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The Weekend Warrior 2/24/17: Get Out, Collide, Rock Dog

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.

This Past Weekend:

Presidents' Day weekend was an interesting one at the box office, and as with most holiday weekends, it was particularly difficult to figure out how things might fare, other than The Lego Batman Movie, which remained at #1 with almost $45 million over the four-day weekend. Fifty Shades Darker followed with $21.3 million, about a 50% drop. Last week, I thought that the Ice Cub comedy Fist Fight would beat The Great Wall, although it seemed like it could be a close race. Nope. Matt Damon’s action epic came in third place with $21.6 million, which is a couple million more than my original prediction, but The Fist Fight fell short of my prediction by almost $10 million, grossing $14.5 million in its first four days.
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The top 25 films of Jeff Daniels

Dan Cooper Jul 8, 2016

From Dumb & Dumber and The Martian, through to Arachnophobia and Steve Jobs - we salute the screen work of Jeff Daniels...

They say that when you play the Game of Thrones, “you win or you die”. The Game of Jeff Daniels, however, is an undeniably different beast and for the most part is a definite “you win or you win”. After viewing dozens of Jeff Daniels movies and spending many, many hours with his on-screen personas, it’s fair to say that the maxim has been sorely tested but guess what? It still holds true. This list has been carefully curated to celebrate the veteran actor’s talent, versatility and wit and no matter which (if any) of these movies you decide to revisit or check out for the first time, Jeff is guaranteed to give you something to love in each and every one.

25. Dumb And Dumber To (2014)

Hmmm.
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Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson Support Daughter Dakota Johnson at How to Be Single Premiere in NYC

Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson Support Daughter Dakota Johnson at How to Be Single Premiere in NYC
No one is prouder of Dakota Johnson's success than her famous parents Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. The third-generation actress, who is the granddaughter of Golden Globe-winning actress Tippi Hedren, was accompanied by her father and mother at the New York City premiere of her latest movie How to Be Single on Wednesday. Johnson, 26, looked stunning in a embellished Saint Laurent dress as she walked the red carpet with Griffith, 58, and Johnson, 66, along with half-sibling Jesse Johnson. @donjohnson and @dakotajohnson at her premier of How to be Single.... She's amazing! The movie is so funny, you laugh, you cry!
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Dakota Johnson Goes Holiday Shopping with Gorgeous Half-Sister Stella Banderas

  • PEOPLE.com
Fifty shades of family? Dakota Johnson was spotted doing some last-minute holiday shopping with brother Jesse Johnson and half-sister Stella Banderas in Aspen, Colorado, on Sunday. The trio bundled up for the ski town's snowy weather, with Dakota and Stella wearing black jackets and pants, and Jesse opting for a green and brown plaid coat and jeans. Stella, 19, graduated high school in June and the occasion sparked a friendly-looking reunion for her now-divorced parents, Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas. Mama, Stella and Papi Our angel is amazing. Beginning the next chapter of her life! Freedom!! A photo posted by Melanie
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Dakota Johnson Stuns on the Red Carpet With Her Ridiculously Good-Looking Family

  • Popsugar
Dakota Johnson Stuns on the Red Carpet With Her Ridiculously Good-Looking Family
Dakota Johnson had a few gorgeous family members by her side at the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards in La on Monday night. The Fifty Shades of Grey star was joined at the event by her mom, Melanie Griffith, her 19-year-old sister Stella Banderas, and her grandmother, legendary actress Tippi Hedren; the fierce foursome posed for photos together on the red carpet before heading inside, and Dakota was the picture of elegance as she accepted the Calvin Klein emerging star award and snapped pictures with the brand's creative director, Francisco Costa. Dakota hasn't shied away from talking about her famous family, especially when it comes to their opinions of her scandalous role in the Fifty Shades films. While promoting the movie last year, Dakota revealed that her mom still refuses to watch it, and Melanie, along with Dakota's dad, Don Johnson, popped up in the front row for a hilarious
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Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas Reunite to Celebrate Daughter Stella's Graduation

