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Movies Opening In Theaters This Week, 03/08/2023

This week there are eight movies opening in theaters this week. Below is a list of each film along with details for every movie being released.

  • Title: Scream VI
  • Category: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 Hours 3 Minutes
  • Summary: In the next installment, the survivors of the Ghostface killings leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter in New York City.
  • Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett
  • Writers: James Vanderbilt, Guy Busick, Kevin Williamson
  • Stars: Melissa Barrera, Courteney Cox, Jenna Ortega
  • Title: 65
  • Category: Action, Adventure, Drama
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 Hour 33 Minutes
  • Summary: An astronaut crash lands on a mysterious planet only to discover he’s not alone.
  • Directors: Scott Beck, Bryan Woods
  • Writers: Scott Beck, Bryan Woods
  • Stars: Adam Driver, Ariana Greenblatt, Chloe Coleman
  • Title: Champions
  • Category: Comedy, Drama, Sport
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 2 Hours 3 Minutes
  • Summary: A former minor-league basketball coach is ordered by the court to manage a team of players with intellectual disabilities. He soon realizes that despite his doubts, together, this team can go further than they ever imagined.
  • Director: Bobby Farrelly
  • Writers: Mark Rizzo, Javier Fesser, David Marqués
  • Stars: Woody Harrelson, Kaitlin Olson, Matt Cook
  • Title: Luther: The Fallen Sun
  • Category: Crime, Drama, Mystery
  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 Hours 9 Minutes
  • Summary: Brilliant but disgraced detective John Luther breaks out of prison to hunt down a sadistic serial killer who is terrorising London.
  • Director: Jamie Payne
  • Writers: Neil Cross
  • Stars: Idris Elba, Cynthia Erivo, Andy Serkis
  • Title: I Got a Monster
  • Category: Documentary
  • Run Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
  • Summary: The explosive story of America’s most corrupt police unit, the Gun Trace Task Force, which terrorized the city of Baltimore.
  • Director: Kevin Abrams
  • Writers: Brandon Soderberg, Baynard Woods
  • Title: The Ritual Killer
  • Category: Thriller
  • Summary: A detective on the verge of retirement teams with a professor of African Studies to track down a serial killer who is performing the ancient black magic practice of Muti.
  • Director: George Gallo
  • Writers: Bob Bowersox, Francesco Cinquemani, Luca Giliberto
  • Stars: Cole Hauser, Morgan Freeman, Murielle Hilaire
  • Title: The Magic Flute
  • Category: adventure, Fantasy, Musical
  • Run Time: 1 Hour 55 Minutes
  • Summary: 17-year-old Tim Walker as he travels from London to the Austrian Alps to attend the legendary Mozart boarding school. There, he discovers a centuries-old forgotten passageway into the fantastic world of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.”
  • Director: Florian Sigl
  • Writers: Andrew Lowery, Florian Sigl, Jason Young
  • Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Iwan Rheon, Jeanne Goursaud
  • Title: Saturday Afternoon
  • Category: Drama, Thriller
  • Run Time: 1 Hour 23 Minutes
  • Summary: An unprecedented terrorist attack takes place in a peaceful café in the center of Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, on a nice Saturday afternoon. The terrorists use religion to divide and to kill people, while the surviving hostages, all of them also Muslims, try to defend their own humanistic values. The film unravels the clashes and contradictions of religion, ideology, and civilizations through a terror drama shot in a single take.
  • Director: Mostofa Sarwar Farooki
  • Stars: Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Nusrat Imrose Tisha, Manoj Kumar Pramanik

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Brian Michael Bendis Spoke of His Role in a Failed Spider-Man Musical

After two decades of becoming one of the largest comic book authors of all time with his contributions to Marvel Comics and co-creating Miles Morales, the Afro-Latino Spider-Man, one of the most popular characters of this century. Brian Michael Bendis decided to create a new autobiography, titled Fortune & Glory: The Musical!

The story will be released in weekly installments in the author’s Substack newsletter starting this week and releasing bi-weekly. After the story is completed, a print edition from Dark Horse Comics will be released. Fortune & Glory focuses on Bendis’ time writing the Spider-Man Broadway musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.

