Preview This! “In the Heart of the Sea”

Opening this week at a theatre near you:

In the Heart of the Sea

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“In the Heart of the Sea” (2015)

In the winter of 1820, The New England whaling ship Essex is assaulted by a whale of mammoth size, destroying the ship. The remaining crew will be pushed to their limits in their attempt to survive the aftermath. “In the Heart of the Sea” Website

What to Watch For: The real-life story would inspire Herman Melville to write his classic novel, “Moby-Dick.”

Word on the Street: Chris Hemsworth, who plays the First Mate, revealed that he went on a diet of 500 calories a day to prepare for the role.

My Take: I always enjoy films directed by Ron Howard.

Macbeth

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“Macbeth” (2015)

Macbeth (Michael Fassbender), a Thane of Scotland, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that he will one day become King of Scotland. Consumed by his ambition and spurred on by his wife (Marion Cotillard), he murders the king and takes the throne for himself. “Macbeth” Facebook Page

What to Watch For: The film was nominated for five awards, including Best Actor / Actress at the 2015 British Independent Film Awards.

Word on the Street: Will Fassbender get an Oscar nomination for this role?

My Take: I always love watching Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard.

Hitchcock Truffaut

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“Hitchcock / Truffaut” (2015)

In 1966, director Francois Truffaut came out with the ultimate book on filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock called, “Cinema According to Hitchcock.” This documentary looks at how that book influenced today’s filmmakers like Wes Anderson and Peter Bogdanovich. “Hitchcock/Truffaut” Info

What to Watch For: The film won the Best Documentary award at the 2015 Denver International Film Festival.

Word on the Street: The book is based on a week long conversation that Truffaut had with Hitchcock.

My Take: Alfred Hitchcock is one of my favorite directors.

 

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
“Peggy Sue Got Married” (1986) Peggy Sue (Kathleen Turner) is a 43-year-old mother and housewife who is facing a divorce. She faints at her high school reunion and wakes up back in high school in her teens. Will she make the same choices this time around?

3:00 pm
“Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium” (2007) Molly Mahoney (Natalie Portman) is the manager of a strange and wonderful toy store. The store is owned by Mr. Magorium (Dustin Hoffman), a 243-year-old eccentric who decides to give the store to Molly. As soon as he does, the store begins to change and not for the better.

Sunday
1:00 pm
“The Family Stone” (2005) An uptight and conservative woman (Sarah Jessica Parker) goes with her boyfriend (Dermot Mulroney) to his family home for the holidays. What she doesn’t know is that he is going to propose in front of his family.

3:00 pm
“Peggy Sue Got Married” (1986) Peggy Sue (Kathleen Turner) is a 43-year-old mother and housewife who is facing a divorce. She faints at her high school reunion and wakes up back in high school in her teens. Will she make the same choices this time around?

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