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Mike Mike has a degree in Film from The University of Texas at Austin. He has worked in the entertainment industry for the past 25 years and sees two to four new movies in the theatre a week. Mike has a weekly movie blog where he reviews films both present and past at:

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Opening at a theatre near you:

I, Frankenstein

Photo courtesy of Lionsgate

“I, Frankenstein” (2014)

Frankenstein’s monster (Aaron Eckhart) is a superhuman that was created centuries ago from science using the parts of corpses combined with electricity. Now the monster maybe Earth’s only hope off defeating an army of demons led by Naberius (Bill Nighy), one of the original fallen angels that was cast out of Heaven by God. “I, Frankenstein” Website

What to Watch For: Kevin Grevioux, who came up with the Sci-Fi hit film Underworld (2003), wrote the best-selling graphic novel that “I, Frankenstein” is based on.

Word on the Street: Fan boy favorite Yvonne Strahovski is in the film as Terra, a scientist who works to reanimate the dead.

My Take: I always enjoy Bill Nighy in the villain role, like his appearances as
Davy Jones in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films and the as Victor in the “Underworld” films.

Gimme Shelter

Photo courtesy of Roadside Attractions

“Gimme Shelter” (2014)

Apple Bailey (Vanessa Hudgens) has lived a hard life, living in foster homes when her-drug addicted mother (Rosario Dawson) is in jail. Fed up with her living conditions, she decides to try and find her father (Brendan Fraser), a man she has never met. “Gimme Shelter” Website

What to Watch For: The film is based on a true story. Writer/director Ron Krauss and star Vanessa Hudgens both spent time living in actual shelters for pregnant teenagers.

Word on the Street: Hudgens gained 15 pounds for the role and wears very little makeup during most of the film.

My Take: Hudgens is doing everything she can to get away from her “High School Musical” roots, as she has taken roles in “Spring Breakers” (2013), “Machete Kills” (2013) and “Sucker Punch” (2011).

The Invisible Woman

Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

“The Invisible Woman” (2013)

Charles Dickens (Ralph Fiennes), during his time, was the most famous person in the world. His books were best sellers, and his book tours sold out every time. It all could come crashing down when the married Dickens meets Nelly (Felicity Jones), a young actress with whom he becomes romantically involved. Will Dickens risk scandal to be with the love of his life? The Invisible Woman Website

What to Watch For: Felicity Jones, the British actress, has become a hot item in Hollywood starring in the upcoming drama, “True Story” starring Jonah Hill and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”.

Word on the Street: There were many critics who thought that Jones might get an Academy Award nomination for the role of Nelly.

My Take: I first became aware of Felicity Jones in the 2011 film, “Like Crazy,” which I didn’t like but loved her performance in it.

If you can’t make it to the theatre this weekend, stay at home and watch movies on CW69.

Saturday
1:00 pm
“Bram Stoker’s Dracula” (1992) A young lawyer (Keanu Reeves) travels to eastern Europe and meets the undead vampire Dracula (Gary Oldman), who then imprisons the lawyer. Dracula then sets his sights on London, and terror is unleashed. The film was directed by Francis Ford Coppola and also stars Winona Ryder and Anthony Hopkins.

Sunday
1:00 pm
“Son of the Mask” (2005) Ten years after Stanley’s encounter with the “Mask of Loki,” Tim (Jamie Kennedy) finds himself in possession of the Mask. Tim’s new baby, Alvery, has acquired some of the Mask’s special powers, but Loki (Alan Cumming), the God of Mischief, wants his mask back.

3:00 pm
“Bram Stoker’s Dracula” (1992) A young lawyer (Keanu Reeves) travels to eastern Europe and meets the undead vampire Dracula (Gary Oldman), who then imprisons the lawyer. Dracula then sets his sights on London, and terror is unleashed. The film was directed by Francis Ford Coppola and also stars Winona Ryder and Anthony Hopkins.

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