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Inside Out

Photo courtesy of Disney-Pixar

“Inside Out”  (2015)

Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) is dealing with a lot in her young life; a move from the Midwest to San Francisco, a new school and having to make new friends. Good thing she has emotions, Joy, Disgust, Sadness, Fear and Anger to help her cope. “Inside Out” Website

What to Watch For: It’s an all-star cast voicing the emotions: Amy Poehler (Joy), Phyllis Smith (Sadness), Bill Hader (Fear), Lewis Black (Anger), and Mindy Kaling (Disgust).

Word on the Street:  The film is currently at 100% on RottenTomatoes.com with 27 film critics raving about this movie.

My Take:  Pixar doesn’t make bad movies, and very often it makes extraordinary films, and I am hoping this is one of the latter.

Dope

Photo courtesy of Open Road Films

“Dope”  (2015)

Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is a geek just trying to survive in a tough neighborhood. His life changes when he is invited to an underground party, and he and his friends go on an adventure of a lifetime. “Dope” Website

What to Watch For:  The film was a big hit at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and was a part of a bidding war by the studios that wanted to distribute it.

Word on the Street: The film was the closing night film of the Directors Fortnight section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

My Take:  I have seen reviews that call it “revolutionary” and “innovative.”

The Connection

Photo courtesy of Drafthouse Films

“The Connection” (2014)

One man, Marseilles magistrate Pierre Michel (Jean Dujardin), makes it his life work to take down one of the most notorious drug smuggling operations in history: The French Connection. “The Connection” Info

What to Watch For:  The film is based on a true story and stars Academy Award winner Dujardin.

Word on the Street:  This is the French side of the drug smuggling ring shown in the 1971 American film “The French Connection.”

My Take:  It will be interesting seeing Dujardin in a  dramatic role.

The Wolfpack

Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

“The Wolfpack”  (2015)

A documentary on six brothers and one sister who have lived their whole lives inside a New York City apartment.  The children have been homeschooled and almost never leave the apartment due to a controlling father.  To entertain themselves, the six brothers recreate their favorite films with homemade costumes and scripts. “The Wolfpack” Website

What to Watch For:  The film won the U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

Word on the Street:  The film has been compared to the 1975 classic documentary “Grey Gardens.”

My Take:  A lot of critics are putting this film on their top ten lists.

 

 

If you can’t make it to the movie theatre this weekend, then stay at home and watch movies on Atlanta’s CW.

Saturday

1:00 pm

“The Blue Lagoon”  (1980)  Two children (Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins) are shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island.  Now they must make a life for themselves and learn about life and love on their own.

 

3:00 pm

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid”  (2010) Greg (Zachary Gordon) is trying to survive middle school. To get by, he devises a bunch of “can’t miss schemes,” all of which fail. He’s got his trusty journal to document it all, and when he becomes famous, it will show just how great he is, or that is at least his plan.

Sunday

1:00 pm

“Straight A’s”  (2013) Scott (Ryan Phillippe) has been away from his hometown for quite a while. He comes back to find his former high school sweetheart (Anna Paquin) is married to his brother (Luke Wilson), and his father (Powers Boothe) is suffering from dementia.

3:00 pm

“The Blue Lagoon”  (1980)  Two children (Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins) are shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island.  Now they must make a life for themselves and learn about life and love on their own.

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