Preview This! “Ant-Man”

Opening this week at a theater near you:

Ant-Man

Photo courtesy of Marvel

“Ant-Man”  (2015)

Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is a petty criminal who has been hand-picked by Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) to become Ant-Man.  Ant-Man can decrease in size but, also, can increase in strength. “Ant-Man” Website

What to Watch for:  This is one of the most anticipated films of the year.

Word on the Street:  This film has been in the works since 2003 and for a long time Edgar Wright was attached to it.  He left the project in 2014.

My Take:  I am excited to see this film.

Trainwreck

Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures

“Trainwreck”  (2015)

Amy (Amy Schumer) has spent her whole life thinking that monogamy was not for her. Then she met Aaron (Bill Hader), and her world changed. “Trainwreck” Website

What to Watch For:  Amy Schumer has become one of the most talked about comedians in the past year.

Word on the Street:  The film was a big hit at this year’s SXSW film festival.

My Take:  Critics are talking about how much they enjoyed Lebron James’ performance in the film.

Lila & Eve

Photo courtesy of Samuel Goldwyn Films

Lila & Eve (2015)

Two mothers (Jennifer Lopez, Viola Davis), distraught over the deaths of their children gunned down by a drive-by, decide to get their revenge when the authorities decide not to pursue the crimes. “Lila & Eva” Website

What to Watch For: The film premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and was shot in Atlanta, GA.

Word On the Street: After a good showing at the Sundance Film Festival, Samuel Goldwyn Films acquired the film for distribution.

My Take: Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez should be very dynamic on screen.

Infinitely Polar Bear

Photo courtesy of Sony Picture Classics

“Infinitely Polar Bear” (2015)

A manic-depressive father (Mark Ruffalo) agrees to take full-time responsibility for his two daughters while his wife (Zoe Saldana) is out of town at business school. “Infinitely Polar Bear” Website

What to Watch For:  The film was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

Word on the Street:  Producer Wallace Wolodarsky put his own daughter in the film.

My Take:  I always enjoy watching Mark Ruffalo on the screen.

Do I Sound Gay?

Photo courtesy of Sundance Selects

“Do I Sound Gay”  (2014)

Filmmaker David Thorpe attempts to change his voice and explore the stereotype of the “gay voice.” “Do I Sound Gay?” Website

What to Watch For:  Thorpe talks to some of the most famous gay icons including CNN anchor Don Lemon, columnist Dan Savage, writer David Sedaris, fashion guru Tim Gunn and actor George Takei.

Word on the Street:  The film was a big hit at the Toronto International  Film Festival.

My Take:  The film has gotten some excellent reviews.

Mr. Holmes

Photo courtesy of Roadside Pictures

“Mr. Holmes”  (2015)

Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) has been retired for years. He is coming out of retirement for one last case. “Mr. Holmes” Website

What to Watch For:  The film has a strong supporting cast including Laura Linney and Milo Parker.

Word on the Street:  Critics are saying this is one of McKellen’s best performances.

My Take:  I have always been a big Sherlock Holmes fan, so I am looking forward to this film.

Heaven Knows What

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“Heaven Knows What” (2014)

Harley (Arielle Holmes) and Ilya (Caleb Langdry Jones) are in love. There is one thing standing in the way of their happiness, Harley addiction to heroin. “Heaven Knows What” Website

What to Watch For: The film is at 86% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Word On the Street: Critics are praising Arielle Holmes’s performance.

My Take: I think this film will be one of those that is tough to watch but will be worth it.

 

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

“Loverboy”  (1989)  Randy (Patrick Dempsey) has come back home for the summer after a disappointing year at college.  To make some money for the next term, Randy starts working as a pizza delivery boy for the Senor Pizza shop.  He learns that are a lot of lonely, older woman on his route, and soon the term, “With extra Anchovies” means that the woman on his route want much more than a just a pizza.

3:00 pm

“King of California”  (2007)  Charlie (Michael Douglas) is a little different…okay, a lot different. He has just gotten out of a mental institution and is now convinced that he knows where a giant stash of Spanish gold is hidden.  He must now convince his daughter (Evan Rachel Wood) that his quest for the gold is real.

Sunday

1:00 pm

“Big Momma’s House”  (2000) A FBI agent (Martin Lawrence) impersonates a woman known as Big Momma, in order to protect a federal witness (Nia Long) and her son.

3:00 pm

“Loverboy”  (1989)  Randy (Patrick Dempsey) has come back home for the summer after a disappointing year at college.  To make some money for the next term, Randy starts working as a pizza delivery boy for the Senor Pizza shop.  He learns that are a lot of lonely, older woman on his route, and soon the term, “With extra Anchovies” means that the woman on his route want much more than a just a pizza.

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