This is the weekend that was:
Denzel Washington’s Equalizer a hit
This weekend’s big cinema winner, The Equalizer set records for R-Rated September openings, IMAX bows, and Antoine Fuqua – whose pairing with Washington for the first time since Training Day resulted in the director’s personal box office best. The take? $35 million. American Gangster, indeed.
Chris Pratt goes all nerd on the season premiere of SNL
According to a random sampling of critical assessments, Chris Pratt kicked off the 40th season of Saturday Night Live with a moderate amount of success – or a minimum of comic lulls, depending on your relationship to the show. The star of the hit film Guardians of the Galaxy went with his current fanboy flow, starring in skits parodying He-Man and the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe:
Samuel L. Jackson does karaoke
With all the clamor over leaked, nude selfies, you’d think there weren’t more interesting things to be unearthed on the internet. I don’t know how or why this well-framed clip exists, but – behold – the star of Pulp Fiction and every other movie ever doing his raspy rendition of Robin S.’ ‘90s pop-house smash, “Show Me Love.” If you’re looking for devotion…
(via Shadow and Act)
Jennifer Lopez survives fender bender
This weekend, Jennifer Lopez and actress Leah Remini were taking their kids to see a Demi Lovato concert when their car was hit from behind by a drunk driver. Here, I will eschew the infinite permutations of jokes about J.Lo possessing enough rear-end cushion to survive any collision and simply revel in the wholesome notion of the Queen of “Booty” carpooling to pricey playdates with the Queen of The King of Queens.