Opening this week at a theatre near you:

 

Ant-Man and the Wasp  (2018)  PG-13

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Photo courtesy of Marvel

Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) is trying to balance his life as a  superhero and being a dad.  Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Hope Van Dyne/The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) come across a new threat, and the An-Man and the Wasp are sent into action, this time as a team. Ant-Man and the Wasp Website

What to Watch For: The film takes place in the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War.

Word on the Street: Michelle Pfeiffer beat out Sharon Stone and Catherine Zeta-Jones for the role of Janet Van Dyne.

My Take:  I am looking forward to seeing Michael Pena in the role of Luis.

Opens nationwide on Friday.

The First Purge  (2018)  R

The First Purge

Photo courtesy of Universal

We get to see how The Purge got started. The First Purge Info

What to Watch For:  This is the fourth film in The Purge lineup.

Word on the Street:  This is the first film in the series not directed by series creator James DeMonaco. 

My Take:  I see that one of my favorite actors, Marisa Tomei, is in this film.

Opens nationwide on Wednesday.

Sorry to Bother You  (2018)  R

Sorry to Bother You

Photo courtesy of Annapura Pictures

Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) finds work at a telemarketer, and, after finding out the secret to selling, he becomes successful beyond his wildest dreams.  But at what cost? Sorry to Bother You Website

What to Watch For:  This film was the talk of the 2018 Atlanta Film Festival.

Word on the Street:  The film was written and directed by Boots Riley, who also composed the soundtrack.

My Take:  I will see anything that Tessa Thompson is in.

Opens in Atlanta area theatre on Friday.

Whitney  (2018)  R

Whitney

Photo courtesy of Roadside Attractions

Documentary on the life and music of the immensely talented but troubled Whitney Houston. Whitney Info

What to Watch For:  The director of the film, Kevin Macdonald, got two nominations for this project at the Cannes Film Festival.

Word on the Street:  Appearing in the film are Bobbi Kristina Brown, Bobby Brown, Cissy Houston, Clive Davis, L.A. Reid, and of course, Whitney Houston.

My Take:  This movie is at 85% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Opens nationwide on Friday.

Boundaries (2018)  R

Boundries

Photo courtesy Sony Pictures Classics

Laura (Vera Farmiga) and her son Henry (Lewis MacDougal) are forced to drive her estranged, pot-dealing father (Christopher Plummer) across the country after he got thrown out of his nursing home. Boundaries Website

What to Watch For: The film was nominated for the 2018 SXSW Gamechanger Award.

Word on the Street:  Christopher Plummer is coming off his Academy Award nomination this year.

My Take:  The impressive cast includes Bobby Cannavale, Kristen Schaal, Christopher Lloyd and Peter Fonda.

Opening Friday exclusively at the Springs Cinema and Taphouse

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Actiist  (2018)

Westwood

Photo courtesy of Greenwich Entertainment

Documentary about fashion designer Vivienne Westwood. Westwood Info

What to Watch For:  The film was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

Word on the Street:  The film’s director, Lorna Tucker, got her start making music videos with bands such as The Cult, Queens of the Stone Age and Unkle.

My Take: The trailer is amazing.

The film opens exclusively on Friday 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: 

Sat/Sun

1:00 pm

Glory (1989)  Robert Gould Shaw (Mathew Broderick) is given the task of leading the US Army’s first all-Black volunteer company during the Civil War. Can he, with the help of a few key members of his troupe (Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman), ship the company into fighting shape, and will they be allowed to fight?

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