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Opening this week at a theatre near you:

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"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"  (2014)

Shredder and his evil gang have taken over New York city, that is until a certain group of four brothers rise up from the sewers.  Those brothers are the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Website

What to Watch For:   After just a couple of small sporting roles in her last films, Megan Fox is back in a starring role in this film.

Word on the Street:  Fans of the series strongly reacted negatively to the new appearance of the Turtles.

My Take:  Michael Bay is producing this film, and we have already seen with his "Transformers: Age of Extinction" that he knows how to pack the audience in for a summer blockbuster.

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"Into The Storm" (2014)

A group of storm chasers try to follow the storm of a lifetime.  While the residents of Silverton try to take shelter and survive, the storm chasers are out in the elements risking their lives to document this Category 6 storm. "Into the Storm" Website

What to Watch For:  With a largely unknown cast, the special effects are why filmgoers are seeing this film.

Word on the Street:  Fans of "The Walking Dead" are anxious to see one of the favorites, Sarah Wayne Callies, in this film.

My Take:  I am interested to see how much this film differs from the 1996 film "Twister."

Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

"Magic in the Moonlight"  (2014)

A stuffy English magician (Colin Firth) is brought in to expose a clairvoyant (Emma Stone) who has worked her way into the good graces of a very wealthy family. "Magic in the Moonlight" Website

What to Watch For:  The film is written and directed by Woody Allen.

Word on the Street:  Fans of Woody Allen are hoping this is in line with some of his recent hits, "Midnight in Paris" (2011) and last year's, "Blue Jasmine" (2013).

My Take:  I always love watching Emma Stone on the screen.

Photo courtesy of Dreamworks

"The Hundred-Foot Journey"  (2014)

Hassan (Manish Dayai) and his family have moved to France from India to open a restaurant.  Unfortunately, they have opened their restaurant right across the road from Madame Mallory's (Helen Mirren) fine French establishment.  Now it is battle between the two restaurants, and Madame Mallory is one tough chef! "The Hundred-Foot Journey" Website

What to Watch For: The film is produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey.

Word on the Street:  This is one of the most-anticipated films of the summer.

My Take:  The director of this film, Lasse Hallstrom, has directed some of my favorite films including "The Cider House Rules" (1999), "Chocolat" (2000) and "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" (2011).

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"Mood Indigo"  (2014)

Colin (Romain Duris) is a wealthy bachelor who likes to invent things.  He is unlucky in love until he meets Chole (Audrey Tautou), and they soon fall in love.  Their romance is threatened when Chole develops a mysterious illness, caused by a flower growing in her lungs.  Now he fights to discover how to cure Chole. "Mood Indigo" Website

What to Watch For: The film is from the inventive mind of Michel Gondry, the director of such films as "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (2004), "The Science of Sleep" (2004), "Be Kind Rewind" (2008), and "The We and the I" (2012).

Word on the Street:  Audrey Tautou, who set the world on fire with her performance in "Amelie" (2001), is back playing Chole.  The film is said to contain some amazing "stop motion" animation.

My Take:  This film looks like it will be so much fun to watch.


If you can't get to the theatre this weekend, then stay at home and watch movies on CW69


1:00 pm

"Cellular"  (2004)  A man (Chris Evans) gets a phone call on his cell phone.  It's a woman (Kim Basinger) who was kidnapped, doesn't know where she is, and the kidnappers have told her that her husband and child are next.

3:00 pm

"Ali"  (2001)  The story of one of the world's greatest boxers, Muhammad Ali (Will Smith), from his early childhood to his days in the ring.

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