Opening this week at a theatre near you:

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019) R

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

Photo courtesy of Lionsgate

Assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is on the run again after killing a member of the International Assassin’s League. He now has a price tag of 14 million dollars and every assassin in the business is gunning for him. John Wick: Chapter 3 Website

What to Watch For: All-star cast includes Halle Berry, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, and Anjelica Huston.

Word on the Street: This is the third John Wick film that Chad Stahelski has directed. He worked with Keanu Reeves as the Martial Arts stunt coordinator on the Matrix trilogy and was also Reeves stunt double.

My Take: I loved the first two John Wick films.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

 

The Sun is Also a Star (2019) PG-13

The Sun is Also a Star

Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers

Natasha (Yara Shahidi) is going through a tough time in her life. After a chance meeting on the street, Daniel (Charles Melton) tells her he can make her fall in love with him in one day. That is going to be hard because Natasha doesn’t believe in love. The Sun is also a Star Website

What to Watch For: This is award-winning director Ry Russo-Young’s fifth feature film.

Word on the Street: Yara Shahidi is known for her role as Zoey on the hit TV show Black-ish.

My Take: The film is loosely based on the experiences of the novelist (that the book is based on), Nicola Yoon and her husband.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

 

A Dog’s Journey (2019) PG

A Dog's Journey

Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures

A dog is reincarnated many times having been given the task of looking after CJ (Kathryn Prescott) as she goes through life. A Dog’s Journey Website

What to Watch For: The film is based on the best-selling book by W. Bruce Cameron.

Word on the Street: W. Bruce Cameron wrote the books A Dogs Purpose (2017) and A Dog’s Way Home (2019) for which he also wrote the screenplays.

My Take: I love dogs so you know I will be seeing this one.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

 

The White Crow (2018) R

The White Crow

Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

The story of Rudolf Nureyev’s (Oleg Ivenko) defection to the west from the Soviet Union. Nureyev is considered on the ballet’s greatest dancers, and it was a huge blow to the Soviet Union and their Cold War with the west. The White Crow Website

What to Watch For: This is the third feature film directed by actor Ralph Fiennes.

Word on the Street: Ralph Fiennes won the Special Achievement Award at the Tokyo International Film Fest.

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

The film opens on Friday exclusively at Regal Tara Cinemas 4

 

Trial by Fire (2018) R

Trial by Fire

Photo courtesy of Roadside Attractions

Cameron Todd Willingham (Jack O’Connell) was convicted and sentenced to death for killing his three children. A woman (Laura Dern) starts to investigate his case and finds out scientific evidence was suppressed, and witnesses tampered with by the prosecution and the police. Trial by Fire Website

What to Watch For: The film is based on a true story.

Word on the Street: The film was directed by Oscar-winning director Edward Zwick.

My Take: Edward Zwick directed one of my favorite little films 1992 film Leaving Normal, starring Meg Tilly and Christine Lahti.

The film opens in Atlanta area theatres on Friday.

 

Aniara (2018) R

Aniara

Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

The story of a spaceship bound for a colony on Mars that collides with an asteroid and knocks the space ship off course. The passengers soon realize that they will never get home to Earth or to Mars, bound for a sure death. Aniara Website

What to Watch For: The film won four awards at the 2018 Les Arcs European Film Festival.

Word on the Street: This is the first feature film for director Pella Kagerman.

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

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

Sense and Sensibility (1995)  Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her two daughters poor due to the rules of inheritance. Cast includes Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant, and Gemma Jones.

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