Opening this week at a theatre near you:

Once Upon a Deadpool (2018) PG

Once Upon a Deadpool

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A PG version of the R rated Deadpool 2 with 20 minutes of added footage.

What to Watch For: You may have seen all the promotional material for this film starring Fred Savage. So the added footage is a tied up Fred Savage being read to by Deadpool, like Savage’s appearance in the classic 1980s film The Princess Bride. Once Upon a Deadpool Website

Word on the Street: Per Ryan Reynolds insistence, for each ticket, sold a dollar will be donated to charity.

My Take: I loved Deadpool 2, so I can’t wait to see the new material.

The film opens nationwide on Wednesday.

Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse (2018) PG

Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse

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Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) has been bitten by a radioactive spider and has become Spider-Man. When alternate universe Spider-people start showing up, they decide to team up and save the world from Kingpin (Liev Schreiber). Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse Website

What to Watch For: The all-star voice cast includes Zoe Kravitz, Nicolas Cage, Kathryn Hahn, Chris Pine, Natalie Morales, Oscar Issac, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Lily Tomlin, and Mahershala Ali.

Word on the Street: The film was just nominated for Best Animated Picture for the Golden Globes, and the New York Film Critics Circle picked it as their Best Animated Film of 2018.

My Take: One of my all-time favorite actresses, Natalie Morales, does a voice for this film, so you know I am seeing this film.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

Mary Queen of Scots (2018) R

Mary Queen of Scots

Photo courtesy of Focus Features

Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan), after many years in exile, decides to return to Scotland and attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie). Mary Queen of Scots Website

What to Watch For: The film has shown up on a number of best of 2018 lists by film critic groups.

Word on the Street: The is the directorial debut of Josie Rourke.

My Take: I always enjoy a historical drama.

The film opens in Atlanta area theatres on Friday.

Mortal Engines (2018) PG-13

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Mortal Engines

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A mysterious young woman (Hera Hilmar) teams up with a dangerous outlaw (Jihae) and an outcast from London (Robert Sheehan) to lead a rebellion against a giant predator city on wheels. Mortal Engines Website

What to Watch For: Lead actress Hera Hilmar, an Icelandic actress is best known in the United States for her role as Vanessa in the TV program Da Vinci’s Demons.

Word on the Street: This is the first film that Christian Rivers has directed, having previously worked on many films as a storyboard artist and visual effects designer.

My Take: I love Sci-Fi movies.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

The Mule (2018) R

The Mule

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Earl is a 90-year-old WWII veteran who to save his home starts transporting drugs for a Mexican drug cartel. The Mule Facebook Page

What to Watch For: This is the first film Clint Eastwood has directed and acted in since Gran Torino, ten years earlier.

Word on the Street: The film is based on a true story and was shot in Georgia.

My Take: The outstanding cast includes Bradley Cooper, Michael Pena, Taissa Farmiga, Jill Flint, Andy Garcia, and Laurence Fishburne.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

Vox Lux (2018) R

Vox Lux

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As a teenager, Celeste (Natalie Portman) survives a major national tragedy. At the memorial service, she sings a song that starts her pop singing career. We follow Celeste over eighteen years as her journey takes her on the highs and lows of a global superstar. Vox Lux Website

What to Watch For: The dance choreography in the film was done by Natalie Portman’s husband, Benjamin Millepied.

Word on the Street: Vox Lux means Voice of Light in Latin.

My Take: I will go see any film that Natalie Portman is in.

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The film opens on Friday exclusively at Regal Tara Cinemas 4