TRENDIN' Dish on the new movies opening this week


MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEK:

GEOSTORM (Action)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? When the network of satellites designed to control the global climate start to attack Earth, it's a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything.

WHO'S IN IT? Gerard Butler, Ed Harris, Andy Garcia, Abbie Cornish

TRIVIA:

  • This is Dean Devlin's feature directorial debut.
  • The film was initially scheduled for a March 25th, 2016 release.
  • The movie reportedly underwent extensive re-shoots that cost $15 million.


ONLY THE BRAVE (Action)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters that risks everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire.

WHO'S IN IT? Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jeff Bridges, Taylor Kitsch, James Badge Dale

TRIVIA:

  • The screenplay was based on a GQ article titled No Exit.
  • Shot in New Mexico.
  • Director Joseph Kosinski is rumored to be up for Top Gun: Maverick.



BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN (Comedy)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Madea, Bam and Hattie venture to a haunted campground and the group must run for their lives when monsters, goblins and the boogeyman are unleashed.

WHO'S IN IT? Tyler Perry, Tito Ortiz, Brock O'Hurn, Lexy Panterra

TRIVIA:

  • This is the 10th installment in the Madea film franchise.
  • Boo! A Madea Halloween earned $73.2 million.
  • Written, directed and starring Tyler Perry.


SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME (Drama)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? An international art dealer must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage.

WHO'S IN IT? Renée Zellweger, Jon Voight, Djimon Hounsou, Greg Kinnear, Olivia Holt

TRIVIA:

  • Based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Ron Hall.
  • Filmed in Canton, Mississippi, where A Time to Kill was also filmed.


THE SNOWMAN (Thriller)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.

WHO'S IN IT? Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Chloë Sevigny, Val Kilmer, J.K. Simmons, Charlotte Gainsbourg

TRIVIA:

  • Based on the novel by Norwegian author Jo Nesbø.
  • Nesbø has a cameo in this movie.
  • Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood reportedly did a score that was not used.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY  OCTOBER 19

Chris Kattan, actor (47)

Trey Parker, South Park creator (48)

Jon Favreau, actor/director (51)

Ty Pennington, TV personality (53)

Evander Holyfield, boxer (55)

John Lithgow, actor (72)

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*An artist we play on this station is going to be a Dad again!...can you guess who it is?  Billy Joel, he's 68.  His wife Alexis is 35 and they already have a 2 year old daughter "Della Rose".  Joel has a 31 year old daughter with ex-wife Christie Brinkley.  The interviewer asked if her daugheter was into Peppa Pig and Paw Patrol and she said "She is out all day. She doesn't really watch TV"

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Beyonce Turned Down “Beauty And The Beast” Offer-

"Beauty and the Beast" is the highest grossing film of 2017 so far but imagine if Beyonce's name was attached to it in any form or fashion, In a recent interview with "Yahoo Entertainment," "Beauty and the Beast" director Bill Condon revealed that the superstar was offered a role in the live-action adaptation.

The "Formation" singer was apparently considered for the role of the feather duster, Plumette. She turned it down because the part was too small. Ouch.

Beyonce and Condon previously worked together on the 2006 musical "Dreamgirls."

Source: Daily Mail 


*Uranus Will Be Visible Tonight- 

Uranus could be bright enough to see for one night only. NASA says onlookers may be able to catch a glimpse of the blue planet with a naked eye tonight. Binoculars will do the trick, too and if you have a telescope you could see Uranus all month.  It's the seventh planet from the sun and has the third largest diameter in the solar system.

Source: USA Today


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