Opening this week at a theatre near you:

Crazy Rich Asians  (2018)  PG-13

Crazy Rich Asians

Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers

Native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) has fallen in love with the man of her dreams Nick (Henry Golding). When he decides to take her to Singapore to meet his family, she finds out that his family is one of the richest in the city and his mother doesn’t think Rachel is good enough for her son. Crazy Rich Asians Website

What to Watch For: The film is based on a book of the same name by Kevin Kwan.

Word on the Street: This is the first filmy a major Hollywood studio to feature Asian-Americans in the predominant leading roles in 25 years.

My Take; The film has gotten incredible ratings from critics holding a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

Mile 22 (2018) R

Mile 22

Photo courtesy of STX

An elite American intelligence officer (Mark Wahlberg) is given the easy of smuggling a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country. https://www.facebook.com/mile22movie

What to Watch For: This is planned to be a trilogy.

Word on the Street: This is the fourth time that Mark Wahlberg has worked with director Peter Berg.

My Take: The film was shot in Atlanta, GA.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

Alpha (2018) PG-13

Alpha

Photo courtesy of Studio B

Set in the last Ice Age, the story of how man developed a relationship with a dog.
Alpha Website

What to Watch For: The film was shot in Alberta, Canada.

Word on the Street: The breed of the dog in the film is Czechoslovakian wolfdog.

My Take: This is the first film Albert Hughes has made without his brother.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

Never Goin’ Back (2018) R

Never Goin' Back

Photo courtesy of A24

Jessie (Camila Morrone) and Angela (Maia Mitchell) are high school dropouts, their rent is due, and they are about to get fired. It’s the perfect time to take a week off. Never Goin’ Back Website

What to Watch For: The film premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

Word On the Street: This is writer/director Augustine Frizzell’s first feature film.

My Take: I am a fan of Maia Mitchell from her work on the ABC Family The Fosters.

The film opens in Atlanta area theatres on Friday.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018)

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Photo courtesy of Filmrise

In 1993, a teenage girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) is forced into gay conversion therapy by her guardians. The Miseducation of Cameron Post Website

What to Watch For: The film won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

Word on the Street: The film is based on the book by the same name by Emily M. Danforth.

My Take: I think that Chloe Grace Moretz is one of the best young actors out there.

The film opens on Friday at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

Puzzle  (2018)  R

Puzzle

Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

A housewife (Kelly Macdonald) discovers that she has a knack for solving jigsaw puzzles. Puzzle Facebook Page

What to Watch For:  The film won the Truly Moving Film Award at the 2018 Heartland Film Awards.

Word on the Street:  Director Mark Turtletaub is known for his films Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Loving (2016) and Safety Not Guaranteed (2012).

My Take:  I think Kelly Macdonald is one of the most underrated actresses in film.

The film opens Friday at Regal Tara Cinemas 4 and The Springs Cinema and Taphouse

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.