6 new movies this week, including “The Northman” and more!

There are some exciting new movies to check out this week!

This week brings us a Viking Revenge Tale, an animated film about a gang of thieves led by the Big Bad Wolf and Nicolas Cage playing himself.

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 April 18 to 24, 2022

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The Man from the North (2022)

Evaluation:R

Release date: In theaters nationwide Friday, April 22, 2022.

Summary: The man from the north is the story of a Viking prince (Alexander Skarsgård) who, after years of absence, has returned to avenge the death of his father and save his mother.

To monitor: From filmmaker Robert Eggers (The witch) comes an epic tale with a cast that includes Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe and Anya Taylor-Joy.

word on the street: This is a passion project for Alexander Skarsgård, who for years wanted to make a film about the Vikings.

my catch: Add Bjork as a character named Seeress, and you have a movie that might be worth watching.

The villains
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The Villains (2022)

Evaluation:PG

Release date: In theaters nationwide Friday, April 22, 2022.

Summary: The villains is about a gang of master thieves led by the Big Bad Wolf (voiced by Sam Rockwell). When the gang is caught stealing a priceless reward, Professor Marmalade (voiced by Richard Ayoade) swears to turn the gang into “The Good Guys”. Undoubtedly, Wolf and his gang will turn the attempt into another way to collect the prize.

To monitor: The film particularly contains a strong voice cast, including Awkwafina as the tech-savvy Tarantula, Anthony Ramos as the muscle of the bunch, Piranha, Craig Robinson as the shark, Marc Maron as the selfish snake and Zazie Beetz as as Diane Foxington as Governor. .

word on the street: The film is based on the popular children’s book series of the same name by Aaron Blabey.

my catch: I love that Awkwafina is starting to branch out into animation.

The unbearable weight of massive talent
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The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022)

Evaluation:R

Release date: In theaters nationwide Friday, April 22, 2022.

Summary: The unbearable weight of massive talent is about a cash-strapped Nicolas Cage (yes, that Nic Cage) agreeing to make an appearance for $1 million at a billionaire’s (Pedro Pascal) birthday party. It gets complicated when Nic learns that the billionaire is not just a fan but also a drug lord, and the CIA wants Nic to spy on him and rescue a kidnapped teenager.

To monitor: David Gordon Green plays himself in the film. Green is a producer and director known for his films Halloween (2018) and Pineapple Express (2008). Obviously, Green directed Cage in the 2013 movie, Jo.

word on the street: Cage turned down the role until he read a letter written to him by the film’s director, Tom Gormican.

my catch:I love that Nicolas Cage, at the end of principal photography, gave the entire cast an autographed pillow with a photo of him stuck to the front, just like a pillow in the movie.

Polar bear
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Polar Bear (2022)

Evaluation:PG

Release date: Premiere on the Disney+ platform on Friday April 22, 2022.

Summary: polar bear is about a new mother as she raises her cub in a world that has become increasingly difficult due to dwindling polar bear habitat.

To monitor : The film is narrated by two-time Oscar nominee Catherine Keener.

word on the street: Polar bear is from Alastair Fothergill and Jeff Wilson, the award-winning directing team who brought you the 2019 film Penguins.

My take: I love nature films, and Disneynature makes exceptional films.

White hot
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White Hot: The Rise and Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch (2022)

Evaluation: N / A

Release date: Premiere on the Netflix platform on Tuesday, April 19, 2022.

Summary: White hot tells the story of Abercrombie and Fitch, the clothing store that dominated the mall scene in the late 90s and early 2000s with its gorgeous designs, loud music in its stores and signature fragrance. However, it all came crashing down when their pristine “all-American” image was shattered when their proprietary marketing and hiring practices came to light.

To monitor : The film features interviews with former employees, models, and business executives who tell how a brand came undone.

word on the street: The film is from multi-award winning director Alison Klayman, known for her films Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012) and The edge (2019).

My take: I’m a big fan of filmmaker Alison Klayman. I think Ai Weiwei: Never sorry is one of the best documentaries of the last 20 years.

A cowgirl song
Photo courtesy of Samuel Goldwyn Films

Photo courtesy of Samuel Goldwyn Films

A Cowgirl Song (2022)

Evaluation:PG

Release date: In select theaters and on demand Friday, April 22, 2022.

Summary: In A cowgirl song, Hailey (Savannah Lee May) and her sister (Darci Lynne Farmer) go to live with their grandmother (Cheryl Ladd) when their father is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Hailey wants to be a singer, just like her grandmother, a former country music star, but can’t get over the stage fright. However, Hailey and her star grandmother are about to throw a concert to raise money for her dad, and Hailey will have to do the one thing she hates to do, perform on stage.

To monitor: The film is written and directed by Timothy Armstrong, who also created the first three films in the Cowgirls series.

word on the street: Cheryl Ladd is best known for her role as Kris Munroe in the legendary television series charlie’s angels.

my catch: I’ll never forget Cheryl Ladd from one of my guilty pleasure movies, poison ivy (1992), with Drew Barrymore, Sara Gilbert and a very young Leonardo DiCaprio.

What new movies are you planning to watch this week?

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Alfonso E. Cramer