Opening this week at a theater near you:

The Meg (2018) PG-13

 

The Meg

Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers

Jonas (Jason Statham) must protect his family and fellow workers from a 70-foot shark while in a sunken submersible. The Meg Website

What to Watch For: The film has been in development since 1997 and at different times had George Clooney and Guillermo del Toro attached to the production.

Word on the Street: Director Jon Turteltaub is known for Cool Runnings (2993), While You Were Sleeping (1995), National Treasure (2004), and Last Vegas (2013).

My Take: I am always up for a big adventure film.

The film opens nationwide on Friday

Dog Days (2018) PG

Dog Days

Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers

A group of interconnected people in Los Angeles are connected by the dogs that fill their lives with love and hope. Dog Days Website

What to Watch For: The impressive cast includes Nina Dobrev, Vanessa Hudgens, Finn Wolfhard, Lauren Lapkus, Eva Longoria and Adam Pally.

Word on the Street: One of the dogs in the film is actually Nina Dobrev’s dog, Maverick Dogbrev.

My Take: I have loved watching Lauren Lapkus career grow.

The film opens nationwide on Wednesday.

BlacKkKlansman (2018)  R

BlacKkKlansman

Photo courtesy of Focus Features

Based on the true story of Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), the first African-American police officer in Colorado Springs. With the help of a white police (Adam Driver), Ron infiltrates the local Ku Klux Klan, becoming a confidant of the Imperial Wizard himself, David Duke (Topher Grace) and eventually becoming the leader of the local pack. BlacKkKlansman Website

What to Watch For: The film is based on an incredible true story. The book the film was based on was written by Ron Stallworth.

Word on the Street: A previously unreleased live rehearsal recording of the late musician Prince singing “Mary Don’t You Weep’ which plays over the closing credits.

My Take: I am interested to see this film as it is the first film Spike Lee has shot on film since 2013.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

Slender Man (2018) PG-13

Slender Man

Photo courtesy of Screen Gems

Children are disappearing from a town at an alarming rate. Could it be to the legend of Slender Man, a tall, thin, horrifying figure with long arms and a featureless face? Slinder Man Facebook Page

What to Watch For: Veteran TV director Sylvain White also directed the 2007 film Stomp the Yard.

Word on the Street: The poster of the film was nominated as a Best Horror Poster at the 2018 Golden Trailer Awards.

My Take: I love horror films.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

Dark Money (2018)

Dark Money

Photo courtesy of PBS

Documentary on a reporter who is trying to get to the bottom of big business placing untraceable corporate money to influence elections and officials. Dark Money Website

What to Watch For: The film was up for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and won the Jury Award at the 2018 Omaha Film Festival.

Word on the Street: The director of the film, Kimberly Reed, is known for her award-winning film, Prodigal Sons (2008).

My Take: I love documentaries, and I am looking forward to seeing this one.

The film opens in Atlanta exclusively on Friday at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

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