Opening this week at a theater near you:

 

Rampage  (2018)  PG-13

Rampage

Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers

Primatologist Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson) shares an usual bond with George, an intelligent gorilla who has been under Davis’ care since birth. A rogue genetic experiment has gone wrong, and George is growing in size at an unbelievable rate. Rampage Website

What to Watch For:  The movie was shot in Atlanta, GA and Chicago, IL.

Word on the Street:  The director of the film, Brad Peyton, also directed Dwayne Johnson in San Andreas and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.

My Take: I am always up for a Dwayne Johnson movie.

The film opens wide on Friday.

 

Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare  (2018)  PG-13

Blumhouse's Truth or Dare

Photo courtesy of Universal

The old truth or dare game turns deadly when the rules get changed: someone or something begins to punish those who tell a lie or refuse the dare. Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare Website

What to Watch For:  This is the 2nd Blumhouse film to be released on Friday the 13th.

Word on the Street:   The cast played an actual game of Truth or Dare while filming in Mexico.

My Take:  Lucy Hale also stars in the CW show Life Sentence.

The film opens wide on Friday.

 

Beirut  (2018)  R

Beirut

Photo courtesy of Bleeker Street

Caught in the crossfires of civil war, the CIA brings in a former U.S. diplomat (Jon Hamm) to negotiate for the life of a friend left behind. Beirut Website

What to Watch For:  Two time Oscar nominee Tony Gilroy wrote the script.

Word on the Street:  Oscar nominee Rosamund Pike plays a CIA agent in the film.

My Take:  The film was shot in Tangier, Morocco.

The film opens wide on Wednesday.

Krystal  (2017)  R

Krystal

Photo courtesy of Paladin

A young man (Nick Robinson) has a special heart condition that severely limits what he can do. He falls for a stripper (Rosario Dawson) and joins AA just so he can be in the same room with her. The problem is he has never had a drink. Krystal Info

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

Word on the Street:  William H. Macy directed the film and had a part in it, as well as his wife in real life, Felicity Huffman.

My Take: I love following the career of Rosario Dawson, she always makes interesting choices with films to appear in.

The film opens in Atlanta area theatres on Friday.

Finding Your Feet  (2017)  PG-13

Finding Your Feet

Photo courtesy of Roadside

Sandra (Imelda Staunton) finds out that her husband has been having an affair with her best friend. She goes to stay with her free-spirited sibling (Celia Imne), and her life is changed forever. Finding Your Feet Website

What to Watch For:  The film won the Best Narrative Feature award at the 2018 Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Word on the Street:  The stellar cast includes Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley, and Josie Lawrence.

My Take:  I always enjoy watching Timothy Spall on the screen.

The film opens in Atlanta area theatres on Friday.

 

Final Portrait  (2017)  PG-13

Final Portrait

Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

In 1964, while on a trip to Paris, the American writer and art-lover James Lord (Armie Hammer) is asked by his friend, artist Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush),  to sit for a portrait. Final Portrait Website

What to Watch For:  The film was up for an award at the British Independent Film Awards.

Word on the Street:  The film is written and directed by actor Stanley Tucci.

My Take:  Armie Hammer has been on a roll lately.

The film opens Friday at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero  (2018)  PG

Sgt. Stubby An American Hero

Photo courtesy of Fun Academy Motion Pictures

A stray dog, Sgt. Stubby, is adopted by a soldier during World War I. To this day, Sgt. Stubby is the most decorated dog in American history. Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero Website

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

Word on the Street: The voice cast includes Helena Bonham Carter, Logan Lerman, Gerad Depardieu, and Jordan Beck.

My Take:  I am excited to see this animated film.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

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

Saturday/Sunday

1:00 pm

Real Genius (1985)  Mitch (Gabriel Jarret) is the youngest student ever accepted to a university known for geniuses. He partners up with his roommate, Chris (Val Kilmer). to work on a laser project. Little do they know, the laser would be used for the military.

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