10 New Movies This Week, Including ‘Morbius,’ ‘The Bubble,’ and More!

Morbius

There are a ton of new movies to check out this week!

This week brings us Jared Leto as a scientist turned vampire in ‘Morbius’, a kid who goes to NYC to become a Broadway star in Better Nate Than Ever, and the Judd Apatow comedy The Bubble.

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 28 – April 3, 2022

Morbius
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Morbius   (2022)

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: In theaters nationwide Friday, April 1, 2022.

Summary: In Morbius, biochemist Michael Morbius (Jared Leto) is trying to find a cure for a rare blood disease, one he has himself. In his attempt to find the cure, he inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism instead.

What to Watch For: Director of the film, Daniel Espinosa, is from Sweden and is known for his award-winning film Snabba Cash (2010), along with his 2017 film Life which starred Jake Gyllenhaal.

Word on the Street: The unquestionably great supporting cast includes Michael Keaton, Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, and Tyrese Gibson.

My Take: This much-delayed film is finally being released, and we can see what all the fuss has been about. Recently, Leto has given us The Joker and Paolo Gucci, so let’s see what he can do with a vampire.

You Won't Be Alone
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You Won’t Be Alone   (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: In select theatres on Friday, April 1, 2022.

Summary: You Won’t Be Alone is set in a 19th-century mountain village, where a young girl is kidnapped and transformed into a witch by an ancient spirit. Subsequently, the witch accidentally kills a woman (Noomi Rapace) and takes her form to learn about what it means to be a human.

What to Watch For: The film was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival and won the Directors to Watch Award at the 2022 Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Word on the Street: The film is quickly becoming one of the best-reviewed films of the year by critics. Currently, the film is at 90% on Rotten Tomatoes with over 50 film critic reviews.

My Take: Noomi Rapace is one of my favorite actors and is on a hot streak of late with her films Lamb (2021), The Trip (2021), and the Netflix film Black Crab (2022).

Better Nate Than Ever
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Better Nate Than Ever   (2022)

Rating: PG

Release Date: Premiering on the Disney+ platform on Friday, April 1, 2022.

Summary: Better Nate Than Ever is about 13-year-old Nate Foster (Rueby Wood), who dreams of being on Broadway. Despite losing out on the lead in his middle school’s production, Nate and his best friend, Libby (Aria Brooks), travel to New York City to try out for a new Broadway musical. It’s a trip that Nate hopes will bring him the stardom he thinks he deserves.

What to Watch For: The film is written and directed by Tim Federle, who wrote the novella that the film is based on.

Word on the Street: This is Rueby Wood’s first feature film role. Wood’s impressive theatre background includes portraying Charlie in the Broadway tour of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

My Take: I find it funny that the Broadway show Nate is trying out for is Lilo & Stitch The Musical.

The Bubble
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The Bubble   (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: Premiering on the Netflix platform on Friday, April 1, 2022.

Summary: The Bubble is about a group of actors stuck inside a pandemic bubble in a hotel making a sci-fi film called Cliff Beasts 6 where anything and everything will go wrong.

What to Watch For: The film is from filmmaker Judd Apatow, known for his films The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Knocked Up (2007), This is 40 (2012), and Trainwreck (2015).

Word on the Street: The cast is an undeniable comedy all-star lineup, including Karen Gillan, Maria Bakalova, Pedro Pascal, Kate McKinnon, Fred Armisen, Rob Delaney, Maria Bamford, and Apatow’s wife, Leslie Mann, and their daughter Iris Apatow.

My Take: The trailer is so funny! I can’t wait to see this film and the cameos by Benedict Cumberbatch and David Duchovny look hilarious.

Apollo 10 1/2
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Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood   (2022)

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: Premiering on the Netflix platform on Friday, April 1, 2022.

Summary: Apollo 10 1/2 is about the first moon landing in the summer of 1969, as seen through the eyes of a kid growing up in the home of mission control, Houston, Texas.

What to Watch For: This animated film is based on filmmaker Richard Linklater’s (Boyhood, Before Sunset) own childhood.

