Opening this week at a theater near you:

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) PG

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Studiot

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Family ties will be questioned between Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) and her goddaughter Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning), as they are pulled in different directions by an impending wedding, unexpected allies and the dark forces that are always in play. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Website

What to Watch For: The film is being released on the 60th anniversary of the Walt Disney original animated film Sleeping Beauty (1959) that this film series is based on.

Word on the Street: Besides Oscar winner Angelina Jolie, the cast includes four Oscar nominees: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville, and Michelle Pfeiffer.

My Take: The film is directed by Joachim Ronning, the award-winning director of Kon-Tiki (2012).

Opening nationwide on Friday.


Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) R

Zombieland: Double Tap

Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures

The gang (Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Jessie Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson) move to the heartland and have to keep fighting off zombies, all while dealing with a makeshift family that always doesn’t get along. Zombieland: Double Tap Website

What to Watch For: The film is coming out ten years after the initial film, Zombieland (2009).

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Word on the Street: The phrase ‘Double Tap’ refers to rule #2 in the first Zombieland film.

My Take: I loved the first film, so I can’t wait to see this one.

Opening nationwide on Friday.


End of the Century (2019)

End of the Century

Photo courtesy of Cinema Guild

Two men (Juan Barberini, Ramon Pujol) meet in Barcelona, and after spending the day together, they come to realize that they met previously twenty years ago. The End of the Century Website

What to Watch For: The film won Best Argentinian Film at the 2019 Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema.

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

My Take: This film takes place in a city that I have also wanted to take a vacation to Barcelona, Spain.

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Opening on Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema