Opening this week at a theatre near you:

The Pyramid

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“The Pyramid”  (2014)

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Archaeologists discover a lost pyramid and start exploring inside the structure.  As they begin their exploration, something is hunting them, and they can’t escape. “The Pyramid” Website

What to Watch For:  Director Gregory Levasseur knows horror films, as he directed “The Hills Have Eyes” (2006) and wrote “Piranha 3-D” (2012) and “Maniac” (2012).

Word on the Street:  Fans of horror films are excited because this film contains a fast moving Mummy.

My Take:  Are movie goers ready for an R rated horror film this holiday season?

Force Majeure

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“Force Majeure”  (2014)

A family on a ski vacation is shaken up after an avalanche hits their resort.  The family may never recover from the experience. “Force Majeure” Website

What to Watch For:  The film won the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Word on the Street:  The film is starting to show up on a number of film critics’ top ten lists.

My Take:  I hear that parts of the film are extremely funny.

Low Down

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“Low Down”  (2014)

Joe (John Hawkes) is one of the best bebop pianists alive.  Unfortunately, Joe is a heroin addict and is frequently in jail. His daughter, Amy (Elle Fanning), struggles to keep her dad alive in a seedy Hollywood hotel with the help of her aging grandmother (Glenn Close). “Low Down” Website

What to Watch For:  The film is based on the memoir of Amy-Jo Albany.

Word on the Street:  The cast, which includes Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey and Flea, is said to be the highlight of the film.

My Take:  I am up for any film with John Hawkes.

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Point and Shoot

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“Point and Shoot” (2014)

An American sets out to ride around the world on of his motorcycle. While in Libya, he takes up the fight to free the country from the dictator Muammar Gaddafi. “Point and Shoot” Website

What to Watch For:  Two-time Academy Award nominated Marshall Curry directs the film.

Word on the Street:  The film won the Best Documentary Award at the Tribeca Film Festival.

My Take: This should be a fascinating film to watch as Curry films are always interesting.

 

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

“Trapped”  (2003)  When their daughter is kidnapped by a gang, a young doctor (Kevin Bacon) and his wife (Charlize Theron) must come up with ransom money in 24 hours.  Will they be able to get their daughter back?

Sunday

1:00 pm

“The Black Knight”  (2001)  Jamal (Martin Lawrence) works at an amusement park named, “Medieval World.”  Jamal has an accident and suddenly finds himself magically transported to the medieval times of the 14th century.  Now, Jamal must come to the aid of Victoria (Marsha Thomason) and join forces with Sir Knolte (Tom Wilkinson) to defeat the evil Sir Percival (Vincent Regan) and restore the Queen to her rightful place.

3:00 pm

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“Trapped”  (2003)  When their daughter is kidnapped by a gang, a young doctor (Kevin Bacon) and his wife (Charlize Theron) must come up with ransom money in 24 hours.  Will they be able to get their daughter back?