Opening this week at a theatre near you:
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) PG-13
When the island’s once dormant volcano starts erupting, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) race to save the remaining dinosaurs of the isle. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Website
What to Watch For: This is part two of a planned Jurassic World trilogy.
Word on the Street: The dinosaurs in the film were created through a combination of animatronics and computer-generated imagery (CGI).
My Take: Steven Spielberg was heavily involved with the script.
The film opens nationwide on Friday.
Nancy (Adrea Riseborough) is a woman who likes to make up stuff about her life on the internet. She becomes increasingly convinced that she was kidnapped as a child. When she meets a couple whose daughter went missing thirty years ago, Nancy believes that they are her long lost parents. Nancy Info
What to Watch For: Writer/Director Christina Choe won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
Word on the Street: The outstanding cast includes John Leguizamo, Ann Dowd, and Steve Buscemi.
My Take: This is the first feature film for Choe, who has directed several award-winning shorts.
The film opens on Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art
Hearts Beat Loud (2018)
A father (Nick Offerman) and his daughter (Kiersey Clemons) bond over writing and performing songs before she goes off to college. Hearts Beat Loud Website
What to Watch For: All the songs were recorded live on the set.
Word on the Street: The film won the Audience Award at the Sarasota Film Festival.
My Take: This was my favorite film at the 2018 Atlanta Film Festival.
If you can’t go to the theatre this weekend, then stay at home and watch movies on Atlanta’s CW:
Silverado (1985) Four very different gunslingers thrown together by fate travel to the western town of Silverado, where they encounter a corrupt sheriff. The film stars Kevin Kline, Kevin Costner, Scott Glenn, and Sharon Stone.