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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ takes no. 1 spot at box office, rakes in $34 million

The reign of “The Meg” has come to an end. There is a new top film at the box office – “Crazy Rich Asians.”

The romantic comedy, featuring nearly an all Asian-American cast, captured 34 million on its way to this weekend’s no. 1 film at the box office. Supported by an impressive 92 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes, the film is the story of boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love, girl goes with boy to his home and finds that he’s insanely wealthy.

While it may no longer be no. 1, “The Meg” still managed to scare up an impressive $21 million, enough for second place. Mark Wahlberg’s latest film, the action flick “Mile 22” grabbed the third spot in its opening weekend with $13.6 million.

However, the big question remains: Does “Crazy Rich Asians” have enough fire power to hold off next week’s challenger, the R-rated Melissa McCarthy comedy”Happytime Murders?” My guess: without a doubt.

 

 

New Kevin Spacey film opened Friday, made embarrassing $126

Kevin Spacey is not a popular dude. Following allegations of sexual harassment, assault and attempted rape spanning decades, the Academy Award-winning actor was fired from the popular Netflix series House of Cards and has been either recast or completely edited out of entire films. Since news of his alleged illegal activity broke, Spacey has kept a relatively low profile.

However, if Friday’s box office returns for his latest film are indication of the public’s dislike of the disgraced actor, Spacey may never act ever again, at least in a high profile film.

Billionaire Boys Clubstarring Spacey, opened Friday to an embarrassing $126 and that’s spread across 10 theaters, without a doubt the lowest opening for a Spacey flick.

If you hold any stock in the film review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, Billionaire Boys Club currently has a paltry 13 percent, meaning critics aren’t too fond of the film. Having never seen the film myself, I can’t say one way or the other whether it’s good or not, but 13 percent, granted that’s out of a total of eight reviews, is not good.

Maybe the film really does suck. Maybe the film is poorly written, directed, edited and/or acted. Perhaps the complete lack of marketing hurt the film and the box office returns is the result of poor work all around.

Maybe. However, maybe the public has a longer memory than once thought and they still remember everything Mr. Spacey is accused of and decided they aren’t going to support his work any longer.

Who knows?

One thing is for sure: $126 is terribly embarrassing.

 

 

 

VIDEO: Trailer for ‘Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer’ drops

Abortion to the left is basically a holy sacrament and any attempts to curb the murder of the unborn are met with hate, anger and often, threats of violence.

However, Kermit Gosnell is someone that not even the most avid abortion supporters are able to defend. As you may remember, Gosnell was an abortionist in Philadelphia, where his office was a veritable house of horrors.

There were blood-covered walls and floors, horrific botched abortions, which lead to the deaths of two women. He even sniped the necks and spines of babies born alive. To say that the details of the Gosnell abortions and abortion clinic are shocking is to put it lightly.

The man was convicted of three counts of murder for severing the spines of children and one count of manslaughter in the death of woman at his illegal clinic. Thankfully, the man will never, ever see the light of day as he was sentenced to three life terms. 

As Hollywood usually does with tragedies and other stories that captivate the national headlines, they turned the Gosnell’s tale of death-inducing procedures and trial into a film. The trial for that film has now hit the internet.

The film, Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killerstarring Dean Cain, hits theaters October 18.

Check out the trailer below:

Outrage over actor playing Disney’s first openly gay character

Serious question: People do understand that acting is, in fact, fake, right?

According to the latest outrage on social media, people may be having trouble with that notion of deciphering fantasy from reality.

Anyway, so here is what is causing all of the issue. Currently, Disney is filming Jungle Cruise, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt.  Jack Whitehall, a British actor, was recently cast as Emily Blunt’s character’s brother in the film.

Whitehall’s character is described as“hugely effete, very camp and very funny” and is also Disney’s first openly gay character. However, apparently, Whitehall is a heterosexual man and this has caused massive outrage…you know, cause he’s a straight man. This despite acting being a profession where pretend to be something that you are not.

Just look at some of these responses:

It’s absolutely crazy that a casting can cause this much turmoil. I wonder what would happen if people realize the following:

  • That Will Ferrell really wasn’t an elf in the film Elf
  • That Seth McFarlane is a real person and not, in fact, just the voice of a bear.
  • That Bruce Willis was never actually a cop even though he appeared in the Die Hard films.
  • David Hasselhoff is not really a lifeguard and doesn’t truly have the ability to talk to a car.
  • That the Avengers are not real.
  • Indiana Jones is not an archaeologist.
  • Star War’s “The Force” isn’t an actual thing.

Anyway, let’s hold off telling them all that truth, it may actually cause their heads to explode.

 

 

Trailer for Michael Moore’s latest documentary released

Michael Moore is not a fan of Donald Trump or Republicans, in general. I know big revelation.

Anyway, Moore’s latest slanted documentary is titled “Fahrenheit 11/9″and it’s set to hit theaters just before the midterm elections. Will it have any affect on the November elections? No, everyone knows where’s he coming from. He’s a committed liberal, socialist Democratic where anyone with an “R” next to their name is a dirty, evil person.

Anyway, he’s apparently asking a very important question: How did we get here? Of course, he’s talking about President Trump sitting in the White House. That’s a totally legitimate question to ask, but everyone knows where Mr. Moore is going to come down on this topic: Middle America is a bunch of idiots, blah, blah blah.

However, in order to get “expert” opinion and analysis on this important topic, Moore talks to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and David Hogg as shown in the trailer.

Count me out when this one hits theaters and inevitably bombs at the box office.

 

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