Opening this week at a theatre near you:

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) PG

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures

When his daughter, Mavis (Selena Gomez) decides that Dracula (Adam Sandler) needs a vacation, little did she think that he would meet Ericka (Kathryn Hahn), the captain of the ship they are vacationing on. Dracula is falling in love, but there is a secret that she is hiding and it could cost Dracula his life. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Website

What to Watch For: The stellar voice cast includes Mel Brooks, Andy Samberg, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi, David Spade, Keegan-Michael Key, Kevin James, Chrissy Teigen and Molly Shannon.

Word on the Street: This is the third installment of the Hotel Transylvania series.

My Take: I enjoyed the first two films in the series.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

Skyscraper (2018) PG-13

Skyscraper

Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures

U.S. war vet Will Sawyer (Dwayne Johnson) now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in Hong Kong, the tallest building in the city is ablaze, and Will is being blamed for it. To make matters worse, his family is trapped in the building above the fire line. Will must save his family and clear his name. Skyscraper Website

What to Watch For: One of the first posters of the film parodies the poster of the classic skyscraper thriller Die Hard (1988).

Word on the Street: This is the first non-comedy that writer/director Rawson Marshall Thurber has filmed.

My Take: It’s always fun to watch The Rock in action.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

Eating Animals (2017)

Eating Animals

Photo courtesy of IFC Films

Documentary that examines what we eat and how we raise the food we eat. Eating Animals Website

What to Watch For: The film received a standing ovation at the 2017 Telluride Film Festival.

Word on the Street: The film is based on the best selling book by Jonathan Safran Foer.

My Take: I am always up for a documentary.

Opening exclusively in Atlanta at Regal Tara Cinemas 4

Leave No Trace (2018) PG

Leave No Trace

Photo courtesy of Bleeker Street Media

A father (Ben Foster) and his daughter (Thomasin McKenzie) are living off the grid in a vast park in Portland, Oregon. One small mistake changes their lives forever. Leave No Trace Website

What to Watch For: The film won the Best Narrative Feature at the 2018 Independent Film Festival of Boston.

Word on The Street: This is co-writer/director Debra Granik’s first fictional work since her Academy Award nominee Winter’s Bone (2010).

My Take: I can’t wait to see this film because I loved Winter’s Bone.

The film opens Friday at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema and Spring Cinema and Taphouse 

The Cakemaker (2017)

The Cakemaker

Photo courtesy of Strand Releasing

A German pastry maker (Tim Kalkhof) travels to Jerusalem in search of the wife (Sarah Adler) and son of his dead lover. The Cakemaker Info

What to Watch For: The film won The Critics Prize at the 2018 Miami Jewish Film Festival.

Word on the Street: This is the first feature film of writer/director Ofir Rul Graizer.

My Take: Sarah Adler has become one of my favorite Israeli actors.

The film opens Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 

 

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

Saturday/Sunday

1:00 pm

Money Train 1995)  John (Wesley Snipes) and Charlie (Woody Harrelson) are foster brothers who both became transit cops.  But John and Charlie are very different.  Charlie is always getting into trouble, and John is always bailing him out.  After Charlie loses his job, he decides to rob the New York’s subway weekly cash haul.  Will John be able to save Charlie’s butt once again?

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