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The Weekend Warrior 1/27/17: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, A Dog’s Purpose, Gold

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:

As per my Thursday update, M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller Split ended up winning the weekend but with way more than anyone, including myself, predicted, with more than $40 million for its opening weekend. That’s pretty impressive, and his first movie to open at that level since 2010’s The Last Airbender. Meanwhile, Vin Diesel’s sequel xXx: The Return of Xander Cage ended up making around where I predicted, taking second place with $20.1 million, not a great sign for the continuation of that franchise. Michael Keaton’s The Founder ended up right around where I predicted with $3.4 million, ending up just outside the Top 10. Hidden Figures, La La Land and Sing continued to do well with minimal drop-offs.

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2016 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Ido Fluk’s The Ticket

We got no qualms with being flat out wrong with our predictions set, but we’re thinking we might sort of still be in the know with this prediction…perhaps a full year too early. With production having taken place in 2014, we can imagine that Israeli-born/NYC-based/Tisch Ido Fluk reserved 2015 for post prod activities such as color mixing and working the score with now considered veteran Sundance attendees in Danny Bensi & Saunder Jurriaans (Nasty Baby). Starring Dana Stevens in the lead, with a supporting cast that includes Malin Akerman, Kerry Bishé, and Oliver Platt, The Ticket now sports a longer list of producers and is definitely a title to look out for in ’16.

Gist: Written by Fluk and Sharon Mashishi, this is the cautionary tale of James (Dan Stevens), a blind man who miraculously regains the sight he lost at age 13. In doing so he loses his moral compass,
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DVD Review – The Last Keepers (2013)

The Last Keepers, 2013.

Directed by Maggie Greenwald.

Starring Aidan Quinn, Virginia Madsen, Olympia Dukakis and Zosia Mamet.

Synopsis:

A young woman and her family discover she has magical powers, possibly fulfilling a prophecy that has been in their family for years. She must negotiate that with the everyday tribulations of school and growing up.

The Last Keepers is a coming of age tale. With a coming of age family drama. With magic?

It’s with this slightly sarcastic front that I met the film, a synopsis about a young woman’s story of growing up with magical potential not grabbing me as much as, say, explosions and men wearing capes. But part of the way through I realised, though not perfect, The Last Keepers is a film you need to meet halfway. If done so, it’s an enjoyable, if short movie that tells the age-old story that growing up is hard.
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‘The Last Keepers’ Review

Stars: Zosia Mamet, Sam Underwood, Aidan Quinn, Virginia Madsen, Olympia Dukakis, Nat Wolff, Joshua Bowman, Jee Young Han | Written by Peter Hutchings, Christina Mengert | Directed by Maggie Greenwald

Rhea Carver (Mamet) is different. She makes art and clothes from rubbish she picks up from the ground, her family are reclusive artists and this leads to trouble in school as she is ridiculed for her strange behaviour. When she falls in love with Oliver (Underwood) from her school she awakens a power within herself which stems from an ancient family secret. This leads her on a tale of wonder and magic as she tries to figure out who she is and what she can do with this new found power.

The Last Keepers is a tale of love and magic. It deals with the awkwardness of high school, bullying, young romance and family troubles, sometimes to an almost cheesy level but
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New DVD Blu-ray: 'Star Trek Into Darkness,' 'Peeples'

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Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week

"Star Trek Into Darkness"

What's It About? J.J. Abrams' second "Star Trek" installment follows the Enterprise crew when they're called back home and find an unstoppable force of terror within their own organization. Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) leads the Enterprise against a one man weapon of mass destruction. Why We're In: This sequel is exhilarating from start to finish with tons of spectacle and a solid narrative. Abarams' film perfectly mixes classic references that will excite any "Star Trek" fan, but won't make newbies feel left out. "Star Trek Into Darkness" was one of Moviefone's Best Movies of 2013 (So Far).

Watch: Get a behind-the-scenes look at the special effects of "Star Trek Into Darkness" (Video)

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- moviefone (@moviefone) September 10, 2013

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Homeland Announces Season 3 Guest Stars, Recurring Players

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Showtime has confirmed a pair of Homeland Season 3 casting notes:

Amy Morton (Boss) will recur on the Showtime drama as Erin Kimball, Carrie’s CIA-appointed attorney, making it clear that she will at least be questioned about the Season 2-concluding explosion. Tracy Letts (Prison Break) will appear on multiple episodes as Senator Andrew Lockhart, a powerful Committee Chairman.

TV Line first reported these casting scoops, while viewers can look forward to new Homeland episodes on September 29.

