Opening this week at a theatre near you:
A Medea Family Funeral (2019) PG-13
A family reunion goes bad when a loved one in the Medea family dies. A Medea Family Funeral Website
What to Watch For: This will be the last Medea film in the long-running franchise.
Word on the Street: Tyler Perry, besides playing Medea and a number of other characters in the film, also wrote and directed the film.
My Take: The film was shot at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, GA.
The film opens nationwide on Friday.
Greta (2018) R
A young woman, Frances (Chloe Grace Moretz), befriends a widow (Isabelle Huppert) against the advice of her roommate (Maika Monroe). Frances will soon regret that she started up the friendship. Greta Website
\What to Watch For: The film is directed by Oscar-winning director Neil Jordan.
Word on the Street: The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival where it was bought by Focus Features for six million dollars.
My Take: I have been a big fan of Isabelle Huppert for quite a while.
The film opens nationwide on Friday.
Ruben Brandt, Collector (2018) R
A Psychotherapist (Iven Kamaras) suffers from violent nightmares inspired by famous works of art. He hires four patients of his to steal the artwork because he believes if he posses the artwork, the nightmares will stop. Ruben Brandt, Collector Website
What to Watch For: This award-winning animated film was up for two awards at the Annie Awards, which celebrates animated film.
Word on the Street: The film has been praised by film critics for its unique look and it at 88 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
My Take: I am always ready to see full length animated films.
The film opens Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)
A young boy (Maxwell Simba) lives in a small village that is suffering through a horrible drought. To help his village survive he build a wind turbine inspired by a bike headlight. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Website
What to Watch For: The film was written and directed by Oscar-nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) who appears in the film as the boy’s father.
Word on the Street: The film is based on a true story.
My Take: I am always amazed at directors who also star in their films.
The film opens Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema
To Dust (2018) R
Shmuel (Geza Rohrig) is a cantor in upstate New York who has just lost his wife and is struggling to find religious solace. He is secretly obsessing over how his wife’s body will decay. He develops a strange relationship with Albert (Matthew Broderick), a local community college biology professor. To Dust Facebook Page
What to Watch For: The film played to packed houses at the 2019 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival.
Word on the Street: This is the first feature film for co-writer/director Shawn Snyder.
My Take: I missed it at the AJFF, so I am glad it’s coming to Atlanta theatres.
The film opens Friday in Atlanta area theatres.
Apollo 11 (2019) G
Documentary that looks at the landing on the moon by the Apollo 11 mission led by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.
What to Watch For: Director Todd Douglas Miller did separate cuts for the film screening in Imax and in other specialty theatres. Apollo 11 Website
Word on the Street: The film won Documentary Editing Award and was also up for the Grand Jury Award at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
My Take: I have heard so many good things about this film. I can’t wait to see it.
The film opens in Atlanta area theatres on Friday.
If you can’t make it to the theatre this weekend, then stay at home and watch movies on Atlanta’s CW.
Look Who’s Talking Too (1990) A new baby is on the way for James (John Travolta) and Mollie (Kirstie Alley) and this time it’s a girl (voiced by Roseanne Barr). Mikey (voiced by Bruce Willis) isn’t happy he is going to have to share his parents with this new baby.