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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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Apple to Release Movies and Television?

There are reports out that are saying that by the end of this year we could be seeing more than just music as a part of Apple Music. They are planning on adding original television as well as movies to their service. With about 20 million music lovers subscribed to Apple Music, this could be just the trick to increase its subscriptions.

Scripted television is reportedly the first thing on the docket for Apple before moving on to movies. This would be a huge move for Apple because it immediately puts them in the same realm of streaming media as Amazon, HBO and Netflix. Apple Music definitely has its perks, but by adding this kind of content, it could potentially move them above and beyond some of the other streaming movie services.

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Actresses Marching on Washington

Some of the biggest females in Hollywood have decided that they want to march on Washington D.C. come March. Scarlett Johansson, Amy Schumer and pop star Katy Perry have come together to prepare for a march that will be in support of women’s rights.

It all started with Jessica Chastain and Julianne Moore, as they recently announced they would be doing the same thing. Now, others have followed.

The march is supposed to occur January 21, the day after President-elect Donald Trump is put into office. Reportedly there are many others set to join these ladies at this march. Some of the names that have been brought up include Olivia Wilde, Debra Messing, Zendaya, Cher and Frances McDormand among others. In total, there are over 100,000 protestors expected during this march.

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Movies Opening This Weekend – January 13th, 2016 [videos]

Hollywood pulls no punches in bringing in the new year this weekend, as it biggest stars Jessica Biel, Mary Steenburgen, Robert De Niro, Danny DeVito, Ben Affleck and Jamie Foxx all come to your neighborhood movie theater.

What does life hold for a washed up comedian who stumbles back into the bright spotlight while trying to get the attention of a much younger woman? ‘The Comedian’ features Robert De Niro in an unusual role. Jamie Foxx revises a modern day ‘Shaft’ in sleepless, as a cop with ties to the mob does whatever he can to recover his kidnapped son.

Jessica Biel, Mary Steenburgen, Maisie Williams and Jason Sudeikis brings drama to your dreary night in ‘The Book of Love,’ a film that captures the imagination of ever dreamer. Finally, Ben Affleck directs and stars in ‘Live By Night’ another cops and robbers thriller set during the Prohibition Era.

Enjoy the movies this weekend – I always do!

The Book of Love (2016)
(PG-13) 106 min – Drama
Director: Bill Purple
Stars: Jessica Biel, Mary Steenburgen, Maisie Williams, Jason Sudeikis

An architect loses his wife, and then struggles with a newfound relationship with a homeless teen. Their journey together will be a life changing event for both. [watch trailer]

The Comedian (2016)
(R) 119 min – Comedy
Director: Taylor Hackford
Stars: Robert De Niro, Danny DeVito, Leslie Mann, Cloris Leachman

A washed up comedian falls back into the spotlight, only to be reminded why he fell from grace. Robert De Niro is fabulous in this film, showing movie goers a different side of his talents. [watch trailer]

Live by Night (2016)
(R) 128 min – Crime
Director: Ben Affleck
Stars: Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Messina

Directed by and starring Ben Affleck, a man who is desperate to go straight during the Prohibition Era, discovers he can’t easily change his ways. This film is wrapped around a love story with plenty of violence. [watch trailer]

Ok Jaanu (2017)
(NR) Romance
Director: Shaad Ali
Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Leela Samson, Shraddha Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapoor

This foreign film is a movie for the hopeless romantic, set in a distant land with a common theme of love and relationships. [watch trailer]

Sleepless (2017)
(R) 95 min – Action
Director: Baran bo Odar
Stars: Michelle Monaghan, Dermot Mulroney, David Harbour, Jamie Foxx

Think ‘Shaft’ meets ‘LA Detective’ and you won’t be disappointed with this film. Jamie Foxx is desperate to find his kidnapped son, breaking all the rules of law to succeed. [watch trailer]

The Bye Bye Man (2017)
(PG-13) 96 min – Horror
Director: Stacy Title
Stars: Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas, Doug Jones

Three friends accidentally discover the bye bye man, a horrible spirt that is solely responsible for all of man’s evil. This is the most interesting film of the weekend, but be sure you have a strong heart when watching. [watch trailer]

Monster Trucks (2016)
(PG) 104 min – Animation/ Action
Director: Chris Wedge
Stars: Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Thomas Lennon, Barry Pepper

A bored high school senior builds a monster truck from spare parts, only to discover that he’s built a subterranean creature that has an evil mind of its own. [watch trailer]

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