Box Office Buzz – May 17, 2018

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New on screens this weekend:
The much anticipated DEADPOOL 2 (20TH CENTURY FOX) – Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy of supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling mutant, Cable.  Here’s a cool casting tidbit, Springfield’s own, Brad Pitt, met to discuss the part of CABLE, but, couldn’t commit due to scheduling conflicts.  AND … just so you know your eyes are not deceiving you …   Josh Brolin IS playing BOTH Marvel Comics characters right now!  He is, of course, terrorizing all the Avengers as the evil villain Thanos in Infinity War.  And,  he is Cable in Deadpool 2.

Also out, BOOK CLUB (PARAMOUNT PICTURES) – Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 SHADES OF GREY in their monthly book club.  Funny ladies Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen star!   An odd little coincidence, Don Johnson, is in BOOK CLUB AND his daughter Dakota starred as Anastasia Steele in ALL three of the FIFTY SHADES films.

AND on screens at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is RBG (MAGNOLIA FILMS) – This documentary takes a look at the life and work of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Tops At The Box last weekend:
AVENGERS:  INFINITY WAR is holding TIGHT to the number one slot!  LIFE OF THE PARTY debuts at number two … it’s cute, I laughed a bunch, but, still not the 100% magic that was BRIDESMAIDS — but, I do love Melissa McCarthy!   BREAKING IN is at number three!  OVERBOARD and the INCREDIBLY FANTASTIC A QUIET PLACE round out the TOP five!

New on Blu-Ray:
BLACK PANTHER (WALT DISNEY STUDIOS) = The King of Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider who was a childhood victim of his father’s mistake.   Pretty good flick.  It’s NO AVENGERS, but, still pretty solid!

Locally:
Do not forget THE SATO AWARDS are tonight at The Gillioz!  Support local films and all our amazing local talent from on screen to behind the camera!!!  sato48.com for all the details!

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