The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for September 10, 2018
AMC is bringing back Burt Reynolds’ 1977 hit comedy Smokey and The Bandit. Originally made with a budget of $4 million, it was one of the most successful movies in his career, grossing $126 million for Universal. The film stared Sally Field, Jerry Reed, and Jackie Gleason among others. There were sequels in 1980 and 1983, though Reynolds had only a cameo in the third film. Smokey and The Bandit will play at 240 AMC locations starting Wednesday for a nine-day run, as a tribute to the late actor, who died on Thursday.
Wait, there’s still making straight-to-home release movies of the Scorpion King? Really? Here’s the trailer for The Scorpion King: Book of Souls.
Ian McDiarmid, whose twisted Palpatine commanded the slaughter of almost every Jedi in the galaxy with Order 66, said Star Wars — Episode III: Revenge of the Sith originally featured a “more gruesome” Jedi-killing sequence. “I think it was a little more gruesome than you ended up seeing, you know. A lot of young potential Jedi ended up on the cutting room floor,” McDiarmid said during a panel appearance at Salt Lake City’s FanX convention over the weekend, explaining the toned down scene was “probably a good idea” to avoid a harsher rating.
Out of 22 overall nominations for the Creative Arts Emmy’s, Game of Thrones took home 7 trophies in the first night of the two-part ceremony. This doesn’t include the Primetime Emmy’s ceremony on September 17.
BO – Box Office happenings! Here are this past weekend’s box office results:
- The Nun — $53.5 million
- Crazy Rich Asians — $13.6 million
- Peppermint — $13.3 million
- The Meg — $6 million
- Searching — $4.5 million
- Mission: Impossible — Fallout — $3.8 million
- Christopher Robin — $3.2 million
- Operation Finale — $3 million
- BlacKkKlansman — $2.6 million
- Alpha — $2.5 million
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