Movies opening this week at a theatre near you:

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) PG

The Lego Movie 2

Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers

It’s been five years since everything was awesome and there is a new threat, Lego Duplo invaders from outer space are wrecking everything. The Lego Movie 2 Website

What to Watch For: The cast includes Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish, Alison Brie and Nick Offerman.

Word on the Street: Screenwriters Phil Lord and Christopher Miller also wrote the first film, The Lego Movie (2014).

My Take: I can’t wait for this film.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

What Men Want (2019) R

What Men Want

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Ali (Taraji P. Henson) is passed over for a promotion at her agency. She hits her head and develops an ability to hear men’s thoughts. What Men Want Website

What to Watch For: This is a gender-swapped version of the 2000 film What Women Want starring Mel Gibson.

Word on the Street: This is director Adam Shankman’s first R rated film.

My Take: I love Taraji P. Henson.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

Cold Pursuit (2019) R

Cold Pursuit

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A snowplow driver (Liam Neeson) seeks revenge on the drug dealers he thinks killed his son. Cold Pursuit Website

What to Watch For: The film is based on the 2014 Norwegian film In Order of Disappearance.

Word on the Street: The director of the film, Hans Petter Moland, also directed the 2014 film that this film is based on.

My Take: This is the first film written by Frank Baldwin.

Capernaum (2018) R

Capernaum

Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

A young boy (Zain Al Rafeea) is serving a five-year sentence for a violent crime, and he decides to sue his parents for neglect. Capernaum Website

What to Watch For: The film is up for the Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Academy Awards.

Word on the Street: The film won three awards at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

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

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

Oscar Nominated Short Films 2019 (2019)

2019 Oscar Nominate Short Films

Photo courtesy of Shorts TV

The Academy Award nominees for Live Action and Animated short films. Oscar Nominated Short Films Website

What to Watch For: The Animated Shorts include the Pixar film Bao.

Word on the Street: The live-action shorts include films from Ireland, Canada, Spain, and the U.S.

My Take: I love this time of year. We get to see some great films.

The films opens on Friday at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

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