Opening this week at a theatre near you:

Mission Impossible: Fallout (2018)

Mission Impossible: Fallout

Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures

Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team have a mission go wrong, and now Ethan is a wanted man. Mission Impossible: Fallout Website

What to Watch For: The stellar cast includes Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris and Angela Bassett.

Word on the Street: The film had to be shut down for a while because Cruise broke his ankle doing one of the stunts.

My Take: I can’t wait to see what crazy stunt that Tom Cruise will do next. He trained for a year to perform the HALO (High Altitude Low Opening) stunt in the film.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) PG

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers

The five Teen Titans dream of Hollywood making a movie on their superhero antics. Robin (Scott Menville) must make a serious decision when a Hollywood director named Jade (Kristen Bell) decides she wants to make a film only about him. Teen Titans Go! To the Movies Website

What to Watch For: The excellent voice cast includes Will Arnett, Tara Strong, Halsey, Greg Cipes, Khary Payton and Hynden Walch.

Word on the Street: There are a couple of surprise voices in the film, like Jimmy Kimmel voicing Batman and Lil Yachty voicing Green Lantern.

My Take: I find it hilarious that Nicolas Cage is voicing the role of Superman. Cage was attached to the Superman franchise in the late 90s.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

Blindspotting (2018) R

Blindspotting

Photo courtesy of Lionsgate

Collin (Daveed Diggs) and Miles (Rafael Casal) have been friends since their childhood. Colin has three days left on his probation, three days to stay out of trouble. The problem is that trouble just seems to follow everywhere Miles goes. Blindspotting Website

What to Watch For: Diggs and Casal, lifelong friends in real life, wrote the film in the 2000s about their beloved city of Oakland.

Word on the Street: The film was the talk of the 2018 Atlanta Film Festival.

My Take: One of the subjects of the film is gentrification, the process of renovation of urban neighborhoods.

The film opens in Atlanta on Friday.

Eighth Grade (2018) R

Eighth Grade

Photo courtesy of A24

Kayla (Elsie Fisher) is all about blending into the woodwork so that she doesn’t stand out. All Kayla wants to do is survive the last week of the eighth grade so she can start high school on a clean slate. Life has decided that Kayla should come out of the shadows. Eighth Grade Website

What to Watch For: The film was a hit on the festival circuit, winning six times, including the Audience Award at the 2018 Chicago Critics Film Festival.

What to Watch For: This is writer/director Bo Burnham’s first feature film.

My Take: Local film critics that saw this film at the 2018 Atlanta Film Festival raved about Elsie Fisher’s performance.

The film opens in Atlanta on Friday exclusively at AMC Phipps Plaza and Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

McQueen (2018) R

McQueen

Photo courtesy of Bleeker Street

Documentary about the late legendary fashion designer and couturier, Alexander McQueen. McQueen Website

What to Watch For: This is the first documentary feature for co-director Ian Bonhote.

Word on the Street: The film was a nominee for Best Documentary at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.

My Take: The subject of this film, Alexander McQueen, was a fascinating designer who ended his life all too soon at the age of forty.

The film opens in Atlanta area theatres on Friday.

Love, Cecil (2017)

Love, Cecil

Photo courtesy of Zeitgeist Films

Documentary about Academy Award-Winning costume designer Cecil Beaton. Love, Cecil Website

What to Watch For: The film won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2017 Hamptons International Film Festival.

Word on the Street: This is award-winning director Lisa Immordino Vreeland third documentary feature. Her first two were Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (2011) and Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (2015).

My Take: I greatly enjoyed the director’s first two films, so I am sure to enjoy this one also.

The film opens this Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (2018)  R

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot

Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios

ohn Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix) has been in a horrific car accident and is permanently confined to a wheelchair.  On his journey to sobriety, he uses his mangled hands to draw hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which gives him a new lease on life. Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot Website

What to Watch For: The film is directed by two time Academy Award-nominated Gus Van Sant.

Word on the Street: The film is based on a true story.

My Take: I read the book by John Callahan that the movie is based on, so I am really anxious to see this film.

The film opens Friday at Atlanta area theatres.

 

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

Multiplicity (1996) Doug (Michael Keaton) has a good job and a lovely wife (Andie MacDowell), but he never seems to have enough time to get everything done. He meets a doctor (Harris Yulin) who can solve all his problems. He’ll just clone Doug, and he will have time to do everything.

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