If you’re looking forward to spending a weekend at the movies, there are several new films coming to theaters this Friday. Among them is “Gods of Egypt,” an over-the-top, action-packed fantasy set in ancient Egypt and revolving around a war among gods and men. “Eddie the Eagle” is also new; based on the true story of 1988 Olympic ski jumper Eddie Edwards, the film pairs Hugh Jackman with young up-and-coming star Taron Edgerton. Meanwhile, the crime thriller “Triple 9” boasts a huge all-star cast led by Antony Mackie and Casey Affleck. Also, be sure to look for the Danish drama “A War,” playing in select theaters this weekend; the film is up for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film this Sunday. Read more about those movies and this weekend’s other new releases below, and leave a comment at the bottom letting us know what you’ll be watching.
“Gods of Egypt”: This fantasy adventure directed by Alex Proyas centers around Bek (Brendan Thwaites), a mortal who forges an alliance with the god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldeau) when his beloved is captured by Set (Gerard Butler), the powerful god of darkness who has taken over Egypt. Read more at IMDB. Available for viewing in 3D. Runtime: 127 minutes. Rated PG-13 for fantasy violence and action, and some sexuality.
“Eddie the Eagle”: This comedy/drama directed by Dexter Fletcher is based on the true story of Eddie Edwards (Taron Edgerton), a British ski-jumper who, under the tutelage of his coach (Hugh Jackman) becomes the unlikely favorite of the 1988 Winter Olympics. Read more at IMDB. Runtime: 105 minutes. Rated PG-13 for some suggestive material, partial nudity and smoking.
“Triple 9”: Directed by John Hillcoat, this crime thriller follows a group of crooked cops who take on a job when they are blackmailed by the Russian mob. But when the rookie officer they try to set up as part of their plot foils them, everything goes awry. The cast includes Anthony Mackie, Woody Harrelson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Gal Gadot, Teresa Palmer, Aaron Paul, Kate Winslet, Norman Reedus, and Casey Affleck. Read more at IMDB. Runtime: 115 minutes. Rated R for strong violence and language throughout, drug use and some nudity.
Other movies opening in St. Louis:
· “Tere Bin Laden- Dead or Alive”
· “A War”
Check out showtimes for these movies and more at the following St. Louis-area theaters.
- Wehrenberg Theatres
- AMC Theatres
- Regal Movie Theatres
- Galleria 6
- Chase Park Plaza
- Granite City
- Moolah Theatre
- Hi-Pointe Theatre
- St. Andrews Cinema
- Plaza Frontenac Cinema
- Tivoli Theatre