Opening this week at a theatre near you:
Solo: A Stars Wars Story (2018) PG-13
Han (Alden Ehrenreich) is desperately trying to get back to the world where his girlfriend (Emilia Clarke) is held captive. He joins a thief (Woody Harrelson) and his band of thieves, meets his future co-pilot, Chewbacca, and encounters the flashy Lando Cairissian (Donald Glover). Solo: A Star Wars Story Website
What to Watch For: This is the fourth Star Wars film to be written by Lawrence Kasdan.
Word on the Street: Ron Howard was brought in to direct the film, and he did about seventy percent after the original directors, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, were let go by the studio.
My Take: I am always up for a Star Wars film.
The film opens nationwide on Friday.
On Chesil Beach (2107) R
A young couple (Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle) in the 1960’s, ruin their marriage because they can’t connect sexually. On Chesil Beach Website
What to Watch For: The film is based on the award winning book of the same name by Ian McEwan .
Word on the Street: This is the first time that Ian McEwan has adapted his own work.
My Take: Saoirse Ronan has become one our best young actors.
The film opens in Atlanta area theaters on Friday.
Beast (2017) R
A troubled young woman (Jessie Buckley) is torn between her oppressive family and a man (Johnny Flynn) who may be a killer. Beast Website
What to Watch For: The film had a very successful film festival run.
Word on the Street: The film rights were bought four days after it premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.
My Take: I am very interested in seeing this film because the trailer looks riveting.
The Endless (2017)
Two brothers (Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson) come back to the cult that they fled a decade ago. The Endless Facebook Page
What to Watch For: The film won two awards at the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival.
Word on the Street: Justin Benson wrote the film and co-directed the movie with his co-star, Aaron Moorhead.
My Take: This should be a very interesting horror film.
The movie opens Friday exclusively at the Plaza Theatre
The House of Tomorrow (2017)
Sebastian (Asa Butterfield) lives in a dated tourist spot called, The House of Tomorrow, with his grandmother. He is desperate to leave and finds his escape by joining a punk rock band with his friend, Jared (Alex Wolff). The House of Tomorrow Website
What to Watch For: The film won Best Screenplay at the 2017 Napa Valley Film Festival.
Word on the Street: This is the first feature film that Peter Livolsi has directed.
My Take: I love seeing Asa Butterfield work on the screen.
The film opens Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art
If you can’t make it to the theatre this weekend, then stay at home and watch movies on Atlanta’s CW:
Vice Versa (1988) PG Returning from a business trip abroad, Marshall (Judge Reinhold) brings back a mysterious ornamental skull. Marshall has custody of his son Charlie (Fred Savage) for a few days and both are unhappy in their lives. Unbeknownst to them, the skull has magical powers and, after father and son both wish they were each other’s age, they magically transfer bodies. Now father and son must deal with their wish come true.
Just Friends (2003) PG-13 Chris (Ryan Reynolds) comes back to his hometown for Christmas and encounters his old high school crush, Jamie (Amy Smart), who considered him just a friend. Her rejection made Chris change his life, get in shape and become a womanizer.