Opening this week at a theater near you:

Disney’s Christopher Robin (2018) PG

Christopher Robin

Photo courtesy of Disney

Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) is grown up and has a family. His old friend Winnie-the-Pooh visits his old friend Christopher Robin and helps him find the joy in his life that he has been missing. Christopher Robin Website

What to Watch For: Jim Cummings has voiced Winnie-the-Pooh and Tigger since 1988.

Word on the Street: Director Marc Forster, is known for directing Monster’s Ball (2001), Stranger than Fiction (2006) and The Kite Runner (2007).

My Take: Hayley Atwell, who plays Christopher Robin’s wife in the film, is best known for playing Peggy Carter in the Marvel films.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) R

The Spy Who Dumped Me

Photo courtesy of Lionsgate

Audrey (Mila Kunis) and Morgan (Kate McKinnon) are best friends who become caught up in an international conspiracy when they discover one of their ex-boyfriends is a spy. The Spy Who Dumped Me Website

What to Watch For: This is award-winning co-writer David Iserson’s first feature film.

Word on the Street: Co-writer/director Susanna Fogel is known for creating the ABC Family TV show Chasing Life.

My Take: I always up for a film starring Mila Kunis.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

The Darkest Minds (2018) PG-13

The Darkest Minds

Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox

When a group of teens develop powerful new abilities, the government detains them, fearing the teens will use their powers to rebel. Ruby (Amandla Stenberg), one of the most powerful teens, escapes from the internment camp and gangs up with other teens to form a rebellion. The Darkest Minds Website

What to Watch For: The movie is based on a best-selling novel of the same name by Alexandra Bracken.

Word on the Street: Director Jennifer Yuh Nelson is known for her animated films like Kung Fu Panda (2008).

My Take: I am always up for a Sci-Fi film.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

Custody (2017)

Custody

Photo courtesy of Kino Lober

A failed marriage leads to a bitter custody battle over an embattled son at the center of it all. Antoine (Denis Menochet) seems to be the perfect ex-husband, but his ex-wife Miriam (Lea Drucker) and her children know that is a dark side to Antoine. Custody Website

What to Watch For: The film has won over ten awards at film festivals including the Best Director award at the 2017 Venice Film Festival.

Word on the Street: Writer/director Xavier Legrand was nominated for a 2014 Academy Award with his short live-action film Avant due de Tout Perdre.

My Take: I enjoy Denis Menochets work, especially in 2009 Inglourious Basterds.

The film opens Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

Generation Wealth (2018) R

Generation Wealth

Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios

Documentary that explores the world of the super-rich. Generation Wealth Website

What to Watch For: Writer/director Lauren Greenfield also directed the smash hit The Queen of Versailles.

Word on the Street: The film was nominated for the Chicken & Egg Award at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival.

My Take: I think that Lauren Greenfield is one of the best documentary filmmakers out there.

The film opens exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

McQueen (2018)

McQueen

Photo courtesy of Bleeker Street

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

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 on Friday in 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

1:00 pm

Loverboy (1989)  Randy (Patrick Dempsey) has come back home for the summer after a disappointing year at college.  To make some money for the next term, Randy starts working as a pizza delivery boy for the Senor Pizza shop.  He learns that are a lot of lonely, older woman on his route, and soon the term, “With extra Anchovies” means that the woman on his route want much more than a just a pizza.

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