Opening this week at a theatre near you:

A Quiet Place (2018)  PG-13

A Quiet Place

Photo courtesy of Paramount

A family of four is forced to live in silence while hiding from horrible creatures that hunt by sound. A Quiet Place Website

What to Watch For:  The film was directed by John Krasinski, who also stars in the movie along with his wife, Emily Blunt.

Word on the Street:  The film is currently at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes with 34 film critics.

My Take: I heard from a film critic that was at SXSW, that this was the film that everyone was talking about.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

Blockers  (2018)  R

Blockers

Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures

Three parents (John Cena, Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz) will do anything to try to stop their teens from having sex on prom night. Blockers website

What to Watch For:  The film was shot in Atlanta, GA.

Word on the Street:  The film was nominated for the SXSW Gamechanger Award.

My Take:  John Cena has proven that he can do comedy.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

The Miracle Season  (2018)  PG

The Miracle Season

Photo courtesy of LD Entertainment

After the tragic death of their best player, a team of high school girls must band together to get back to the state volleyball championship. Under the guidance of their tough-love coach (Helen Hunt) they just might make it. The Miracle Season Website

What to Watch For: The film is based on a true story.

Word on the street:  The film is directed by Sean McNamara, who also directed the 2011 hit Soul Surfer.

My Take: I have been a fan of Helen Hunt.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

Chappaquiddick (2017)  PG-17

Chappaquiddick

Photo courtesy of Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures

In one night Ted Kennedy’s aspirations to become President falls apart due to a fatal car crash that claims the life of a young campaign strategist. Chappaquiddick Website

What to Watch For: The screenwriters, Taylor Allen, Andrew Logan, were nominated for the 2018 Miami Film Festival Screenwriting Award.

Word on the Street:  The stellar cast includes Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern, Jim Gaffigan, and Taylor Nichols.

My Take: The crash and what happened after it has always fascinated me.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

1945 (2017)

1945 Preview This! A Quiet Place

Photo courtesy of Menemsha Films

In 1945, two mysterious strangers arrive in a small Hungarian village. The townspeople think that the strangers are there to take back the buildings that they took when the Jewish inhabitants were seized by the Germans to the concentration camps. 1945 Website

What to Watch For: The film won the Best Feature Film Award at the 2017 Jerusalem Film Festival.

Word on the Street:  The film played to a packed house at the 2018 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival.

My Take: I am interested to see this film because a number of people I talked to at the AJFF loved it.

The film opens on Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art

Itzhak (2017)

Itzhak

Photo courtesy of American Masters Films

A documentary looking at the life, work and religious heritage of world-famous violinist Itzhak Perlman. Itzhak Website

What to Watch For: This is the first feature-length film for award-winning director Alison Chernick.

Word on the Street:  Perlman is a polio survivor.

My Take: I look forward to seeing this documentary about an extraordinary musician.

The film opens in Atlanta on Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art

Lowlife  (2017)

Lowlife

Photo courtesy of Nitialize Films

The sordid lives of an addict, an ex-con and a luchador clash when something goes horribly wrong in a black market scheme to harvest organs from illegal immigrants. Lowlife Website

What to Watch For:  The film won the Silver Audience Award at the 2017 Fantasia Film Festival.

Word on the Street: Film critics who have seen the movie feel director Ryan Prows could be the next Quinten Tarantino.

My Take: The actor who plays the luchador, Ricardo Adam Zarate, was a wrestler in Mexico in real life.

The film opens on Friday exclusively at the Plaza Theatre

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 2  (2002)  Stuart (Michael J. Fox) and Snowball (Nathan Lane) take off across the big city to save their friend Margalo (Melanie Griffith).

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