Opening this week at a theatre near you:

Hot Tub Time Machine 2

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“Hot Tub Time Machine 2”  (2015)

When Lou (Rob Corddry) is shot by an unknown assailant, Jacob (Clark Duke) and Nick (Craig Robinson) fire up the hot tub time machine to save their friend. “Hot Tub Time Machine 2” Website

What to Watch For:  This is a sequel to the 2010 film that was a surprise hit.

Word on the Street: Josh Heald, who wrote the first film, also wrote this film and is in the movie.

My Take:  I will miss John Cusack, who was in the first film but is absent from this one.

The Duff

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“The Duff”  (2015)

Bianca (Mae Whitman) discovers that she has been labeled the DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) by her more popular friends.  Now she enlists Wesley (Robbie Arnell) to help her reinvent herself. “The Duff” Website

What to Watch For: The star of the film, Mae Whitman, is hot off of appearing on the hit show, “Parenthood.”

Word on the Street:  The film is loosely based on a book of the same name. Bella Thorne’s character Madison was created for the film, her character is not in the book.

My Take:  I look forward to seeing Mae Whitman in a romantic comedy.

McFarland USA

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“McFarland, USA”  (2015)

Jim White (Kevin Costner) has lost every job he has had.  Now, he is the cross-country coach of a small town in California, where most of his students are migrant farm workers. “McFarland USA” Facebook page

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

Word on the Street:  Critics are saying that this is one of the best performances of Costner, yet.

My Take:  I always enjoy watching Kevin Costner on the screen.

She's Beautiful When She's Angry

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“She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry”  (2015)

Documentary on the women who founded the modern women’s movement in the 1960s. “She’ Beautiful When She’s Angry” Website

What to Watch For:  The filmmakers interviewed a number of groundbreaking women from the movement.

Word on the Street:  The film has a scene from the 1968 Miss America contest, where a group of women infiltrated the live, televised event.

My Take:  I have heard there is discussion about the fact that the FBI, at one time, labeled several women in the film as terrorists.

If you can’t go to the theatre this weekend then stay at home and watch movies of Atlanta’s CW.

Saturday

1:00 pm

“The Ides of March”  (2011)  Stephen Meyers (Ryan Gosling) is second in command of Governor Mike Morris’s (George Clooney) presidential campaign. The rival campaign wants Stephen to work for them and he finds out that Morris may have a secret that could costs him the campaign.

3:00 pm

“X-Men Origins: Wolverine”  (2009)  A look at the beginning of Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and why he became the superhero whom we know and love.

Sunday

1:00 pm
“The Princess Bride’”  (1987)  The classic film from director Rob Reiner. The film stars  Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright and Andre the Giant.

3:00 pm

“The Ides of March”  (2011)  Stephen Meyers (Ryan Gosling) is second in command of Governor Mike Morris’s (George Clooney) presidential campaign. The rival campaign wants Stephen to work for them and he finds out that Morris may have a secret that could costs him the campaign.

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