Opening This Week at a Theatre Near You:


“Suicide Squad”  (2016)

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Suicide Squad

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A secret government agency turns to a group of super-villains to stop a black ops mission. “Suicide Squad” Website

What to Watch For:  Jared Leto, who plays the Joker, was so committed to the role that, during filming, he never broke character, much to the dismay of his fellow cast members.

Word on the Street:  Fanboys are interested to see which DC superheroes show up in the film.

My Take:  I can’t wait to see this film!


“Nine Lives”  (2016)

Nine Lives

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Tom (Kevin Spacey) is a businessman who, because he spends all his time with his job, he is estranged from his wife (Jennifer Garner) and kid (Malina Weissman). He buys a cat for his daughter’s birthday and, on his way home, he has an accident.  The next thing he knows, he is trapped inside the cat’s body. “Nine Lives” Website

What to Watch For:  “The Flash” alumni Robbie Amell plays Kevin Spacey’s brother in the film.

Word on the Street:  Cheryl Hines, Christopher Walken and Mark Consuelos round out the cast.

My Take:  It is always interesting to see Christopher Walken on the screen.


“Phantom Boy”  (2015)

Phantom Boy

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A boy with super powers helps a wheelchair-bound policeman attempt to bring down a mob and its kingpin. “Phantom Boy” Info

What to Watch For:  The all-star French voice cast includes Edouard Baer, Jean-Pierre Marielle, and Audrey Tautou.

Word on the Street:  Co-directors Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol were nominated for an Oscar for their 2010 film, “A Cat in Paris.”

My Take:  I loved “A Cat in Paris,” so I am looking forward to seeing this movie.


If you can’t make it to the theatre this weekend, stay at home and watch movies on Atlanta’s CW.


1:00 pm

“Ramona and Beezus” (2010)  An imaginative and accident-prone third grader’s (Joey King) skills are put to the test when she helps her family face their biggest hurdle yet.  Cast includes Selena Gomez and Bridget Moynahan.


1:00 pm

“Wedding Daze” (2006)  A man (Jason Biggs) is certain that he will never fall in love again after a bad breakup with the woman of his dreams, but the acceptance of a dare leads to a new adventure.

3:00 pm

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“Iron Eagle”  (1986)  When a U.S. Air Force pilot is shot down and taken prisoner in the Middle East, his teenage son (Jason Gedrick) and a veteran (Louis Gusset Jr.) hijack two Air Force jets for a rescue mission.