Molly’s Game and Insidious: The Last Key Open In Movie Theaters This Weekend

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Molly’s Game and Insidious: The Last Key Open In Movie Theaters Around St. Louis This Weekend

Molly’s Game  and Insidious: The Last Key are in movie theaters across St. Louis and nationwide this weekend. Moviegoers in St. Louis.  See Call Me By Your Name or Darkest Hour at Hi-Pointe this weekend.  American Made, Despicable Me 3 and The Mountain Between Us are now among the movies now available to rent at your local Redbox.

See Insidious: The Last Key tonight at MX Movies in downtown St. Louis.  Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Star Wars: The Last Jedi are also showing at MX Movies this weekend.

It’s the Weekend Movie Guide from RealLifeSTL.

Molly'Game and Insidious: The Last Key open in movie theaters this weekend. It's the Weekend Movie Guide from RealLifeSTL.
Molly’Game and Insidious: The Last Key open in movie theaters this weekend. It’s the Weekend Movie Guide from RealLifeSTL.

Recapping Last Weekend

Star Wars: The Last Jedi brought in $52.5 million during the final weekend of 2017 to take the weekend box office crown and become the highest-grossing movie of the year.

The latest Star Wars film has now passed the $500 million mark in both the domestic and overseas markets. Worldwide, it has sold over $1.1 billion worth of tickets.

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle had a massive second weekend of release with receipts up 38.4% over its opening weekend. The sequel to the 1995 film will likely pass the $200 million mark at the domestic box office Friday evening.

Pitch Perfect 3 brought in $16.8 million during its second weekend of release.

The Greatest Showman rode strong word-of-mouth to a $15.5 million second weekend of release.

Opening This Weekend

Molly’s Game

Molly’s Game, the first feature film from director Aaron Sorkin, expands across the country this weekend after a limited release on Christmas Day. The film is based on the memoir from Molly Bloom of the same name.

This film, starring Jessica Chastain, is the first project directed by prolific writer Aaron Sorkin. Sorkin’s writing resume includes A Few Good Men, Sports Night, The Social Network and Moneyball.

Sorkin decided on this project on the “Poker Queen” for his directorial debut despite not being a poker fan himself. In fact, he referred to it in Rolling Stone as the “Worst. Spectator. Sport. Ever.”

Molly Bloom ran a high-stakes underground poker empire before her arrest by the FBI in 2013 in New York.

Molly’s Game trailer

Insidious: The Last Key

The latest film in the Insidious horror franchise hits theaters this weekend with the opening of Insidious: The Last Key. Think of this film as a prequel to the second film in the franchise as well as a sequel to the third.

I’ve never actually seen any of these films, nor to I intend to. I hear revolve around a 74-year old woman named Elise Rainier, played by Lin Shaye. Several reviews say she is the biggest reason to see this fourth film.

Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $18.6 million for Insidious: The Last Key. 

Insidious: The Last Key trailer

See Call Me By Your Name or Darkest Hour at Hi-Pointe Theatre This Weekend

Hi-Pointe Theatre is a hidden gem of St. Louis. The Hi-Pointe Backlot is even more so, hidden behind the main theater on McCausland Avenue. Hi-Pointe has been around since 1922 at the Southwest corner of Forest Park and below the world’s largest Amoco sign.

Hi-Pointe Backlot came on the scene in 2015 on the second floor of a building right behind the main theater. It took three years of rehab before the owners of Hi-Pointe spent 60 straight days putting the final touches on the space. The 48-seat theater has drawn stellar reviews from movie fans.

See Darkest Hour this weekend at Hi-Pointe Backlot, while Call Me By Your Name plays at Hi-Pointe Theatre.

Darkest Hour trailer

Make It A Redbox Night With American Made

Despicable Me 3, American Made and The Mountain Between Us are all now available to rent at your local Redbox.

Tom Cruise stars in American Made, which is based on the life of Barry Seal. Seal was a TWA pilot who became a a major drug smuggler for the Medellin Cartel and an undercover informant for the DEA after his arrest.

American Made trailer

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