  • TooFab
Good genes run in this famous family. Exes Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas reunited over the weekend to celebrate their daughter, Stella's, high school graduation -- and she is gorgeous! The 57-year-old actress took to Instagram to share some sweet snapshots from the happy occasion, writing, "Mama, Stella and Papi. Our angel is amazing. Beginning the next chapter of her life! Freedom!!" The new graduate is a perfect combination of her parents, with her mom's golden blonde locks and her dad's dark eyes. Despite a very public divorce last year, it seems Melanie and Antonio have put the past behind them for the sake of their daughter. The proud mama also posted a pic with Stella and her other two children on the social media site with the caption: "Me and my fabulous kids! Stella, Alexander, and Dakota. My joy, my heart, my life is theirs." Alexander Bauer is her
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Dakota Johnson Shares an Awkward Yet Sweet Story in Front of Her Parents

Dakota Johnson Shares an Awkward Yet Sweet Story in Front of Her Parents
Dakota Johnson followed in her parents' footsteps when she hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend. As if that wasn't intimidating enough, former couple Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson were on hand for their daughter's debut. The stars looked on as Dakota told the audience that she "must have been conceived" the night Melanie hosted the show in 1988. After Dakota shared the hilarious details, the camera cut to a shot of her parents covering the embarrassed looks on their faces. Rest assured, Melanie and Don found a way to turn the tables on Dakota. Watch it all go down in the video, above, and then tell us what you think about Dakota's most controversial moment on SNL.
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‘SNL’ Host Dakota Johnson Has Another Awkward Exchange With Her Famous Parents (Video)

  • The Wrap
‘SNL’ Host Dakota Johnson Has Another Awkward Exchange With Her Famous Parents (Video)
Maybe Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith should have gone to see “Fifty Shades of Grey” after all. The former Hollywood couple were on hand to see their daughter, “Fifty Shades” star Dakota Johnson, host NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” this week. In her opening monologue, Dakota revealed that she was born almost exactly nine months after her mother hosted the show in December 1988. See video: ‘SNL 40′: TheWrap’s Funniest, Favorite and Unforgettable Moments From Red Carpet The camera then cut to Melanie and Don in the crowd, half-covering their faces with their hands. Dakota asked if they were embarrassed that she told the story,
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Dakota Johnson and Mom Melanie Griffith Make a Super-Hot Oscars Duo

Dakota Johnson and Mom Melanie Griffith Make a Super-Hot Oscars Duo
Dakota Johnson clearly got her good looks from her mama, Melanie Griffith!

Mother and daughter hit the Oscars red carpet together on Sunday, both looking gorgeous in dazzling floor-length gowns. Melanie, 57, showed off her super-slim waist in a black, long-sleeved creation, while her 25-year-old daughter sizzled in a bright red Saint Laurent design.

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Photos: Dazzling 2015 Oscars Arrivals!

Dakota, whose father is Miami Vice star Don Johnson, is currently riding high thanks to the amazing box-office success of Fifty Shades of Grey. Although Melanie is undoubtedly proud of her daughter's almost universally well-received performance, Dakota understandably has no desire for her mother to see her in the sexually explicit film.

Melanie dished that she still hasn't seen the much talked-about big-screen adaptation of E.L. James' bestselling erotic novel.

"I have not seen Fifty Shades of Grey. I don't think I'm going to see it," Griffith admitted to Indiewire last August, adding that Dakota
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Best of Late Night TV: Taylor Swift's Jumbotron Dancing, Britt From 'The Bachelor' Defends Herself (Video)

If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.

Taylor Swift was on "The Tonight Show" Tuesday night, and Jimmy Fallon told her he was really upset because she dances all the time now, but that used to be their exclusive thing. They were "famous Jumbotron dancers." Jimmy shared "random" Jumbotron footage showing the two of them going for it. Love how they flip the popcorn every time. Funny bit. The people in the background are the best. Taylor and Jimmy also cemented their new Bff status by drawing each other without looking.

Kristen Bell was on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to talk about Dax Shepard's 40th birthday and their two young daughters, Lincoln and Delta. They almost
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Flashback: A 10-Year-Old Dakota Johnson Will Melt Your Heart

Flashback: A 10-Year-Old Dakota Johnson Will Melt Your Heart
It's all eyes on Dakota Johnson with Fifty Shades of Grey dominating the box office – but long before she was Anastasia Steele, Dakota was Melanie Griffith's adorable 10-year-old daughter stealing the limelight at the 2000 Academy Awards.

Et first met Dakota on the carpet before the awards, with mom and Melanie's then-husband Antonio Banderas in tow.

When asked how she picked out her dress, a young Dakota told Et, “I sort of looked around the store and I saw what I liked, so yeah!”

That’s one way to do it!

