8 New Movies This Week, Including ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’, ‘Ambulance’, and ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once!

Sonic 2

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

This week we have the blue ball of fuzz back in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Jake Gyllenhaal in the heist thriller Ambulance, and the weird, wild Everything Everywhere All At Once.

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 April 4 – April 10, 2022

Sonic 2: The Hedgehog
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Sonic the Hedgehog 2   (2022)

Rating: PG

Release Date: In theatres everywhere Friday, April 8, 2022.

Summary: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 starts with Sonic (voiced by Ben Schwartz) living the life with Tom (James Marsden) and Maddie (Tika Sumpter). Things are great until Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) finds his way back to Earth with a new ally, the mean and strong Knuckles (Idris Elba). However, Sonic has allies of his own, including a new friend named Tails (Collen O’Shanussy), and they are ready to take on Robotnik and save the Earth from his madness.

What to Watch For: Jason Momoa, John Cena, and Dwayne Johnson were all in the running for the voice of Knuckles before five-time Emmy nominated Idris Elba won the role.

Word on the Street: There is already a Sonic 3 in the works.

My Take: I enjoyed the first film because it looked like Jim Carrey was having a blast playing Dr. Robotnik.

Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures

Ambulance    (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: In theaters nationwide Friday, April 8, 2022.

Summary: In Ambulance, Will (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) is desperate for money to cover his wife’s mounting medical bills. Will goes to a man who he knows he shouldn’t trust, his adoptive brother Danny (Jake Gyllenhaal), a man with a criminal past. Danny talks Will into helping him rob a bank, but things go wrong, and they are now running from the police in an ambulance with a wounded cop clinging to life and an EMT (Elza Gonzalez) on board.

What to Watch For: The movie is from legendary filmmaker Michael Bay, whose work includes Bad Boys (1995), The Rock (1996), Armageddon (1998), and the Transformers film series.

Word on the Street: The film is a remake of the award-winning Danish film of the same name.

My Take: Be sure to be on the lookout for the director of the film, Michael Bay, playing a cop in the background in scenes at the beginning and end of the film.

Everything Everywhere All At Once
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Everything Everywhere All At Once   (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: In theaters nationwide Friday, April 8, 2022.

Summary:  Everything Everywhere All At Once is about Evelyn (Michelle Yeoh), an unhappy laundry-mat owner, married to Waymond (Ke Huy Quan), and has an adult daughter, Joy (Stephanie Hsu), of who she disapproves of. While at an IRS audit, Evelyn is suddenly thrust into an adventure where she alone can save the world by exploring other universes connecting with the lives she could have led.

What to Watch For: Impressively, film critics are raving about this film where it has an incredible 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes with over 130 major reviews.

Word on the Street: Ke Huy Ouan has only recently returned to film acting after an impressive start as a young star in roles of Short Round in Indiana Jone and the Temple of Doom (1984) and Data in The Goonies (1985).

My Take: I can’t wait to see this film because I am a huge fan of Michelle Yeoh, who we all fell in love with in the groundbreaking movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000).

Mothering Sunday
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Mothering Sunday   (2021)

Rating: R

Release Date: In select theatres on Friday, April 8, 2022.

Summary: In Mothering Sunday, Jane (Odessa Young) is a maid working for a wealthy family in post-World War I England and has many secrets. She has ambitions to be a writer and is having a long-term affair with an up-and-coming lawyer (Josh O’Connor) who is about to marry another woman.

What to Watch For: The cast includes three Academy Award winners: Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), Olivia Colman (The Favourite), and Glenda Jackson (Women in Love, A Touch of Class).

Word on the Street: The film is based on a novel of the same name by Graham Swift.

My Take: I first noticed Odessa Young in the Australian film The Daughter (2015).

Agent Game
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Agent Game    (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: In theatres and On Demand on Friday, April 8, 2022.

Summary: Agent Game is about Harris (Dermot Mulroney), a CIA interrogator at an Agency black site. Suddenly, Harris is himself the target of a rendition operation after being scapegoated for the death of an interrogation subject. A team tasked with bringing Harris in, led by Olsen (Mel Gibson), beings to question their orders when things don’t seem right. Subsequently, the investigation team soon becomes on Harris’s side, and they team up to clear his name.


What to Watch For: Principal photography took place in Augusta, Georgia, best known for The Masters golf tournament.

Word on the Street: Markedly, the supporting cast includes Barkhad Abdi, Katie Cassidy, Annie Ilonzeh, and Paul Burke.

My Take: I always find it fascinating that Dermot Mulroney is a classically trained cellist and plays with the scoring orchestras on many films, some of which he stars in.

The Rose Maker
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The Rose Maker   (2020)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: In select theatres on Friday, April 8, 2022.

Summary:  The Rose Maker is about Eve (Catherine Frot), a rose grower that inherited her farm from her famous father. The farm is now on the verge of bankruptcy, and Eve is trying to hold off being bought out by a powerful competitor. Nevertheless, Eve is determined to turn her fortunes around and just might have found the help she needs in the form of three men who come to the farm on a work-release program.

What to Watch For: Catherine Frot is one of France’s best-known actors, having been nominated for ten Cesar Awards (France’s Academy Awards), winning twice, recently for Marguerite (2015).

Word on the Street: Director Pierre Pinaud is best known for his short films, including the Cesar Award-winning 2008 film Les miettes.

My Take: I loved Catherine Frot in the 1996 film Un air de famille.

Metal Lords
Photo courtesy of Netflix

Metal Lords   (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: Premieres on the Netflix platform on Friday, April 8, 2022.

Summary: In Metal Lords Two friends (Adrian Greensmith, Jaeden Martell) decide to form a heavy-metal band in order to enter a Battle of the Bands contest. Consequently, they need a bass player, and their only hope is a cellist (Isis Hainsworth) with a bad attitude.

What to Watch For: The film is from the producers of Game of Thrones and uses the same composer, Ramin Djawadi, who created the iconic score of that HBO series.

Word on the Street: Isiss Hainsworth played Elizabeth Martin in the 2020 film Emma.

My Take: The trailer makes this film look like it will be fun to watch.

Photo courtesy of IFC Films

Cow   (2021)

Rating: N/A

Summary: Cow is a documentary that follows the life of a cow named Luma, as she lives on a farm in Kent, England, showing us the beauty and reality of life on a farm for an animal that acknowledges the cow’s great service to us.

What to Watch For: Billie Eilish, Finneas O’Connell, and Khalid wrote and performed a song on the soundtrack for the film.

Word on the Street: The film was a hit on the film festival circuit and was nominated for Best Documentary at the 2022 BAFTA Awards.

My Take: Having worked on several farms during my college years, I can’t wait to see this film.

What New Movies This Week Are You Planning to Watch?

And that’s your new releases for the week of April 4 – April 10, 2022!

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