Bendis stated, “Every time I bring up, even to people who know me very well, that I was, for a moment, the writer of the Spider-Man Broadway musical, people stop what they’re doing and say, ‘Tell me everything.’ And I realized that yeah, that is a good one.”

Bendis continued to say, Why was I hired in the first place? Why would someone with Julie Taymor’s experience and pedigree look at someone who’s never actually sat through a musical and want them to write a musical? It was a struggle and I shouldn’t have …, But I had to try! We’re creative people, and an opportunity was put forth, and it would have been too crazy not to attempt.”

Bendis concluded in saying, “The plan was always to draw this one, I even held it up a few months because I was going to retrain my drawing brain and I was going to get there. The reality is, when the first one came out, I had no children. Now I have four children. And my four children are all that age … well, the window of how long they’ll be here in this house closes with every day. It became clear I was not going to be able to draw it.”

Unlike the first Fortune and Glory, Bendis won’t be drawing this story, despite wanting to. The drawing will be handled by Bill Walko, a cartoonist that Bendis has worked with on a eulogy for pop culture icon Stan Lee for The New York Times. The collaboration was titled My Moments With Stan and detailed the author’s key meetings with Lee of many of Marvel’s heroes and villains.

Bendis will only draw special parts and covers and wishes to have the project completed before having it start publishing. he is just now adding “appendices,” additional anecdotes “that were cool but don’t fit into the narrative but that I still think we should do.”

The project will run between 150 and 180 pages with installments running between six and 12 pages each.

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Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is Making a Return After Four Years

The legendary Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is set to make a comeback. On Friday, the chief financial officer Timothy Johnson expressed that the company is looking to revamp their manual show after taking four years off.

Johnson stated, “We’re going to continue to lean into the marketing spend to invest in the business, both at top-of-funnel and also to support the new version of our fashion show, which is to come later this year.”

Meanwhile a Victoria’s Secret spokesperson reported that the brand is “always innovating and ideating in all spheres of the business to continue to put our customer at the center of all we do and reinforce our commitment to championing women’s voices and their unique perspectives. As we’ve previously shared, our new brand projection and mission will continue to be our guiding principle. This will lead us into new spaces like reclaiming one of our best marketing and entertainment properties to date and turning it on its head to reflect who we are today. We’re excited to share more later this year.”

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Michael B. Jordan Is Celebrating His Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame

Michael B. Jordan is 36 and in the midst of celebrating the upcoming release of “Creed III,” marking his official debut as a director and on top of that now has his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The official ceremony was held on Wednesday afternoon, Jordan was joined by “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler as well as “Creed III” co-star Jonathon Majors.

Jordan stated, “Ooh man, this is pretty cool, This is probably one of the most unforgettable weeks I’ve had. I’m extremely humbled and grateful to be here … I know it’s not a small achievement. It’s not lost on me how special this moment is and what this represents to our community, so from the bottom of my heart, I want to say thank you.”

“Creed III” is set for theaters nationwide today, and is finally out from under the shadows of Apollo and Rocky Balboa. Jonathon Majors who has the role of “Kang the Conqueror” in “Ant-Man and The Wasp Quantumania” also stars alongside Jordan in “Creed III” was there for the celebration of his friend at the ceremony.

Majors gave a speech as well saying, “I love my brother, I watched him stand up tall and smile and be grateful and keep his heart open. I watched him move with integrity, each and every round. It takes a lot to move through the world the way he does and I watch him and I admire him and he encourages me.”

Michael B. Jordan’s star is the 2,751st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for the category of Motion Pictures.

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‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Has Brought Aboard Actor Karan Soni

Actor Karan Soni, known for acting in the Deadpool films, is making his way into animation voice acting with Marvel’s Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. Soni is going to be the voice of Pavitr Prabhakar, who is an alternative universe version of Spider-Man, who is known as Spider-Man India.

Across the Spider-Verse is a sequel to 2018’s Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. It will also feature once again, Shameik Moore as Spider-Man/Miles Morales and Hailey Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy/Spider-Gwen. Sony has it set for a June 2nd release.

Soni previously played a cab driver in Deadpool opposite Ryan Reynolds and was also in Deadpool 2.

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