6 New Movies This Week: ‘Cyrano,’ ‘Tyler Perry’s A Medea Homecoming,’ and More!

Cyrano

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

This week Peter Dinklage stars in Cyrano. Madea is back in A Madea Homecoming. And Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters try to record their tenth album in a haunted mansion in Studio 666!

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

New Movies Coming Out This Week February 21 – 27, 2022

Cyrano
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Cyrano  (2021)

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: In theatres nationwide on Friday, February 25, 2022.

Summary: Cyrano tells the legendary story of a wordsmith and master swordsman, Cyrano (Peter Dinklage), who falls madly for the lovely Roxanne (Haley Bennett). Despite being in love with Roxanne, Cyrano is too full of self-doubt to make a move but then is enlisted by the dashing Christian (Kelvin Harrison, Jr.) to woo her with letters that Cyrano writes for Christian.

What to Watch For: The film has been nominated for an Academy Award in Costume Design. And is also up for three BAFTA Awards, including Outstanding British Film of the Year.

Word on the Street: The film is based on the musical that Haley Bennett and Peter Dinklage performed in a limited off-Broadway run in New York back in 2019.

My Take: Many film critics feel that Peter Dinklage should have been nominated for an Oscar for this role, subsequently many film critic groups have singled out Dinklage and Cyrano in their end-of-the-year awards.

Madea Homecoming
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Tyler Perry’s A Madea Homecoming   (2022)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: Premiering on the Netflix platform on Friday, February 23, 2022.

Summary: In A Madea Homecoming, Madea (Tyler Perry) is in a tizzy preparing to welcome her family, who are coming from all over to celebrate her great-grandson’s graduation from college. However, beware, because within the reunion are some hidden secrets that threaten to destroy this joyous family celebration.

What to Watch For: Perry originally planned to retire the Madea character after his 2019 film A Madea Family Funeral. Instead, to his fan’s delight, he decided to revive the character with his deal with Netflix.

Word on the Street: The film is based on the Tyler Perry stage play ‘Madea’s Farewell Play’ that toured the country in 2019.

My Take: We all need a little more Madea in our lives.

Studio 666
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Studio 666  (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: In theatres nationwide on Friday, February 25, 2022.

Summary: The horror film Studio 666 takes place when Dave and the rest of the Foo Fighters are looking for the perfect place to record their much anticipated 10th album. Finally, they have found the ideal location, a mansion in Encino that is steeped in rock and roll history. However, there is one problem: supernatural forces threaten to take over their lives.

What to Watch For: The movie is based on a story by Dave Grohl and was filmed in secret during the pandemic.

Word on the Street: Besides the Foo Fighters playing themselves, the cast includes Will Forte, Jenna Ortega, Whitney Cummings, Jeff Garlin, and Leslie Grossman.

My Take: I love the Foo Fighters and horror movies, so I can’t wait to see this film.

2022 Oscar Shorts
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Oscar Nominated Shorts  (2022)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: In select theatres on Friday, February 25, 2022.

Summary: Oscar Nominated Shorts are three separate programs of the Academy Award-nominated films in the Animated, Live Action, and Documentary categories.

What to Watch For: The films come from all over the world, including Afghanistan, Germany, Poland, Denmark, The Netherlands, Spain, Russia, and Canada.

Word on the Street: Markedly, the theatrical release of the nominated short films each year is the world’s largest commercial release of short films on the planet.

My Take: I go every year to see this impressive group of films from all over the world.

No Exit
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No Exit  (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: Premiering on the Hulu platform on Friday, February 23, 2022.

Summary: In No Exit, Darby (Havana Rose Liu) is a runaway from rehab desperate to visit her sick mother, but Darby is stranded by a blizzard in an isolated highway rest stop. Shortly after arriving, she discovers a kidnapped child hidden in a car belonging to one of the people inside the rest stop she is stranded with.

What to Watch For: The film is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Taylor Adams.

Word on the Street: Havana Rose Liu recently was Bailey in The Sky is Everywhere (2022) and Bea in the 2021 film Mayday.

My Take: I am always ready to see a good suspense film.

Butter
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Butter  (2020)

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: In select theatres on Friday, February 25, 2022.

Summary: Butter is about a lonely, unpopular teen (Alex Kersting) who everyone calls ‘Butter.’ Butter decides to make history. He is going to eat himself to death, live on the Internet, and everyone is invited to watch. Consequently, as the date approaches, Butter becomes popular, and that feels good. Will Butter go through with his date with suicide?

What to Watch For: The cast includes Mira Sorvino, Mykelti Williamson, Monte Markham, and Annabeth Gish.

Word on the Street: The film did exceptionally well on the film festival circuit, winning Best Feature Film at the 2021 Block Island Film Festival and the 2021 Socially Relevant Film Festival.

My Take: I am a huge fan of Mira Sorvino and can’t wait to see this award-winning film.

What New Movies This Week Are You Planning to Watch?

And that’s your new releases for the week of February 21 – February 27, 2022.

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

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