The Jungle Book, Barbershop: The Next Cut and Criminal Henry open in movie theaters around St. Louis this weekend. The Young Messiah and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot begin showing at Keller 8, while Sisters and Brooklyn are among the movies now available to rent at Redbox.
The Jungle Book and Barbershop: The Next Cut premieres at MX Movies in downtown St. Louis this weekend. Barbershop begins showing tonight while Jungle Book has its first screenings tomorrow. Hardcore Henry will also be showing.
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Recapping Last Weekend
Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell and The Boss took the weekend box office crown in their debut by a mere $200,000. Its $23.6 million was enough to beat out the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice‘s $23.4 million take in its third weekend of release.
In other debuts, Hardcore Henry opened with $5.1 million while Demolition earned $1.1 million on just 854 screens.
Opening This Weekend
The Jungle Book
Mowgli and Rudyard Kipling are back in theaters this weekend with The Jungle Book. Directed by Jon Favreau, the movie stars 12-year old Neel Sethi as Mowgli. He’s the only actor featured in the film, while Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken and Gary Shandling are among those that lend their voices to the characters in the film.
Multiple reviews note that this film is a technological masterpiece with the world the filmmakers created digitally. Don’t go into this film thinking you’ll see a remake of the 1967 animated edition. The Mercury News does call it a “beautiful movie for a new generation,” however.
Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend haul of $74.6 million for The Jungle Book.
The Jungle Book trailer
Barbershop: The Next Cut
Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer and the gang first brought the Barbershop franchise to theaters back in 2002. The film with the $12 million budget ended up making more than $75 million during its theater run. Barbershop 2: Back in Business brought the franchise back to theaters in 2004 and made just more than $65 million in domestic theaters. The third film in the franchise, Barbershop: The Next Cut, hits theaters this weekend.
Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve and Sean Patrick Thomas are among those back for The Next Cut. They are joined by the likes of Anthony Anderson, Common, Nicki Minaj and others as the crew at Calvin’s Barbershop try to have a positive effect on their surrounding neighborhood in a difficult time.
A.V. Club gave the film a solid review of this film and the franchise overall, while taking shot at the Ride Along franchise. Calvin’s is set in Chicago and the Chicago Sun-Times says that while this film is a “timely Chicago drama,” they also says it’s one of the funniest movies in recent memory. You don’t HAVE to watch the first two Barbershop movies to understand this film, but it might be a good idea. It has, afterall, been almost 14 years since the first film came out.
Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend take of $23.1 million for Barbershop: The Next Cut.
Barbershop: The Next Cut trailer
Criminal is one of those films that your parents will rent on Redbox solely because on the cast. Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Gal Gadot and Tommy Lee Jones are among the headliners in the film. Unfortunately, the early reviews are saying the movie doesn’t live up to the cast. As A.V. Club says, it doesn’t live up to its crazy plot either.
Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend take of $9.3 million for Criminal.
Catch It Before It’s Gone
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Tina Fey and Margot Robbie star in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, now showing at Keller 8 in South County. The film is based on Kim Barker’s The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot trailer
Make It A Redbox Night
Tina Fey also hits Redbox this weekend, along with Amy Poehler, in Sisters. Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Road Chip, Brooklyn and The Forest are also now available at your local magical red box.
Channing Tatum To Appear In Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Channing Tatum tweeted recently that he will be joining the cast of the Kingsman sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Word is that Elton John and Halle Berry are also in talks to appear in the film.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle is currently set for a June 16, 2017 theatrical release. The original film, Kingsman: The Secret Service, took in $414 million worldwide last year.
C-3PO’s Red Arm Explained
A detail seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens has now been explained. Droid C-3PO showed up in the newest film with one red arm, leading fans to wonder what exactly happened. The story of the injury will be implied in the one-shot comic from Marvel, Star Wars: C-3PO #1. io9 has a look at the comic, including some pages out of it.
Benedict Cumberbatch To Become The Grinch
Illumination Entertainment revealed at CinemaCon that they are making a film based on Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas. The film, titled The Grinch and starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the lead character, is set to hit theaters on November 10, 2017.
Illumination has previously made Despicable Me and Minions, among other movies.
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