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Movies Opening This Weekend – August 26th – 2016 [videos]

Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Tommy Lee Jones, Anna Kendrick, Weisz, and Jason Statham will stop your ferris wheel just long enough for you to forget your troubles. Get out of the heat and into the warmth of Hollywood for action and drama.

There’s a modern day ‘Death Wish’ that you will enjoy, the true story of boxing legend Roberto Duran; a foreign film that will frighten you, and a version of the George Clooney ‘Decedents’ movie that will surely entertain this weekend.

Enjoy the movies this weekend – I always do!

Mia Madre (2015)
(R) 106 min – Drama
Director: Nanni Moretti
Stars: Margherita Buy, John Turturro, Giulia Lazzarini, Nanni Moretti

A woman loses her mother at the worst possible time; she’s in the middle of her own mid-life crisis. Unexpected events can cause you to re-evaluate your own priorities. This is an odd foreign film with high drama and strong emotional undercurrents. [watch trailer

The Hollars (2016)
(PG-13) 105 min – Comedy
Director: John Krasinski
Stars: Sharlto Copley, Charlie Day, Richard Jenkins, Anna Kendrick

Kids grow up to have their own lives, yet are often drawn back when crisis occurs. Think George Clooney’s ‘The Decedents’ meets ‘Joe Dirt,’ and you’ll understand the underlying theme. Anna Kendrick is wonderful in this film. [watch trailer]

In Order of Disappearance (2014)
(R) 116 min – Action
Director: Hans Petter Moland
Stars: Kåre Conradi, Huyen Huynh, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Adil Halitaj

If Charles Bronson was to make a sequel to his ‘Death Wish’ series, and you wanted to bring the evil of ‘Fargo’ into view, this movie would fit nicely. A man’s son is murdered, sending him on a mission of renew leaving death to gangsters in his path. Set in Norway, its one man vs. the Serbian mafia. Pssss, bet on the dad. [watch trailer]

Hands of Stone (2016)
(R) 105 min – Biography
Director: Jonathan Jakubowicz
Stars: Robert De Niro, Ana de Armas, Ellen Barkin, John Turturro

This is the true story of Roberto Duran and his flight from unspeakable poverty as a child to world-wide recognition and fortune. This is the modern day ‘Rocky’ starring academy award winner Robert De Niro and John Turturro. [watch trailer]

Complete Unknown (2016)
(R) 90 min – Drama
Director: Joshua Marston
Stars: Rachel Weisz, Michael Shannon, Kathy Bates, Danny Glover

Love conquers all; sometimes it chases you to surrender. A man moves to a new town for his wife’s college needs, running into an old flame who he thought had died. This old flame starts a fire he can’t extinguish. Rachel Weisz, is wonderful, while Danny Glover shines. [watch trailer]

Southside with You (2016)
(PG-13) 81 min – Biography
Director: Richard Tanne
Stars: Tika Sumpter, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Parker Sawyers, Donald Paul

This movie is the adorable tale of the very first date between President Barak Obama and Michelle, set in the south side of Chicago. This endearing film will remind you of ‘Love Story’ with Ryan O’Neil and Ali McGraw. [watch trailer]

Blood Father (2016)
(R) 88 min – Thriller
Director: Jean-François Richet
Stars: Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty, Diego Luna, Michael Parks

Evidently Mel Gibson’s career is NOT over as an American ex-con re-enters his 16 year old daughters life to stave off the drug dealers in the neighborhood who are trying to murder her. [watch trailer]

Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
(R) 99 min – Crime
Director: Dennis Gansel
Stars: Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones, Michelle Yeoh

Who doesn’t love Jason Statham in that macho protector role, even if he’s a little bad? Imagine that favorite ‘Transporter’ character on a mission to murder his enemies with one catch – each death must look like an accident. Tommy Lee Jones and Jason Statham are awesome together in this film. [watch trailer]

Don’t Breathe (2016)
(R) 88 min – Horror
Director: Fede Alvarez
Stars: Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto

A bunch of kids party heartily, thinking that robbing a blind man while in his home alone would be a snap. The problem, is, just because a man is blind doesn’t mean he’s vulnerable. You can break into a man’s home to steal the $300 thousand, but you’d better be sure you know what you’re up against. This is the reverse side of ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer,’ and well worth the price of your ticket. [watch trailer]

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Suicide Squad Number One Again

Will Smith’s Suicide Squad has done it again! The flick has taken the number one spot at the box office for another week, this time bringing in just under $21 million. Needless to say, we’re pretty sure that Will and the rest of the cast are quite happy about how the movie has been received.

Coming in at number two for a second straight week is Sausage Party. This raunchy and hilarious animated movie has shown us all the comedic genius that Seth Rogen is.

War Dogs debuted at number three this week, bringing in just over $14 million. This movie based on a true story stars Johah Hill and Miles Teller. Together these two have to deal with the dangers that surround two regular guys selling weapons to allies in Afghanistan. Entertaining!

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Dwayne Johnson Announces Jumanji is a Sequel Not Remake

Dwayne Johnson has been busy on the set of the next Fast and Furious movie, but it didn’t take him long to mention details about his next movie, “Jumanji.” In an Instagram post thanking those he worked with on the Fast and Furious set, he announced that this upcoming “Jumanji” would be a sequel and not a remake.

He said that he would be meeting up with Jack Black and Kevin Hart in a few weeks to “introduce a whole new generation to the amazing world of Jumanji.” He went on to say “For the record we are NOT making a reboot, rather a continuation of the awesome Jumanji story.”

We’re excited to see what comes next with Dwayne Johnson and this movie as the first one was so great. We hope they do it justice!

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The Best Netflix Series of the Summer

If you haven’t seen the Netflix series we’re about to talk about then we want you to run to your closest smart phone and get started right now. We’re talking about Stranger Things! The show unfortunately has just one season, but it’s captivating and will make you beg for more. There are rumors that more seasons could come, but who knows what will come of this great show.

The show is about a young group of friends in Indiana in the 1980s who have to battle a monster to get their friend back. Yep! Their friends vanishes in the middle of the night and that’s when it gets really interesting. Their search for their friend leads them to crazy situations and you’ll never believe how it ends.

We won’t spoil it for you, but if you haven’t already then you must see Stranger Things as soon as you can. The weekend is almost here, so you know what that means. It’s time to binge!

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Johnny Depp Cuts Off Part of Finger

Johnny Depp has had issues regarding anger over the years and now it has reportedly happened again. While having a verbal altercation with his now ex-wife, Amber Heard, Depp reportedly cut off the tip of his finger.

The fight was over Depp claiming that she cheated on him with Billy Bob Thornton. This really fired him up as there are rumors that he was throwing bottles and other items which ultimately ended up with Depp having part of his finger cut off. It should come as no surprise that TMZ is reporting he was drunk during the altercation.

As if it couldn’t get any crazier, he supposedly dipped his hurt finger and paint and wrote out “Billy Bob” and “Easy Amber.” Can you say crazy?!

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