Flashback: A 21-Year-Old Jennifer Aniston Is Adorable in Her First 'Et' Interview

Dakota comes from a three-generational background of actors. In addition to Antonio and Melanie, she is the daughter of actor Don Johnson, and the granddaughter of Tippi Hedren.

Her first acting gig was a role in the 1999 Banderas’ directed film, Crazy in Alabama – However, her career didn’t start until 11 years later when she
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Melanie Griffith Posts Cute Throwback Pic of Dakota Johnson -- Will She See "Fifty Shades"?!

  • TooFab
Nothing cuter than a doting dad! On the heels of Dakota Johnson's debut in "Fifty Shades of Grey," proud mom Melanie Griffith shared an adorable throwback photo of the actress as a child with her famous father, Don Johnson. "Dakota and her Daddy!!! Love them so much!! 1993," Griffith captioned the Instagram pic of the the actor nibbling on his little girl's toes. "Daddy's girrrrrrl." Griffith and Johnson split back in 1976, just six months after getting hitched. The veteran actress married and divorced actor Steven Bauer before remarrying the "Miami Vice" star in 1989. The couple welcomed Dakota later that year ... and then divorced again in 1996. Despite a recent split from husband Antonio Banderas, Melanie says she's in a great place. "I'm going to do a lot of things," she told IndieWire. "It's not about my career now. It's just about finding great work and having a good time. My kids are almost grown.
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Melanie Griffith Posts Adorable Don Johnson, Dakota Johnson Throwback Photo: "Love Them So Much"

Melanie Griffith Posts Adorable Don Johnson, Dakota Johnson Throwback Photo:
Dakota and her Daddy!!! ????Love them so much!! 1993 ???? Daddy's girrrrrrl???? A photo posted by Melanie (@melanie_griffith57) on Feb 4, 2015 at 11:49am Pst He's got her toes! Just days before Dakota Johnson's sexy and very grown up Fifty Shades of Grey premiere, mom Melanie Griffith shared an adorable throwback photo of the actress as a child with dad Don Johnson. "Dakota and her Daddy!!! Love them so much!! 1993," Griffith, 57, captioned the Instagram pic. "Daddy's girrrrrrl." The '70s and '80s hunk, 65, kept Dakota laughing in the [...]
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Melanie Griffith Rocks Matching Tattoos With Dakota Johnson in Cute Throwback Photo

  • TooFab
How adorable is this mother-daughter duo?! Melanie Griffith posted one super cute throwback photo with daughter Dakota Johnson via Instagram on Tuesday. "Me and Dakota sporting tatoo [sic]' circa 1993," the 57-year-old captioned the cute candid. In the shot, 4-year-old Dakota looks pretty excited to be rocking matching ink with her famous momma as she pulls up her white T-shirt to show off her temporary tat for the camera. The 25-year-old will be making her leading lady debut playing Anastasia Steele in the big screen adaptation of "50 Shades of Grey," the widely beloved S&M novel by E.L. James. Dakota is the daughter of Melanie and ex-husband Don Johnson -- the high profile pair were married from 1989-1996. While Griffith has gushed about her daughter's starring role in "50 Shades," the actress told IndieWire that Dakota does not want her famous parents to see the steamy flick. "She was like, 'You guys cannot come [to the premiere]. There's no way,
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Books at Berlinale reveals 11 titles

  • ScreenDaily
Books at Berlinale reveals 11 titles
Film producers given the chance to discover 11 new literary works that could make good movies.

The Berlin International Film Festival (Feb 6-16) has revealed the 11 titles that will be presented to film producers at its Books at Berlinale event on Feb 11.

The selected novels, chosen from 120 books from more than 25 countries, will be presented and pitched at the Berlinale Co-Production Market - part of the European Film Market (Efm).

At the preceeding networking event, invited producers will have an opportunity to meet with right-holders – international publishers and literary agents – and to make and cultivate contacts in the book world or perhaps even to option film rights directly.

Festival director Dieter Kosslick said: “In the past years, ‘Books at Berlinale’ has established itself worldwide as the first market for literary material at an international ‘A’ film festival.

“We would now like to expand the idea of a network between books and film further, and open the
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Scary Movies Film Series Returns to New York's Lincoln Center for 7th Annual Festival

Beginning on Halloween night and running through November 7th, New York's Lincoln Center is once again playing host to a horror film festival called Scary Movies, which will see both world premieres of new horror films as well as screenings of genre faves from the past.

