The Daily Scoop 10-7-2016
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Weekend Box Office Preview
Emily Blunt is an unreliable witness in “The Girl on the Train.” Based on the blockbuster novel, Blunt plays a divorced alcoholic fantasizing about a couple she sees on her daily commute. But when she reports a shocking crime, evidence eventually points toward Blunt as the suspect. “The Girl on the Train” is rated R.
The good book becomes a double-edged sword in “The Birth of a Nation.” This is not a reboot of the 1915 Civil War epic but a new screenplay written, directed by and starring Nate Parker. It’s based on a real-life rebellion in the 1800’s after a slave-preacher uses the bible as a weapon of freedom. “The Birth of a Nation” is rated R.
Teenagers have a no-good-very-bad day in “Middle School: The Worst Years of my Life.” This diary of an artsy kid follows a new transfer student as he butts heads with the oppressive principal and learns to express himself while breaking every rule in the book. “Middle School” is rated PG.
More teens in turmoil in “The Great Gilly Hopkins.” Sophie Nelisse plays a foster kid whose angst overfloweth. But moving in with Kathy Bates helps smooth those disgruntled edges until Gilly’s real mom shows up. “The Great Gilly Hopkins” is in limited release.
Paisley Park Opens in Chanhassen
Prince fans from all over the world got their first look into Paisley Park.
The first public tours took place yesterday. City officials issued last-minute temporary permits so the inaugural tour could go on as planned.
Tourists say they got to see memorabilia and even hold Prince’s ashes. They say unreleased music was played throughout the studio.
The Chanhassen city council tabled a decision to officially rezone the venue as a museum citing additional research that’s needed to address traffic and safety issues.
Tours will continue on October 8 and 14.
Marty McFly Shoes for Auction
If you were a fan of those self-lacing shoes Marty McFly wore in “Back to the Future II,” you just might be able to win a pair.
Nike is raffling 89 fully functioning, self-lacing 2016 limited-edition Nike Mag shoes in an online lottery. The shoes have embedded white laces that electronically cinch at the press of a button, blue neon lights on the sides and heels, and the Nike logo at the ankle.
Customers can donate $10 per entry with all proceeds going to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research.
There is no limit to the number of entries, and winners will be notified on October 17. To enter the online lottery, visit Nike.com/mag.