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Opening this week at a theatre near you:

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"Cinderella" (2015)

A live action retelling of the classic tale. Ella (Lily James) finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother (Cate Blanchett) after Ell['as father suddenly dies (Ben Chaplin). Her fortune begins to change when she meets a handsome stranger (Richard Madden) in the woods. "Cinderella" Website

What to Watch For: The glass slipper was designed by legendary crystal designer, Swarovski.

Word on the Street: There are nine versions of the Cinderella gown in this film, each made from more than 270 yards of fabric.

My Take: I always enjoy the work of Director Kenneth Branagh.

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"'71" (2014)

A young British soldier (Jack O'Connell) is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. "'71" Facebook Page

What to Watch For: The film won a number of awards, including Best Director at the British Independent Film Awards.

Word on the Street: This is director Yann Demange's first theatrical feature film after directing a number of TV episodes.

My Take: I have been waiting to see this film, as I've heard a lot about it from other critics.

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"Red Army" (2014)

Documentary on the legendary Soviet Union's Red Army hockey team, the team that lost the "Miracle on Ice" Olympic game. "Red Army" Website

What to Watch for: The film has rare footage of the team's training methods.

Word on the Street: Critics have been raving about this film and the performance of Viacheslav Fetisov.

My Take: I am looking forward to seeing all the amazing hockey footage.

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"Run All Night" (2015)

Jimmy Conlon (Liam Neeson) must protect his son (Joel Kinnaman) after the son kills a mob boss' son. "Run All Night" Website

What to Watch For: The film has an impressive cast including Ed Harris, Common, Genesis Rodriguez and Vincent D'Onofrio.

Word on the Street: Director Jaume Collet-Serra is known for his collaboration with Liam Neeson after working on two of Neeson's other films, "Unknown" (2011) and "Non-Stop" (2014).

My Take: I just wonder how many more of these action films can Neeson make?

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"Ballet 422" (2015)

A behind the scenes look as one of the youngest ever choreographers has two months to get a new ballet put together before it's premiere. "Ballet 422" Website

What to Watch For: Choreographer Justin Peck gives the filmmakers access to his life.

Word on the Street: Peck is a member of the New York City Ballet company.

My Take: Critics have been raving about this film.


If you can't make it to the theatre this weekend, stay at home and watch movies on Atlanta's CW.
1:00 pm
"Donnie Brasco" (1997) An FBI undercover agent (Johnny Depp) infiltrates the mob, befriending one of the toughest gangsters out there, Lefty Ruggiero (Al Pacino).
1:00 pm
"127 Hours" (2010) A mountain climber (James Franco) becomes stuck under a bolder and must decide the take matters into his own hands to get out.
3:00 pm
"Donnie Brasco" (1997) An FBI undercover agent (Johnny Depp) infiltrates the mob, befriending one of the toughest gangsters out there, Lefty Ruggiero (Al Pacino).

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