Preview This! “London Has Fallen”

Opening this week at a theatre near you:

“London Has Fallen”  (2016)

London has Fallen

Photo courtesy of Gramercy Pictures

In London with the President for the funeral of the Prime Minister, Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), discovers a plot to assassinate all of the attending world leaders. “London Has Fallen” Website

What to Watch For:  The husband/wife writing team of Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt also brought you the 2013 hit “Olympus Has Fallen.”

Word on the Street:  Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman and Angela Bassett reprise their roles from “Olympus Has Fallen.”

My Take:  I enjoyed “Olympus Has Fallen,” so I am looking forward to this one.

The film opens at a number of Atlanta area theatres on Friday.

 

“Zootopia”  (2016)

Zootopia

Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures

In a city populated by anthropomorphic animals, a con artist fox (Jason Bateman) and a rookie bunny cop (Ginnifer Goodwin) must team up to uncover a conspiracy. “Zootopia” Website

What to Watch For:  This is the 55th animated film made by the Walt Disney studio.

Word on the Street:  Many film critics believe this could be next year’s Academy Award winner for Best Animated Feature.

My Take:  Besides Bateman and Goodwin, the film has an outstanding voice cast including one of my favorite actresses, Jenny Slate.

The film opens at a number of Atlanta area theatres on Friday.

 

“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” (2016)

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Photo courtesy of Paramount

Kim (Tina Fey) is tired of being behind the scenes and volunteers to be a war correspondent in Afghanistan and Pakistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. She finds a fellow woman correspondent (Margot Robbie) who shows her the ropes and lets her know that she may have been a “four or five at home but is a ten here.”  Kim, who always was in the background in the states, is suddenly front and center and has the attention of a dashing war photographer (Martin Freeman). “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” Website

What to Watch For: Marot Robbie has become Hollywood’s “it” girl as she has this film, the upcoming “The Legend of Tarzan” and the much talked about role as Harley Quinn in “Suicide Squad.”

Word on the Street:  The film is based on the memoir, The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Kim Barker.

My Take:  This film looks to be a perfect fit for Tina Fey.

The film opens at a number of Atlanta area theatres on Friday.

 

“The Other Side of the Door” (2016)

The Other Side of the Door

Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox

After the death of her son, Oliver (Logan Creran), the young mother (Sarah Wayne Callies) seeks a final farewell ritual that inadvertently opens the door between the worlds of the living and the dead. “The Other Side of the Door” Facebook Page

What to Watch For:  Writer/director Johannes Roberts has written directed a number of horror films including, “Storage 24” (2012) and “Hellbreeder” (2004).

Word on the Street:  Sarah Wayne Callies is mostly known for her role as Lori Grimes on the TV super-hit, “The Walking Dead.”

My Take:  I have been a fan of Callies since she played Jane in the 2003 WB series, “Tarzan.”

The film opens at a number of Atlanta area theatres on Friday.

 

 

“The Wave”  (2016)

The Wave

Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

When the mountain pass of Akneset falls into the narrow fjord Geiranger, it creates an 85 meter high violent Tsunami, threatening a number of towns below. “The Wave” Website

What to Watch For:  This was Norway’s official entry for the “Best Foreign Language Film” at the 2016 Academy Awards.

Word on the Street:  The film is based on a true disaster in 1934 that destroyed a town.

My Take:  I read that the lead actor, Kristoffer Joner, trained with free-diving instructors to be able to hold his breath for more than three minutes.

The film opens exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema. 

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

“The Survivors” (1983) Two unemployed men (Robin Williams, Walter Matthau) suddenly become heroes when they foil a robbery, and the robber comes looking for them as they join a school for survivalists.

3:00 pm

“The Marine” (2006)  A recently discharged Marine (John Cena)  searches for a group of diamond thieves through the South Carolinian wilderness after they kidnap his wife (Kelly Carlson).

Sunday

1:00 pm

“The Man“ (2005)  An ATF agent (Samuel L. Jackson) mistakenly believes a dental supply salesman (Eugene Levy) is an underworld figure working with an arms dealer who may be connected to another agent’s death.

3:00 pm

“The Survivors”  (1983)  Two unemployed men (Robin Williams, Walter Matthau) suddenly become heroes when they foil a robbery, and the robber comes looking for them as they join a school for survivalists.

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