Word on the Street: This is the third film that Linklater has used the animation technique of rotoscoping, but surprisingly, Linklater has said making this movie was a very different experience, using a different process in the animation to make the movie look more like it was set in the 60s.

My Take: Having grown up in Texas in the 60s, I can’t wait to see this film and relive some of my childhood.

Aline
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Aline   (2020)

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: In select theatres on Friday, April 1, 2022.

Summary: Aline is the story of a young woman (Valérie Lemercier) who dreams of becoming a singer. With the support of her large family and the man she loves, Aline will become one of the most famous singers in the world.

What to Watch For: The film is written and directed by the star of the film, Valérie Lemercier.

Word on the Street: The film is loosely based on the life of superstar Céline Dion. Correspondingly, Dion has not spoken publicly about the film.

My Take: At the Cesar Awards, the French version of the Oscars, the film was nominated for ten awards, with Lemercier winning Best Actress.

Gagarine
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Gagarine   (2020)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: In select theatres on Friday, April 1, 2022.

Summary: Gagarine is about Youri (Alseni Bathily), who has lived his whole life in the Gagarine Towers, a vast housing project on the outskirts of Paris. When Youri learns of plans to demolish his beloved Gagarine, he decides to take on a mission. A mission with his friends to help will save his home.

What to Watch For: The film has been a massive hit on the film festival circuit, including winning Best Director at the 2020 Athens International Film Festival.

Word on the Street: The film was shot on the location of the Cite Gagarine housing project before it was demolished.

My Take: I have heard fantastic things about this film from other film critics who have seen the movie at film festivals worldwide.

The Contractor
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The Contractor   (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: In theaters and on video on demand on Friday, April 1, 2022.

Summary: The Contractor is about James Harper (Chris Pine), who is out of work, in debt, and needs to support his family. A former Special Forces member, James takes a job with a private underground military force. When his first assignment goes awry, this elite soldier is caught up in a conspiracy that could threaten the world. While fighting to get home, James must uncover the motives of those who betrayed him, including his best friend.

What to Watch For: The cast includes Kiefer Sutherland, Eddie Marsan, Ben Foster, and Gillian Jacobs.

Word on the Street: The movie is directed by award-winning filmmaker Tarik Saleh (The Nile Hilton Incident (2017), Metropia (2009)).

My Take: I am a big fan of Chris Pine because of his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek film series.

Moonshot
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Moonshot   (2022)

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: Premiering on the HBO Max platform on Thursday, March 31, 2022.

Summary: Moonshot takes place in the future, where Mars has been terraformed and colonized by the best humanity has to offer. Sophie (Lana Condor) is about to fly in space to Mars to join her longtime boyfriend. Sophie meets and makes friends with Walt (Cole Sprouse), who has dreamed his whole life of living on Mars. That’s about to come true when Walt sneaks onto the spaceship and hides in Sophie’s quarters. It’s a journey that both will never forget if they survive the trip.

What to Watch For: Cole Sprouse is best known for his role as Jughead on the CW Tv series Riverdale and, of course, starring with his brother Dylan on the Disney series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.

Word on the Street: Lana Conor is the star of the much-beloved film series To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.

My Take: I love the To All the Boys films, so I can’t wait to see this film.

Nitram
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Nitram   (2021)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: In select theatres and On Demand on Wednesday, March 30, 2022.

Summary: Nitram (Caleb Landry Jones), though he has the support of his loving family (Judy Davis, Anthony LaPaglia), has never felt a part of anything. He meets a reclusive heiress, Helen (Essie Davis), who gives him a job taking care of her dogs. However, when the relationship with Helen meets a tragic end, that sends Nitram down a dark hole that will begin a slow descent which will lead to disaster.

What to Watch For: The film is based on actual events that led up to the 1996 Port Arthur massacre in Tasmania.

Word on the Street: Caleb Landry Jones won Best Actor at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival for his role in the film.

My Take: I have heard about this film for quite a while, especially after winning eight awards at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television last year.

 

What New Movies This Week Are You Planning to Watch?

And that’s your new releases for the week of March 28 – April 3, 2022.

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

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