Opening this week at a theatre near you:

Ralph Breaks the Internet 2018)  PG

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures

Ralph, and his pal Venellope go on a search on the internet for a new joystick for Ralph’s game. If they don’t find the joystick, Ralph’s game will be turned off. Ralph Breaks the Internet Website

What to Watch For: This is Gal Gadot’s first voice role playing the video game character Shank.

Word on the Street: Voice cast includes Taraji P. Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk, Alfred Molina, and Ed O’Neil.

My Take: I loved the first film, so I am looking forward to this one.

The film opens nationwide on Wednesday.

Creed II (2018) PG-13

Creed II

Photo courtesy of MGM

With Rocky’s (Sylvester Stallone) help, newly crowned light heavyweight champion Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) faces off against Viktor Drago (Florian Munteanu), the son of the man that killed Adonis’ father. Creed II Website

What to Watch For: Sylvester Stallone co-wrote the screenplay with Juel Taylor.

Word on the Street: This is the eight installment in the Rocky series.

My Take: I think Michael B. Jordan is one of the best young actors out there.

The film opens nationwide on Wednesday.

Robin Hood (2018) R

Robin Hood

Photo courtesy of Lionsgagte

Robin of Loxley (Taron Egerton) comes back from the Crusades to find that his beloved England is being ruled by a corrupt crown. Robin decides to lead a revolt to take down the corruption. Robin Hood Website

What to Watch For: The cast was taught archery by YouTube sensation Lars Andersen of Denmark.

Word on the Street: Gaite Jansen, Lucy Fry, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw were considered for the role of Marian before Eve Hewson was cast.

My Take: I have always loved the Robin Hood movies.

The film opens nationwide on Wednesday.

At Eternity’s Gate (2018) PG-13

At Eternity's Gate

Photo courtesy of CBS Films

A look at the life of painter Vincent van Gogh (Willem Dafoe) during the time he lived in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, France. At Eternity’s Gate Website

What to Watch For: The title of the film is based on the painting “Sorrowing Old Man (At Eternity’s Gate)’ which was doen a couple of months before van Gogh’s suicide.

Word on the Street: The film was shot on location where van Gogh lived in France.

My Take: Julian Schnabel, the director of the film, is also a painter known for his ‘plate paintings.

The film opens nationwide on Wednesday.

Maria by Callas (2017) PG

Maria by Callas

Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

Documentary on the life and loves of the Greek-American opera singer Maria Callas. Maria by Callas Website

What to Watch For: The film won Best Documentary in Music and Dance at the 2018 Master of Art Film Festival.

Word on the Street: The documentary is told in Maria Callas’s own words.

My Take: I can’t wait to see this film.

The film opens on Friday at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema   and The Springs Cinema and Taphouse

Chef Flynn (2018)

Chef Flynn

Photo courtesy of Kino Lober

Documentary about Flynn McGarry who started cooking gourmet meals at age 9, by 11 had a supper club in his home and age 19 has his own restaurant in NYC. Chef Flynn Website

What to Watch For: Flynn’s mother is a filmmaker, and so there is a lot of footage of Flynn when he was younger.

Word on the Street: Flynn has been on talk shows like the Today Show and Larry King Live, and has been featured on the cover of the New York Times Magazine.

My Take: Director Cameron Yates also directed a well recieved documentary in 2010 called The Canal Street Madam.

The film opens on Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

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