Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) PG-13

Bohemian Rhapsody

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Story of one of the world’s greatest rock bands, Queen, led by their flamboyant lead singer Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek). Bohemian Rhaposdy Website

What to Watch For: In a rare film appearance, Mike Myers plays legendary record executive Ray Foster.

Word on the Street: The last twenty minutes of the film is Queen’s iconic 1985 performance at Live Aid.

My Take: Queen is one of my all-time favorite rock bands.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

Nobody’s Fool (2018) R

Nobody's Fool

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A woman (Tiffany haddish) is released from prison and goes to live with her sister (Tina Sumpter). When the ex-con finds out her sister is in an online relationship with a man, she is determined to find out if the man is for real. Nobody’s Fool Website

What to Watch For: The film is written and directed by Tyler Perry.

Word on the Street: This is the fifth time Haddish was worn her white halter Alexander McQueen dress. She wore the dress to the premiere of Girls Trip, hosting Saturday Night Live, the MTV Movie Awards.

My Take: This is the third R rated film and the first R rated comedy of Tyler Perry’s.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) PG

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

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Clara (Mackenzie Foy) is on a search for a key that will open a box her late mother gave her. When Clara searches for the key the trail takes her to a magical, mysterious parallel world. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Website

What to Watch For: The cast includes Keira Knightley, Eugenio Derbez, Matthew Macfadyen, Richard E. Grant, Misty Copeland, Helen Mirren, and Morgan Freeman.

Word on the Street: World famous singer Andrea Bocelli and his son Matteo contributed the song “Fall on Me” for the film.

My Take: The film is co-directed by one of my favorite directors, Lasse Hallstrom (My Life as a Dog, The Cider House Rules, Chocolat).

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

Suspiria (2018) R

Suspiria

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A promising young dancer, Susie (Dakota Johnson) joins a world-renowned dance company. Susie soon learns that mysterious things are happening at the company and dancers have gone missing. Suspiria Website

What to Watch For: Dakota Johnson completed two years of ballet training in preparation for her role in the film.

What to Watch For: The film is loosely based on the 1977 film of the same name written and directed by Dano Argento.

My Take: I find it interesting that this followup film by Luca Gaudagnino’s to his Academy Award-nominated film Call Me by Your Name.

The film opens in Atlanta area theatres on Friday.

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) R

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

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Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) has made her living writing about celebrities. When she falls out of style and can’t get published, she begins to forges letters from deceased authors and playwrights. Can You Ever Forgive Me? Website

What to Watch For: The film is based on a true story.

Word On the Street: The film is directed by Marielle Heller, whose first film was 2015’s The Diary of a Teenage Girl.

My Take: The film is currently at 99% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The film opens Friday in Atlanta exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art Cinemaand AMC Phipps Plaza

Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco (2017)

Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex, Fashion & Disco

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Documentary on the outrageous fashion illustrator of the 1970s Paris and New York. Antonio Lopez 1970 Website

What to Watch For: The film won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2017 DOC NYC film festival.

Word on the Street: Interviewed in the film are Jessica Lange, Jerry Hall, Bob Colacello, Grace Jones, Grace Coddington, Tina Chow, Patti D’Arbanville, Karl Lagerfeld.

My Take: I am always up for a good documentary.

The film opens Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

Monster Party (2018)

Monster Party

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Three teenage pose as waiters to rob a mansion during a dinner party. Little do the teenagers know that they are stealing from a house that is hosting a party for a serial killer cult. Monster Party Info

What to Watch For: This is the 2nd feature film written and directed by Chris von Hoffmann.

Word on the Street: Cast includes Julian McMahon, Sam Strike, Virginia Gardnier, Brandon Michael Hall, Erin Moriarty, and Kian Lawley.

My Take: The film stars one of my favorite actresses, Robin Tunney.

The film opens Friday exclusively at AMC Conyers Crossing 16

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