Preview This! ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

Opening this week at a theatre near you:

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)  PG-13

Spiderman: Homecoming

Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictues

Several months after the events of Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker (Tom Holand) is being mentored by Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr). Peter is trying to balance his high school life with his spidey life. Now a new threat, the Vulture (Michael Keaton) is on the scene, and Peter is determined to bring him down, without the help of Ironman. Spiderman: Homecoming Website

What to Watch For: Industrial Light and Magic, the company that does a lot of the special effects for the Marvel superhero movies, did the special effects for this film.

Word on the Street: This is an original story, not a remake of the earlier films.

My Take: I am excited about seeing Ironman in action again.

The film opens on Friday nationwide.

The Big Sick (2017)  R

The Big Sick

Photo courtesy of Lionsgate/Amazon Studios

Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani) is dating Emily (Zoe Kazan), much to the dismay of his traditional Pakistani Muslim family. Now a crisis will test their love. The Big Sick Website

What to Watch For: The film is based on the real life of Kumall Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, and, together, they wrote the script.

Word on the Street: The film was the talk of the 2017 SXSW Film Festival.

My Take: I love Zoe Kazan. She was incredible in My Blind Brother (2016).

The film opens  in Atlanta area theatres on Friday.

The Journey (2016)   PG-13

The Journey

Photo courtesy of IFC Films

Two implacable enemies in Northern Ireland, Democratic Unionist Party leader Ian Paisley (Timothy Spall) and Sinn Fein politician Martin McGuinness (Colm Meaney), are forced to take a journey together, and it just might change history. The Journey Website

What to Watch For: The movie was shot in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Word on the Street: The film was part of the Special Presentations lineup at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.

My Take: Timothy Spall was outstanding in Mr. Turner (2014).

The film opens Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

The Women’s Balcony (2016)

The Women's Balcony

Photo courtesy of Menemsha Films

A new Rabbi has come to this village of Jerusalem. The Rabbi has caused a rift to develop between the men and women in this village, and a disaster happens that will make the village work together to heal the wounds. The Women’s Balcony Website

What to Watch For: The film was up for five awards at the 2016 Awards of the Israeli Film Academy.

Word on the Street: This is the first feature film for director Emil Ben-Shimon.

My Take: Avraham Aviv Alush, who plays the Rabbi, was in The Shack (2017)

The film opens Friday at Regal Tara Cinemas 4,

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

Silverado (1985) Four very different gunslingers, thrown together by fate, travel to the western town of Silverado, where they encounter a corrupt sheriff. The film stars Kevin Kline, Kevin Costner, Scott Glenn, and Sharon Stone.

Sunday
1:00 pm

Original Sin (2001) A wealthy Cuban coffee farmer (Antonio Banderas) decides to use a matchmaker to get a wife. He marries a young woman (Angelina Jolie) who just might not be who or what she says she is.

3:00 pm

Silverado (1985) Four very different gunslingers, thrown together by fate, travel to the western town of Silverado, where they encounter a corrupt sheriff. The film stars Kevin Kline, Kevin Costner, Scott Glenn, and Sharon Stone.

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