Opening at a theatre near you:

Alita: Battle Angel (2019) PG-13

Alita: Battle Angel

Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox

In the distant future, a man (Christoph Waltz) finds a deactivated female cyborg (Rosa Salazar) and repairs her. He treats her as his daughter but she doesn’t remember her life before she was deactivated. She goes on a quest to find out just who she was. Alita: Battle Angel Website

What to Watch For: The film is directed by Robert Rodriquez (Sin City) and is co-written by James Cameron (Avatar).

Word on the Street: The 20th Century Fox logo briefly changes to ’26 Century Fox.’

My Take: I am anxious the see the CGI in this film.

The film opens nationwide on Thursday.

Isn’t It Romantic (2019) PG-13

Isn't It Romantic

Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers

A young woman (Rebel Wilson), down on love and hating romantic comedies, hits her head and passes out. When she wakes up, she is in an alternate universe and is in her own romantic comedy. Isn’t it Romantic Facebook Page

What to Watch For: The film has two musical numbers.

Word on the Street: To prepare for the film, director Todd Strauss-Schulson watched 65 iconic romantic comedies to get the films look and feel.

My Take: It is going to be interesting to see how Rebel Wilson handles her first leading role.

The film opens nationwide on Wednesday.

Arctic (2018) PG-13

Arctic

Photo courtesy of Bleeker Street

A man (Mads Mikkelsen) is stranded in the Arctic after a plane crash. After months of surviving the tough environment, he must decide to stay or embark on a possibly deadly trek through unknown territory. Arctic Website

What to Watch For: Joe Penna, the director of the film, is from Brazil.

Word on the Street: The film received a 10-minute standing ovation at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

My Take: I know I will be wearing a jacket when I see this film.

The film opens in Atlanta area theatres on Friday.

Never Look Away (2018)

Never Look Away

Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

German artist Kurt Barnert (Tom Schilling) has escaped East Germany and he now lives in West Germany. He continues to be tormented by his childhood under the Nazi’s and the East German government. Never Look Away Website

What to Watch For: The film is nominated for two Academy Awards including Best Foreign Language Film.

Word on the Street: The film is based on a real person, German painter Gerhard Richter.

My Take: I have been wanting to see this film since I heard about it when it played at the Venice International Film Festival last year.

The film opens in Atlanta on Friday at Regal Tara Cinemas 4

 Happy Death Day 2U (2019) PG-13

Happy Death Day 2U

Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures

Tree (Jessica Rothe) has experienced this before, she is reliving the same day over and over as she and her friends are being killed. Happy Death Day 2U Website

What to Watch For: Christopher Landon, the son of the late actor Michael Landon, also directed the 2017 film Happy Death Day.

Word on the Street: A third film is planned for and Landon has stated that Happy Death Day 2U will answer how this death loop got started.

My View: I really enjoyed the first film.

The film opens nationwide on Thursday.

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