5 New Movies This Week, Including ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ and More!

Doctor Strange

There are five new movies to check out this week, and we got the details!

This week we get to see Doctor Strange deal with the Multiverse, Jim Broadbent steal a priceless painting and visit a romance that heats up in the dead of night.

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 May 2 – May 8, 2022

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness   (2022)

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: In theatres nationwide on Friday, May 6, 2022.

Summary: Due to Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) casting a forbidden spell, the doorway to the multiverse has been opened. Consequently, in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, alternate realities are now running rampant, including multiple versions of Doctor Strange. It’s a threat to humanity that Doctor Strange, Wong (Benedict Wong), and Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) will need their power and skill to repair before it’s too late.

What to Watch For: The brilliant cast includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Patrick Stewart, Rachel McAdams, Bruce Campbell, and Xochitl Gomez.

Word on the Street: The Maximoff children played by Jett Klyne and Julian Hilliard, last seen in the WandaVision TV Series, are making an appearance in the film.

My Take: This is the first feature film Sam Raimi has directed since his 2013 film Oz the Great and Powerful. Raimi is best known for his Evil Dead film series and the Spider-Man series that starred Tobey Maguire.

Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

The Duke   (2020)

Rating: R

Release Date: In select theaters on Friday, May 6, 2022.

Summary: The Duke takes place in England in 1961, where a priceless painting has been stolen from the National Gallery, Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington. Was it a master thief? A gang of thieves working for an underground collector? Surprisingly, it was Kempton Bunton (Jim Broadbent), a 60-year-old taxi driver who has hidden the painting in his wife’s closet.

What to Watch For: Amazingly, the film is based on a true story.

Word on the Street: The film made its world premiere at the 2020 Venice Film Festival. The release was delayed due to the COVID outbreak. Impressively, the film is at 95% on Rotten Tomatoes with over 80 film critic reviews.

My Take: The painting was part of the 1962 James Bond film Doctor No, where James Bond is about to have dinner with Doctor No in his lair when Bond stops in amazement in spotting the missing painting.

Along for the Ride
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Along for the Ride   (2022)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: Premiering on the Netflix platform on Friday, May 6, 2022.

Summary: In Along for the Ride, Auden (Emma Pasarow) has spent her whole life with her nose in a book studying. When Auden goes to a coastal town to spend the summer before college with her divorced father, she decides to live a little. On a late-night stroll, she meets Eli (Belmont Cameli), and the two embark on a nightly quest to help Auden experience the carefree life she never knew she needed.

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

Word on the Street: The film is from Sofia Alvarez, who brought us the outstanding film series To All the Boys I’ve Loved.

My Take: I love the supporting cast of this film, which includes Andie MacDowell, Dermot Mulroney, and Kate Bosworth.

Petite Maman
Photo courtesy of Neon

Petite Maman   (2021)

Rating: PG

Release Date: In select theatres on Friday, May 6, 2022.

Summary: Petite Maman is about eight-year-old Nelly (Josephine Sanz), who has just lost her maternal grandmother. Her parents and Nelly travel to the grandmother’s home to empty it out. Nelly’s mother can’t handle the sorrow of being back in the house and leaves in the middle of the night. The next day Nelly goes out into the surrounding woods to play and meets a girl her age named Marion building a fort. Unquestionably, there is magic in this forest of Nelly’s.

What to Watch For: The film was a big hit with both film festivals and end of the year film critic’s votes, including a nomination as Best Foreign Film by the Georgia Film Critics Association.

What to Watch For: The distributor, Neon, was so blown away by the film that it bought the film the same day it made its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival.

My Take: I can’t wait to see this film.

Photo Courtesy of Showtime

Sheryl   (2022)

Rating: TV-MA

Release Date: Premiering on the Showtime platform on Friday, May 6, 2022.

Summary: Sheryl is a documentary about the legendary singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow, a musician who has navigated a career fighting sexism, ageism, depression, cancer, and the price of fame.

What to Watch For: The film gives us a look at not just the glamour of a rock star but the early years of her career, including doing commercial work for McDonald’s and being featured as a singer on Michael Jackson’s Bad tour.

Word on the Street: The film includes interviews with Keith Richards, Laura Dern, Brandi Carlile, Emmylou Harris, Jason Isbell, and Joe Walsh.

My Take: I am a huge fan of Sheryl Crow, and I am looking forward to seeing this film.

What New Movies This Week Are You Planning to Watch?

And that’s your new releases for the week of May 2 – May 8, 2022.

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