Opening this week at a theatre near you:

A Wrinkle in Time  (2018) PG

A Wrinkle in Time

Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures

Meg (Storm Reid) finds out that her father (Chris Pine), who has been missing for years, is alive and being held captive by an evil force. With the help of her young brother (Deric McCabe) and a friend (Levi Miller), they go on a journey with the help of three astral travelers, Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey), Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon) and Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling) to save him.    A Wrinkle in Time Website

What to Watch For: This is the first film of a budget over 100 million dollars by a black woman director, Oscar nominee Ava DuVernay.

Word on the Street:  The screenplay is co-written by Jennifer Lee, known for directing the animated film Frozen and writing the script for Wreck-It Ralph.

My Take:  I am excited to see this film.

The film opens Friday nationwide.

The Strangers: Prey at Night  (2018)  R

The Strangers Prey at Night

Photo courtesy of Aviron Pictures

A family staying in a secluded mobile home park are attacked by three masked psychopaths. The Strangers: Prey at Night Website

What to Watch For:  This is a sequel to the 2008 film The Strangers.

Word on the Street: I love the fact that the film uses the 80’s pop star Tiffany’s song “I Think We’re Alone Now.”

My Take:  One of my favorite young actors, Bailee Madison, is in this film.

The film opens in Atlanta area theatres on Friday.

Gringo  (2018)  R


Photo courtesy of STX Entertainment

Harold (David Oyelowo) is a down on his luck businessman who gets involved in the drug trade in Mexico. Will Harold survive? Gringo Website

What to Watch For:  This is the film debut of Paris Jackson.

Word on the Street:  The film is directed by award-winning director Nash Edgerton.

My Take: I’ll see anything that  Charlize Theron is in.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

Thoroughbreds  (2017)  R


Photo courtesy of Focus Features

Two upper-class suburban Connecticut teenage girls ( Anya Taylor-Joy, Olivia Cookein) rekindle their friendship after being estranged for years. Together, they hatch a plan to solve both of their problems by any means necessary. Thoroughbreds Website

What to Watch For:  The film has been described as Heathers meets American Psycho.

Word on the Street:  This was Anton Yelchin’s final film before his death on June 19, 2016, at the age of 27.

My Take:  Lead actress Anya Taylor-Joy won the 2017 Chopard Trophy at the Cannes Film Festival for her performance in The Witch: A New-England Folktale.

The film opens in Atlanta area theatres on Friday.

Submission  (2017)

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Photo courtesy of Great Point Media

A cynical college professor (Stanley Tucci) takes an interest in a talented young writer (Addison Timlin). It’s not a question of if but when lines will be crossed, we just don’t know who is the predator, and who is the prey. Submission Info

What to Watch For: The fine cast includes Kyra Sedgwick, Janeane Garofalo, and Ritchie Coster.

Word on the Street:  This is director Richard Levine’s 2nd featured film. His first was the 2010 film Every Day.

My Take:  I’ve been a big fan of Janeane Garofalo since the 1996 film The Truth About Cats and Dogs.

The film opens Friday exclusively at Plaza Theatre 

The Cured  (2017)  R

The Cured

Photo courtesy of IFC Films

A disease that turned people into zombies has been cured. The once infected are discriminated against by society and their own families. The Cured Info

What to Watch For:  The film was shot in Ireland.

Word on the Street:  This is director David Freyne ’s first feature film.

My Take: This film sounds like an interesting take on the zombie film genre.

The film opens Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema


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


1:00 pm

Eye on the World: The Rise of Walter Cronkite and The Evening News  (2017)  The story of legendary newsman Walter Cronkite.


1:00 pm

Hachi: A Dog’s Tale  (2009)  Professor Parker Wilson (Richard Gere) finds a lost dog and tries to find its owner.  When no one claims the dog, Parker and his family decide to keep Hachi, and the dog changes their lives forever.


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