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Opening this week at a theatre near you:

Ready Player One  (2018)  PG-13

Ready Player One

Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers

The world in 2045 is a desolate place and, to escape it, people use the virtual reality software OASIS to engage in work and play. While playing in the OASIS world, Wade (Tye Sheridan) discovers a hidden game that promises the winner full ownership of the OASIS. Now Wade and a few allies try to compete for the game before someone else does. Ready Player One Website

What to Watch For:  The film is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Ernest Cline.

Word on the Street: The film is filled with pop culture icons like Chucky from Child’s Play, Sonic the Hedgehog, The Iron Giant and the van from The A-Team.

My Take:  I heard that director Steven Spielberg worked for several years to obtain the rights to all the copyrighted elements in the film.

The film opens nationwide on Thursday.

Tyler Perry’s Acrimony  (2018)  R

Acrimony

Photo courtesy of Lioonsgate

Melinda (Taraji P. Henson) has always been faithful to her husband Robert (Lyriq Bent). Melinda becomes enraged, though, when she finds out that Robert has betrayed her. Tyler Perry’s Acrimony Website

Word on the Street:  This is Writer/director Tyler Perry’s second R rated film.

Word on the Street: The film was shot in Atlanta, GA and Pittsburgh, PA.

My Take: I always love watching Taraji P. Henson up on the screen.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

Isle of Dogs (2018) PG-13

Isle of Dogs

Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight

Set in Japan, a young boy goes on a search for his lost dog that has been sent to an island by an evil government official. Isle of Dogs Website

What to Watch For: This is longest stop-motion animated film of all time.

Word on the Street: The film is written and directed by Wes Anderson,
who also wrote/directed the two time Oscar nominated film Fantastic Mr. Fox.

My Take:I absolutely adore Wes Anderson films.

The film opens in Atlanta exclusively at Regal Tara 4 Cinemas.

The China Hustle  (2017) R

The China Hustle

Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

A documentary about a Wall Street horror story of Chinese companies, the American stock market and greed. The China Hustle Info

What to Watch For: The film was up for the Documentary Feature award at the 2017 Hamptons International Film Festival.

Word on the Street: The director, Jed Rothstein, was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Documentary Short Subjects category in 2011.

My Take: I love documentaries and look forward to this one.

The film opens 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/Sunday
1:00 pm

Stuart Little  (1999)  The Little family adopts a young mouse named, Stuart, and their lives are changed forever. Stuart loves his new family, but there is one problem: the family cat wants him gone.

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