Opening this week at a theatre near you:

Dumbo (2019) PG

Dumbo

Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Studios

A retelling of the timeless story of the baby elephant that has ears so big he can fly. Dumbo Website

What to Watch For: This live-action stars Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Alan Arkin, Nico Parker, and Finley Hobbins.

Word on the Street: The film is directed by Tim Burton, known for his films Beetlejuice (1988), Batman (1989), and Mars Attacks (1996).

My Take: I loved the old animated film, so I am looking forward to this one.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

 

The Aftermath (2019) R

The Aftermath

Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures

A few months after WW II has ended, Rachael (Keira Knightly) joins her husband, (James Clarke) who is still in the British army, in Hamburg, Germany. They stay at a German’s (Alexander Skarsgard) home who is still grieving for his wife that died in an Allied bombing. The Aftermath Website

What to Watch For: The film is directed by James Kent, know mostly for his British TV movies.

Word on the Street: The film is based on the book with the same name by Rhidian Brook.

My Take: I am always up for a Keira Knightly film.

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

 

Sorry Angel (2018)

Sorry Angel

Photo courtesy of Strand Releasing

Jacques (Pierre Deladonchamps) and Arthur (Vincent Lacoste) have fallen in love even though their age difference is vast. They are about to face some challenges that could threaten their relationship. Sorry Angel Website

What to Watch For: The two leads shared the Best Actor award at the Seville European Film Festival last year.

Word on the Street: The film was mostly shot in Paris and Amsterdam.

My Take: I really liked Christophe Honore’s The Beautiful Person, that he wrote the screenplay for in 2008).

The film opens Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

 

 

The Hummingbird Project (2018) R

The Hummingbird Project

Photo courtesy of The Orchard

Cousins from New York, Vincent (Jesse Eisenberg) and Anton (Alexander Skarsgard) are involved in the high stakes game of high-frequency trading. They go up against their old boss (Selma Hayek) in an effort to make millions in a fiber-optic cable deal. The Hummingbird Project Website

What to Watch For: Writer/director of this film, Kim Nguyen, also wrote/directed the award-winning 2012 film War Witch.

Word on the Street: The fiber-optic network in the film is actually a functioning network.

My Take: I love watching Selma Hayek work on the silver screen.

The film opens Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

 

The Beach Bum (2019) R

The Beach Bum

Photo courtesy of Neon

A rebellious stoner named Moondog (Matthew McConaughey) is determined to live his life on his own terms. The Beach Bum Website

What to Watch For: The writer/director of the film, Harmony Korine, has done mostly shorts in his career, though he did write and direct the indie hit Spring Breakers in 2012.

Word on the Street: Cast includes Snoop Dogg, Isla Fisher, Martin Lawrence, Zac Efron, and Jonah Hill.

My Take: The film just premiered at the SXSW Film Festival.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

 

Hotel Mumbai (2018) R

Hotel Mumbai

Photo courtesy of Bleeker Street Media

The film recalls 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai. A chef (Anupam Kher) and a waiter (Dev Patel) risk their lives to protect their guests. Hotel Mumbai Website

What to Watch For: The film won the Audience Award for Best Feature at the 2018 Adelaide Film Festival.

Word on the Street: The film is based on hundreds of hours of interviews with the people that survived the attack.

My Take: I think that Dev Patel is one of the finest young actors out there.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

Ash is Purest White (2018)

Ash Is Purest White

Photo courtesy of Cohen Media Group

The story of the rise and fall of the love between a small time local hood named Bin (Fan Liao) and his lover, Qiao (Tao Zhan). Ash is Purest White Website

What to Watch For: The film has been winning awards at film festivals all over the world.

Word on the Street: This is the seventeenth feature film for writer/director Zhangke Jia.

My Take: I have heard some great things about this film from other critics.

The film opens in Atlanta on Friday at Regal Tara Cinemas 4 and Regal Hollywood 24

 

 

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

Saturday
1:00 pm

Identity (2003) R Stranded at a desolate Nevada hotel, ten strangers soon realize that they are being killed off one by one and the killer is probably one of them.

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