Preview This! ‘Alien: Covenant’

Opening this week at a theatre near you:

 

Alien: Covenant  (2017)

Alien: Covenant

Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox

The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted planet that, on the surface, seems perfect. The perfect world quickly becomes deadly, and the crew must scramble to retreat. Alien: Covenant Website

What to Watch For:  The film takes place ten years after Prometheus  (2012).

Word on the Street:  There will be a third film that will take place before the setting of the film Alien (1979).

My Take:  I’m excited to see Michael Fassbender in this movie.

The film opens Friday at Atlanta area theatres.

Everything, Everything  (2017)

Everything, Everything

Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers

Maddy (Amandla Stenberg) is a 17-year old girl who, due to a rare disease, has to stay inside her sealed, filtered air home. Her life is changed when Olly (Nick Robinson) moves in next door. Everything, Everything Website

What to Watch For:  The film is based on the bestselling young adult novel by Nicola Yoon.

Word on the street: Amanda Stenberg won the 2016 BET YoungStars Award.

My Take:  The film is directed by Stella Meghie, who also directed 2016 Atlanta Film Festival favorite Jean of the Joneses  (2016).

The film opens Friday at Atlanta area theatres.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul  (2017)

diary of a wimpy kid the long haul Preview This! Alien: Covenant

Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox

The Heffley family is going on a road trip to Meemaw’s 90th birthday party.  Greg (Jason Drucker), though, needs to find a way to re-route the trip so that he can go to a video gaming convention. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Website

What to Watch For:  Alicia Silverstone and Tom Everett Scott play Greg’s parents.

Word on the Street:  This is the 5th Wimpy Kid film in the series.

My Take:  This is the third Wimpy Kid film that co-writer David Bowers has directed.

The film opens Friday at Atlanta area theatres.

The Lovers  (2017)

The Lovers

Photo courtesy of A24

Michael (Tracy Letts) and Mary (Debra Winger) are in a marriage that has seen better days. Both of them are having affairs, and as soon as their son finishes his visit, they are going to break up. Their relationship becomes more complicated when a spark between them suddenly ignites, leading them into an impulsive romance. The Lovers Info

What to Watch For:  The film is written and directed by Azazel Jacobs, the award-winning director of Terri (2011).

Word on the Street:  The film is currently at 87% on Rotten Tomatoes.

My Take:  I always enjoy watching Debra Winger on the screen.

The film opens Friday exclusively at Regal Tara Cinemas 4

Graduation  (2016)

Graduation

Photo courtesy of Sundance Selects

Romeo (Adrian Titieni) has raised his daughter, Eliza (Maria-Victoria Dragus), with the idea of her going to college. After she gets assaulted a day before her final exams, her scholarship could be in jeopardy. Graduation Website

What to Watch For:  The writer/director of the film, Cristian Munglu, won Best Director at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

Word on the Street:  The film is at 97% on Rotten Tomatoes.

My Take:  This looks to be another winning film out of Romania.

The film opens Friday elusively at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

David Lynch: The Art Life  (2016)

David Lynch: The Art Life

Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios

A documentary on the artist and filmmaker, David Lynch. David Lynch: The Art Life Facebook Page

What to Watch For:  The film was nominated for Best Documentary at the 2016 London Film Festival.

Word on the Street:  This is the first film for directors Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes

My Take:  This is the perfect time to see this film, with Lynch’s Twin Peaks series coming out.

The film opens Friday elusively  at Plaza Theatre 

Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent  (2016)

Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent

Photo courtesy of The Orchard

A documentary on one of the first “celebrity chefs,” Jeremiah Tower, who has helped shaped the new American cuisine. Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent Info

What to Watch For:  Anthony Bourdain is a producer on the film and also provides commentary throughout.

Word on the Street:  Mario Batali and Martha Stewart are among the celebrities interviewed.

My Take:  I love a good documentary.

The film opens Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 

 

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

Saturday

1:00 pm

The Medallion  (2003)  A Hong Kong detective (Jackie Chan) suffers a fatal accident involving a mysterious medallion and turns into an immortal warrior with superhuman powers.

 

Sunday

1:00 pm

The Medallion  (2003)  A Hong Kong detective (Jackie Chan) suffers a fatal accident involving a mysterious medallion and turns into an immortal warrior with superhuman powers.

 

 

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