“The Good Nurse” and more!
Curious to know what new movies are coming out this week? There is a wide range of movies, including a true crime drama, a movie about a date gone horribly wrong, and an animated movie just in time for Halloween. In addition, there is also a drama that takes place in the sixties. However, it could be ripped from today’s headlines.
We have movies starring Jessica Chastain, Eddie Redmayne, Elizabeth Banks and a whole host of other big-name stars. Plus, Jordan Peele introduces us to an animated movie that just might become a holiday classic.
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:
October 24, 2022 – October 30, 2022
The Good Nurse (2022)
Release date: Premiere on the Netflix platform on Wednesday, October 26, 2022.
Summary: In The good nurse, Amy (Jessica Chastain) is a single mother who juggles her daughter and works night shifts as a nurse in a hospital. She befriends a new nurse, Charlie (Eddie Redmayne), and they are fast friends.
Amy is hiding a secret, and soon she discovers that Charlie is too. Which secret will come out first?
To monitor: The film is based on a true story told in the book of the same name by Charles Graeber.
word on the street: Eddie Redmayne won Performance of the Year at the 2022 Montclair Film Festival.
my catch: I’m thrilled to see this movie, which stars two Oscar winners in Chastain and Redmayne.
Run, Honey, Run (2020)
Release date: Premiering on Amazon Prime on Friday, October 28, 2022.
Summary: Run darling, run is about Cherie (Ella Balinksa), who is thrilled to go on a blind date arranged by her boss. However, her date Ethan (Pilou Asbaek), who seemed perfect at first, turned into a monster and told Cherie that if she can survive the night, he’ll leave her alone forever. It’s a night Cherie will never forget if she lives.
To monitor: Ella Balinksa is best known for her role as Jane Kano in the 2019 reboot of charlie’s angels.
word on the street: The film’s director, Shana Feste, is an award-winning filmmaker whose work includes Everlasting love (2014) and The best (2009).
my catch: Shana Feste is the author of a drama podcast titled Dirty Dianawith Demi Moore, whom I loved.
Call Jane (2022)
Release date: In select theaters Friday, October 28, 2022.
Summary: Call Jane is set in the 1960s. Joy (Elizabeth Banks) is a married woman whose unwanted pregnancy endangers her life at a time when abortion is illegal in America. Joy meets a group of suburban women who have created a safe but underground network to give women the help they need.
To monitor: The film is based on an incredible true story.
word on the street: The cast includes Sigourney Weaver, Chris Messina, Kate Mara, Wunmi Mosaku and Evangeline Young.
my catch: I loved the 2015 movie Carolfor which the director of this film, Phyllis Nagy, was nominated for an Oscar.
Wendell and Wild (2022)
Release date: Premiere on the Netflix platform on Friday, October 28, 2022.
Summary: Wendell and savage is about Kat (Lyric Ross), a 13-year-old orphan living in a boarding school. Kat is unaware that she has a connection to two scheming demon brothers, Wendell (voiced by Keegan-Michael Key) and Wild (Jordan Peele). The two brothers hatch a plan to have Kat summon them to the land of the living, but they have never met anyone quite like Kat.
To monitor: Jordan Peele, who plays Wild, co-wrote the screenplay with Henry Selick, who was one of the creators of the Oscar-nominated film Coraline (2009).
word on the street: The voice cast includes James Hong, Angela Bassett, Tamara Smart, Ramona Young and Ving Rhames as Buffalo Blezer, the main demon.
my catch: I heard a lot of good things about this film from critics who saw it at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Black & Blues by Louis Armstrong (2022)
Release date: In select theaters Friday and streaming on Apple TV+ Friday, October 28, 2022.
Summary: The Black and the Blues of Louis Armstrong is a documentary about the life and legacy of the man, the myth and the legend Louis Armstrong. Armstrong was not only a groundbreaking jazz artist, but also America’s first pop star and a cultural ambassador to the world.
To monitor: Filmmaker Sacha Jenkins has accessed Armstrong’s personal archives, as well as his television and film performances.
word on the street: The film uses audio recordings of interviews conducted by Armstrong as well as letters he wrote (read in the film by Nas).
my catch: I’m a big fan of Armstrong’s early work as a trumpeter/bandleader.
Devil’s Prey (2022)
Release date: In theaters nationwide Friday, October 28, 2022.
Summary: In devil’s prey, Sister Ann (Jacqueline Byers) is a nun who was allowed to attend St. Michael The Archangel’s School of Exorcism as an observer. She is involved in an exorcism that confronts her with a demonic force from her past.
To monitor: This is the last cinematic performance of the late Ben Cross, who plays Cardinal Matthews in the film.
word on the street: Jacqueline Byers is best known for her role as Natalie Shayne in the television series Roadies.
My take: We can all use a movie about an exorcism around Halloween.
All Quiet on the Western Front (2022)
Release date: Premiering on Netflix Friday, October 28, 2022.
Summary: In the west, nothing is new is told through the eyes of Paul (Felix Kammerer), who, along with his friends, is caught up in a patriotic fury and joins the German army to fight in the “Great War”. Soon, Paul realizes how horrific the carnage of war is, but he’s caught serving his sentence, trying to survive a war that seems to never end.
To monitor: This is Germany’s official submission for the “Best International Feature Film” category for the 2023 Oscars.
word on the street: This is the third film interpretation of the story based on the book by Erich Maria Remarque.
my catch: The film is the most expensive German film in Netflix history.
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