8 New Movies This Week, Including ‘X’, ‘The Outfit’ and ’Deep Water’

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

This week brings us the horror film ‘X’, the drama ‘The Outfit’ and the suspense film ‘Deep Water’

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 March 14 – March 20, 2022

X
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X  (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: In theatres nationwide Friday, March 18, 2022.

Summary X takes place in 1979,  where a group of young, ambitious filmmakers go to an isolated set of homes in rural Texas to make an adult-rated film. Their stay will be cut short when things start going wrong when their reclusive, elderly hosts catch them in the act, and the cast finds themselves fighting for their lives.

What to Watch For: The film is from filmmaker Ti West, known for his movies The Innkeepers (2011), The Sacrament (2013), and In a Valley of Violence (2016).

Word on the Street: This is the fourth horror film for Jenna Ortega after The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020), Studio 666 (2022), and Scream (2022).

My Take: I’m getting some original Texas Chainsaw Massacre vibes from the trailer.

Master
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Master  (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: In select theatres and on Amazon Prime Video Friday, March 18, 2022.

Summary: In Master, Gail Bishop (Regina Hall) has been named dean at a prestigious New England university, the first Black dean in the school’s history. Jasmine (Zoe Renee) is a new student at the university, and she learns that the students at this school believe that the campus is haunted. Both Gail and Jasmine aren’t just dealing with systemic racism at the university because there is something far more sinister in these hallowed halls. Something that could prove deadly.

What to Watch For: This is the first feature film for the award-winning writer/director Mariama Diallo.

Word on the Street: The film won the Directors to Watch award for Mariama Diallo at the Palm Springs International Film Festival and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

My Take: I can’t wait to see what Regina Hall, who was outstanding in Support the Girls (2018) and Black Monday (2019), does in this horror film.

The Outfit
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The Outfit  (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: In theatres nationwide Friday, March 18, 2022.

Summary: The Outfit takes place in 1956 where Leonard (Mark Rylance) is an English tailor who used to work on London’s Savile Row. After a personal tragedy, Leonard now makes his home in Chicago, in a part of town where only mobsters can afford his hand-crafted suits. Basically, all Leonard wants to do is be left alone to make clothes with his assistant (Zoey Deutch), but his life is about to get complicated when two killers show up on his shop’s doorstep.

What to Watch For: This is the first feature film Graham Moore has directed. He won an Academy Award for his The Imitation Game (2014) screenplay.

Word on the Street: Mark Rylance is best known for his Oscar-winning role as KBG agent Rudolf Abel in the 2015 film Bridge of Spies.

My Take: Zoey Deutch is becoming one of my favorite young actors out there.

Deep Water
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Deep Water  (2021)  

Rating: R

Release Date: Premiering on the Hulu platform on Friday, March 18, 2022.

Summary: In the film Deep Water, Vic (Ben Affleck) and Melinda (Ana de Armas), on the surface, have the perfect marriage. However, both love to play mind games, and their marriage is holding on by a thread. Vic allows Melinda to take any number of lovers as long as she doesn’t desert her family. Their marriage is about to fall apart when one of Melinda’s former lovers is discovered murdered.

What to Watch For: The film is based on the novel of the same name by mystery writer Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr. Ripley).

Word on the Street: The film is directed by Adrian Lyne, the award-winning filmmaker of Flashdance (1983), 9 1/2 Weeks (1986), Fatal Attraction (1987), and Indecent Proposal (1993).

My Take: This is Lyne’s first film since his 2002 film Unfaithful which starred Richard Gere and Diane Lane.

Black Crab
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Black Crab  (2022)

Rating: TV-MA

Release Date: Premiering on the Netflix platform on Friday, March 18, 2022.

Summary: Black Crab takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, where six soldiers are sent on a covert operation that could turn out to be a suicide mission. Nonetheless, the soldiers must travel across a frozen archipelago with a mysterious package that could change the course of a war that has been ranging for years.

What to Watch For: Noomi Rapace, who stars as the leader of the soldiers on the mission, was born in Sweden, where the movie was filmed.

Word on the Street: The film is from first-time feature film director Adam Berg, best known for his work on music videos for artists such as The Cardigans and Kent.

My Take: I will see any film that stars Noomi Rapace.

Rescued By Ruby
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Rescued by Ruby  (2022)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: Premiering on the Netflix platform on Thursday, March 17, 2022.

Summary: Rescued by Ruby is about state trooper Dan (Grant Gustin), who dreams of joining the K-9 Search & Rescue team, but there aren’t any dogs available to train with. Conversely, Ruby is a shelter dog who dreams of belonging to someone. By chance, the two are brought together. Now, can the two work together to make each other’s dreams come true?

What to Watch For: Grant Gustin is best known for his starring role as Barry Allen in the CW show The Flash.

What to Watch For: The film is directed by Katt Shea, whose last film was the 2019 film Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase.

My Take: I love dogs, so I can’t wait to see this film.

Cheaper By The Dozen
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Cheaper by the Dozen   (2022)

Rating: PG

Release Date: Premiering on the Disney + platform on Friday, March 18, 2022.

Summary: Cheaper by the Dozen is about Zoey (Gabrielle Union) and Paul (Zach Braff), parents of a large blended family, the Bakers. Whoever thought living in this family of 12 would be easy thought wrong.

What to Watch For: This is the third remake of the film. The first two were in 1950, starring Clifton Webb, and 2003 starring Steve Martin.

Word on the Street: The supporting cast includes Erika Christensen, Ron Funches, Brittany, and Cynthia Daniel.

My Take: I have been a fan of Zach Braff since his award-winning film Garden State and, of course, from his two-time Emmy nominated role on the hit TV show Scrubs.

Umma
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Umma  (2022)

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: In select theatres Friday, March 18, 2022.

Summary:  Umma is about Amanda (Sandra Oh) and her daughter (Fivel Stewart), who live on an isolated farm, raising bees without modern technology. Their world is shaken when Amanda receives the cremated ashes of her estranged mother, and their lives are taken over by a restless, evil spirit that will stop at nothing to come back.

What to Watch For: This is the first narrative film for filmmaker Iris K. Shim. Shim’s 2010 documentary The House of Suh was a huge hit on the film festival circuit.

Word on the Street: Sandra Oh felt so strongly about this film that she signed on also as the Executive Producer of the film.

My Take: I can’t wait to see this horror film because the trailer looks fantastic.

What New Movies This Week Are You Planning to Watch?

And that’s your new releases for the week of March 14 – 20, 2022.

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

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