Opening this week at a theater near you:
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“The Longest Ride” (2015)
A bull rider (Scott Eastwood) and a college student (Britt Robertson) fall in love after helping an old man (Alan Alda) at a car accident. He tells them a tale of love that will change their lives. “The Longest Ride” Website
What to Watch For: The film is based on a Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name.
Word on the Street: Britt Robertson is about to be a big star. In addition to this film, she is starring with George Clooney in “Tomorrowland.”
My Take: I have been a big fan of Robertson since she was on the CW show “Life Unexpected.”
“While We’re Young” (2015)
A couple’s (Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts) lives are overturned when a young couple (Amanda Seyfried, Adam Drive) enters their lives. “While We’re Young” Website
What to Watch For: The film just played to packed houses at the SXSW Film Festival and the Atlanta Film Festival.
Word on the Street: The film is written and directed by Noah Baumbach who is responsible for “Frances Ha” (2012) and “The Squid and the Whale” (2005).
My Take: I love Naomi Watts, who blew me away with her performance in “St. Vincent” (2014).
“Kill Me Three Times” (2014)
A professional hit man, Charlie Wolfe (Simon Pegg), is sent to kill the wife (Alice Braga) of a wealthy man (Callan Mulvey). Wolfe soon realizes that he isn’t the only one trying to kill her. “Kill Me Three Times” Website
What to Watch For: The film is told from three different points of view.
Word on the Street: Pegg is on a hot streak, with the upcoming releases of “Mission Impossible” and “Star Trek” franchise films.READ MORE: Masters of Illusion - 'Mystery Magic, Techno Time Travel, And Math Magic'
My Take: Pegg stars in one of my all-time favorite films, “Shaun of the Dead” (2004).
“The Sisterhood of the Night” (2015)
A teenage girl (Kara Hayward) says she is the victim of a secret network called The Sisterhood of the Night. Accusations run rampant, and the girls of the network, led by Mary (Georgie Henley) refuse to talk about their group. “The Sisterhood of the Night” Website
What to Watch For: The film was one of the featured movies of the Atlanta Film Festival this year.
Word on the Street: The film stars Georgie Henley, who starred in “The Chronicles of Narnia” franchise and Kara Hayward, who delighted everyone with her performance in “Moonrise Kingdom” (2012).
My Take: I had the pleasure of interviewing the director and cast of the film on the Atlanta Film Festival Red Carpet. “The Sisterhood of the Night” Red Carpet Interviews
If you can’t make it to the theater this weekend, then stay at home and watch movies on Atlanta’s CW.
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