman will also direct and be one of the executive producers of the show. Ozark will focus on a man (Bateman) who moves his family to the Lake of the Ozarks area in Missouri amid a drug-money laundering incident.

No word on if any of the series will be shot in Missouri. Initial reports say filming will take place in New York and Vancouver. That likely means beautiful scenery that makes “The Strip” off Bagnell Dam look much classier than it is. Hopefully Skee-Ball will be featured in the show, somehow.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Release “Kevin” Music Video

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have released the music video for the second single off their second album. The song takes a much more serious tone than the previous single, “Downtown”. Leon Bridges is featured on the track, which is about opiate addiction.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Kevin” music video


Chrissy Teigen Publishes Phone Number In Cookbook

Lip Sync Battle’s Chrissy Teigen has revealed that her phone number was accidentally published in her recently released cookbook. The number can be seen in a picture of her, her husband John Legend and their dog. Many people who have received the book already were able to read the number of her dog’s collar and proceeded to call her phone.

Netflix Released Daredevil Season 2 Trailer

Netflix released the trailer for season 2 of Marvel’s Daredevil earlier today. The second season of the show becomes available to stream on Netflix on March 18.

Netflix Daredevil season 2 trailer


O.J. Simpson Not Happy With People v. O.J. Simpson

O.J. Simpson is said to not be very happy with FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story because it paints a picture that he is, in fact, a murderer. This with a grain of salt, however. It comes from a man who retired from Lovelock Correctional Center, where Simpson spends his time. Jeffrey Felix has written a book, being published soon, about his time around Simpson. He hasn’t ever talked to O.J. about the show, but says he did talk to him regularly when he worked there. Simpson is apparently up for parole next year.

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