Furious 7 Won’t Stop
The seventh installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise, Furious 7 just nailed down an unprecedented $15.8 million on early Thursday previews. Projections for the full opening weekend performance at the Box Office for the film are estimated to be in excess of $160 million, which would land it among the biggest opening weekends of any movie ever. We’ll have to wait until Monday to see the final results, but we’re pretty sure the film world will be impressed, though the Best Picture Oscar prediction from star Vin Diesel is dubious at best.
Longtime fans of the franchise are suspected to come out in droves to say goodbye to one of the stars, Paul Walker, who died suddenly in an unrelated automobile accident in November of 2013. Furious 7 directors used archive footage and his two brothers, Caleb and Cody, as stand-ins in order to finish the film. Word is that his character will be retired and not killed off, should the franchise continue.
Outlander Returns, Raises Blood Pressure
Fans of time-traveling, swash-buckling, and serious romancin’ were thrilled to see the return of the Starz original series, Outlander, on Saturday night. A steamy adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s hit books of the same name, the period piece highlights audiences’ thirst for risqué, quasi-historical entertainment with a balance of skin and violence. Employing likely half of Scotland in the production, the show follows the trials of Claire Randall, an Englishwoman reacquainting herself with her husband after WWII, when she is mysteriously transported back in time to 1743 Scotland. Ah, to walk to that fine line of suspend-able disbelief. No word on if the continued love for Outlander will increase interest in either bagpipe music or haggis, but the costumes are pretty cool…
Katy Perry Goes Pixie
Poptart Katy Perry made waves earlier this week when she posted photos on April 1 of her recently shortened locks. She posted this pic on Instagram with the caption “I asked for the Kris Jenner.”
Personally, her new look makes me think of Fairuza Balk from The Craft, complete with nose ring, and seems to be an extension of a much darker, more serious incarnation of Perry than we’ve previously seen. As of the conclusion to her Super Bowl performance, Perry has been spotted garbed in darker (read: all black), more severe clothing with jet black hair, quite the change for someone who made a splash with a whipped-cream spewing brassiere in the earlier stages of her rise to fame.
And most of all, from all of us here at TicketNetwork, we wish you and yours a healthy and happy Passover, Easter, and Springtime!