Just last week we talked about how Finding Dory, the latest box office leader, had a huge weekend and one to remember. This weekend we have seen more of the same with the movie continuing its reign as the number one movie at the box office. It is expect to reach almost $75 million in sales this weekend, which would bring the movie to about $280 million in the United States in just two weeks. Its worldwide sales would be just below $400 million if the projections remain true.
Coming in second this weekend was “Independence Day: Resurgence,” which brought in just over $40 million. It too was a sequel, but this one has disappointed. With the cost of making the movie totaling $165 million, we could see some unhappy movie executives pretty soon.
Blake Lively Talks Instagram Drama
Posted on June 24, 2016, 1:10 am
It wasn’t too long ago that Blake Lively posted on Instagram something she likely regrets. The photo she posted was stunning, she added a caption to it that made people think she was being inappropriate. It was a Sir-Mix-a-Lot quote that stirred up the people… “L.A. face with an Oakland booty.”
On Wednesday, she hopped on Sway in the Morning for the first time and discussed the issue with that Instagram post. She talked about how it was never meant to offend anyone and that she was proud to have a nice curve and “not look like you’re starving to death.”
She also said that she was “celebrating my body.” While we don’t think she meant any harm, she must realize how the lyric sounds to people reading her posts. To think nobody would be upset over a caption like that is very naïve.
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Bryan Cranston to Appear in New Power Rangers Movie
Posted on June 23, 2016, 1:10 am
Bryan Cranston has announced via social media that he will be playing Zordon in the upcoming Power Rangers movie and that excites us. The Breaking Bad star has continued his success since then and should make for a very interesting Zordon in this one.
For those that may not know the Power Rangers series well at all, Zordon is the mentor of the Power Rangers themselves.
The movie will be directed by Dean Israelite and is expected to be released on March 24 of next year. The addition of Cranston to the movie makes the movie way more appealing than before with the lack of star power playing the roles of the other characters.
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Movies Opening This Weekend – June 24th – 2016 [videos]
Posted on June 22, 2016, 1:10 am
Hollywood produces movies that make us laugh, cry, cause a stir in our souls. This weekend, two documentaries will do just that; a feature film about the late Frank Zappa one of the most interesting rockers of our time and the other dealing with the world’s out of control population explosion.
If you love sharks (and who doesn’t) you’ll be frightened out of the water with ‘The Shallows,’ while Matthew McConaughey and Keri Russell star in another Civil War classic. You’ll also want to by a ticket for the latest installment of ‘Independence Day’ starring Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman (sans Will Smith) and Danny DeVito stars in a non-family film about man’s best friend.
Enjoy the movies this weekend – I always do!
(R) 90 min – Comedy
Director: Todd Solondz
Stars: Charlie Tahan, Greta Gerwig, Danny DeVito, Zosia Mamet
The common phrase “It’s a dog’s life” takes on a new meaning in ‘Wiener Dog,’ with stars like Danny DeVito bringing a wonderful script to life. See life through the eyes of your family pet and enjoy the laughter. [watch trailer
(PG-13) 93 min – Documentary
Director: Jessica Yu
In another Hollywood Documentary, ‘Misconception’ asks the tough question regarding earth’s rapid growth, the impact of using the world’s resources, what remains? This rich documentary will make you step back and look at life in a completely different way. [watch trailer
Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
(PG-13) 120 min – Adventure
Director: Roland Emmerich
Stars: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Maika Monroe
20 years after the Will Smith classic ‘Independence Day,’ we re-visit the extinction of earth with a new extra-Solar threat. If you loved the original you’ll cheer this latest installment of a Hollywood classic. [watch trailer
The Shallows (2016)
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Stars: Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Brett Cullen, Sedona Legge
Imagine being so close to the shore, yet attacked by a great white shark. Jaws meets Die Hard in this aquatic struggle of life and death. Don’t go near the water during this movie. [watch trailer
Free State of Jones (2016)
(R) 139 min – Biography
Director: Gary Ross
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Keri Russell, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali
Matthew McConaughey is a poor farmer from Mississippi who leads a group of citizens against the Confederate army. This is a riveting Civil War script that needs to be told. [watch trailer]
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Finding Dory Sets Box Office Record
Posted on June 21, 2016, 1:10 am
Everything Ellen Degeneres touches turns to gold and this is the case with her latest movie role, Dory, a fish! While it was just her voice, she did a great job in this role. “Finding Dory” is the Pixar sequel to “Finding Nemo” and it was very much looked forward to by millions out there. This was evident this weekend when he made $136.2 million in North American box offices. This number has made the movie the best debut from an animated movie of all time!
Previously, the record was held by “Shrek the Third,” which was released in 2007 and made $121.6 million. This number from “Finding Dory” is also the best debut for Pixar as well, which was previously held by “Toy Story 3” and its $110.3 million.
The other top movies this past weekend included “Central Intelligence,” which brought in $34.5 million, and “The Conjuring 2,” which brought in $15.6 million.