7 New Movies This Week, Including ‘Top Gun: Maverick’, ‘The Bob’s Burgers Movie’ and More!

Top Gun

There are seven new movies to check out this week!

This week’s new movie releases include Tom Cruise going back to Top Gun, a mystery that needs to be solved to save Bob’s Burgers, and more.

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 23 – May 29, 2022

Top Gun
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Top Gun: Maverick   (2022)

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: In theaters nationwide on Friday, May 27, 2022.

Summary: In Top Gun: Maverick, Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell (Tom Cruise) has for 30 years served his country but has done it his way, as one of the Navy’s top aviators, pushing the envelope as a test pilot. Maverick has been able to dodge the advancement in rank that would ground him until now. Maverick is back where he started, and he is still flying by the air tower, rank be damned.

What to Watch For: The cast includes Val Kilmer, reprising his role as ‘Iceman,’ Jennifer Connelly as an old flame from Maverick’s past, Jon Hamm as Maverick’s new commander, and Miles Teller as a connection to Maverick’s days at Top Gun.

Word on the Street: The film is at an incredible 96% on Rotten Tomatoes with over 130 film critic reviews.

My Take: I plan on seeing this film on the biggest movie screen I can find. Most of the stunts in the film were shot in actual fighter jets, making the action sequences seem incredibly real.

The Bob's Burgers Movie
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The Bob’s Burgers Movie   (2022)

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: In theaters nationwide on Friday, May 27, 2022.

Summary: As The Bob’s Burgers Movie opens, a bank payment is due, and if things couldn’t get worse, a giant sinkhole opens up right in front of the restaurant. Now it’s up to the kids to try to solve a mystery that could possibly save their parent’s place.

What to Watch For: The voice cast from the TV series are back, with H. Jon Benjamin, Kristen Schaal, Dan Mintz, John Roberts, Aziz Ansari, Zach Galifianakis, Gary Cole, and Kevin Kline.

Word on the Street: This is the last film that the late legendary animator Dale Baer worked on. Baer worked on films such as Tarzan (1999), Chicken Little (2005), and Winnie the Pooh (2011).

My Take: I am always happy to belly up to the counter and see what they are serving at Bob’s Burgers.

Montana Story

Montana Story   (2021)

Rating: R

Release Date: In select theatres on Friday, May 27, 2022.

Summary: Montana Story is about two long-estranged siblings (Haley Lu Richardson, Owen Teague) who come back home to their father’s ranch as he is on his deathbed. While there, they will be forced to confront their shared painful past, facing a deep and bitter family legacy.

What to Watch For: The film was shot on location in Paradise Valley, Montana.

Word on the Street: The film has been a big hit on the Film Festival circuit, including playing at the recent Atlanta Film Festival.

My Take: I am a fan of Haley Lu Richardson, who played Krista in The Edge of Seventeen (2016), and Casey in the wonderful indie film Columbus (2017).

18 1 2
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18 1/2   (2021)

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: In select theatres on Friday, May 27, 2022.

Summary: 18 1/2 is about at the height of the 1974 Watergate scandal, it was discovered that there was 18 1/2 minutes of recordings that had been erased. A White House transcriber (Willa Fitzgerald) is thrust into the scandal when she discovers she is in possession of the only copy of the infamous 18 1/2 minute gap in the Nixon tapes.

What to Watch For: The film has won major awards, including the Special Jury Award at the 2021 Rome International Film Festival.

Word on the Street: Willa Fitzgerald was just in the mega-hit TV series Reacher as Roscoe Conklin.

My Take: I enjoyed filmmaker Dan Mirvish’s last film, Bernard and Huey (2017).

A Chiara
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A Chiara   (2021)

Rating: R

Release Date: In select theatres on Friday, May 27, 2022.

Summary: A Chiara is about a 15-year-old girl named Chiara (Swamy Rotolo), who is a member of a close-knit family, and she deeply loves her father. Chiara’s world starts to fall apart when her father disappears in the middle of the night, and, consequently, she is determined to find out what happened to him and why.

What to Watch For: The film won the Label Europa Cinemas award at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.

Word on the Street: The film is from the award-winning filmmaker Jonas Carpignano, who blew everyone away with his feature-film debut Mediterranea (2015).

My Take: I have heard from fellow film critics that Swamy Rotolo gives a performance that is worthy of an Academy Award nomination.

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Zero Contact   (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: The film playing in select theatres and is available On Demand on Friday, May 27, 2022.

Summary: In Zero Contact, five characters from around the globe are connected only by their devotion to tech titan Finley Hart (Anthony Hopkins). The five discover that Finley has developed a new, secret invention that could end life on earth as we know it, and accordingly, they must band together remotely to stop him.

What to Watch For: The film was shot during the start of the global pandemic in 2020 and was primarily shot using Zoom to film its scenes.

Word on the Street: This is the first film from a Hollywood studio to exist on the Blockchain, and the studio has already started selling NFTs of the film.

My Take: I will watch anything that Anthony Hopkins is involved in because he is one of the most fascinating actors working today.

Look at Me XXX
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Look at Me: XXXtentacion    (2022)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: Premiering on the Hulu platform on Thursday, May 26, 2022.

Summary: XXXtentacion is a documentary about the talented but troubled young rapper who took the world by storm with his music and personality before his untimely death.

What to Watch For: The film contains never-before-seen footage and interviews with his innermost circle.

Word on the Street: The first trailer for the film was released on June 18th, 2019, one year after his death.

My Take: I missed this film at the Atlanta Film Festival, so I will be sure to see it this time around.

What New Movies This Week Are You Planning to Watch?

And that’s your new releases for the week of May 23 – May 29, 2022.

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

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