Opening this week at a theatre near you:


Annabelle Comes Home (2019) R

Annabelle Comes Home

Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers

Annabelle, the doll that has an evil spirit inside it has been locked in the basement. While babysitting a teenager and her friend Unknowingly awaken the doll. Annabelle isn’t the only thing that has been unleashed and the evil spirits have set their sights on the Warren’s young daughter. Annabelle Comes Home Info

What to Watch For: Annabelle is based on a real doll the Warrens have locked in a special case that has been blessed by a priest.

Word on the Street: This is the third movie that has featured Annabelle.

My Take: This is the first film of the series that doesn’t have ‘The Conjuring’ as part of the title of the film.

The film opens nationwide on Wednesday.

Yesterday (2019)  PG-13


Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures

A musician (Himesh Patel) realizes he’s the only person to remember The Beatles. He then starts performing their songs and becomes a big star. Yesterday Website

What to Watch For: The film won the Audience Award at the 2019 Montclair Film Festival.

Word on the Street: Seventeen Beatles songs appear in the film.

My Take: I am guessing that it cost quite a bit to get the rights to the songs.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.



Toni Morison: The Pieces I Am (2019) PG-13

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

Documentary on the award-winning writer, showcasing her life and her work. Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am Website

What to Watch For: The film won the audience award at both The Wisconsin Film Festival and the Cinetopia Film Festival.

Word on the Street: Award-winning director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders is known for his documentaries The Latino List (2012) and The Black List (2011).

My Take: I am always up for a good documentary.

The film opens Friday exclusively at Regal Tara Cinemas 4


Echo In the Canyon (2018) PG-13

Echo in the Canyon

Photo coourtesy of Greenwich Entertainment

Documentary on the historic music scene in L.A.’s Laurel Canyon featuring legendary music groups such as The Byrds, The Beach Boys and Buffalo Springfield. Echo in the Canyon Website

What to Watch For: Musicians interviewed include Beck, Jackson Browne, Eric Clapton, and Fiona Apple.

Word on the Street: This is writer/director Andrew Slater’s first feature film.

My Take: The film was nominated for an award at the Cleveland International Film Festival.

The film opens on Friday exclusively atLandmark Midtown Art Cinema


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