Catching you up on some of our favorite things to come out of Hollywood this week:


Matt Damon in The Martian
Matt Damon in The Martian

Hotel Transylvania 2 opens for business as the biggest September box office opening ever, taking in $48.5 M. The sequel also broke a handful of other box office records including Adam Sandler’s highest opening, best debut for Sony Animation and Sony’s best opening of 2015 to date. (Deadline)

The favorite mobile game, Angry Birds, is making the jump from the small screen to the big screen. In the first trailer released, we venture into a tropical island filled with happy, life-loving birds with the exception of three angry ones.  Billed as outsiders, Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad) and Bomb (Danny McBride) start investigating the arrival and purpose of the mysterious green pigs.  (The Wrap)

After several weeks’ worth of teasing, Sam Smith finally releases the James Bond Spectre theme song “Writing’s on the Wall” in full. Now we just have to wait for the music video…  (Variety)

Oscar Award-winning director Alejandro Iñárritu returns with his latest film, The Revenant, this holiday season.  Already generating major buzz for its unique production, the first trailer starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy features Hugh Glass (DiCaprio) who after being presumed dead due to a bear mauling, seeks revenge against John Fitzgerald (Hardy) for murdering his son.  (Entertainment Weekly)

Another Ghostbusters original cast member, Sigourney Weaver, returns in the series’ reboot.  (CNN)

The Barden Bellas have rescheduled their third sequel, Pitch Perfect 3, to August 4, 2017.  (Deadline)

One of the most breathtaking movie scenes of 2015 comes from Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk.  Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) walks between the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center on a high wire with no safety net. In honor of that scene, Sony and IMAX have partnered together to create “Can You Walk The Walk,” a virtual reality experience that allows fans to recreate the high adrenaline scene in virtual 3D.  (Cinema Blend)

We can expect three more movies in the Fast and Furious franchise before the series ends after ten films.   (Vulture)

Opening this weekend:  Go to Mars with Matt Damon in The Martian and experience the death-defying performance of Phillippe Petit in The Walk.


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