Dwayne Johnson And Rampage Highlight The Weekend Movie Guide

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Rampage, Truth Or Dare And Beirut Open In Movie Theaters Around St. Louis This Weekend

Rampage, Truth or Dare and Beirut are in movie theaters nationwide this weekend and highlight the Weekend Movie Guide this week. Moviegoers in St. Louis can see Isle of Dogs at Hi-Pointe or Love, Simonat Keller 8 Cinema as well.  Molly’s Game, All The Money In The World and Proud Mary are all among the movies now available to rent at your local Redbox.

See Truth or Dare or Rampage Thursday night at the MX. You can also see Tyler Perry’s Acrimony  this weekend at MX Movies in downtown St. Louis . 

It’s the Weekend Movie Guide from RealLifeSTL.

Rampage, starring Dwayne Johnson, highlights the Weekend Movie Guide this weekend. Truth or Dare and Beirut also open in movie theaters across St. Louis.
Rampage, starring Dwayne Johnson, highlights the Weekend Movie Guide this weekend. Truth or Dare and Beirut also open in movie theaters across St. Louis.

Recapping Last Weekend

A Quiet Place was the runaway success story of last weekend. Riding strong reviews and a grassroots word-of-mouth campaign on social media to avoid eating during the movie, the John Krasinski-directed film earned $50.2 million during its opening weekend of release. The film easily took the weekend box office crown over Ready Player One‘s $24.6 million second weekend.

In last week’s Weekend Movie Guide we shared Todd M. Thatcher’s prediction of a $31.2 million opening for Quiet Place.

Blockers, which is pretty darn funny by the way, exceed estimates with $20.6 million word of receipts in its opening.

Chappaquiddick opened on just 1,560 screen across the country but managed receipts just shy of $5.8 million.

Opening This Weekend

Rampage

Dwayne Johnson and director Brad Peyton, who previously teamed up on San Andreas,  are together again for Rampage.  And yes, this movie is based on Rampage the arcade game. In fact, Scott Mendelson calls this movie the “best video game movie everr” in a piece for Forbes.

Rampage was originally scheduled to be released next weekend, but the film got moved to this weekend after Avengers: Infinity War announced a April 27th worldwide release.

Todd M. Thatcher predicts a $36.6 million opening weekend for Rampage.

Rampage trailer

Truth or Dare

Lucy Hale and Tyler Posey star in Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare, in theaters this weekend. The studio is behind such low-budget-huge-hits as Get Out, Insidious, Paranormal Activity and The Purge.

The New York Times reviewed Truth or Darebut I don’t think it was up the writer’s alley.  Honestly I stopped reading it after they mentioned The Ruins. That movie creeped me the hell out.

Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $16.7 million for Truth or Dare.

Truth or Dare trailer

Beirut

Jon Hamm and Rosamund Pike star in Beirut, which you can also see this weekend in theaters around town.

Peter Travers of Rolling Stone describes the appeal of Jon Hamm in the film as a “James Bond-meets-Don Draper” appeal. That alone should make you at least thing about seeing this spy thriller.

Beirut trailer

 

See Isle Of Dogs 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.

Isle Of Dogs plays at Hi-Pointe Theatre with additional shows at Hi-Pointe Backlot.

Isle of Dogs trailer

See Love, Simon This Weekend At Keller 8

Love, Simon, Pacific Rim Uprising, Midnight Sun and Peter Rabbit all make their way to Keller 8 Cinema in South County this weekend.

Love, Simon trailer

Make It A Redbox Night With All The Money In The World

All The Money In The World, Molly’s Game, Proud Mary and Phantom Thread are all among the movies now available to rent at your local Redbox.

Of the above films, Proud Mary is the only one I’ve seen. I’m a big fan of Taraji P. Henson, but I didn’t think the film was all that good. Maybe it was lacking in the focus on the story?

Either way, I will probably be seeing all three of the other movies in the next week or so. All The Money In The World is the one I want to see most.  Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Williams and Christopher Plummer are among the cast in this film about the 1973 kidnapping of John Paul Getty III.

All The Money In The World trailer

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Ryan is a weird dude. He doesn't cook, yet owns a plethora of kitchen gadgets. He rationalized buying a SodaStream while unemployed. He counts Step Up 2: The Streets as one of his favorite movies along with Footloose, Rent, Grease and Paul Blart: Mall Cop. He loves Mizzou but only wants them in the SEC so he can tailgate in Nashville. He owns a ShakeWeight and AbLounger, but still loves him some John Donut and Billie's Fine Foods. You can get more of Ryan at iLoveSoulard.com or just check the stool on the far end of the bar at iTap in Soulard.

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