Opening this week at a theatre near you:
Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) wakes up in an Italian hospital not knowing how he got there. He teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), a doctor whom he hopes will help restore his memories as they travel across Europe to stop a global plot to wipe out half the world’s population with a deadly virus. http://www.infernothemovie.com
What to Watch For: This is the third installment in the Robert Langdon/Da Vinci Code series.
Word on the Street: Two-time Oscar winner Ron Howard has directed all three of the series films.
My Take: I am hoping the movie is as great as the book.
The film opens nationwide on Friday.
Told in three acts, this timeless story of human connection and self-discovery follows the life of a young black man, Chiron, from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world.
What to Watch For: Mahershala Ali, who plays the Chiron as an adult, is hot of the “Luke Cage” TV series from Marvel.
Word on the Street: The film did well on the film festival circuit winning the Audience Award at the Mill Valley Film Festival and the Special Jury Award at the Gotham Awards.
My Take: I think this film could be nominated for Best Picture come Oscar time.
The film opens on Friday at AMC Phipps Plaza, Regal Atlantic Station and Landmark Midtown.
“Certain Woman” (2016)
The lives of four women (Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, Lily Gladstone) from Montana intersect and change all of their lives. “Certain Women” Website
What to Watch For: Writer/director Kelly Reichardt is known for her films, “Night Moves” (2013), “Meek’s Cutoff” (2010) and “Wendy and Lucy” (2008).
Word on the Street: The film has been a big hit on the Film Festival circuit.
My Take: Kristen Stewart has become one of my favorite actresses.
The film opens Friday exclusively in Atlanta at UA Tara and Lefont Sandy Springs.
“Oasis: Supersonic” (2016)
A documentary that looks at the life and music of the Manchester-based rock band, “Oasis.” “Oasis: Supersonic” Website
What to Watch For: The film will play for one night only on Wednesday, October 26th exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.
Word on the Street: “Supersonic” is the first single that “Oasis” released.
My Take: This should be a fascinating film due to the bombastic relationship of the two Gallagher brothers.
“Being 17” (2016)
Damien (Kacey Mottet Klein) is living with his mother Marianne (Sandrine Kiberlain) while his father is serving in the armed services. Damien’s life is a living hell due to a bully named Thomas (Corentin Fila). Damien’s life gets worse when Thomas’s mother gets gravely ill, and Thomas comes to live at Damien’s house. “Being 17” Info
What to Watch For: The film won the Grand Jury Award at the 2015 Outfest.
Word on the Street: The film is currently at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes with 12 film critic reviews.
My Take: I am a great admirer of the award-winning director of the movie, André Téchiné.
The film opens exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema
“The Handmaiden” (2015)
Set in 1930’s Korea, when the Japanese occupied the country, an innocent looking girl, Sook-Hee (Kim Tae-Ri), is hired to be a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Min-hee Kim). But, looks can be deceiving because it seems Sook-Hee is working for a con-man. “The Handmaiden” Info
What to Watch For: The film is based on the novel, “Fingersmith” by Sarah Waters.
Word on the Street: The film won the Vulcain Prize for the Technical Artist award at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
My Take: I have been a fan of the director of the film, Chan-wook Park, since his fantastic 2003 film, “Oldboy.”
The film opens exclusively on Friday at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema
If you can’t make it to the theater this weekend, stay at home and watch movies on Atlanta’s CW.
“Screamers” (1995) A military commander and his squadron struggle to survive the onslaught of mechanical creatures that have been engineered to destroy all life. Film stars Peter Weller, Roy Dupuis, and Jennifer Rubin.
“Aliens in the Attic” (2009) A group of kids must protect their vacation home from invading aliens. Cast includes Ashley Tisdale, Robert Hoffman, and Carter Jenkins.