Preview This! “Unforgettable”

Opening this week at a theater near you:

Unforgettable (2017)

Unforgettable

Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers

Tessa (Katherine Heigl) was barely coping with the end of her marriage when her ex-husband, David (Geoff Stults) becomes engaged to Julia (Rosario Dawson).Julia tries to settle into her role as a stepmother, but it’s Tessa who is bent on breaking up the happy family. Unforgettable Website

What to Watch For: This is Denise Di Novi’s directorial debut. De Novi is a long-time producer including films such as The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) and Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011).

Word on the Street: Kate Hudson and Kerry Washington were originally attached to play the roles that Heigl and Dawson play.

My Take: I think Rosario Dawson is one of the best young actresses on screen today.

The film opens Friday in Atlanta area theatres.

The Promise (2016)

The Promise

Photo courtesy of Open Road Films

Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, Chris (Christian Bale) is a hard-drinking newspaper man who is in love with Ana (Charlotte Le Bon). Michael (Oscar Isaac) is a brilliant medical student who even though he is promised to a woman in his small hometown, falls in love with Ana as he goes to school in the big city. The Promise Website

What to Watch For: The film is the most expensive movie to be made about the Armenian Genocide.

Word on the Street: All the proceeds from the film will be given to nonprofit organizations.

My Take: The film recently played at the Atlanta Film Festival.

The film opens Friday in Atlanta area theatres.

Born in China (2016)

Born in China

Photo courtesy of Disney Nature

The filmmakers ventured into the wilds of China, capturing intimate moments with a panda bear and her growing cub, a young golden monkey and his baby sister, and a mother snow leopard struggling to raise her two cubs. Born in China Website

What to Watch For: The film is narrated by John Krasinski (13 Hours).

Word on the Street: The film took four years to make.

My Take: The trailer looks amazing.

The film opens Friday in Atlanta area theatres.

Free Fire (2016)

Free Fire

Photo courtesy of A24

Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting between two gangs in a deserted warehouse turns into a gunfight that few will survive. Free Fire Website

What to Watch For: The film won the People’s Choice Award at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and was the talk of the 2017 SXSW Film Festival.

Word on the Street: The film was shot in order due to the fact that the actors got so dirty crawling on the floor of the warehouse.

My Take: I’ll go see any film that Academy Award winner Brie Larson is in.

The film opens Friday in Atlanta area theatres.

The Lost City of Z (2016)

The Lost City of Z

Photo courtesy of Bleecker Street

Based on a true story, the film centers on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who disappeared whi8le searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon. The Lost City of Z Website

What To Watch For: Charlie Hunnam lost up to forty pounds for the role.

Word on the Street: Writer/director James Gray is known for his 2013 film The Immigrant.

My Take: I missed the screening of the film at the Atlanta Film Festival, so I am anxious to see it.

The film opens Friday in Atlanta area theatres.

In Search of Israeli Cuisine (2016)

In Search of Israeli Cuisine

Photo courtesy of Menemsha Films

James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Solomonov goes on a journey in Israel to meet Israel’s top chefs, home cooks, vintners, and cheese-makers to learn the stories behind the food that they love. In Search of Israeli Cuisine Website

What to Watch For: The film is made by Academy Award nominee filmmaker Roger Sherman.

Word on the Street: Sherman’s 2013 film The Restaurateur won the James Beard Award.

My Take: I am amazed that the filmmaker went to over 100 locations to make the film.

The film opens Friday in Atlanta 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

Stand by Me (1986) Four twelve-year-old boys go on a journey to find the body of a local boy who has been missing for several days.

Sunday
1:00 pm

Conviction (2010) A working mother (Hilary Swank) puts herself through law school to represent her brother who she feels has been wrongfully convicted of murder.

3:00 pm

Stand by Me (1986) Four twelve-year-old boys go on a journey to find the body of a local boy who has been missing for several days.

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