Money Monster and The Darkness open in movie theaters around St. Louis this weekend. 10 Cloverfield Lane and Criminal begin showing at Keller 8, while Regression is among the movies now available to rent at Redbox.
Screenings of Money Monster begin tonight at MX Movies in downtown St. Louis.
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Recapping Last Weekend
Captain America: Civil War opened to the tune of $179 million in its debut to wake the weekend box office crown. The Jungle Book brought in $24.5 million in its fourth weekend of release to take the second slot, followed by Mother’s Day and its $11.1 million second weekend. The Huntsman: Winter’s War ($3.95 million) and Keanu ($3.3 million) rounded out the top five over the weekend.
Opening This Weekend
Jodie Foster directs Money Monster, a financial thriller starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts. Variety notes that strong performances from Clooney and Roberts make up for somewhat of a disjointed script. Another outlet notes the strong performance and excellent casting of Jack O’ Connell, who you may have seen in ’71 and Unbroken in 2014.
O’ Connell’s character in Money Monster takes Clooney’s character hostage after losing all of his money in the stock market. He’s now in a bit of a pickle himself in real life as well. He recently told reporters that family members are threatening to sell stories about him to newspapers based on their assumption that he is now a wealthy and successful actor.
Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $12.7 million for Money Monster.
Money Monster trailer
Kevin Bacon stars in The Darkness, a low budget horror film in theaters this weekend. Bacon plays a father whose son brings home a Native American “souvenir” from the Grand Canyon that brings a “supernatural hell” to the family. Radha Mitchell plays Bacon’s wife in the film. The Wrap reported that Darkness was made for less than $5 million.
Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $5.6 million for The Darkness.
The Darkness trailer
Catch It Before It’s Gone
10 Cloverfield Lane
10 Cloverfield Lane, the loosely connected sibling of 2008’s Cloverfield, makes its way to Keller 8 Cinema in South County this weekend. This new film opened to $24.7 million back in March and has thus far seen worldwide receipts of $107.7 million.
I found the film to be pretty good. It held my attention and with the whole secretive process around the film, you really had no idea what was coming next. I would definitely go see a sequel, if there were to be one, based on the ending.
10 Cloverfield Lane trailer
Make It A Redbox Night
Regression is one of those films where you see the cast and wonder if you just somehow completely missed the film’s theater run. Starring Ethan Hawke and Emma Watson, the film only appeared in theaters back in February for a few weeks and never played on more than 100 screens across the country. In fact, after the first weekend, Regression played only 7 screens the next weekend and 2 the weekend after that.
This psychological thriller didn’t fare well with critics, but may be worth a couple of bucks to rent. Regression is also available to stream on Amazon Prime.
Jack Black Joining Jumanji Reboot
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson took to Instagram last night to announce that Jack Black would join himself and Kevin Hart in the upcoming new Jumanji film. Not much is known about the plot of the new film. It has been hinted that there will be five main human characters, rather than the three that were in the Robin Williams-led 1995 original. The new film is slated for a July 28, 2017 release.
IT’S OFFICIAL: An ol’ friend is ready to play in the world of #JUMANJI… JACK (mf’n) BLACK. Been a big fan of his work over the years. A brilliant actor who I’m confident will turn in a performance of a lifetime for JUMANJI. (when we reveal his character you’ll understand;). In our reimagining of the story of JUMANJI, Jack brings that rare balance of cool with funny and edge with childlike joy. The “Jumanji Breakfast Club” is coming together.. myself, Jack (mf’n) Black and Kevin Hart. Two big roles left. One bad ass girl. One semi-sorta bad ass dude. Who will they be… this is gonna be fun. #JUMANJI #WelcomesJackBlack #JustPressStart #TheGameThatPlaysYou
Justin Timberlake & Anna Kendrick Perform “True Colors” At Cannes
Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick recently showed up at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival to promote their upcoming movie, Trolls. The pair took the stage to perform the Cyndi Lauper classic, “True Colors”.
Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick perform “True Colors” by Cyndi Lauper.
Arsenio Hall & Kelsea Ballerini To Host Greatest Hits On ABC
ABC has ordered six episodes of Greatest Hits, hosted by Arsenio Hall and Kelsea Ballerini. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will feature well-known singers performing some of their greatest hits. It will also feature several never-before-seen duets.
Trailer Released For Netflix’s Voltron
Netflix and Dreamworks Animation are behind the reboot of the classic 1980s animated series, Voltron. The trailer for Voltron: Defender of the Universe was released yesterday on YouTube. All episodes begin streaming on June 10.
Voltron: Defender of the Universe trailer
Exorcist & Lethal Weapon Shows Coming To Fox
Just like Hollywood loves to remake movies, television shows based on movies are hot right now with executives, even though they haven’t fared well yet with audiences. Fox has ordered episodes of shows based on The Exorcist and Lethal Weapon.
The Exorcist show is set to star Geena Davis, Alfonso Herrera, Ben Daniels and Hannah Kasulka. Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans are slated to play the Lethal Weapon characters famously protrayed by Danny Glover and Mel Gibson.
Johnny Depp Surprises guests at Disneyland
Johnny Depp didn’t show up in person at Disneyland recently to surprise guests, but he definitely surprised them alright. Depp, dressed as The Mad Hatter, was livestreamed onto a billboard at the resort to interact with resort guests. The stunt was a promotion for the upcoming release of Alice Through The Looking Glass on May 27.
Johnny Depp surprises Disneyland guests