Preview This! “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows”

Opening this week at a theatre near you:

Teenage Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

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“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows”  (2016)

The Shredder (Brian Tee) has hired a scientist (Tyler Perry) to create mutants of his own. Out of this mix comes Bebop and Rocksteady to take on the Turtles for New York City. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Website

What to Watch For:  Judith Hoag, who played April O’Neil in the first installment of the original live action series in 1990, makes an appearance in this film.  “Arrow” star Stephen Amell plays Casey Jones in the film.

Word on the Street:  Megan Fox as April O’Neil and Will Arnett as Vern Fenwick are back from the 2014 film.

My Take:  I was surprised on how well the 2014 film did at the box office, so this time around I predict it will do really well.

Me Before You

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“Me Before You”  (2016)

Lou (Emilia Clarke) has lost her job, and there aren’t a lot of prospects in her small town. She is forced to get a job as a caretaker for Will (Sam Claflin), who is wheelchair bound after a motorcycle accident. This job will change both their lives forever. “Me Before You” Website

What to Watch For:  Writer Jojo Moyes wrote the script adapted from her 2012 novel of the same name.

Word on the Street:  The film won the Truly Moving Picture Award at the 2016 Heartland Film Festival.

My Take:  It will be interesting to see if “Game of Thrones” fans will come to the movie theatre to see the Emmy-nominated actress Emilia Clarke.

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

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“Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping”  (2016)

Conner4Real (Andy Samberg) is a world-famous recording artist. A documentary team is going to follow Conner as he undergoes the reuniting with his old boy band “The Style Boyz.” “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” Website

What to Watch For: Samberg made an appearance on the season finale of Saturday Night Live in character and sang a song from the film.

Word on the Street: There are a number of cameos in the film from both the music and entertainment worlds.

My Take:  One of my favorite comedians, Sarah Silverman, is in the film as Paula, Conner’s publicist.

Dark Horse

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“Dark Horse”  (2015)

In an old mining town in Wales, a group of friends decide to take on the elite “sport of kings” and breed themselves a racehorse. “Dark Horse” Facebook Page

What to Watch For:  This documentary won the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

Word on the Street: The horse’s name is Dream Alliance.

My Take:  I am a huge horse racing fan, so I will definitely be seeing this movie.

Presenting Princess Shaw

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“Presenting Princess Shaw”  (2015)

Documentary about a young woman from New Orleans whose songs on YouTube are turned into viral hits by an Israeli composer/video artist Kutiman. “Presenting Princess Shaw” Website

What to Watch For:  Princess Shaw lived for a little while in Atlanta trying to break into the music business.

Word on the Street:  The film was one of the films most talked about at this year’s SXSW Film Festival.

My Take:  Princess Shaw will be making an appearance at the 7:05 pm Friday (6/3) and Saturday (6/4) screenings at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

Sunset Song

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“Sunset Song”  (2016)

In 1910 Scotland, we follow the life and loves of a young woman named Chris (Agyness Deyn).

What to Watch For:  The film and it’s director Terence Davies have been nominated for quite a few film festival awards.

Word on the Street: The exterior shots in the film were shot on 70mm film while the interior shots were done with digital cameras.

My Take:  I am always ready to watch a film set in Scotland, somewhere I want to travel to.

 

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

“Look Who’s Talking” (1989)  A baby (Voiced by Bruce Willis) offers humorous insights into his mother’s (Kirstie Alley) pragmatic search for a husband, which involves a charismatic cab driver (John Travolta).

3:00 pm

“Tooth Fairy” (2010)  When a rough hockey player (Dwayne Johnson) discourages a young fan’s dreams, he becomes a real tooth fairy, and the odd new job forces him to recall his dreams as a child too.

Sunday

1:00 pm

“Tooth Fairy” (2010)  When a rough hockey player (Dwayne Johnson) discourages a young fan’s dreams, he becomes a real tooth fairy, and the odd new job forces him to recall his dreams as a child too.

3:00 pm

“Look Who’s Talking”  (1989)  A baby (Voiced by Bruce Willis) offers humorous insights into his mother’s (Kirstie Alley) pragmatic search for a husband, which involves a charismatic cab driver (John Travolta).

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