With oodles of filmmakers in attendance, and tons of movies being shown, it looks to be another can't miss event. Read on for all the details!

From the Press Release

The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s annual horror fest Scary Movies returns for its 7th edition featuring several U.S. and New York City premieres among its lineup of highly anticipated horror films and thrillers, genre rarities and fan favorites. Appearances include filmmakers Eli Roth, Andrew van den Houten, Cliff Prowse and Derek Lee.

Among the nine U.S. or NYC premieres are; Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson’s high school horror-revenge film
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Dakota Johnson On ‘Fifty Shades’ Backlash: I Will Prove ‘Haters’ Wrong

You tell them, Dakota! Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith’s daughter is ready to fight back against those who think she’s not right for the role of Anastasia Steele.

Welcome to the Red Room of Pain, Dakota Johnson. After the news broke that Dakota landed the much-anticipated role of Anastasia Steele in the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, critics went wild! However, we’ve exclusively learned that she’s looking forward to proving the haters wrong!

Dakota Johnson: The Backlash Does Hurt

While we couldn’t be happier with the casting of submissive Ana, not everyone is as pleased.

HollywoodLife.com has spoken to a source close to Dakota who revealed that she’s working with Charlie Hunnam — her new Christian Grey — to shake off the mean comments:

Dakota’s doing her best not to let all the mean comments get to her because she knows
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Melanie Griffith defends Dakota Johnson's 'Fifty Shades of Grey' casting

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Actress Melanie Griffith is over the moon about her daughter Dakota Johnson's upcoming role as Anastasia Steele, opposite Charlie Hunnam's Christian Grey, in the film version of E.L. James' "Fifty Shades of Grey." 

Well, she was over the moon, anyway -- until fans of the book started tweeting nasty things about the casting choice.

After James announced the news of Johnson and Hunnam's new roles, Melanie tweeted a big congrats to her daughter with "Eastbound & Down" star Don Johnson.

My beautiful child Dakota has been chosen to play Anna Steele in 50 Shades!!! Look out world! Here she comes!!! #proudmama

-- Melanie Griffith (@MelanieGriffith) September 2, 2013

But Entertainmentwise reports it was not long until Griffith was cursing at a fan who did not share her sentiment. A tweet that no longer displays on Griffith's feed reportedly read, "Wow! You're quite the b**** aren't you? #dontmesswithmama" Whoops.

Meanwhile, a producer
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Melanie Griffith Happy Daughter Dakota Johnson Is Anastasia Steele

Nobody is more happy about the recent casting choice of Anastasia Steele than Melanie Griffith! The female starring role will be played by her daughter, Dakota Johnson.

With a barrage of criticism from fans and celebrities about the casting of the hugely-anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey movie, we know at least one star who is thrilled — and one proud mama — about Dakota Johnson playing sweet-turned-sex-goddess Anastasia Steele.

Melanie Griffith Tweets About Daughter Dakota Johnson

“My beautiful child Dakota has been chosen to play Anna Steele in 50 Shades!!! Look out world! Here she comes!!! #proudmama” Melanie Griffith tweeted. So sweet and supportive! With mom’s encouragement, Dakota is sure to be excited for the role.

Dakota Johnson Cast As Anastasia Steele

Some moms might be apprehensive about their daughters taking on such sexual roles, but not when you’re a second-generation actress. Melanie has acted in risky and challenging film roles before,
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'Django Unchained' Versus Quentin Tarantino's Past Casts

'Django Unchained' Versus Quentin Tarantino's Past Casts
With the latest addition of Kerry Washington, the already impressive cast of Quentin Tarantino's next movie, "Django Unchained," just got a little more impressive. Throw in his other recent hire -- Don Johnson -- and it's clear that the auteur is up to his usual quirky casting tricks. Tarantino has always been known for his, ah, interesting choices with his ensemble casts, pulling from both mainstream Hollywood actors and the dustiest corners of pop culture, and resurrecting the careers of fallen stars.

"Django Unchained" is no exception, but how does it stack up with the rest of Tarantino's oeuvre? It's got some tough competition from what have become iconic ensembles, so let's take a look at where the new cast stands in comparison.

"Reservoir Dogs"

Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi, Chris Penn, Lawrence Tierney

The Rundown: The color-coded cast set the tone for the rest of Tarantino's movies.
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