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Hollywood Headlines for the Week of January 16-20

There’s always something going on in the world of movie and television. We see this is certainly the case this week with Jessica Biel seeing her show land on television, a Shark Tank judge running for political office and a few other big things happening in the world of entertainment…

Jessica Biel stars in and serves as executive producer for the show, The Sinner, and we now have learned that it’ll be aired on USA Network. This is her first starring role on television since 7th Heaven 15 years ago!

Shark Tank has been a huge hit for Kevin O’Leary, Mark Cuban and the other judges on the show. O’Leary has decided he wants to run for political office now! He is going for the position of leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada. May 27 is when this position will be filled and we’re interested to see if O’Leary lands it!

Netflix has landed Jerry Seinfeld! Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee has found its new home on the streaming service later this year. There are currently 59 episodes of the show and all of them will be found there as well.


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Your 2017 People’s Choice Awards Winners

The People’s Choice Awards went down Wednesday night and all of the big stars were in attendance. You may think that it was all about musicians and bands, but there were plenty of movie awards given out at this award show. The people have spoken, voting for each and every award during last night’s event. Here are a few of the big winners on the night.

Favorite Movie: Finding Dory
Movie Actor: Ryan Reynolds
Movie Actress: Jennifer Lawrence
Action Movie: Deadpool
Action Movie Character: Robert Downey Jr.
Action Movie Actress: Margot Robbie
Animated Movie Voice: Ellen DeGeneres (Finding Dory)
Comedic Movie: Bad Moms
Comedic Movie Actor: Kevin hart
Comedic Movie Actress: Melissa McCarthy
Dramatic Movie: Me Before You
Dramatic Movie Actor: Tom Hanks
Dramatic Movie Actress: Blake Lively
Family Movie: Finding Dory
Thriller Movie: The Girl on the Train
Movie Icon: Johnny Depp


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Movies Opening This Weekend – January 20th, 2016 [videos]

If you have the winter blahs then Hollywood has the antidote. Michael Keaton stars in ‘The Founder,’ the true life story of McDonald’s fast food CEO Ray Kroc, detailing his interesting journey to fame and fortune. Vin Diesel appears on the silver screen in ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’ the latest installment of the xXx franchise. There are a few new documentaries to ponder; one French, another that pulls the covers back on the 60s counter-culture, the third a completely unspoken documentary about a cat in Istanbul – really.

Our pick of the week is an exceptional movie called ‘The Resurrection of Gavin Stone.’ Imagine a grown up young man who peaked as a child star, paroled from prison. His parole dictates that he spend time with with a large religious community. You don’t have to be religious to enjoy this film, but the irony and sub text will make you laugh out loud.

Enjoy the movies this weekend – I always do!

Detour (2016)
(R) 90 min – Thriller
Director: Christopher Smith
Stars: Emory Cohen, Tye Sheridan, Stephen Moyer, Jared Abrahamson

Your mom is suffering from a fatal disease, while her husband (your stepfather) is unfaithful. Do you kill the guy or find forgiveness in all your pain? [watch trailer]

The Resurrection of Gavin Stone (2016)
(PG) 92 min – Comedy
Director: Dallas Jenkins
Stars: Brett Dalton, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, Shawn Michaels, Neil Flynn

A former child star is paroled after serving time for a crime he comitted, forced to spend time at a large church as part of his penance. Brett Dalton is spectacular in this film, playing Christ in the annual Passion Play. This film is a beautiful poke at religion and indifference, and well worth your money and time. [watch trailer]

The Red Turtle (2016)
(PG) 80 min – Animation
Director: Michael Dudok de Wit

In a silent movie platform, this animated film makes the world’s turtles, crabs and birds its stars. Your kids will love this film. [watch trailer]

The Founder (2016)
(PG-13) 115 min – Biography
Director: John Lee Hancock
Stars: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini

This is the true story of Ray Kroc, the 52-year-old milk shake salesman that stumbles upon the country’s fast food franchise McDonalds. This is an accurate film of how business gets done in America. [watch trailer]

Split (2016)
(PG-13) 117 min – Horror
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, James McAvoy, Haley Lu Richardson, Kim Director

Three young women find themselves kidnapped by a crazy man that has multiple personalities. How they are able to play one against the other is a stroke of genius, one that saves their lives. [watch trailer]

xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017)
(PG-13) 107 min – Action
Director: D.J. Caruso
Stars: Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone, Kris Wu

In the next installment of the xXx franchise, Xander Cage is assumed dead, only to secretly return to wreak vengeance in a new assignment. [watch trailer]

The Sunshine Makers (2015)
(NR) 104 min – Documentary
Director: Cosmo Feilding-Mellen

The 1960s American drug counter-culture was both vulgar and dangerous. This documentary takes us back to those seedy times. [watch trailer]

Staying Vertical (2016)
(NR) 98 min – Comedy
Director: Alain Guiraudie
Stars: Damien Bonnard, India Hair, Raphaël Thiéry, Christian Bouillette

A film maker is forced to bring up a young child while trying to find his next big script. [watch trailer]

Kedi (2016)
(NR) 80 min – Documentary
Director: Ceyda Torun
Stars: Bülent Üstün

It’s not a silent film but not a word is spoken in this film one that depicts the world through the eyes of cats in foreign lands. [watch trailer]


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Hidden Figures Wins MLK Holiday Weekend

For the second week in a row, Hidden Figures wins the battle at the box office. In its second week out, it generated over $25 million in revenue. This number is quite low for the holiday weekend, making 2017 the second time in 10 years that a single movie hasn’t reached $30 million at the box office.

Taraji P. Henson stars in Hidden Figures, the movie based on a true story about three black females who work for NASA. It’s truly a great movie and well worth checking out.

Other movies who that were out this week included La La Land ($17.5 million), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ($17.1 million) and The Bye Bye Man ($15.3 million).


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Brad Pitt Makes Charity Appearance

Brad Pitt has plenty to be down about these days, but he seems to be doing just fine post-marriage life. After his divorce with Angelina Jolie, there was surely time he was down on life, but after being seen at a charity event over the weekend, we think he’s past that. He was at the ROCK4EB! Event Saturday night with a few other stars like Chris Cornell and Sting.

This wasn’t his only appearance out in the last week. If you watched the Golden Globes then you saw him presented the movie in which his company worked on, Moonlight. He also was a part of a joint statement with his ex-wife Angelina this past week. In that statement they stated their desires to keep things private and stay out of the news when it came to their divorce details.


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