Opening this week at a theatre near you:

Mama Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) PG-13

Mama Mia: Here We Go Again

Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures

Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is pregnant and wants to learn about her mother’s past (Meryl Streep). Mama Mia: Here We Go Again Website

What to Watch For: Cher was offered a role in the first film but turned it down. She now appears in this film as Donna’s (Meryl Streep) mother.

Word on the Street: ABBA member, Bjorn Ulvaeus, makes a cameo appearance in the film.

My Take: I am sure this will span more ‘sing-alongs’.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

The Equalizer 2 (2018) R

The Equalizer 2

Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures

Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) is all about justice for the downtrodden but what will he do when someone he loves is threatened. http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/theequalizer/discanddigital/

What to Watch For: The film is directed by Antoine Fuqua who also directed the first film in the series.

Word on the Street: Denzel Washington, Bill Pullman, and Melissa Leo all are back from the original film.

My Take: I loved the first film in the series.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) R

Unfriended: Dark Web

Photo courtesy of BH Tilt

Matias (Colin Woodell) has just gotten a new laptop. As he plays with his friends online, he finds out that the new laptop had a previous owner that wants the computer back, at any price. Unfriended: Dark Web Website

What to Watch For: This is writer/director Stephen Susco’s directing debut, who is known for The Grudge and The Possession.

Word on the Street: The film is a sequel to the 2014 film Unfriended.

My Take: I am always up for a horror film.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

Woman Walks Ahead (2017) R

Woman Walks Ahead

Photo courtesy of A24

In 1890, Catherine Weldon (Jessica Chastain) travels to the Dakotas to paint the portrait of Sitting Bull. Having experienced the lives of the Lakota people she decides to fight for their right to keep their land. Woman Walks Ahead Website

What to Watch For: The films based on a true story and the portrait hangs in a museum in North Dakota.

Word on the Street: Award-winning director Susanna White is known for directing the TV series Bleak House and Jane Eyre.

My Take: Jessica Chastain is one of the best working actresses in film.

The film opens in Atlanta on Friday.

The King (2017) R

The King

Photo courtesy of Oscilloscope

Documentary on the life of the king of rock and roll, Elvis Presley and his effect on America. The King Website

What to Watch For: The film won the Special Mention Award at the 2017 Haifa International Film Festival.

Word on the Street: Director Eugene Jarecki is known for his films Why We Fight (2005) and The House I Live In (2012).

My Take: I love that people like Lana Del Rey, Ethan Hawke and Emmylou Harris are interviewed in this film.

The film opens Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

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

I Still What You Did Last Summer (1997) Four teenagers (Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr., Ryan Phillippe) become the target of a vengeful stalker after they accidentally hit a man while driving on a darkened road and try to cover up the accident.

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