7 New Movies This Week: ‘Jackass Forever’, ‘Moonfall’ and More!

New movies this week: Jackass Forever

There are a bunch of new movies this week in theatres nationwide to check out!

The Jackass gang is back and ready to get hurt. 7 new movies are releasing this week, including Jackass Forever and Halle Berry in the Sci-Fi action film Moonfall.

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 Coming Out This Week January 31 – February 6, 2022

Jackass Forever
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Jackass Forever   (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: In theatres nationwide on Friday, February 4, 2022.

Summary: The Jackass gang is back in Jackass Forever for one last time of death-defying stunts that any normal person wouldn’t do, but we know that these guys aren’t normal.

What to Watch For: As usual, there were a lot of injuries during filming. For instance, both Johnny Knoxville and Steve-O were hospitalized on just the second day of filming for ‘jumping on a full-speed treadmill with band instruments on them.’

Word on the Street: Knoxville has stated that due to his age and all the injuries he has suffered doing stunts on the series and the films, this will be the last Jackass movie.

My Take: I would never do any of these stunts, but boy, I enjoy watching the Jackass gang doing them. By the way, I find it funny that Bruce Dern wanted to be in this film but asked too late to have a part in the production. As far as new movies this week, this is one of our top picks.

Moonfall
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Moonfall   (2022)

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: In theatres nationwide on Friday, February 4, 2022.

Summary: In Moonfall, a mysterious force has knocked the moon from its orbit and is in a collision course with Earth. A former astronaut, Jo Fowler (Halle Berry), enlists a ragtag team (Patrick Wilson, John Bradley) to help her go on an impossible mission, leaving everything they love behind to try to save the Earth. The only problem, the moon isn’t what we think it is.

What to Watch For: The film is co-written and directed by Roland Emmerich, the award-winning filmmaker of Independence Day (1996), White House Down (2013), and Midway (2019).

Word on the Street: In addition to Berry, Wilson, and Bradley, the cast includes Donald Sutherland, Michael Peña, and Charlie Plummer.

My Take: I don’t know about you, but to me, it looks like with films like Kingsman: The Golden Circle, John Wick 3, Bruised and now, Moonfall, Halle Berry is having fun these days making movies.

Jockey
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Jockey  (2021)

Rating: R

Release Date: Playing in select theatres on Friday, February 4, 2022.

Summary: Jockey is about Jackson (Clifton Collins Jr.), who has been a jockey for a long time, and the toll that it’s taking on his body is catching up to him. When Jackson learns that his longtime trainer (Molly Parker) has acquired what appears to be a championship horse, he knows this could be his last chance. Jackson’s failing body and a new hot jockey (Moises Arias) on the scene are throwing into question his ability to continue his lifelong passion. All he needs is one last ride.

What to Watch For: The film has been a big winner on the film festival circuit, particularly the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2021 AFI Fest.

Word on the Street: Many film critics feel that Clifton Collins Jr. is deserving of an Academy Award nomination, evident by his Dramatic Special Jury Award at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

My Take: I love it when child actors have success as adults. We all remember Moises Arias as Rico on the TV series Hannah Montana. I loved him in the 2013 film The Kings of Summer.

Sundown
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Sundown   (2021)

Rating: R

Release Date: Playing in select theatres on Friday, February 4, 2022.

Summary: Sundown is  about Neil and Alice (Tim Roth, Charlotte Gainsbourg), who are with their family on vacation at a fancy resort in Mexico. When a family emergency cuts their trip short, the family’s tight-knit order is struck to its core when one family member refuses to go back, bringing long-simmering tensions to rise to the surface.

What to Watch For: The film is from Mexican filmmaker Michel Franco, best known for his award-winning film New Order (2020) and Chronic (2015). Accordingly, Sundown was nominated for Best Film at the 2021 Venice Film Festival.

Word on the Street: Tim Roth is best known for his Academy Award-nominated performance in the 1995 film Rob Roy. Marvel fans are certainly looking forward to his role as Abomination/Emil Blonsky in the upcoming TV series She-Hulk.

My Take: I have been a fan of Charlotte Gainsbourg since her starring role in Jane Eyre (1996).

The Wolf and the Lion
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The Wolf and the Lion  (2021) 

Rating: PG

Release Date: In theaters nationwide on Friday, February 4, 2022.

Summary: The Wolf and the Lion tells the story of 20-year-old Alma (Molly Kunz), who after her grandfather’s death, decides to return to his cabin on a little island in the heart of the wilderness. While there, she rescues a wolf cub from certain death. While raising the cub on her own, a plane crashes nearby. And the only survivor is a new addition to Alma’s growing family, a lion cub who was destined for a zoo.

What to Watch For: Oscar-nominated Graham Greene, who was born on the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario, Canada, co-stars as Joe, a friend of Alma’s grandfather.

Word on the Street: Molly Kunz was recently on the Atlanta-based TV series The Resident.

My Take: I enjoyed writer/director Gilles de Maistre’s last feature film, Mia and the White Lion, which starred one of my favorite actors, Mélanie Laurent (Beginners, Inglourious Basterds).

Book of Love
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Book of Love   (2022)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: Premieres on the Amazon Prime platform on Friday, February 4, 2022.

Summary: In Book of Love, young, uptight English writer Henry (Sam Claflin) has a novel that has been an absolute failure. Henry is startled to find out that his book is a massive hit in Mexico and is invited there to promote it. He soon discovers why his book is such a hit; his Spanish translator Maria (Verónica Echegui) has rewritten his book into an erotic romance novel. Consequently, Henry must go on a book tour with Maria, not knowing anything about a book he is supposed to be the author of.

What to Watch For: Sam Claflin burst on the scene as Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games film series. And, furthermore, he has a role as Oswald Mosley on the TV series Peaky Blinders. Also, Claflin is set to star in the upcoming Amazon Prime TV miniseries Daisy Jones & The Six with Riley Keough and Sebastian Chacon.

Word on the Street: Verónica Echegui is a Spanish actress and director, particularly known for her award-winning roles in the TV series Trust and Fortitude.

My Take: I am always up for a good rom-com, especially one shot in Mexico, a country that I love to visit.

Who We Are
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Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America   (2021)

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: Playing in select theatres on Friday, February 4, 2022.

Summary: In the documentary Who We Are, Criminal defense/civil rights lawyer Jeffery Robinson draws a stark timeline of anti-Black racism in the United States from the beginnings of slavery in this country to the modern myth of a post-racial America.

What to Watch For: The film won the Best Independent Film award and was nominated for Best Picture by the African-American Film Critics Association.

Word on the Street: Subsequently, the film has won the Audience Award at the 2021 SXSW Film Festival and Best Documentary at the Seattle International Film Festival.

My Take: The film is from the team of Emily and Sarah Kunstler, who gave us the surprisingly delightful film 2009 documentary William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe, about one of ‘the most hated and most loved lawyers in America.’

What New Movies This Week Are You Planning to Watch?

And that’s your new releases for the week of January 31 – February 6, 2022.

In our comment section below, let us know what new movies this week you are excited to see!

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