And we have the list of 88 permits showing who filmed throughout the county. This is likely an incomplete list considering the chance of handshake deals and independent films, but it's a good overview of what happened.
Maybe now y’all can win some of those arguments over who actually saw Margot Robbie or The Rock.
• "A Bad Moms Christmas" — The holiday comedy sequel to "Bad Moms" stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn. It also filmed in Buckhead.
• “An Endgame”
• “Ancient Practice for the Modern Senior” — The production company is listed as “Cobb County Senior Services.”
• "Atlanta Monster" — Nearly four decades ago, the metro area was shaken by the Atlanta child murders. Now, Atlanta documentary filmmaker Payne Lindsey in collaboration with Atlanta-based How Stuff Works, has released a new podcast, "Atlanta Monster."
• "Bastards" — The movie was re-named to "Father Figures" for some reason. Brothers in the film Owen Wilson and Ed Helms embark on a roadtrip to find their long-lost dad after learning their mother had been lying about his death.
In addition to the two comedy superstars, the cast includes Glenn Close, J.K. Simmons, Katt Williams, Terry Bradshaw, Ving Rhames and Christopher Walken.
Ralph Macchio and William Zabka, stars of the classic 1984 film “The Karate Kid,” are reprising their roles. The fence-painting karate kid (oh, we said it!) Daniel LaRusso and bully Johnny Lawrence (boooooo!) will live again in the 10-episode comedy series on YouTube Red, the paid subscription service.
The movie applied for five film permits in 2017.
The premise? The AJC's TV and radio reporter Rodney Ho explains:
“Down-and-out Johnny who, seeking redemption, reopens the infamous Cobra Kai dojo. This reignites his rivalry with a now-successful Daniel, who is struggling now that his mentor, Mr. Miyagi (the late Pat Morita), is gone. The half-hour comedy follows the duo addressing demons from their past and present frustrations — through karate.”
Credit: Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Marie Claire
Credit: Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Marie Claire
• “Insatiable” — This Netflix show is a dark comedy based on Bill Alverson, who in real life is a lawyer and top beauty pageant coach.
As Rodney Ho explained it: "The show focuses on Bob (Dallas Roberts), a disgraced, dissatisfied civil lawyer-turned-beauty pageant coach who takes on Patty (Debby Ryan), a vengeful, bullied teenager as his client, and has no idea what he's about to unleash upon the world."
• “Installer & Pillow”
• “Intervention: The Town” — The Emmy-winning A&E show, which has run a dozen years and created hundreds of episodes, honed in on how Marietta was dealing with the national opioid crisis.
The show follows music producer Stevie J, whom Ho said is the only man who has ever been given intro credit status on "Love and Hip Hop Atlanta," as he used to date former Love and Hip Hop cast member Joseline Hernandez.
VH1 said the second season will focus on Stevie J's children.
• “Long Lost Family” — The TLC series connects people to biological family members via DNA testing and other methods.
The four-time Sundance Award-winning writer and director Goldthwait is a long way from his grunting gang leader character named “Zed” in the Police Academy franchise.
It applied for three permits in Cobb in 2017.
(This GIF was specifically selected to not ruin "Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment," which came out nearly 25 years ago.)
• “Mom Project”
• “Napa K1718” — No clue, but we hope it involved wine.
• " 'Together We Do Chrimas' for Home Depot" — First of all, they probably meant "Christmas." Secondly, it appears the company had an advertisement series with that theme for the holidays.
• "The Wall S2" — "From executive producer and NBA superstar LeBron James comes "The Wall," the fastest and simplest game with more than $12 million on the line every night" is how NBC describes its show.
It is hosted by comedian Chris Hardwick.
• “Ozark” — Jason Bateman is a financial advisor who dabbles in money laundering for a drug cartel, which is quite the departure from his well-known character of Michael Bluth in the show “Arrested Development.”
And we might even know where that single 2017 filming permit was for in Cobb.
• “TLC Spaces Promo” — Using a bit of rocket science, we’re taking a swing and saying this was a promotional commercial for TLC’s rebooted “Trading Spaces.”
TLC announced in 2017 that it was bringing back the iconic show after a decade off the air.
As previously reported, coming back to the series are Atlanta designer and former HGTV personality Vern Yip and Sprayberry High School grad/Grant Park dweller Ty Pennington.
• “Rampage” — This is a movie based off of the 1980s arcade game of the same name. It will star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Words struggle to explain the plot, so watch the trailer below.
• “Suabe Hair care= NCAA Football” — We’re assuming they meant “Suave” because the “b” and the “v” keys are right next to each other on most keywords. No biggie.
• “Sun Trust Commercial”
• "Survivor's Remorse" — This Starz show set in Atlanta was canceled in October 2017 after four seasons. It featured a basketball player who moves from a poor neighborhood in Boston and becomes a pro basketball star who deals with him and his family adjusting to new fame and living in a Buckhead mansion.
• "The Last Full Measure" — This is a military flick with "The Last Full Measure," with Samuel L. Jackson, William Hurt, Christopher Plummer, Ed Harris and Peter Fonda that also filmed in downtown Atlanta near the Georgia State Capitol.
• "Umpire" — According to SAG-AFTRA, this was the codename for "Uncle Drew," which is a movie based off of a Pepsi Max commercial that starred NBA star Kyrie Irving. The situation itself is a posterchild for capitalism.
In addition to Irving, the basketball film will feature Shaquille O’Neal, Nick Kroll, LilRel Howery, Erica Ash and Crystal Lee Brown.
Ben Brasch is the reporter tasked with keeping Fulton County government accountable. The Florida native moved to Atlanta for a job with The AJC. If there's something important to you going on in Fulton, he wants to know about it. Help him better metro Atlanta by dropping a line, anonymously or otherwise.