Opening this week at a theatre near you:

 

Tully  (2018)  R

Tully

Photo courtesy of Focus Features

Marlo (Charlize Theron) is a mother of three including a newborn, who is about at the end of her rope. She is gifted a night nurse named Tully (Mackenzie Davis) by her brother. Tully is the godsend that Marlo needed. Tully Website

What to Watch For:  This is the third movie that director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody have worked together.

Word on the Street:  Charlize Theron gained fifty pounds for the role.

My Take:  This is the first of Jason Reitman’s films not to feature J.K. Simmons.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

Mike’s Atlanta Film Festival review of the film

Overboard  (2018)  PG -13

Overboard

Photo courtesy of Pantelion

A spoiled, wealthy yacht owner (Eugenio Derbez) hits his head and is thrown overboard. A carpet cleaner (Anna Faris) decides to jump on the fact that the yacht owner doesn’t remember anything, and she decides to pose as his wife. Overboard Facebook Page

What to Watch For:  This is a remake of the 1987 film of the same name starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell.

Word on the Street:  This is the first featured film from directors Bob Fisher and Rob Greenberg.

My Take:  Eva Longoria plays Anna Faris’s best friend.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

Disobedience  (2017)

Disobedience

Photo courtesy of Bleeker Street

The film follows a woman (Rachel Weisz) as she returns to the community that shunned her decades earlier for an attraction to a childhood friend (Rachel McAdams). Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality. Disobedience Website

What to Watch For:  The film is based on the novel of the same name by Naomi Alderman.

Word on the Street: This is director Sebastian Lelio’s first English language film.

My Take:  I always enjoy Rachel Weisz performances.

The film opens on Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art

Ghost Stories  (2017)

Ghost Stories

Photo courtesy of IFC Midnight

Professor Goodman (Andy Nyman) embarks on a terror-filled quest when he stumbles across a long-lost file containing details of three cases of inexplicable ‘hauntings.’ Ghost Stories Info

What to Watch For:  The film is based on the West End play by League of Gentleman writer Jeremy Dyson.

Word on the Street: The movie was filmed over the Halloween weekend of 2016 in Roundhay Park, Leeds.

My Take:  This is both Both Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson’s feature film directorial debut.

The film opens Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art

Bad Samaritan  (2018) R

Bad Samaritan

Photo courtesy of Electric Entertainment

A pair of robbers (Carlito Olivero, Robert Sheehan) stumble across a woman (Kerry Condon) being held captive in a house they were going to rob. The man (David Tennant) that owns the house is someone you don’t want to cross. Bad Samaritan Website

What to Watch For:  The director of the film, Dean Devlin, is known for directing The Librarians and Leverage TV series.

Word on the Street: Dr. Who fans are known as very loyal and passionate, so I am guessing quite a few of them will be going to this movie.

My Take: Between the Ducktales remake and Jessica Jones series, David Tennant has been very busy.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

Maynard  (2017)

Maynard

Photo courtesy of PBS

Documentary on Maynard Jackson, a legend in the city of Atlanta, GA as he was the first African-American in 1973 to be elected to a major southern city.

What to Watch For:  The film was nominated for Best Documentary at the 2018 Cleveland International Film Festival.

Word on the Street: The film interviews some famous politicians and civil rights leaders to give insight into Maynard’s life. Activist Al Sharpton, attorney Vernon Jordan, President Bill Clinton, civil rights authority Jesse Jackson and Andrew Young, who followed Jackson as Mayor, are just some of the people interviewed.

My Take: This was one of the better films at the 2018 Atlanta Film Festival.

The film opens Friday exclusively at Plaza Theatre

Mike’s 2018 Atlanta Film Festival review of the film

 

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

Legends of the Fall (1994)  In the early 1900s, three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of Montana are affected by betrayal, history, love, nature, and war. Starring Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn, Henry Thomas and Julia Ormond.

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