Preview This! “The Fate of the Furious”

Opening this week at a theatre near you:

The Fate of the Furious  (2017)

The Fate of the Furious

Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures

Dom (Vin Diesel) is seduced by a mysterious woman (Charlize Theron) and becomes a terrorist, betraying his friends and family. Now the gang has to get back together to try and defeat Dom. The Fate of the Furious Website

What to Watch For:  The film takes place in New York City but was filmed in Atlanta, GA.

Word on the Street:  There is a rumor that Eva Mendes makes an appearance in this film.

My Take:  I really have enjoyed this series.

The film opens on Friday in Atlanta area theatres.

Gifted  (2017)

Gifted

Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight

Frank (Chris Evans) is raising niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) by himself. His mother (Lindsay Duncan) feels that Frank is not fostering her talent for math. His mother decides to sue him for custody of Mary. Gifted Website

What to Watch For:  The movie was shot in Savannah, GA.

Word on the Street:  Director Mark Webb is known for directing 500 Days of Summer.

My Take:  Jenny Slate, one of my favorite actresses, plays Chris Evans’ love interest in the film.

The film opens Wednesday in Atlanta are theatres.

Land of Mine  (2016)

Land of Mine

Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

In post-World War II, a group of young German POW’s are forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines. Land of Mine Website

What to Watch For:  The film was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars.

Word on the Street:  The film has won a number of awards at film festivals like the Hong Kong International Film Festival.

My Take:  The film was shot at historically authentic locations.

The film opens Friday exclusively at Regal Tara 4 Cinema

Colossal  (2016)

Colossal

Photo courtesy of Neon

Gloria (Anne Hathaway) returns home when her boyfriend kicks her out of their NYC apartment because of her drinking. She soon learns that she is somehow connected to a giant monster that is terrorizing downtown Seoul, South Korea. Colossal Website

What to Watch For: Writer/director Nacho Vigalondo is best known for his short films, one of which was nominated for an Academy Award.

Word on the Street:  The film won the Best Picture award at the 2016 Austin Fantastic Fest.

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

The film opens Friday at Atlanta area theatres.

Their Finest  (2016)

Their Finest

Photo courtesy of Europa Corp

This film tells the story of a British Ministry of Propaganda film team making a morale-boosting film during the Battle of Britain and the London Blitz. Their Finest Info

What to Watch For:  The film stars Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, and Jack Huston.

Word on the Street:  The director Lone Scherfig, is known for her films, An Education (2009) and One Day (2011).

My Take:  I love any film with Gemma Arterton.

The film opens Friday at Atlanta area theatres.

Tommy’s Honour  (2016)

Tommy's Honour

Photo courtesy of Roadside Attractions

The film tells the story of the pioneering Scottish golf champions Old Tom Morris(Peter Mullan) and his son Young Tom Morris (Jack Lowden). Tommy’s Honour Website

What to Watch For:  The film is based on the award-winning book Tommy’s Honor by Pamela Marin and Kevin Cook.

Word on the Street:  The film won the BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Feature Film in 2016.

My Take:  Perfect timing to be released one week after The Masters.

The film opens Friday at Atlanta area theatres.

Cezanne et Mon  (2016)

Cezanne et Mon

Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictues

The compelling tale of the love/hate relationship between two of the 19th-century creative geniuses;  post-impressionist painter Paul Cézanne (Guillaume Gallienne) and novelist Émile Zola (Guillaume Canet). What started out as childhood friends turned into a bitter rivalry in adulthood. Cezanne et Moi Info

What to Watch For:  It was named as one of four films on the shortlist for the French submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2017 Academy Awards.

Word on the Street:  Guillaume Gallienne has been nominated five times for the César Awards (France’s Academy Awards), winning once for the 2015 film Tell No One.

My Take:  I am looking forward to seeing this film, if just for the scenes in Provence.

The film opens Friday 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

Can’t Hardly Wait  (1998) The class wallflower makes his move on the class beauty at an all-night graduation party after learning she has been dumped by her jock boyfriend. Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ethan Embry and Lauren Ambrose star

Sunday

1:00 pm

Can’t Hardly Wait  (1998) The class wallflower makes his move on the class beauty at an all-night graduation party after learning she has been dumped by her jock boyfriend. Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ethan Embry and Lauren Ambrose star

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