Let’s talk about the top stories in Hollywood this week!
Bad Boys for Life ruled the box office yet again! Claiming the #1 spot for the second consecutive weekend, the Will Smith and Martin Lawrence film has generated $120 million, while The Gentleman brought in $11 million its opening weekend. The Turning, a new horror film from Universal, debuted in sixth place with $7.3 million. (Variety)
It’s officially a wrap on the 2020 Sundance Film Festival! Notable moments from the week include Searchlight Pictures closing on the David Bruckner-directed thriller The Night House; Sony Pictures Classics acquiring The Truffle Hunters and Andy Sambert’s Palm Springs setting a new festival sales record at $17.5 million. Our friends at Noovie were there for it all – check out their recap of the festivities here. (Noovie)
Patiently waiting for more details on Marvel’s Eternals? Well we’ve got some good news! Marvel just released a poster in celebration of Lunar New Year, offering a glimpse of the costumes of four of the characters – Thena, Ikaris, Ajak and Phastos. The Eternals star-studded cast includes Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kit Harington, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, and more. (ScreenRant)
The first Fast & Furious 9 teaser has arrived, giving fans a quick 55-second look into Dominic Toretto’s new life. Continuing the story from The Fate of the Furious, Vin Diesel returns to the big screen as Dominic alongside his new family. F9’s full trailer is scheduled to premiere at The Road to F9 fan event in Miami. In the meantime, check out the teaser and the official movie poster here. The ninth installment of the Fast & Furious franchise is set to hit theaters this May with Justin Lin directing. (/Film)
Kobe Bryant’s Granity Studio has released his Oscar-winning short, Dear Basketball, online in memory of his unexpectant passing on Sunday. Directed by Glen Keane and narrated by Bryant, the film is based on a poem he wrote in November 2015 announcing his retirement from the NBA and won Best Animated Short in 2018. (Variety)
Grab your popcorn and hit the theaters to check out these films opening this weekend:
- A young girl and her younger brother unwittingly stumble upon the house of an evil witch in the dark woods in Gretel and Hansel.
- Stephanie Patrick veers down a path of self-destruction after a tragic plane crash kills her family in The Rhythm Section. When she discovers it wasn’t an accident, she soon embarks on a bloody quest for revenge to punish those responsible.
- The Assistant follows a day in the life of Jane, a recent college graduate and aspiring film producer, who has recently landed her dream job as a junior assistant to a powerful entertainment mogul. But as Jane follows her daily routine, she grows increasingly aware of the abuse that insidiously colors every aspect of her workday and decides to take a stand.
- The Traitor showcases the real life of Tommaso Buscetta, the so called “boss of the two worlds” and the first mafia informant in Sicily during 1980’s.
- A promising law student descends into a delusional ultranationalist obsessed with murdering his country’s leader, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, in Incitement.
- During World War II in Leningrad, the siege of the city is finally over, but life and death struggles continue in the wreckage that remains. Two young women search for meaning and hope during their struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins, in Beanpole.
Check out the latest trailers for more great movies coming soon to a theater near you!
- The Burnt Orange Heresy (March 6, 2020)
- Onward (March 6, 2020)
- A Quiet Place: Part II (March 20, 2020)
- Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (April 3, 2020)
- Top Gun: Maverick (June 26, 2020)
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