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The Magnificent Seven’s Box Office Debut

This week’s box office results are out and The Magnificent Seven has topped the rankings for biggest numbers. It has a star-studded cast with Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke and Chris Pratt among those that star in the movie.

The movie opened with $12.7 million on Friday night, a great sign for what was to come over the weekend. It would bring over $35 million, which would be enough for the top spot this weekend.

Western movies typically don’t do too hot at the theaters, at least recently, but this movie earned an A- CinemaScore, which definitely helped boost attendance at the theaters.

The Magnificent Seven is a remake of a remake with the original movie being Seven Samauri.


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Blake Lively and Amy Schumer Speak Up

Blake Lively and Amy Schumer are known for their strength and confidence in their appearance and they’re out to help others in their quest for self-confidence. Recently, they took to the media to call out magazines and their covers.

It all started with Amy Schumer who posted a photo of two magazine covers on Instagram. One was of a magazine meant for young women, Girls’ Life, and one meant for young men, Boys’ Life. The covers were so different with the girls magazine talking about looks and being pretty while the boys magazine showing “explore your future” and “be who you want to be.” Amy captioned it “No.”

Blake would see the post on Instagram and screenshot it before posting it on her own account. Good for these two to point out the differences in magazine covers and to help our youth become a more confident group of young adults.


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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Split

Unfortunately for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie fans, the two have announced that they will be getting a divorce. Angelina filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the breakup. Court documents tell us that the two have been separated since September 16, just a few days ago. The two have been together for many years, but got married in August of 2014.

Angelina and Brad have six children, which is rumored to be the irreconcilable difference that caused the breakup. Apparently they want to raise their kids differently, which we do understand is a huge part of their lives.

Their fans are so heartbroken over this and we don’t blame them. They were one of the power couples of the movie industry!


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Movies Opening This Weekend – September 23rd, – 2016 [videos]

Hollywood leans on the talents of its biggest stars this weekend in a wonderful offering of drama, animation and thrills. Denzel Washington, Andy Samberg, Jennifer Aniston, Kelsey Grammer, singing star Nick Jonas, Kate Winslet and Liam Hemsworth will leverage their talents to make you forget your troubles this weekend.

The family will love ‘Storks,’ while ‘The Magnificent Seven’ will take you back to the Yul Brenner classic in its latest revival. Finally, there are a few foreign films that will stir your intellect and moral compass.

Enjoy the movies this weekend – I always do!

The Lovers and the Despot (2016)
(NR) 98 min – Documentary
Directors: Ross Adam | Robert Cannan
Stars: Paul Courtenay Hyu

One of the Sundance Festival’s biggest surprises was this film, revealing the failure of a wonderful romance between a famous director and actress, wrapped in suspense and reality. This foreign film will entertain the most discerning movie goer. [watch trailer

Goat (2016)
(R) 96 min – Drama
Director: Andrew Neel
Stars: Ben Schnetzer, Nick Jonas, Gus Halper, Danny Flaherty

Starring singing sensation Nick Jonas is a 19 year-old boy who begins college with his brother, both joining a fraternity. Loyalty will be tested in a battle between family and peer pressure. [watch trailer

Queen of Katwe (2016)
(PG) 124 min – Drama
Director: Mira Nair
Stars: Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o, Martin Kabanza

Based in the third world Uganda, this foreign film will warm the heart in the story of a young man’s journey to become a world class chess competitor.[watch trailer]

The Dressmaker (2015)
(NR) 118 min – Drama
Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse
Stars: Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving, Sarah Snook

Think ‘Tin Cup’ meets Suffragette and you’ll love this film. Set in the Australia, Kate Winslet changes the conversation with her skills as a dressmaker and advocate for truth and women’s rights. [watch trailer]

The Magnificent Seven (2016)
(PG-13) 132 min – Western
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Stars: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio

In the 60s original theme, some of Hollywood’s biggest stars come together to help a poor village against savage thieves. This is a must see for action seekers. [watch trailer]

Storks (2016)
(PG) 89 min – Animation/Family
Directors: Nicholas Stoller | Doug Sweetland
Stars: Andy Samberg, Jennifer Aniston, Ty Burrell, Kelsey Grammer

The whole family will love ‘Storks’ starring the vocal talents of some of Hollywood’s biggest names. A woman orders for a baby, but a mistake becomes the storyline in this adventures film. [watch trailer]


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Tom Hanks and Clint Eastwood’s Sully Remains at Number One

Tom Hanks knows how to star in a movie and he’s proved it again with his recent movie hit, “Sully.” The movie debuted at the box office number one last week and has done so again this weekend, edging out a pretty weak group of competition for the number one spot. Clint Eastwood directed this one and should be mighty proud of its success.

Other movies to be released this past weekend included “Bridget Jones’s Baby” and “Blair Witch.” “Blair Witch” generated just under $10 million at the box office while “Bridget Jones’s Baby” brough in just over $8 million. Both numbers are weak compared to what they thought they would make in their debut weekend.

“Snowden” was another new flick to come out this past weekend and also flopped, bringing in just $8 million as well.


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