Preview This! “The Circle”

Opening this week at a theater near you:

The Circle  (2017)

The Circle

Photo courtesy of STX Entertainment

A young tech worker (Emma Watson) gets a job at a powerful internet company and quickly makes her mark in the business.  She learns that her company is involved with getting and keeping information on everyone, information that could be used to hurt her friends, family and even threaten the future of humanity. The Circle Website

What to Watch For:  Co-writer and director James Ponsoldt is known for Smashed (2012), The End of the Tour (2015) and the 2014 winner of the Georgia Film Critics Association Oglethorpe Award The Spectacular Now.

Word on the Street:  The film has an outstanding cast including Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Patton Oswalt and the late Bill Paxton.

My Take:  It’s going to be bittersweet to see Bill Paxton on the screen as this will be his final feature film role.

The film opens Friday in Atlanta area theatres.

 

How to Be a Latin Lover  (2017)

How to be a Latin Lover

Photo courtesy of Pantelion Films

After getting divorced after twenty-five years of marriage, Maximo (Eugenio Derbez), who, before he was married, made a career of seducing older women for money, moves into sister’s house (Salma Hayek) with her young son.  Maximo will soon learn the value of family. How to be a Latin Lover Website

What to Watch For:  Eugenio Derbez starred in Instructions Not Included (2013) which is the top-grossing Spanish Language film of all time in America and the fourth highest grossing Foreign Language film in America.

Word on the Street:  Derbez was recognized by Variety as the number one most influential Hispanic male.

My Take:  It will be interesting to see how well this English/Spanish language film will do with the Hispanic market.

The film opens Friday in Atlanta area theatres.

 

All These Sleepless Nights  (2016)

All These Sleepless Nights

Photo courtesy of The Orchard

Documentary about two Polish 20-somethings as they try to get every ultimate experience that they can as they explore the parties, music festivals and streets of Warsaw. All These Sleepless Nights Website

What to Watch For: The film won at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and the 2016 T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival.

Word on the Street:  Director Michal Marczak is considered one of the up-and-coming documentary filmmakers.

My Take:  I am anxious to see this film that film critics have called “breathtaking” and “intoxicating.”

Opens Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 

 

Truman  (2015)

Truman

Photo courtesy of Film Rise

Julian (Ricardo Darin) gets an unexpected visit from his old friend Tomas (Javier Camara). Julian’s life is a little complicated and Tomas, along with Julian’s dog, Truman, are there to help him sort it out. Truman Website

What to Watch For:  The film is one of the most acclaimed Spanish films winning 29 awards including five at the 30th Goya Awards (Spain’s Academy Awards).

Word on the Street:   Javier Camara is known for starring in Pedro Almodovar’s films.

My Take:  Ricardo Darin was in one of my favorite films from 2015 Wild Tales and the 2009 Foreign Language Academy Award winning film The Secret in Their Eyes.

Opens Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

 

A Quiet Passion  (2016)

A Quiet Passion

Photo courtesy of Music Box Films

The story of one of America’s greatest poets, Emily Dickinson (Cynthia Nixon). The film follows her life from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist. A Quiet Passion Website

What to Watch For:  The film is currently at 91% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Word on the Street:  The film won the awards from the Online Film Critics Society and the International Cinephile Society.

My Take: I have always admired director Terence Davies who made The House of Mirth (2000) and The Deep Blue Sea  (2011).

The film opens Friday at Regal Tara Cinemas 4 and Lefont Sandy Springs

 

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

The Maiden Heist (2009) Roger (Christopher Walken), Charles (Morgan Freeman) and George (William H. Macy) are three security guards at an art museum. When they find out that several pieces of art are going to be moved to a new museum, they come up with a plan to steal the art, make some money and maybe even retire.

Sunday

1:00 pm

Dark Blue  (2002) A corrupt LAPD officer (Kurt Russel) rethinks his tactics after investigating a robbery-homicide that becomes more and more complicated.

3:00 pm

The Maiden Heist  (2009) Roger (Christopher Walken), Charles (Morgan Freeman) and George (William H. Macy) are three security guards at an art museum. When they find out that several pieces of art are going to be moved to a new museum, they come up with a plan to steal the art, make some money and maybe even retire.

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