6 New Movies This Week, Including ‘The Lost City,’ ‘Topside,’ and More!

The Lost City

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

This week brings us the rom-com The Lost City starring Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum, the gripping drama Topside, and the adventure film Infinite Storm starring Naomi Watts.

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 21 – March 27, 2022

The Lost City
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The Lost City   (2022)

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: In theaters nationwide on Friday, March 25, 2022.

Summary: In The Lost City, romance novelist Loretta Sage (Sandra Bullock) is on a book tour to Asia with her dimwitted cover model Alan Caprison (Channing Tatum). While on tour, Loretta is kidnapped by Abigail Fairfax (Daniel Radcliffe), an eccentric billionaire who is convinced that Loretta’s latest book is the key to a lost fortune. Consequently, Alan sets out to rescue Loretta…good luck with that.

What to Watch For: Sandra Bullock recently said that this might be her last film for a while as she takes time to raise her family.

Word on the Street: Bullock made a cameo appearance in the upcoming Brad Pitt film Bullet Train, so Brad Pitt did the same in this film.

My Take: The film is very reminiscent of a favorite movie of the 80s of mine, Romancing the Stone with Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner.

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Topside   (2020)

Rating: N/A

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

Summary: Topside takes place deep in the underbelly of New York City, where a five-year-old girl (Zhaila Farmer) and her mother (Celine Held) live among a group that has claimed the abandoned subway tunnels as their home until authorities discover them. Now, mother and daughter must go on the streets of NYC, a world they know very little about.

What to Watch For: The film was a hit on the film festival circuit, winning the Special Jury Award at the 2020 SXSW Film Festival.

Word on the Street: Zhaila Farmer is making her feature film debut in the film.

My Take: I look forward to seeing this film as I heard wonderful things about this film from film critics who saw it at the film festivals that it played.

Love Like The Falling Petals
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Love Like the Falling Petals   (2022)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: Premiering on the Netflix platform on Thursday, March 24, 2022.

Summary: Love Like the Falling Petals tells the story of Harutoo (Keto Nakajima), who falls in love with hairdresser Misaki (Honoka Matsumoto). Misaki has worked hard to get where she is; consequently, Harutoo is inspired to take up his passion for photography back up and make it his profession. However, this love story is about to undergo a massive change as the two get information that will forever change their lives.

What to Watch For: The film is based on a 2017 novel by Keisuke Uyama.

Word on the Street: Keto Nakajima is best known for his film Silver Spoon (2014).

My Take: I am always up for a good tear-jerker romance film.

Infinite Storm
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Infinite Storm   (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: In select theaters on Friday, March 25, 2022.

Summary: In Infinite Storm, Pam Bales (Naomi Watts), an experienced climber, is forced to turn back on her climb of Mt. Washington due to a massive blizzard that is fast approaching. On her way down, she encounters a lone, stranded man and takes it upon herself to get the both of them off of the mountain before nightfall and certain death.

What to Watch For: The film is based on a true story.

Word on the Street: The director of the film, Malgorzata Szumowska, is one of the most prominent Polish directors of the modern era. Her last movie, Twarz (2018), won the Silver Bear award at the 2018 Berlin International Film Festival.

My Take: I think Naomi Watts is one of our best actors making films these days.

7 Days
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7 Days   (2021)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: In select theaters on Friday, March 25, 2022.

Summary: 7 Days is about Ravi (Karan Soni) and Rita (Geraldine Viswanathan), who, after a very uncomfortable pre-arranged date, must shelter in place together after the COVID pandemic lockdown.

What to Watch For: The film is produced by legendary filmmakers Mark and Jay Duplass.

Word on the Street: The film just won Best First Feature at the 37th Independent Spirit Awards.

My Take: I find it funny that a romantic comedy called 7 days was shot in only eight days.

You Are Not My Mother
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You Are Not My Mother   (2021)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: In select theaters on Friday, March 25, 2022.

Summary: You Are Not My Mother takes place in a North Dublin housing estate where after going missing, Char’s mother, Angela (Carolyn Bracken), returns, but her personality has been radically changed. Despite her grandmother’s objections (Ingrid Craigie), Char (Hazel Doupe) decides to uncover the truth of her mother’s disappearance and, in turn, unearth the dark secrets of her family.

What to Watch For: The film premiered at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival, winning runner-up for the People’s Choice Award: Midnight Madness.

Word on the Street: The film is at an outstanding 86% on the Rotten Tomatoes website with over 22 critic reviews.

My Take: Hazel Doupe has been in some fantastic films recently, including Float Like a Butterfly (2018), Michael Inside (2017), and Into the Badlands (2017).

What New Movies This Week Are You Planning to Watch?

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

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