Opening this week at a theatre near you:

 

Deadpool 2  (2018)  R

Deadpool 2

Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox

Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) is back, and this time he has assembled a team to take on a mercenary from the future named, Cable (Josh Brolin), who is out to kill a young boy (Julian Dennison). Deadpool 2 Website

What to Watch For:  Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lizzy Caplan, Kerry Washington, Sienna Miller, Ruby Rose, Mackenzie Davis were all considered for the role of Domino before the part went to Zazie Beetz.

Word on the Street:  Both Russel Crowe, Michael Shannon, and Brad Pitt were in talks for playing Cable before the role went to Josh Brolin.

My Take:  The teaser campaign for this film has been brilliant.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

Book Club  (2018)  PG-13

Book Club

Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures

Four lifelong friends (Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen) get together once a month to drink wine and discuss their lives. A certain trashy book is about to change their lives. Book Club Website

What to Watch For:  The stellar cast includes Andy Garcia, Craig T. Nelson, Don Johnson, Alicia Silverstone, Richard Dreyfuss, and Ed Begley Jr..

Word on the Street:  This is producer/writer Bill Holderman’s directorial debut.  Holderman co-wrote A Walk in the Woods.

My Take:  This film has one of my favorite all-time actresses, Oscar winner, Mary Steenburgen.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

Pope Francis – A Man of his Word  (2018)

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

Photo courtesy of Focus Features

Documentary on Pope Francis as he travels the world, spreading his ideas to reform the church and its role in the world. Pope Francis: A Man of His Word Website

What to Watch For:  The film is up for the Golden Eye award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Word on the Street: The film is directed by three-time Oscar-nominated Wim Wenders.

My Take: I am always up for a documentary

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

Show Dogs  (2018)  PG

Show Dogs

Photo courtesy of Global Road Entertainment

Max (voiced by Ludacris), a police dog used to being on his own, is partnered with an FBI agent (Will Arnett) to go undercover and track down an animal smuggler at a prestigious dog show. Show Dogs Website

What to Watch For:  The voice cast includes Alan Cumming, Stanley Tucci, Shaquille O’Neal, and Gabriel Iglesias.

Word on the Street: Director Raja Gosnell also directed the Scooby-Doo and Smurf films.

My Take: I am a big fan of Will Arnett.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat  (2017)

Boom For Real

Photo courtesy of Hells Kitten Productions

Documentary on the early years of celebrated American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat and how New York of the 70s and 80s influenced his work. Boom for Real Website

What to Watch For:  This is the first film that award-winning director Sara Driver has done in 25 years.

Word on the Street:  The film has interviews with Fab 5 Freddy, Jim Jarmusch and ‘Lee’ George Quinones.

My Take:  This should be a fascinating film.

The film opens Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art

 

Anything (2017)  R

Anything

Photo courtesy of Paladin

Early (John Carroll Lynch) loses his wife, and his sister (Maura Tierney) decides that he should move with her to Los Angeles. They move into an apartment building full of interesting people, including Freda (Matt Bomer), a transsexual woman. Early and Freda start up a friendship that may just change both of their lives. Anything Info

What to Watch For:  John Carroll Lynch won the Special Jury Award at the 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival.

Word on the Street: This is writer/director Timothy McNeil’s first feature film.

My Take:  Maura Tierney always brings her ‘A game’ to her roles.

The film opens Friday exclusively at the Plaza Theatre

 

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

White Water Summer  (1987)  A shy boy, Alan (Sean Astin) is convinced by his parents to spend a few days in the mountains with a group led by a strict teacher (Kevin Bacon). No matter what he does, Alan can’t seem to do the right thing, making both the teacher and his fellow campers mad.

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