Opening this week at a theatre near you:

Fifty Shades Freed  (2018)  R

Fifty Shades Freed

Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures

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Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) and Christian (Jamie Doman) have gotten married, but their marriage is threatened by  Jake Hyde (Eric Johnson).    Fifty Shades Freed Website

What to Watch For:  This is the third and final film in the Fifty Shades trilogy.

Word on the Street:  The filming of this film was done in 2016 right after completing Fifty Shades Darker (2016).

My Take:  I am looking forward to the soundtrack which includes artists such as Sia, Elle Goulding, and Hailee Steinfeld.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

Peter Rabbit  (2018)  PG

Peter Rabbit

Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures

Peter Rabbit goal in life is to get access to the farmer’s vegetable garden for himself and his friends.    Peter Rabbit Website

What to Watch For:  The film is based on the beloved Beatrix Potter’s books.

Word on the Street:  The film combines live action with animation.

My Take:  The cast is outstanding with Margot Robbie, Daisy Ridley, James Corden, and live action performances by Rose Bryne, Sam Neill and Domhnall Gleeson.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

The 15:17 to Paris   (2018)  PG-13

The 15:17 to Paris

Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers

Based on a true story where American soldiers discover a terrorist plot on a Paris-bound train.    The 15:17 to Paris Website

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What to Watch For:  The film is directed by Clint Eastwood.

Word on the Street:   Director Clint Eastwood cast the film with the actual Americans who took down the terrorist to play themselves in this movie: Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, and Spencer Stone.

My Take:  It is always interesting to see a film directed by Eastwood.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

Oscar Nominated Shorts  (2018)

2018 Oscar Nominated Short Films

Photo courtesy of Shorts HD

The live action and animated shorts that are nominated for the 2018 Academy Awards.      Oscar Nominated Shorts Website

What to Watch For:  One of the Live Action Shorts is DeKalb Elementary. Inspired by an actual 911 call placed during a school shooting incident in Atlanta, Georgia, the film was won eleven awards at film festivals including SXSW Film Festival.

Word on the Street:  Films come from United States, Germany, France, United Kingdom, and Australia.

My Take:  I always look forward to seeing these films every year.

The film opens Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema


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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