5 new movies this week, including “Doctor Strange” and more!

There are five new movies to check out this week, and we’ve got the details!

This week we see Doctor Strange tending to the multiverse, Jim Broadbent stealing a priceless painting, and visiting a romance that heats up in the middle of the night.

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

New Movies Coming This Week May 2-8, 2022

Photo courtesy of Marvel

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)

Evaluation: PG-13

Release date: In theaters nationwide Friday, May 6, 2022.

Summary: Due to Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) casting a forbidden spell, the gate to the multiverse has been opened. Consequently, in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, alternate realities are now rampant, including multiple versions of Doctor Strange. It’s a threat to humanity that Doctor Strange, Wong (Benedict Wong) and Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) will need their power and skill to fix before it’s too late.

To monitor: The brilliant cast includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Patrick Stewart, Rachel McAdams, Bruce Campbell and Xochitl Gomez.

word on the street: The Maximoff children played by Jett Klyne and Julian Hilliard, last seen in the WandaVision television series, make an appearance in the film.

my catch: This is the first feature film that Sam Raimi has directed since his 2013 film Oz the Great and Mighty. Raimi is best known for his evil Dead film series and Spider Man series starring Tobey Maguire.

Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

The Duke (2020)


Release date: In select theaters Friday, May 6, 2022.

Summary: The Duke is set in England in 1961, where a priceless painting has been stolen from the National Gallery, Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington. Was it a master thief? A gang of thieves working for a clandestine collector? Amazingly, it was Kempton Bunton (Jim Broadbent), a 60-year-old taxi driver who hid the painting in his wife’s closet.

To monitor: Surprisingly, the film is based on a true story.

word on the street: The film had its world premiere at the 2020 Venice Film Festival. The release was delayed due to the COVID outbreak. Impressively, the film is 95% on Rotten Tomatoes with over 80 reviews from film critics.

my catch: The painting was part of the 1962 James Bond film Doctor Nowhere James Bond is about to dine with Doctor No in his lair when Bond stops in amazement upon spotting the missing painting.

On the way for the ride
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On the way for the ride (2022)

Evaluation: N / A

Release date: Premiere on the Netflix platform on Friday, May 6, 2022.

Summary: In On the way for the ride, Auden (Emma Pasarow) has spent her entire life with her nose in a book studying. When Auden travels to a coastal town to spend the summer before college with her divorced father, she decides to live a little. On a late-night stroll, she meets Eli (Belmont Cameli), and the two embark on a late-night quest to help Auden live a carefree life she never thought she needed.

To monitor: The film is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Sarah Dessen.

word on the street: The film is by Sofia Alvarez, who brought us the outstanding film series To all the boys I’ve loved.

my catch: I love the supporting cast of this film, which includes Andie MacDowell, Dermot Mulroney and Kate Bosworth.

Little mom
Photo courtesy of Neon

Little Mama (2021)


Release date: In select theaters Friday, May 6, 2022.

Summary: Little mom is Nelly (Joséphine Sanz), about eight years old, who has just lost her maternal grandmother. Her parents and Nelly go to the grandmother’s house to empty her. Nelly’s mother cannot bear the grief of being back home and leaves in the middle of the night. The next day, Nelly goes out into the surrounding woods to play and meets a girl her age named Marion who is building a fort. Unquestionably, there is magic in this forest of Nelly.

To monitor: The film was a big hit with film festivals and year-end film critics votes, including a nomination as Best Foreign Film by the Georgia Film Critics Association.

To monitor: The distributor, Neon, was so blown away by the film that they bought the film the same day of its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival.

my catch: I can not wait to watch this movie.

Photo courtesy of Showtime

Sheryl (2022)

Evaluation: TV-MA

Release date: Premiere on the Showtime platform on Friday, May 6, 2022.

Summary: Sheryl is a documentary about legendary singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow, a musician who made a career out of battling sexism, ageism, depression, cancer and the price of fame.

To monitor: The film gives us a glimpse into not only the glamor of a rock star, but also the early years of her career, including doing commercial work for McDonald’s and being featured as a singer on Michael Jackson. Evil to visit.

word on the street: The film includes interviews with Keith Richards, Laura Dern, Brandi Carlile, Emmylou Harris, Jason Isbell and Joe Walsh.

my catch: I’m a big Sheryl Crow fan, and I can’t wait to see this movie.

What new movies are you planning to watch this week?

And here are your news for the week of May 2 to May 8, 2022.

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

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