Preview This! Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Opening this week at a theatre near you:

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter  (2017)

Resident Evil The Final Chapter

Photo courtesy of Screen Gems

Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only one to survive the last battle against the undead. Now, she must return to where it all began, The Hive in Raccoon City. The Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for one final battle against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Website

What to Watch For:  The film picks up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution (2012).

Word on the Street: This will be the final installment of the film series, but there has been talk that there will be a TV series.

My Take:  Not to give too much away, but I hear that Ali Larter will return as Claire Redfield in this film.

Opens in Atlanta area theatres on Friday.

A Dog’s Purpose  (2017)

A Dog's Purpose

Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures

A dog (voiced by Josh Gad) discovers his purpose in life as he journeys through several lives via reincarnation. A Dog’s Purpose Website

What to Watch For:  The movie is based on the New York Times bestselling book of the same name written by American humorist W. Bruce Cameron.

Word on the Street:  Cameron wrote a sequel, so there just might be a second film.

My Take:  One of my favorite young actresses, Britt Robertson, has a big part in the film.

The film opens in Atlanta area theatres on Friday.

Gold  (2016)

Gold

Photo courtesy of Dimension Films

Kenny Wells (Matthew McConaughey) has never had luck in life. Now he is pushing it as he teams up with a geologist (Edgar Ramirez) to try and find gold deep in the uncharted jungles of Indonesia. Gold Website

What to Watch For: The film is based on the true story of the Bre-X mining scandal in 1993.

Word on the Street:  Besides McConaughey, the film has a very strong cast in Bryce Dallas Howard, Corey Stoll, Toby Kebbell, Craig T. Nelson, Stacy Keach and Bruce Greenwood.

My Take: I always enjoy watching Matthew McConaughey on the silver screen.

The film opens in Atlanta area theatres on Friday.

Julieta  (2016)

Julieta

Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

Julieta (Emma Suarez) is about to move with her boyfriend from Madrid to Portugal. She learns that her daughter, who she has long been estranged, is alive and living in Switzerland with her husband and three children. Julieta decides to stay in Madrid with the hope that her daughter will contact her. Julieta Website

What to Watch For: This is Oscar-winning director Pedro Almodovar’s 20th film.

Word on the Street:  The film has won a number of film festival awards and was picked by the National Board of Review as one of the Top Film Foreign Language Films.

My Take:  I have been a fan of Pedro Almodovar since his 2002 film Hable con Ella.

The film opens in Atlanta on Friday at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema and AMC {Phipps Plaza 14

Neruda  (2016)

Neruda

Photo courtesy of The Orchard

Poet and Communist Senator Pablo Neruda (Luis Gnecco) gives a speech that criticizes President Gabriel Gonzalez Videla’s brutal anti-communist repression. The President calls for his arrest, and Neruda goes on the run, trying to evade the manhunt led by fascist Chief of Policía de Investigaciones Oscar Peluchonneau (Gael García Bernal). Neruda Info

What to Watch For: The film won four awards, including Best Film at the 2016 Fenix Film Awards (Argentine Academy Awards).

Word on the Street:  Film critics were stunned when the film was not named on the shortlist for this year’s Academy Awards.

My Take:  The director of the film, Pablo Larrain, also directed Jackie (2016) starring Natalie Portman as First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.

The film opens Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

 

If you can’t make it to the theatre this weekend, stay at home and watch movies on Atlanta’s CW:

Saturday

1:00 pm

About Last Night  (1986) The classic, romantic film starring Rob Lowe and Demi Moore, who play a couple in a new relationship, a relationship to which they bring much personal baggage – including their disapproving friends (James Belushi and Elizabeth Perkins). Look for a very young Megan Mullally (Will & Grace) in one of her first film roles.

Sunday

3:00 pm

About Last Night  (1986) The classic, romantic film starring Rob Lowe and Demi Moore, who play a couple in a new relationship, a relationship to which they bring much personal baggage – including their disapproving friends (James Belushi and Elizabeth Perkins). Look for a very young Megan Mullally (Will & Grace) in one of her first film roles.

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