10 Cloverfield Lane, The Brothers Grimsby, The Perfect Match and The Young Messiah open in movie theaters around St. Louis this weekend. Ride Along 2, How To Be Single and Brooklyn begin showing at Keller 8, while The 33, Black Mass and Spectre are among the movies now available to rent at Redbox.
10 Cloverfield Lane and The Perfect Match both premiere at MX Movies in downtown St. Louis this weekend. London Has Fallen is also playing.
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Recapping Last Weekend
Zootopia debuted to more than $75 million over the weekend to easily top the weekend box office. Fellow debut film London Has Fallen came in in second place with a distant $21.6 million. Deadpool rounded out the top three with $16.7 million.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot earned $7.4 million in its debut while The Other Side of the Door earned $1.2 million.
What I Saw This Week
I went to see Eddie the Eagle last weekend at the Regal O’Fallon Stadium 14 (formerly Great Escape) theater. I found the movie to be pretty decent overall. It could have been better. Hugh Jackman was just okay in my opinion. I thought Taron Edgerton was excellent though as Eddie Edwards. Read up on Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards. The real story is quite amazing, even compared to the movie’s story.
London Has Fallen was fairly ridiculous as expected. It has the big explosions like you would expect and a few good one-liners. White House Down was still a better movie and should have had a sequel.
I rented Room from Redbox, which came out last weekend. Since it was an Oscar contender, I wasn’t expecting to really like it all that much. I actually really enjoyed. I would have been okay with it winning the Best Picture over Spotlight. Brie Larson deserved all of her awards for her role. If I had to pick between Leonardo DiCaprio and Room‘s Jacob Tremblay for the Best Actor award, I would have given it to the kid born in 2006.
I would say the same thing if I hadn’t seen how adorable he is with his parents. By the way, they aren’t in the business. Dad is a police detective and Mom is a homemaker.
Opening This Weekend
10 Cloverfield Lane
10 Cloverfield Lane has been shrouded in mystery since the very beginning. The stars of the movie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr. and John Goodman, thought they were filming a movie called Valencia. Winstead told Mashable that she didn’t know about the Cloverfield connection and the actual title of the movie until a couple hours before the original trailer came out. Rolling Stone talked to producer J.J. Abrams went about making “secret sequel” and then surprising audiences with it.
Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $28.3 million at the box office for 10 Cloverfield Lane.
10 Cloverfield Lane trailer
The Brothers Grimsby
The new movie from Sacha Baron Cohen, The Brothers Grimsby, is bound to offend some people and entertain others. The New Republic calls it an “action-comedy for idiots.” Lindsey Bahr calls it “truly shameless.” Brett Arnold at Maxim says the film made him laugh even if he didn’t much care for it.
Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $11.4 million for The Brothers Grimsby.
The Brother Grimsby trailer
The Perfect Match
There isn’t much buzz out there about The Perfect Match, but there are stories and pictures from the film’s premiere. The stars of the film, Terrence Jenkins, Cassie Ventura, Queen Latifah and Paula Patton, were of course there, but so were Jennifer Lopez and Sean “Diddy” Combs. Lopez is dating Casper Smart, who also appears in the film and previously was a backup dancer for Lopez. Combs is dating Ventura. Bother Smart and Ventura have connections to the Step Up franchise. Smart appeared in the third installment while Ventura appeared in the second. Lopez and Combs dated back in the late ’90s.
Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $4.1 million for The Perfect Match.
The Perfect Match trailer
The Young Messiah
The Young Messiah attempts to tell the story of Jesus Christ the child. The film is based on Anne Rice’s Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt. Charisma says that the film will raise questions among those familiar with Jesus Christ and those not.
Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $12.7 million for The Young Messiah.
The Young Messiah trailer
Catch It Before It’s Gone
Keller 8 Cinema in South County welcomes How To Be Single, Ride Along 2 and Brooklyn this weekend.
How To Be Single trailer
Make It A Redbox Night
Black Mass, Spectre, Crimson Peak and The 33 are among the movies now available to rent at your local Redbox.
Black Mass trailer
Sharknado 4 Cast Announced
The cast for the upcoming Sharknado 4 from SyFy was announced this week. David Hasselhoff is set to return and he’ll be joined by the likes of Gary Busey, Cheryl Tiegs, Cody Linely and Tommy Davidson, to name a few. The movie is expected to premiere in July.
Spider-Man Appears In New Captain America: Civil War Trailer
Spider-Man, played by Tom Holland, makes an appearance in the new trailer for Captain America: Civil War. The film is set to be released in theaters on May 6. It will be Marvel’s longest-ever movie, running 2 hours and 27 minutes.
Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War trailer
New Brie Larsen Film Picked Up By A24
Fresh off accolades and awards for her role in Room, Brie Larson has had another film of hers picked up by A24. The thriller Free Fire has been picked up by the studio. It was produced by Martin Scorsese and also stars Armie Hammer and Cillian Murphy.
Netflix May Nab Bright, Starring Will Smith & Taron Edgerton
It’s being reported by Variety that Netflix may be acquiring the rights to the film Bright, starring Will Smith and Taron Edgerton and being directed by David Ayer.
God’s Not Dead 2 Trailer
Melissa Joan Hart and David A.R. White star in the sequel God’s Not Dead 2. The original God’s Not Dead made just shy of $61 million at the domestic box office against a budget of just $2 million. The film is set to premiere in theaters on April 1, 2016.
God’s Not Dead 2 trailer
The Ranch Trailer
Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Sam Elliot, Elisha Cuthbert and Debra Winger star in The Ranch, premiering April 1 on Netflix. Watch the trailer below.
The Ranch trailer
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