This weekend sees a sci-fi, Luc Besson-enhanced ScarJo combatting an amped up, bedraggled demigod at the box office. In terms of ticket sales, Lucy has the upper hand, having earned $2.7 million last night and beating Hercules by a cool 600k. But, in spite of only screening for critics a mere hour before its public release, Hercules holds a 66% score on Rotten Tomatoes, stomping out Lucy‘s 61%. Will Rock beat Black Widow? We shall have to wait until Sunday’s box office reports to see if Black Widow is paper, scissors or glue.
Other films opening in wide release this weekend include The Fluffy Movie(“fluffy” Gabriel Iglesias‘s comedy concert film), Step Up: All In(yup, there’s another one), and And So It Goes (hokey rom com starring Diane Keaton and Michael Douglas, with Rob Reiner at the helm). For those with a more independent palate (or who prefer VOD in the privacy of their own living/bedroom), specialty openings include Sundance favorites Happy Christmas (Joe Swanberg‘s latest mumblecore family dramedy with Melanie Lynskey, Anna Kendrick and Lena Dunham) and A Most Wanted Man (Anton Corbijn’s adaptation of the John le Carré novel, with the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe and Robin Wright), along with Magic in the Moonlight(Woody Allen‘s dated romance starring Colin Firth and Emma Stone).
As always, we’ve scoured the interwebs for interesting tweets and reads about this weekend’s film offerings. Peruse below and feel free to let us know about your own weekend plans (film-related or otherwise).
#LucyMovie just saw- Scarlett, Morgan and a fascinating cast. Lots of Luc action all the way and deep philosophy-I’ll hang at 79% – fun ride
— D.M. Pratt (@DM_Pratt) July 25, 2014
Just saw #Lucy!!! Great movie! One of those “stop and make you think” movies, as well visually cool! Then there’s Scar Jo, of course! A+
— Ikoyi Winn (@IKO_THE_ONE) July 25, 2014
— dinibotscrape (@dinobot66) July 25, 2014
Hercules (Check out Kristen Lopez’s ★★½ review here)
— Donna Bush (@dbwrite4u) July 25, 2014
— #YesMovement (@_MishalXXIX_) July 25, 2014
— Gregg Graham (@acgregg758) July 25, 2014
— Brittany Goldych (@brittanysioux) July 25, 2014
The Fluffy Movie
— ✨Gabby(: ❤️ (@vballchic19) July 25, 2014
Shout-out to couple at THE FLUFFY MOVIE clapping and reacting like they’re actually at a Gabriel Iglesias show.
— Scott Renshaw (@scottrenshaw) July 25, 2014
— Kimberly (@jrnygirl) July 25, 2014
And So It Goes
Grandma Annie Hall meets Grandpa Greco in #AndSoItGoes Applause aft & everyone sat & reminisced. “Reminded me of us….” Kudos MeatHead!
— Alex Gatscher (@bajastudio21) July 25, 2014
— tracie curb-crowser (@seasandsurf) July 25, 2014
— John Bonazzo (@johnbonazzo) July 25, 2014
A Most Wanted Man
#AMostWantedMan – Smart and gritty spy flick that teaches the harsh lesson: never trust a spy. Well acted and definitely worth seeing. Go!
— Frank Sugino (@FSugino) July 25, 2014
#AMostWantedMan. The kind of movie you thought they didn’t make anymore. Great stuff.
— RebelloStephenA (@RebelloStephenA) July 25, 2014
— Liam Billingham (@LiamGBillingham) July 25, 2014
Magic in the Moonlight
Sure, Magic in the Moonlight is lesser Woody but lesser Woody can also be very charming and witty. Plus Emma Stone never hurts.
— Will Link (@TheRealWillLink) July 25, 2014
Leaving Angelica after seeing Magic in the Moonlight. Fell asleep for a bit &felt confused when I snapped out of it.#Colin Firth cool.
— diane lee (@dianberly712) July 25, 2014
Say what you like about Woody Allen, the man picks a font and sticks to it. You’re welcome Windsor-EF-Elongated #MagicInTheMoonlight
— Joseph S (@FadedVideo) July 25, 2014
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