10 new movies this week, including Morbius, The Bubble and more!

There are a ton of new movies to check out this week!

This week brings us Jared Leto as a scientist-turned-vampire in ‘Morbius,’ a kid who goes to New York to become a Broadway star in Better Nate than everand Judd Apatow’s comedy The bubble.

Here’s the recap of the new movies hitting theaters this week, as well as those hitting major streaming platforms.

New movies to be released this week from March 28 to April 3, 2022

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Morbius (2022)

Rating: PG-13

Release date: In theaters nationwide Friday, April 1, 2022.

Summary: In Morbius, biochemist Michael Morbius (Jared Leto) tries to find a cure for a rare blood disease, from which he himself suffers. In his attempt to find the cure, he inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism instead.

To monitor: The director of the film, Daniel Espinosa, is from Sweden and is known for his award-winning film Snabba Cash (2010), with his 2017 film The life which starred Jake Gyllenhaal.

word on the street: The unquestionably excellent supporting cast includes Michael Keaton, Matt Smith, Adria Arjona and Tyrese Gibson.

my catch: This much-delayed movie is finally coming out, and we can see what it’s all about. Recently, Leto gave us The Joker and Paolo Gucci, so let’s see what he can do with a vampire.

You won't be alone
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You won’t be alone (2022)


Release date: In select theaters Friday, April 1, 2022.

Summary: You won’t be alone is set in a 19th century mountain village, where a young girl is kidnapped and turned into a witch by an ancient spirit. Afterwards, the Witch accidentally kills a woman (Noomi Rapace) and assumes her form to learn what it means to be a human.

To monitor: The film was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival and won the Directors to Watch award at the 2022 Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Word on the treet: The film is quickly becoming one of the best-reviewed the films of the year by critics. Currently, the film is 90% on Rotten Tomatoes with over 50 reviews from film critics.

my catch: Noomi Rapace is one of my favorite actresses and has been on a roll lately with her films Lamb (2021), The trip (2021) and the Netflix movie black crab (2022).

Better Nate than ever
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Better Nate Than Ever (2022)


Release date: Premiere on the Disney+ platform on Friday, April 1, 2022.

Summary: Better Nate than ever is about 13-year-old Nate Foster (Rueby Wood), who dreams of being on Broadway. Although they’ve lost the lead in his college production, Nate and his best friend, Libby (Aria Brooks), travel to New York to try out a new musical on Broadway. It’s a trip that Nate hopes will bring him the fame he thinks he deserves.

To monitor: The film is written and directed by Tim Federle, who wrote the short story on which the film is based.

word on the street: This is Rueby Wood’s first role in a feature film. Wood’s impressive theatrical experience includes portraying Charlie in the Broadway tour of Charlie and the chocolate factory.

my catch: I find it funny that the Broadway show Nate is trying out for is Lilo & Stitch The Musical.

The bubble
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The Bubble (2022)


Release date: Premiering on the Netflix platform on Friday, April 1, 2022.

Summary: The bubble is about a group of actors stuck in a pandemic bubble in a hotel shooting a sci-fi movie called Cliff Beasts 6 where anything and everything will go wrong.

To monitor: The film is from filmmaker Judd Apatow, known for his films The 40 year old virgin (2005), knocked up (2007), It’s 40 (2012), and Rail accident (2015).

word on the street: The cast is an undeniable selection of comedy stars, including Karen Gillan, Maria Bakalova, Pedro Pascal, Kate McKinnon, Fred Armisen, Rob Delaney, Maria Bamford and Apatow’s wife Leslie Mann and their daughter Iris Apatow.

my catch: The trailer is so funny! I can’t wait to see this movie and the cameos from Benedict Cumberbatch and David Duchovny look hilarious.

Apollo 10 1/2
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Apollo 10 1/2: A Childhood in the Space Age (2022)

Rating: PG-13

Release date: Premiering on the Netflix platform on Friday, April 1, 2022.

Summary: Apollo 10 1/2 is about the first moon landing in the summer of 1969, seen through the eyes of a child growing up in the mission control house in Houston, Texas.

