Opening this week at a theatre near you:

Avengers: Infinity War  (2018)  PG-13

Avengers: Infinity War

Photo courtesy of Disney

The Avengers, and their allies must risk all to defeat the mighty Thanos before he destroys the universe. Avengers: Infinity War Website

What to Watch For:  Marvel lists sixty-four main characters in the film.

Word on the Street:  The film is being released just a few days from the ten year anniversary of the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

Lean on Pete  (2017)  R

Lean on Pete

Photo courtesy of A24

A troubled teen named, Charley (Charlie Plummer) starts working for a cantankerous horse trainer (Steve Buscemi). Charley falls in love with a quarterhorse named, Lean on Pete, that, if he doesn’t start winning, the horse will be sold. Lean on Pete Website

What to Watch For:  The film has won numerous awards on the festival circuit including Best Young Actor for Charlie Plummer at the 2017 Venice Film Festival.

Word on the Street:  The film was shot in chronological order, a very rare thing in smaller films.

My Take:  I will see anything that Steve Buscemi is in.

The film opens in Atlanta area theatres on Friday.

Hitler’s Hollywood  (2017)

Hitler's Hollywood

Photo courtesy of Kino Lorber

Documentary looking at the German films produced under the reign of the Nazis in the 30a and 40s in Germany. Hitler’s Hollywood Info

What to Watch For: The film’s director, Rudiger Suchsland, is considered one of the world’s greatest experts in the history of German cinema.

Word on the Street:  The film won Best Film at the 2018 FEST International Film Festival.

My Take:  I am interested in seeing how much the Nazi propaganda made it into the films of that era.

The film opens Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami  (2017)

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Photo courtesy of Kino Lorber

Documentary on the life of the iconic singer Grace Jones. Jones first made headlines as a model, then moved into singing, and finally made her mark in movies. Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami Website

What to Watch For:  The film contains a number of concert videos from Jones world tours.

Word on the Street:  The title comes from two Jamaican words;  ‘Bloodlight’ is the red light that illuminates when an artist is recording and ‘Bami’ means bread, the substance of life.

My Take:  Grace Jones has always fascinated me.

The film opens Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art

 

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

Saturday/Sunday

1:00 pm

Roxanne  (1987)  A modern-day telling of Cyrano de Bergerac story; C.D. Bates (Steve Martin) who has an extremely large nose, falls in love with Roxanne (Daryl Hannah) but she is in love with another man.

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