Opening this week at a theater near you:

Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) PG-13

Spider-Man: Far from Home

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Peter (Tom Holand) just wants to enjoy his school trip to Europe but Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) has other plans for Spider-Man. Spider-Man: Far From Home Website

What to Watch For: This is the first movie in the Marvel franchise after the game changing End Game. Peter is having to deal with the death of his mentor, Iron-Man.

Word on the Street: A new character, Mysterio, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, is introduced.

My Take: Co-writer Chris McKenna also wrote Ant-Man and the Wasp and Spider-Man: Homecoming.

The film opens nationwide on Wednesday.

 

Midsommer (2019) R

Midsommar

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A couple (Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor) travel to Sweden to visit a rual hometown’s mid-summer festival. Little does the couple know that the festival is in the hands of a pagan cult. Midsommar Website

What to Watch For: Writer/director Ari Aster wrote and directored the award winning film Hereditary (2018).

Word on the Street: Ari Aster has said that his is his first horror film as he considers Hereditary a ‘family drama.’

My Take: The film is currently at 83 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

 

The Fall of the American Empire (2018) R

The Fall of the American Empire

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A delivery driver, Pierre-Paul (Alexandre Landry) stumbles on two bags of cash left behind after an armed robbery. Those two bags are going to cause Pierre-Paul more problems that he could ever imagine. The Fall of the American Empire Website

What to Watch For: The film was nominated for the Best Canadian Featured Film at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.

Word on the Street: Writer/director Denys Arcand was nominated for Best Writing, Original Screenay for teh 2004 Academy Awards with his film Les invasions barbares.

My Take: The film won Best Film at the 2018 Valladolid International Film Festival.

The film opens in Atlanta on Friday.

 

The Proposal (2018)

The Proposal

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An artist, Jill Magid, fights to make the archives of Mexico’s most famous architect available to the public. The Proposal Website

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What to Watch For: The director/star Jiill Magid won the New Talent Award at the 2018 Sheffield International Documentary Festival.

Word on the Street: The archive was bought by a Swiss funiture heir who won’t let anyoone see the works.

My Take: I have heard wonderful thinks about this film.

The film opens in Atlanta on Friday.

 

The Quiet One (2019)

The Quiet One

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Documentary about one of the founding members of The Rolling Stones, Bill Wyman. The Quiet One Website

What to Watch For: Since leaving the Stones, Wyman has written nine books and is a renowned photographer.

Word on the Street: Wyman has dedicated his life to documenting the history of rock.

My Take: Lots of good documentaries are coming out this week.

The film opens in Atlanta on Friday.

 

Wild Rose (2018) R

Wild Rose

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Rose (Jessie Buckley) has just gotten out prison. Her dream is to move from Glasgow to Nashville and become a country singer..No one in her family thinks she can make it and she takes a job cleaning a house. The owner of the house Rose is cleaning is the only one that thinks Rose can make it. Wild Rose Website

What to Watch For: Jessie Buckley won Best Actress at the 2019 Dublin International Film Festival.

Word on the Street: Director Tom Harper is known for directing TV shows including Peaky Blinders and Misfits.

My Take: Jessie Buckley is getting great reviews as Lyudmilla Ignatenko in the TV Min-Series Chernobyl.

The film opens in Atlanta on Friday.

 

 

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

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Anaconda (1997) A “National Geographic” film crew traveling through the Amazon jungle forest stumbles upon a stranded man (Jon Voight). The man, unbeknownst to the crew, is on a mission to capture the giant anaconda snake, by any means necessary. The film stars Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube and Eric Stoltz.