To monitor: This animated film is based on filmmaker Richard Linklater (Childhood, before sunset) own childhood.

word on the street: This is the third film that Linklater has used the animation technique of rotoscoping, but surprisingly Linklater said making this film was a very different experience, using a different process in the animation to give the film the looks like it’s set in the 60s.

my catch: Having grown up in Texas in the 60s, I can’t wait to see this film and relive part of my childhood.

A line
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Aline (2020)

Rating: PG-13

Release date: In select theaters Friday, April 1, 2022.

Summary: A line is the story of a young woman (Valérie Lemercier) who dreams of becoming a singer. With the support of her large family and the man she loves, Aline will become one of the most famous singers in the world.

To monitor: The film is written and directed by the star of the film, Valérie Lemercier.

word on the street: The film is loosely based on the life of superstar Celine Dion. As a result, Dion has not spoken publicly about the film.

my catch: At the César Awards, the French version of the Oscars, the film was nominated for ten prizes, including Lemercier for best actress.

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Gagarin (2020)

Rating: N / A

Release date: In select theaters Friday, April 1, 2022.

Summary: Gagarin talks about Youri (Alseni Bathily), who has lived all his life in the Gagarin towers, a vast housing estate in the suburbs of Paris. When Yuri learns that he plans to demolish his beloved Gagarin, he decides to embark on a mission. A mission with his friends to help him will save his house.

What to watch forA: The film was a huge hit on the film festival circuit, including winning Best Director at the 2020 Athens International Film Festival.

word on the street: The film was shot on the premises of the Gagarin estate before its demolition.

My take: I’ve heard fantastic things about this film from other film critics who have seen the film at film festivals around the world.

The contractor
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The Contractor (2022)


Release date: In theaters and on video on demand Friday, April 1, 2022.

Summary: The contractor is about James Harper (Chris Pine), who is out of work, in debt and has to support his family. A former Special Forces member, James accepts a job with a private underground military force. When his first mission goes awry, this elite soldier becomes caught up in a plot that could threaten the world. As he struggles to get home, James must uncover the motives of those who betrayed him, including his best friend.

What to watch forA: The cast includes Kiefer Sutherland, Eddie Marsan, Ben Foster and Gillian Jacobs.

word on the street: The film is directed by award-winning filmmaker Tarik Saleh (The Nile Hilton Incident (2017), Metropy (2009)).

my catch: I’m a huge fan of Chris Pine because of his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk in the star trek film series.

Moon shot
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Moonshot (2022)

Rating: PG-13

Release date: Premiering on the HBO Max platform on Thursday, March 31, 2022.

Summary: Moon shot takes place in the future, where Mars has been terraformed and colonized by the best humanity has to offer. Sophie (Lana Condor) is about to jet off into space to Mars to join her longtime boyfriend. Sophie meets and befriends Walt (Cole Sprouse), who has dreamed his whole life of living on Mars. It’s about to come true when Walt sneaks into the spaceship and hides in Sophie’s quarters. It’s a trip the two will never forget if they survive the trip.

To monitor : Cole Sprouse is best known for his role as Jughead on the CW TV series Riverdale and, of course, with his brother Dylan in the Disney series The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.

word on the street: Lana Conor is the star of the much-loved film series To all the boys I’ve loved before.

my catch: I like To all the boys movies, so I can’t wait to see this movie.

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Nitram (2021)

Rating: N / A

Release date: In select theaters and on demand on Wednesday, March 30, 2022.

Summary: Nitram (Caleb Landry Jones), despite having the support of his loving family (Judy Davis, Anthony LaPaglia), never felt like a part of anything. He meets a reclusive heiress, Helen (Essie Davis), who entrusts him with a job looking after her dogs. However, when the relationship with Helen comes to a tragic end, it sends Nitram into a black hole that will begin a slow descent that will lead to disaster.

To monitor: The film is based on real events leading up to the 1996 Port Arthur Massacre in Tasmania.

word on the street: Caleb Landry Jones won the Best Actor award at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival for his role in the film.

my catch: I’ve been hearing about this movie for a while, especially after winning eight awards at the Australian Academy of Film & Television last year.

What new movies are you planning to watch this week?

And here are your news for the week of March 28 to April 3, 2022.

In our comments section below, let us know what new movies this week you can’t wait to see!

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