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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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That Awkward Moment

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“That Awkward Moment” (2014)

Mikey (Michael B. Jordan) has broken up with his girlfriend. Daniel (Miles Teller) and Jason (Zac Efron) decide to take a pledge with Mikey that they will always be single. It’s not going to be easy because Daniel and Jason have met two women who could be the loves of their lives. “That Awkward Moment” Website

What to Watch For: Michael B. Jordan, hot off his heralded role in “Fruitvale Station”, is a very in-demand property in Hollywood these days.

Word on the Street: The script was considered one of the top comedy screenplays in 2010 by The Black List, which is a list that comes out every year ranking screenplays that have not been produced.

My Take: Miles Teller is in one of my favorite films from last year, “The Spectacular Now” (2013).

The Past

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“The Past” (2013)

Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa) has been separated from his wife (Berenice Bejo) for four years after he moved back to Iran. He comes back to Paris to sign the divorce papers and find out if he still has feelings for her. “The Past” Website

What to Watch for: Director / writer Asghar Farhadi, wrote and directed the 2011 film A Separation which won the 2012 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Word on the Street: The film has won a number of awards including two at last year’s Cannes Film Festival.

My Take: Any film that the absolutely gorgeous Berenice Bejo is in, is a film I want to see.

Labor Day

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“Labor Day” (2013)

Adele (Kate Winslet) is a depressed single mom who lives with her 13 year-old son in an isolated home. While shopping, they encounter Frank (Josh Brolin), a hurt fugitive running from the law. He forces them to take him to their home and hide him over the Labor Day weekend. “Labor Day” Website

What to Watch For: The film is based on a novel of the same name by Joyce Maynard.

Word on the Street: The film stars Oscar winning actress Kate Winslet and is directed by Jason Reitman, who has four Oscar nominations on his resume’.

My Take: I saw this film at last year’s Austin Film Festival and trust me, after seeing this movie, you will want some pie. They eat a lot of pie in this film.

At Middleton

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“At Middleton” (2013)

George (Andy Garcia) is a stodgy heart surgeon who takes his son to his alma mater, Middleton, for a tour of the campus. Edith (Vera Farmiga) is a free spirit of a mom who takes her daughter to Middleton for the same tour. While their teenagers are taking the tour, the two very different adults spend the day together – day that they will never forget. “At Middleton” Facebook page

What to Watch For: Vera Farmiga’s sister, Taissa plays, her daughter. Andy Garcia’s daughter, Daniella Garcia-Lorido, also has a part in the film.

Word on the Street: The film was well received at a number of film festivals, including the Austin Film Festival.

My Take: This film should do very well on the “Art House” circuit.

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

Saturday

1:00 pm

“Robots” (2005) Rodney Copperbottom (Ewan McGregor) is an inventor who wants to make the world a better place through his inventions. He travels to the big city to work for his idol, Mr. Bigweld (Mel Brooks). He soon learns that an evil executive named Mr. Ratchet (Greg Kinnear) has taken over Bigweld Industries and plans on discontinuing the making of spare parts. Can Rodney and his friends stop Mr. Ratchet’s plan?

3:00 pm

“Blind Date” (1987): Walter Davis (Bruce Willis) is set up on a date with a beautiful woman (Kim Basinger). He has been told, whatever you do, don’t let her drink – but what can possibly go wrong? Walter is about to find out on a wild night he will never forget.

Sunday

1:00 pm

“Blind Date” (1987): Walter Davis (Bruce Willis) is set up on a date with a beautiful woman (Kim Basinger). He has been told, whatever you do, don’t let her drink – but what can possibly go wrong? Walter is about to find out on a wild night he will never forget.

3:00 pm

“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” (2010) Lucy and Edmund Pevensie (Gorgie Henley and Skandar Keynes) return to Narnia for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship, The Dawn Treader. They are sent on a mission to find The Lone Islands, and, hopefully, the Lords of Telmar.

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