Update: Showtime has now also confirmed the following additions:

Joanna Merlin (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) as “Grandma Lois,” Jessica Brody’s mother. Nazanin Boniadi (How I Met Your Mother) as “Fara,” a capable analyst despite her young appearance. Gary Wilmes (Louie) as “Dr. Richardson,” a psychiatrist helping Dana Brody cope with recent events. Sam Underwood (The Last Keepers) as “Leo,” a new friend of Dana’s with a troubled past. Lawrence Clayton (Dreamgirls,
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Nat Wolff joins Palo Alto based on short stories by James Franco

Nat Wolff has joined the cast of Palo Alto which is based on James Franco's collection of short stories. Set in California, the plot follows teens who have nothing else to do but get into trouble. Seventeen year-old Wolff, who's known for Nickelodeon's The Naked Brothers Band will play Fred who has a history of car accidents after pot smoking with friends. Variety reports that Gia Coppola is helming and scripting the film produced by Sebastian Pardo as well as Miles Levy and Vince Jolivette of Franco's Rabbit Bandini Productions. Wolff, who was also in Garry Marshall's New Year's Eve comedy, was seen in this year's Toronto International Film Festival player Writers, alongside Logan Lerman, Greg Kinnear, Kristen Bell, Jennifer Connelly and Mirror Mirror star Lily Collins. He's in post-production for The Last Keepers with Aidan Quinn, Virginia Madsen and Olympia Dukakis, as well
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Nat Wolff joins Palo Alto based on short stories by James Franco

Nat Wolff has joined the cast of Palo Alto which is based on James Franco's collection of short stories. Set in California, the plot follows teens who have nothing else to do but get into trouble. Seventeen year-old Wolff, who's known for Nickelodeon's The Naked Brothers Band will play Fred who has a history of car accidents after pot smoking with friends. Variety reports that Gia Coppola is helming and scripting the film produced by Sebastian Pardo as well as Miles Levy and Vince Jolivette of Franco's Rabbit Bandini Productions. Wolff, who was also in Garry Marshall's New Year's Eve comedy, was seen in this year's Toronto International Film Festival player Writers, alongside Logan Lerman, Greg Kinnear, Kristen Bell, Jennifer Connelly and Mirror Mirror star Lily Collins. He's in post-production for The Last Keepers with Aidan Quinn, Virginia Madsen and Olympia Dukakis, as well
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Naked Brothers Band's Nat Falls for Art Of Love

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Nat Wolff (pictured), one of the brothers in the former Nickelodeon series/band "The Naked Brothers Band," will star in the fantasy romance The Art of Love. The film follows a teen (Zosia Mamet from "Mad Men") whose family of artists (Virginia Madsen, Olympia Dukakis, Aiden Quinn) are descendents of an ancient religion. When she falls in love with a young poet (Sam Underwood), she sparks the magical powers she didn't know she possessed. Wolff, British actor Joshua Bowman and Jee Young Han (It's Kind of a Funny Story) will play classmates.
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The Art of Love Gathers Aidan Quinn and Virginia Madsen

Aidan Quinn and Virginia Madsen join up for The Art of LoveOlympia Dukakis, Virginia Madsen, Aidan Quinn and Zosia Mamet have joined Bcdf Pictures' The Art of Love, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Directed by Maggie Greenwald, The Art of Love is written by Peter Hutchings and Christina Mengert and is based on a story by Claude Dal Farra, described as a fantasy teenage romance.

Olympia Dukakis and Virginia Madsen will play the last survivors of an ancient line of goddess worshippers, who sell art at a shop run by Virginia Madsen's husband (Aidan Quinn). When their teenage daughter Rhea (Zosia Mamet) falls in love with a poetically inclined boy (Sam Underwood), she begins to develop magical powers of her own.

Nat Wolff and Jee Young Han also have been cast.

The Art of Love begins filming this week in Woodstock, N.Y.
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Madsen, Dukakis, Quinn Paint "Art of Love"

Olympia Dukakis, Virginia Madsen, Aidan Quinn and Zosia Mamet have all joined the cast of the fantasy/teen romance tale "The Art of Love" at Bcdf Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter

Dukakis and Madsen will play the sole descendants of an ancient line of goddess worshippers who sell art from a shop run by Madsen's husband (Quinn). Their teenage daughter Rhea (Mamet) soon falls for a young poetry-loving man (Sam Underwood) and starts to develop magical powers of her own. Nat Wolff and Jee Young Han also star.

Maggie Greenwald ("Songcatcher") directs from a script by Peter Hutching, Christina Mengert and Claude Dal Farra. Dal Farra, Carly Hugo, Matt Parker, Brice Dal Farra and Lauren Munsch are producing. Shooting kicks off this week in Woodstock, New York.
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