9 New Movies This Week: ‘The Fallout’, ‘Home Team’, and More!

The Fallout

Wondering what you should check out this week? We have you covered.

This week we have a drama about the aftermath of a school shooting and a return to the Ice Age gang! Not to mention, we also have a Netflix comedy starring Kevin James, an action film starring Adrien Brody, and a new Woody Allen film.

Here’s the rundown of new movies this week that are coming out in theatres, as well as those releasing on the major streaming platforms.

New Movies This Week Coming Out January 24 – 30, 2022

The Fallout
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The Fallout   (2021)

Rating: R

Release Date: Premieres on the HBO Max platform on Thursday, January 27, 2022.

Summary: The Fallout is about Vada (Jenna Ortega), your ordinary high-school student until a shooting at her school occurs. As a result, Vada has to navigate the emotional fallout in the wake of a tragedy, and her world will never be the same.

What to Watch For: Ortega is on a hot streak after starring as Tara Carpenter in the latest Scream movie.

Word on the Street: The film is written and directed by Megan Park. Park is best known for her role as high school good girl Grace Bowman in the TV series The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

My Take: A couple of my favorite actors are in this film; Julie Bowen (Ed, Modern Family) and Shailene Woodley (The Spectacular Now, Big Little Lies).

The Ice Age
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The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild   (2022)

Rating: PG

Release Date: Premieres on the Disney+ platform on Friday, January 28, 2022.

Summary: With The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild, the possum brothers Crash (voiced by Vincent Tong) and Eddie (voiced by Aaron Harris) are looking for adventure. Who better to lead them than your favorite weasel, Buck Wild (voiced by Simon Pegg). Consequently, with a leader like Buck Wild, what could go wrong? Just about everything.

What to Watch For: Accordingly, the film is being released on the 20th anniversary of the first Ice Age film, which debuted in 2002.

Word on the Street: This is the directorial debut of John C. Donkin, who, as a producer, was nominated for an Academy Award for his short Ice Age film Gone Nutty, which starred the saber-toothed squirrel, Scrat.

My Take: Surely, in these times, we can all use a little adventure with Buck Wild.

Home Team
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Home Team   (2022)

Rating: PG

Release Date: Premieres on the Netflix platform on Friday, January 28, 2022.

Summary: In Home Team, New Orleans head coach Sean Payton (Kevin James) has been suspended for the entire 2021 season due to his role in the infamous ‘Bountygate’ scandal. So what’s a coach going to do with all that time? How about coaching his son’s 6th-grade football team?

What to Watch For: Despite winning a Super Bowl two years earlier, Payton was suspended when his team was caught allegedly paying players extra money to injure players on the opposing teams.

Word on the Street: The cast includes Taylor Lautner (Twilight, Scream Queens), Jackie Sandler (Grown Ups, Kevin Can Wait), Rob Schneider (Saturday Night Live, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo), and Jared Sandler (The Wrong Missy).

My Take: Generally, I am not a Saints fan (Rise Up Falcons!), but this should be a lot of fun to watch.

Clean
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Clean   (2020)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: In select theatres and On Demand on Friday, January 28, 2022.

Summary: Clean tells a story of a garbage man named Clean (Adrien Brody), tormented by a past he would like to forget, who attempts to lead a quiet life of redemption. However, Clean finds himself forced to reconcile with the violence of his past and protect a family from the mob. They don’t know who they are messing with.

What to Watch For: The film is produced and co-written by Brody, who won the Best Actor Oscar for his role in the 2002 film The Pianist.

Word on the Street: In addition to starring and co-writing the film, Adrien Brody also scored the music for the film.

My Take: I enjoyed director Paul Solet’s 2006 horror short film Grace, which I saw at Dragon Con many years ago.

Rifkin's Festival
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Rifkin’s Festival   (2020)

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: In select theaters on Friday, January 28, 2022.

Summary: Rifkin’s Festival is about an American couple, Mort (Wallace Shawn) and Sue (Gina Gershon), who are at the San Sebastian Film Festival, as Sue does publicity for the event. Mort, a failed writer, believes that his wife may have the hots for a filmmaker (Louis Garrel). Having a wide range of anxieties, Mort starts up a friendship with his doctor (Elena Anaya) that may become more if Mort’s dreams have anything to say about it.

What to Watch For: Another in a long line of films from four-time Oscar winner Woody Allen.

Word on the Street: Mort’s dreams allow Woody Allen to pay homage to some of Allen’s filmmaking heroes, Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini, and Francois Truffaut.

My Take: Because I have been in love with Gina Gershon since her days on the legendary TV series Melrose Place, I won’t be missing this film.

Brighton 4th
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Brighton 4th   (2021)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: In select theaters on Friday, January 28, 2022.

Summary: Brighton 4th is about Kakhi (Levan Tedaishvili), a legendary wrestler in his native country of Georgia, who travels to America to visit his son, Soso (Giorgi Tabidze), who has made his home in the Brighton Beach community and is about to be married. Kakhi soon learns that his son’s life is complicated by a huge gambling debt to a local mobster. It’s up to Kakhi to save his son’s impending marriage and possibly his life.

What to Watch For: Significantly, the film has been a massive hit on the film festival circuit, winning three awards at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival.

Word on the Street: The film is the official submission of Georgia for the Best International Feature Film category for the 2022 Academy Awards.

My Take: Because I have heard fantastic things from fellow film critics about this film, I will be sure to see this one.

A Taste of Hunger
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A Taste of Hunger   (2021)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: In select theatres and On-Demand on Friday, January 28, 2022.

Summary: A Taste of Hunger is about Maggie (Katrine Greis-Rosenthal) and Carsten (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), a married couple who follow their dream and open up a restaurant. They will now sacrifice everything to achieve their goal, getting the highest possible accolade in the culinary world – a Michelin star.

What to Watch For: Danish filmmaker Christoffer Boe is known for his award-winning films, including the 2007 Austin Fantastic Fest Best Film winner Offscreen.

Word on the Street: Undoubtedly, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is best known for his Emmy-nominated role as Jamie Lannister in the TV series Game of Thrones.

My Take: I am always fascinated by films about the culinary world.

Gamestop
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Gamestop: Rise of the Players   (2022)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: In select theaters on Friday, January 28, 2022.

Summary: Gamestop: Rise of the Players is the story of how a group of ordinary, amateur investors got together to create an economic uprising. Despite all the odds against them, it’s a story of David vs. Goliath, of common people waking up to the power they have in numbers.

What to Watch For: From director Jonah Tulis, who gave us the story of Sega taking on Nintendo in the 2020 documentary Console Wars.

Word on the Street: The film is being released on the one-year anniversary of the day that the Gamestop stock uprising took place.

My Take: Finally, we will get the story behind this incredible tale.

They/Them/Us
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They/Them/Us   (2021)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: In select theatres and On-Demand Friday, January 28, 2022.

Summary: They/Them/Us is about Charlie (Joey Slotnick) and Lisa (Amy Hargreaves), two divorced parents in their forties trying to start a new relationship. However strong their love is for each other, their lives are impacted by their four extremely complicated teenagers.

What to Watch For: Joey Slotnick is best known for his roles in the TV series Nip/Tuck, The Good Wife, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Word on the Street: The film is from filmmaker Jon Sherman, whose film I’m WIth Lucy starred Monica Potter, Gael Garcia Bernal, and David Boreanaz.

My Take: I loved Amy Hargreaves in 13 Reasons Why, so I can’t wait to see this rom-com.

What New Movies This Week Are You Planning to Watch?

And that’s your new releases for the week of January 24 – January 30, 2022. 

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