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Opening this week at a theatre near you:

 

Office Christmas Party  (2016)

Office Christmas Party

Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures

When the CEO (Jennifer Aniston) tries to close the company branch that her hard-partying brother (T. J. Miller), he and his Chief Technical Officer (Jason Bateman) decide to host the office Christmas party to end all parties.  If the clients have a good time, it just might save the branch office. “Office Christmas Party” Website

What to Watch For:  The principal photography was done in Atlanta and Hiram, GA.

Word on the Street:  The part of the CEO was written specifically for Jennifer Aniston.

My Take:  The cast, which includes Kate McKinnon, Olivia Munn, Courtney B. Vance, Rob Corddry and Vanessa Bayer, make this film one to see.

 

Miss Sloane  (2016)

MIss Sloane

Photo courtesy of EuropaCorp

Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is considered the best and most formidable lobbyist in Washington D.C. She decides to take on the most powerful opponent of her career, the “gun lobby.” Just how far is Elizabeth willing to go to win? “Miss Sloane” Website

What to Watch For:  The director of the film, John Madden, had worked with Jessica Chastain on The Debt and personally handed her this script to read.

Word on the Street: The film was ranked in the top 5 of Hollywood’s 2015 Black List.

My Take:  Besides Chastain, two other Oscar nominees are in the cast: John Lithgow and Sam Waterston.

 

Things to Come  (2016)

Things to Come

Photo courtesy of IFC Films

Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert) is a married woman who works as a philosophy teacher. In a short amount of time, she will go through some troubling events that will test her will and faith. “Things to Come” Website

What to Watch For:  The film has been nominated at numerous film festivals and Mia Hansen-Love won Best Director at both the Berlin International Film Festival and the Bucharest International Film Festival.

What to Watch For:  Many film critics feel that Huppert gives an Oscar caliber performance.

My Take:  I can’t believe that Huppert has never been nominated for an Oscar and she has only won one (out of fifteen) Cesar Award (France’s Academy Awards).

 

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

A River Runs Through It  (1992) Two young men (Brad Pitt, Craig Sheffer) grow up in 1920s Montana. One of them is reserved, while the other is hard-living and rebellious. Their father, a Presbyterian minister, tries to teach them about life through the art of fly fishing.

Sunday

1:00 pm

Lake Placid (1999) A quiet lake in the wilderness becomes the focus of an intense search to capture a terrifying, 30-foot crocodile partial to eating humans.  Cast includes Bridget Fonda, Bill Pullman, Oliver Platt.

3:00 pm

A River Runs Through It  (1992) Two young men (Brad Pitt, Craig Sheffer) grow up in 1920s Montana. One of them is reserved, while the other is hard-living and rebellious. Their father, a Presbyterian minister, tries to teach them about life through the art of fly fishing.

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