Missing Link, Little, Hellboy, The Brink, The Chaperone, Amazing Grace, High Life Hugh Jackman, Zack Galifianakis, Zoe Saladana Preview This! ‘Missing Link’ – Atlanta's CW69


Opening this week at a theatre near you:

Missing Link  (2019)  PG

Missing Link

Photo courtesy of United Artists Releasing

Mr. Link (voiced by Zack Galifianakis) is a Bigfoot who dreams of finding more like him. He convinces explorer Sir Lionel Frost (voiced by Hugh Jackman) to take Mr. Link to the fabled lost valley of Shangri-La, where it is rumored that it is inhabited by Yetis. With the help of a former flame of Sr. Lionel, Adelina Fortnight (voiced by Zoe Saldana), the three go on a trip halfway across the world. Missing Link Website

What to Watch For: The studio that made this film, Laika Entertainment, is known for their beautiful stop-motion animation. They have made award-winning films such as Coraline (2009) and Kubo and the Two Strings (2016).

Word on the Street: The strong voice cast includes Hugh Jackson, Zach Galifianakis, Zoe Saldana, Timothy Olyphant, Emma Thompson, and Stephen Fry.

My Take: I can’t wait to see this film, I love Laika’s films.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

 

Little (2019) PG -13

Little

Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures

Jordan (Regina Hall) is a hard-nosed businesswoman that won’t let anything get in her way. She is suddenly shifted to her thirteen-year-old self (Marsai Martin). Little Website

What to Watch For: Marsai Martin not only pitched the movie but also was one of the executive producers.

Word n the Street: The film was shot in the Atlanta area.

My Take: This should be a fun film to watch.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

 

Hellboy (2019) R

Hellboy

Photo courtesy of Lionsgate

Hellboy (David Harbour) is caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human. He battles an ancient sorceress (Milla Jovovich) who is bent on revenge. Hellboy Website

What to Watch For: Neil Marshall, the director of the film, is an Emmy nominated director.

Word on the Street: This is a complete reboot from the Guillermo Del Toro Hellboy film series

My Take: It is going to be interesting to see how they handle this reboot.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

 

High Life (2018) R

High Life

Photo courtesy of A24

A group of misfits work on a space station, including a man (Robert Pattinson) who is raising his daughter. High Life Website

What to Watch For: The film was co-written and directed by award-winning Claire Denis.

Word on the Street: The 14-month-old girl that plays Robert Pattison’s baby is the daughter of one of Pattinson’s friends.

My Take: I am always up for a space opera.

The film opens in Atlanta area theatres on Friday.

 

The Brink (2019) R

The Brink

Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

Documentary that follows Trump advisor Steve Bannon through the 2018 mid-term elections in the United States. The Brink Website

What to Watch For: The film comes from award-winning documentary filmmaker Alison Klayman.

Word on the Street: The film was nominated for Best Documentary at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

My Take: I do love documentaries.

The film opens Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

 

The Chaperone (2018)

The Chaperone

Photo courtesy of PBS films

In the early 1920s, a Kansas woman (Elizabeth McGovern) decides to chaperone a young dancer (Haley Lu Richardson) on her journey to New York City. The Chaperone Website

What to Watch For: The director of the film, Michael Engler, is a 3 time Emmy nominated director known for his work o Sex and the City, 30 Rock and Downton Abbey.

Word on the Street: The cast includes Blythe Danner, Campbell Scott, and Victoria Hill.

My Take: I have loved Elizabeth McGovern’s work since she appeared in Ragtime (1981).

The film opens on Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

 

Amazing Grace (2018)  G

Amazing Grace

Photo courtesy of Neon

Documentary showing Aretha Franklin backed up by a choir giving a concert at a Baptist church in Los Angeles in 1972. Amazing Grace Website

What to Watch For: The film almost didn’t get made. When they shot the film, they did not use clapboards and it was almost impossible at that time to sync up the sound with the film.

Word on the Street: On his deathbed, director Sydney Pollack, gave the film to composer Alan Elliott, who used new technology to edit the film.

My Take: I have seen some of the footage on a news program and this is going to be amazing.

The movie opens on Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

 

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

Saturday

1:00 pm

La Bomba (1987) PG-13 Lou Diamond Phillips plays Ritchie Valens who rises up from the migrant farms of California to become a teenage rock star, only to lose his life in a legendary plane crash.

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