Opening this week at a theatre new you:

The Curse of La Llorona (2019) R

The Curse of La Llorona

Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers

Ignoring the warning of a troubled mother, a woman (Linda Cardellini) and her small children are soo drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. The Curse of Llaorona Website

What to Watch For: Director of the film, Michael Chaves, is known for his short films and the TV Mini-Series Chase Champion.

Word on the Street: This is a spinoff of the Conjuring series.

My Take: The film does have one character from the Conjuring series, Father Perez (Tony Amendola).

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

 

Breakthrough (2019) PG

Breakthrough

Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox

When her 14-year old son drowns in a lake, a faithful mother (Chrissy Metz) prays that her son is brought back to life and healed. Breakthrough Website

What to Watch For: Golden State point guard Stephen Curry is an executive producer of the film.

Word on the Street: First 20th Century Fox film to be distributed by Walt Disney Studios.

My Take: Hollywood has figured out that faith-based movies can be money makers.

The film opens nationwide on Wednesday.

 

Penguins (2019) G

Penguins

Photo courtesy of Disney Nature

The documentary follows the adventures of Steve the Penguin, as he tries to find love and raise a family. Penguins Website

What to Watch For: The crew shot for over 900 days to make this film.

Word on the Street: The film is narrated by actor Ed Helms.

My Take: I always love a good nature documentary.

The film opens nationwide on Wednesday.

 

Teen Spirit (2018) PG-13

Teen Spirit

Photo courtesy of Bleeker Street Meida

A young girl (Elle Fanning), against the wishes of her mother (Agnieszka Grochowska), enters a singing competition with the help of an ex-opera singer (Zlako Buric). Teen Spirit Website

What to Watch For: The film premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.

Word on the Street: This is the directorial debut of writer/director Max Minghella.

My Take: I think Elle Fanning is about to hit the big time.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

 

Little Woods (2018) R

Little Woods

Photo courtesy of Neon

Ollie (Tessa Thompson) is just days away from getting off probation. Her sister (Lily James) has become homeless and now Ollie must bring drugs across the Canadian border in order to help out her sister. Little Woods Website

What to Watch For: The film just played at the Atlanta Film Festival.

Word on the Street; This is the first feature film for writer/director Nia DaCosta.

My Take: Tessa Thompson has become one of my favorite actors.

The film opens Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

 

Fast Color (2018) PG-13

Fast Color

Photo courtesy of Lionsgate

After years on the run, a woman (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) with supernatural abilities returns to her family. Fast Color Info

What to Watch For: The film was nominated for awards at both the SXSW Film Festival and the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Word on the Street: Writer/director Julia Hart is known for her award-winning film Miss Stevens (2016).

My Take: I love that this indie film is about a person with supernatural abilities.

The film opens in Atlanta area theatres on Friday.

 

Perterloo (2018) PG-13

Peterloo

Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios

The story of the 1819 Peterloo massacre where British troops attacked a peaceful pro-democracy rally in Manchester, England. Peterloo Website

What to Watch For: The writer/director of the film, seven-time Academy Award nominee Mike Leigh, is known for his films Another Year (2010) Happy-Go-Lucky ( 2008) and Vera Drake (2004)

Word on the Street: The film marks the 200th anniversary of the event.

My Take: Mike Leigh always makes interesting films.

The film opens at Atlanta are theatres on Friday.

 

 

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

Saturday

1:00 pm

Ultraviolet (2006): Milla Jovovich plays Violet, a “hemophage” who, in 2078, is a member of an underground resistance that is fighting the government. Hemophanges are people who have been infected with a “vampire-like” disease that gives them superhuman strength/speed but, at a cost, they die after 12 years. Violet decides to risk everything to save a child who may be the key to her own survival.

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