7 new movies coming out this week: “Blonde” and more!

Get ready for a slew of new movies dropping this week, including a film about a legendary Hollywood actress, a headline-grabbing drama and a documentary about one of the greatest actors of all time. .

We have a fictional account of the life of Marilyn Monroe. Then there’s a drama starring Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, and Olivia Wilde. Then there’s a comedy adventure set in medieval England by Lena Dunham. And finally, there’s a documentary about Oscar-winning actor Sidney Poitier.

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

New movies coming out this week: September 19 to September 25, 2022

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Blonde (2022)

Evaluation

NC-17

Release date

In theaters Friday, September 23, 2022 and on Netflix Friday, September 28, 2022

Summary

Blond is the story of Norma Jeane (Ana de Armas), who became the most famous movie star of the 50s and 60s, Marilyn Monroe. From her traumatic childhood to her rise to stardom, exploited by almost every man she knew, Norma Jeane tried to stay herself, which cost Norma Jeane her life.

To monitor

The film is a fictional account of the life of Marilyn Monroe based on the novel by Joyce Carol Oates.

word on the street

The film received an NC-17 rating, which means no one under the age of 17 can be admitted. The last successful picture of NC-17 at the box office dates back to the years 1995 Showgirls.

my catch

Many film critics I’ve spoken to think that Ana de Armas is a definite Best Actress Oscar nominee.

don't worry darling
Photo credit: Warner Brothers

Don’t Worry Honey (2022)

Evaluation

R

Release date

In theaters nationwide Friday, September 23, 2022.

Summary

In don’t worry darling, a young housewife, Alice (Florence Pugh), lives in a community with her husband, Jack (Harry Styles), that seems perfect. However, this community is hiding something, and the more Alice becomes interested in it, the closer she comes to uncovering secrets that could cost her marriage and possibly even her life.

To monitor

The film is directed by Olivia Wilde, who also appears in the film as Alice’s best friend and neighbor Bunny.

word on the street

Victory Corporation’s hilltop headquarters in the film is a real house located in the Mojave Desert.

my catch

It will be interesting to see how this film performs at the box office after all the publicity it has received.

Catherine called Birdy
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Catherine called Birdy (2022)

Evaluation

PG-13

Release date

In select theaters Friday, September 23, 2022 and on Amazon Prime Friday, October 7, 2022.

Summary

Catherine called Birdy is about Lady Catherine (Bella Ramsey), who likes to be called Birdy, and the last thing Birdy wants is to be married to someone she doesn’t love because her father, Sir Rollo (Andrew Scott ), needs money. Conversely, Birdy will lie, cheat, and do whatever she can think of to defeat her father’s wishes.

To monitor

The film is written and directed by Lena Dunham, the eight-time Emmy-nominated creator of the television series. Girls.

word on the street

The film is based on the novel of the same name by Newberry winner Karen Cushman. Dunham has dreamed of turning the novel into a movie since she read the book when she was ten years old.

my catch

Billie Piper plays Lady Aislinn in the film. I’ve been a fan of Piper since she played Rose on the TV show Doctor Who.

Carmen
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Carmen (2022)

Evaluation

N / A

Release date

In select theaters Friday, September 23, 2022 and on video on demand.

Summary

Carmen (Natascha McElhone) has spent most of her life caring for her brother, the local priest of a small Mediterranean village. Upon her death, Carmen must find a new path to follow, which may well surprise her village and Carmen herself.

To monitor

The film won Best Feature at the 2022 Canadian Film Festival.

word on the street

The film is by Valerie Buhagiar, an award-winning filmmaker known for her film The Passion of Rita Camilleri.

my catch

Natascha McElhone has been impressing audiences with her performances since her film debut in 1996’s Merchant Ivory Surviving Picasso.

Lou
Photo credit: Netflix

Lou (2022)

Evaluation

R

Release date

Premiering on Netflix Friday, September 23, 2022.

Summary

Lou takes place when a girl is kidnapped in the middle of a storm, the mother (Jurnee Smollett) turns to the only person she knows can find her, a mysterious woman who lives next door named Lou (Allison Janney). The two are about to embark on a journey that will test their limits and uncover shocking secrets from their past.

To monitor

Jurnee Smollett just earned an Emmy nomination for her role as Letitia Lewis in the TV series Lovecraft Country.

word on the street

The film is directed by Anna Foerster, known for her television series such as Criminal minds and Foreign.

my catch

It will be interesting to see Allison Janney in a dramatic and rugged role following her performance as Bonnie in the TV series. Mom.

sydney
Photo credit: AppleTV+

Sydney (2022)

Evaluation

N / A

Release date

Premiering on Apple TV+ Friday, September 23, 2022.

Summary

sydney is a documentary about the life story of Sidney Poitier, Oscar winner, activist and one of the greatest actors of the 20th century.

To monitor

The film has interviews with an all-star cast, including Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Harry Belafonte, Halle Berry, Louis Gossett Jr., Spike Lee, Robert Redford and Barbara Streisand.

word on the street

The film uses the words of Sidney Poitier to tell its story, primarily through an interview conducted by Oprah Winfrey, who also produced the film.

my catch

I’m a big fan of Poitier and I love his films, especially To sir with love (1967), In the heat of the Night (1967), and Buck and the preacher (1972).

On the way up
Photo credit: Paramount+

On the Way (2022)

Evaluation

PG-13

Release date

In select theaters and on Paramount+ Friday, September 23, 2022.

Summary

On the way up is about Bri (Jamila Gray), a 16-year-old girl whose father was a legendary rapper. Bri thinks it’s her destiny to become a famous rapper.

She goes to late-night rap battles, hoping to be discovered by a record company. But first, Bri must believe in herself. Because she doesn’t just want to succeed; she has to.

To monitor

The film is based on the novel of the same name by Angie Thomas, who also wrote The hate you give.

word on the street

The film just debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival.

my catch

This is the feature film debut of Sanna Lathan, who was nominated for an Emmy for her role in the television series Succession.

What new movies releasing this week are you planning to watch?

Whether you want to explore old Hollywood or possibly new worlds, there’s something to see this week.

What new movies are you looking forward to seeing this week? Sound off in our comments section below and let us know what you’ll be watching!

Alfonso E. Cramer