Opening this week at a theatre near you:

Us (2019) R

Us

Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures

A family is threatened by a group of doppelgangers who begin to terrorize them. Us Website

What to Watch For: The film is written and directed by Joran Peele, who did the monster hit Get Out in 2017.

Word on the Street: Peele has stated that this is not a suspense film but an out and out horror film.

My Take: I can’t wait to see this film, though I admit I am a little afraid to see it.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

 

Gloria Bell (2019) R

Gloria Bell

Photo courtesy of A24

A free-spirited woman (Julianne Moore) in her 50s is living her life, going to dance clubs alone until she meets a man (John Turturro) and falls in love, but that man might not be right for her. Gloria Bell Facebook Page

What to Watch For: Sebastian Lelio directed this film and is based on his award-winning film Gloria that he made in 2013.

Word on the Street: The strong cast includes Jeanne Tripplehorn, Sean Astin, Michael Cera, Holland Taylor, Rita Wilson, and Brad Garrett.

My Take: I always enjoy Julianne Moore films.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

 

The Highwaymen (2019) R

The Highwaymen

Photo courtesy of Netflix

A pair of lawmen (Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson) come out of retirement to hunt down the infamous Bonnie and Clyde. The Highwaymen Website

What to Watch For: The film was originally intended for Robert Redford and Paul Newman.

Word on the Street: The director of the film John Lee Hancock, also directed The Blind Side (2009) and The Founder (2016)l.

My Take: This should be a fun watch with Costner and Harrelson on the screen at the same time.

The film opens Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

 

Giant Little Ones (2018) R

Giant Little Ones

Photo courtesy of Vertical Entertainment

Two popular boys (Darren Mann, Josh Wiggins) lives are turned upside down by an incident that happens on one of the boys 17th birthday. Giant Little Ones Facebook Page

What to Watch For: The film won the Best Screenplay from the Vancouver Film Critics Circle.

Word on the Street: The film is written and directed by the award-winning Keith Behrman.

My Take: This film stars one of my favorite actors, Maria Bello.

The film opens exclusively Friday at AMC Phipps Plaza

 

Woman at War (2018)

Woman at War

Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

Halla (Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir), a woman in her forties, takes on the local aluminum industry when they theater her beloved highlands of Iceland. Woman at War Website

What to Watch For: The film won ten awards at the 2019 Edda Awards, Iceland’s Academy Awards.

Word on the Street: The film was Iceland’s submission to the 91st Academy Awards.

My Take: The director/co-writer of the film, Benedikt Erlingsson, also directed the outstanding 2013 film Of Horses and Men.

The film opens on Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

 

If you can’t make it to the theatre this weekend, then stay at home and watch movies on Atlanta’s CW::

Saturday
1:00 pm

Basic (2003) A DEA agent investigates the disappearance of a legendary Army ranger drill sergeant and several of his cadets during a training exercise gone severely awry. Cast includes John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, and Connie

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