Opening this week at a theatre near you:

Shazam! (2019) PG-13

Shazam!

Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers

Billy Baston (Asher Angel), a newly foster kid, s picked to become a superhero named Shazam (Zachary Levi). All Billy has to do is say the word ‘Shazam’ and he becomes the world’s greatest superhero. Shazam! Website

What to Watch For: There are references to both the 1988 film Big and the Netflix series Stranger Things in the film.

Word on the Street: They have been trying to make this film since the mid-2000s.

My Take: I love superhero movies, so I am really looking forward to this film.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

 

The Best of Enemies (2019) PG-13

The Best of Enemies

Photo courtesy of STXFilms

In 1971 Durham, North Carolina civil rights activist Ann Atwater (Taraji P. Henson) is forced to work with KKK leader C.P. Ellis (Sam Rockwell0 to figure out a court-mandated solution to school integration. The Best of Enemies Info

What to Watch For: First-time writer/director Robin Bissell is known for producing The Hunger Games, Just Add Water and Seabiscuit.

Word on the Street; The film was shot in Georgia including Rosa’s Diner in Cartersville and the American Legion in Tucker.

My Take: This should be a fun movie to watch. I love both lead actors.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

 

Pet Sematary (2019) R

Pet Semetary

Photo courtesy of Paramount Studios

A family relocates from Boston to rural Maine. They soon discover that their house is located near a pet cemetery that has a mysterious past. Pet Sematary Website

What to Watch For: Five different cats played the cat named Church in the film. All five were rescues and all five were adopted by the cast and crew after the film wrapped.

Word on the Street: The cast includes Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, and John Lithgow.

My Take: This movie looks incredibly scary.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

 

The Mustang (2019) R

The Mustang

Photo courtesy of Focus Features

Roman (Matthias Schoenaerts) is a violent convict who has just come out of isolation. His prison trains wild mustangs to sell to the public. Roman is assigned to work with the Mustangs and he becomes attached to a very wild, maybe un-trainable Mustang. This experience will change Roman’s life. The Mustang Website

What to Watch For: The movie is based on real Mustang programs that exist in four states.

Word on the Street: The film won an award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

My Take: I’ve heard a lot of good things about this film from other film critics.

The film opens Friday in the Atlanta area.

 

The Public (2018) PG-13

The Public

Photo coutesy of Greenwich Entertainment

A group of homeless people have a standoff with police when they take over a public library. The Public Website

What to Watch For: Emilio Estevez stars in the film as well as writing and directing the film.

Word on the Street: The outstanding cast includes Jena Malone, Gabrielle Union, Alec Baldwin, Christian Slater, and Taylor Schilling.

My Take: I have really like the films that Emilio Estevez has directed especially The Way and Bobby.

The film opens 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

The Cable Guy (1996) Steven (Matthew Broderick), having been kicked out of his girlfriend’s apartment, finds a new place to live. The Cable Guy (Jim Carrey) comes to install cable and decides that Steven is his new best friend. At first, Steven goes along for the ride, but soon The Cable Guy’s attention becomes more than Steven can stand. The Cable Guy has decided that if Steven doesn’t want to be friends, they can now be mortal enemies.

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