Opening this week at a theatre near you:

The Gentlemen (2019) R

The Gentlemen

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Mickey (Matthew McConaughey) is the weed lord of England and wants to settle down with his wife, Rosalind (Michelle Dockery), and sell his drug empire. It won’t be an easy sell. The Gentlemen Website

What to Watch For: Cast includes Charlie Hunnam, Colin Farrell, Henry Golding, Hugh Grant, and Jeremy Strong.

Word on the Street: The film is written and directed by Guy Ritchie (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), Sherlock Holmes (2009), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015).

My Take: I am always up for a Matthew McConaughey film.


The Last Full Measure (2019) R

The Last Full Measure

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Scott Huffman (Sebastian Stan) is given the task of investigating if thirty-four years after his death, Airman Willam H Pitsegnbarger Jr. (‘Pits’) is worthy of getting the nation’s highest military honor, for his actions on the battlefield. Huffman will discover that there are many secrets being hidden to Pits’ story. The Last Full Measure Website

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What to Watch For: The film is written and directed by Emmy award winner Todd Robinson and is based on a true story.

Word on the Street: The outstanding cast includes Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Plummer, Bradley Whitford, Ed Harris, William Hurt, Peter Fonda, Amy Madigan, and Diane Ladd.

My Take: I first became aware of Jeremy Irvine, who plays ‘Pits,’ in the 2011 film War Horse.


The Turning (2020) PG-13

The Turning

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Kate (Mackenzie Davis), a governess is hired by a man who has become responsible for his young niece and nephew ( Brooklynn Prince, Finn Wolfhard) after the death of their parents. Kate learns very quickly that the house is harboring dark secrets, and so are the children. The Turning Website

What to Watch For: Steven Spielberg is the executive producer of the film.

Word on the Street: The film is based on the 1898 ghost story The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.

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My Take: I’m always in the mood for a good horror film.