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Opening this week at a theatre near you:

Ted 2

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“Ted 2”  (2015)

Ted (Seth MacFarlane) and Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth) have gotten married and now what to have a kid. John (Mark Wahlberg) finds out that for Ted to have a kid, he will have to prove that he is a person in a court of law. “Ted 2” Website

What to Watch For:  This is Mark Wahlberg’s first sequel in his film career.

Word on the Street:  Amanda Seyfried is said to steal the film as Ted’s lawyer, Sam L. Jackson.

My Take:  I’m sorry that Mila Kunis is not in the film. I thought she made the first one work.

Max

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“Max”  (2015)

Max is a military working dog who returns from Afghanistan after his handler is killed.  Max is adopted by the family of the slain soldier, and together they begin a journey of healing. “Max” Website

What to Watch For:  The film has a very strong cast including Robbie Amell, Lauren Graham and Thomas Haden Church.

Word on the Street:  The film is written and directed by Boaz Yakin, who directed the 2000 hit, “Remember the Titans.”

My Take:  I am a huge fan of Lauren Graham, and I am really looking forward to seeing this film.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

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“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”  (2015)

Greg (Thomas Mann) spends most of his time making parodies of classic films with his friend Earl (RJ Cyler).  Their lives are changed when they meet Rachel (Olivia Cooke) a young girl who has just been diagnosed with cancer. “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” Website

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

Word on the Street:  Critics have been raving about this film.

My Take:  I have wanted to see this film since I saw the first trailer.

The Overnight

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“The Overnight”  (2015)

Alex (Adam Scott) and his wife, Emily (Taylor Schilling) have just moved to L.A. from Seattle with their young son.  While at a park, they make friends with Kurt (Jason Schwartzman) who also has a son.  He invites them to dinner at his house for pizza and playtime for the two sons.  Alex and Emily soon discover that they could be in for a wild ride. “The Overnight” Facebook Page

What to Watch For: The film is produced by Mark and Jay Duplass and was shot in just twelve days.

Word on the Street:  The film has been one of the most talked about movies on the film festival circuit.

My Take:  I hear that there are quite a few surprises in this film.

When Marnie Was There

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“When Marnie Was There”  (2014)

Anna (Hailee Steinfeld)) has been sent to the country after having a bad asthma attack. While exploring, she meets Marnie (Kiernan Shipka) a young girl who seems very familiar. Will their friendship last? Only time will tell. “When Marnie Was There” Info

What to Watch For:  The movie may be the last for the legendary Japanese animation studio, Studio Ghibli.

Word on the Street:  The film was a huge hit in Japan.

My Take:  Rarely does a Studio Ghibli film let me down.

Escobar: Paradise Lost

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Escobar: Paradise Lost  (2014)

Nick (Josh Hutchenson) is traveling traveling through Columbia surfing the waves and having a good time. He meets the girl of his dreams, Maria (Laura Londono) only to find out that her uncle is the legendary drug trafficker, Pablo Escobar (Benicio Del Toro). Now Nick is in danger but he doesn’t want to leave Maria. “Escobar: Paradise Lost” Website

What to Watch For:  The film is loosely based on a true story.

Word on the Street:  Critics are pointing to Del Toro’s performance as the reason to see this film.

My Take:  The film has played at a quite a few film festivals, including the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

 

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

 

Saturday

1:00 pm

“For Keeps”  (1988)  Darcy (Molly Ringwald) and Stan (Randall Batinkoff) are in their last year of high school, and both are doing well and are planning for college.  Their world comes crashing down when Darcy gets pregnant and all their well-laid plans have to change.

3:00 pm

“Blade: Trinity”  (2004)  Blade (Wesley Snipes) is being hunted by the FBI, and, to make matters worse, he must team up with the Nightstalkers to take on the biggest vampire there is, Dracula.

Sunday

1:00 pm

“The Sentinel” (2006) Secret Service agent Pete Garrison (Michael Douglas) is convinced that a Neo-Nazi Aryan Disciple has infiltrated the White House. When a White House Agent is murdered, Garrison is framed for the crime. Now Garrison must try and clear his name, all the while trying to stop an assassination attempt.

3:00 pm

“For Keeps”  (1988)  Darcy (Molly Ringwald) and Stan (Randall Batinkoff) are in their last year of high school, and both are doing well and are planning for college.  Their world comes crashing down when Darcy gets pregnant and all their well-laid plans have to change.

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