New Movies this Weekend-Downton Abbey, Rambo: Last Blood, Ad Astra

AD ASTRA(Science Fiction)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT?A man journeys across a lawless solar system to find his missing father -- a renegade scientist who poses a threat to humanity.

WHO'S IN IT? Brad Pitt,Liv Tyler,Tommy Lee Jones,Ruth Negga,Donald Sutherland

TRIVIA:

  • Ad Astra is a Latin phrase that means "to the stars."
  • DirectorJames Gray said he intended for the film to feature the "most realistic depiction of space travel that's been put in a movie."
  • Brad said he's going to "abstain" from campaigning for an Oscar for this role as well as his part inOnce Upon a Time in Hollywood.

RAMBO: LAST BLOOD(Action)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT?The legendary soldier unearths his ruthless combat skills to exact revenge in a final mission.

WHO'S IN IT? Sylvester Stallone,Paz Vega,Louis Mandylor

TRIVIA:

  • The fifth installment in the franchise.
  • A sequel toRambo(2008).
  • Shot in Bulgaria.

DOWNTON ABBEY(Period Drama)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT?The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century.

WHO'S IN IT?Matthew Goode,Tuppence Middleton,Michelle Dockery,Maggie Smith

TRIVIA:

  • Based on the popular TV series, which ran from 2010 to 2015. It first aired on ITV in the U.K. and then in the U.S. on PBS.
  • The royal visit ofKing George Vto Downton Abbey was based on his actual visit to Wentworth Woodhouse, a mansion in Yorkshire.
  • The film is set in 1927, one year after the events of the TV series.

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