9 New Movies This Week, Including ‘Crimes of the Future,’ ‘Hollywood Stargirl,’ and More!

Crimes of the Future

There are nine new movies to check out this week!

This week’s new movie releases include David Cronenberg’s long-awaited ‘Crimes of the Future’, the return of Stargirl in ‘Hollywood Stargirl’, 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 30 – June 4, 2022

Crimes of the Future
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Crimes of the Future   (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: In theatres nationwide on June 3, 2022.

Summary: Crimes of the Future takes place in a time when humans have adapted to a synthetic environment, where their bodies have begun to evolve.

Saul Tenser (Viggo Mortensen) is a man whose body has been producing extra organs. He makes a living as a performance artist, where these organs are harvested in front of an audience with the help of a former trauma surgeon (Lea Seydoux). He has interested a government organization that has sent two workers (Kristen Stewart, Don McKellar) to witness his performance.

Now a new, strange man (Scott Speedman) wants Saul to do what is a dangerous and illegal performance, one that could kill Saul.

What to Watch For: The screening at the Cannes Film Festival, as predicted by the film’s director David Cronenberg, had a number of filmgoers walk out of the screening due to the graphic nature of the story.

Word on the Street: This is the first film in 35 years that Cronenberg’s sister, Denise Cronenberg, did not serve as his costume designer. Sadly, she passed away in 2020 before production on the film started.

My Take: I have always enjoyed David Cronenberg’s films, even though some have been quite strange, like The Fly (1986), Crash (1996), Naked Lunch (1991), and A History of Violence (2005).

Hollywood Stargirl
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Hollywood Stargirl   (2022)

Rating: PG

Release Date: Premiering on June 3, 2022, on the Disney+ platform.

Summary: The journey for Stargirl Caraway (Grace VanderWaal) continues in Hollywood Stargirl as she moves to LA to pursue her journey to a singing career. Stargirl meets a young man, Evan (Elijah Richardson), who wants Stargirl to write music and perform in a film he is doing with his brother.

Along the way, Stargirl meets her idol, Roxanne Martel (Uma Thurman), a mysterious singer from the past who made one remarkable album and then disappeared from the music world. Can Stargirl weave her magical voice to bring Roxanne out of retirement?

What to Watch for: The film is a sequel to the 2020 film Stargirl.

Word on the Street: The films are based on a popular book named Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli.

My Take: I am a huge fan of Judy Greer (Halloween (2018) and Ant-Man (2015), who plays Stargirl’s mother in this film.

Benediction
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Benediction   (2021)

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: In theatres nationwide on June 3, 2022.

Summary: Benediction is about the life story of Siegfried Sassoon (Jack Lowden), a decorated hero of WWI who came back from that war mentally damaged and became a vocal critic of the continuation of war through his poetry. Consequently, he was a man who fought for peace, all the while never quite finding that peace for himself as he attempted to come to terms with his homosexuality.

What to Watch For: The screenplay for the film has won major awards, including Best Screenplay at the Dublin International Film Festival.

Word on the Street: Peter Capaldi (Dr. Who) plays Siegfried in his later life.

My Take: Filmmaker Terence Davis always makes interesting and captivating films. I loved his 2003 movie The House of Mirth, which starred Gillian Anderson.

Watcher
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Watcher  (2022)  

Rating: R

Release Date: In select theatres, June 3, 2022.

Summary: Watcher takes place in a city being terrorized by a serial killer. Julia (Maika Monroe), a young actress, and her boyfriend have just moved into a high-rise apartment building in the city when she notices a mysterious stranger watching her from across the street. Shortly after, a man starts following Julia, and she decides to try to discover who this ‘watcher’ is and if he is indeed the killer.

What to Watch For: The film premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, where it was quickly bought for distribution by IFC Films.

Word on the Street: The film is currently at an impressive 83% on Rotten Tomatoes with over 55 film critic reviews.

My Take: I can’t wait to see this thriller. I especially want to see Maika Monroe’s performance in the film, as she thoroughly impressed me as Jay Height in the 2014 film It Follows.

Eiffel
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Eiffel   (2021)

Rating: R

Release Date: In select theatres, June 3, 2022.

Summary: Eiffel is about Gustave Eiffel (Romain Duris), the man who, inspired by a doomed love affair with Adrienne Bourges (Emma Mackey), built one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders, the Eiffel Tower in Pairs in 1889.

What to Watch For: Screenwriter Caroline Bongrand pitched the idea to a studio about the building of the tower with a forbidden love thrown in before she knew the story of Eiffel and his tower. It turned out that the love story was real.

Word on the Street: The film was first pitched in 1997 and has gone through the hands of many directors, including Luc Besson and Tony Scott, before landing in director Martin Bourboulon’s lap.

My Take: Next up for filmmaker Martin Bourboulon is a Three Musketeers series of films.

Interceptor
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Interceptor   (2022)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: Premiering on June 3, 2022, on the Netflix platform.

Summary: Interceptor is about Alexander Kessel (Luke Bracey). a former U.S. intelligence officer who has a master plan to take over a missile interceptor base in the middle of the Pacific Ocean that seems destined to work.

However, Kessel’s plan didn’t anticipate Captain JJ Collins (Elsa Pataky), who will use her years of tactical training and military expertise to take down these mercenaries from completing their mission that threatens the coastline of the U.S.

What to Watch For: Elsa Pataky, who started her career in Spanish TV series work, is married to someone who knows a thing or two about adventure/superhero films, Chris Hemsworth.

Word on the Street: This is the feature film debut of writer/director Matthew Reilly. Reilly is a writer of the action/thriller Shane Schofield and Jack West Jr. series of novels.

My Take: Elsa Pataky is best known for her role as Elena in the Fast and the Furious film series.

Poser
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Poser   (2021)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: In select theatres, June 3, 2022.

Summary: In Poser, Lennon (Sylvie Mix) is a woman whose life revolves around sounds and music. Lennon wants to start a podcast about the inner sanctum of the underground music scene of Columbus, Ohio. Her ultimate goal is to get in with the band ‘The Witch Siren,’ and Lennon won’t hesitate to do anything to get next to the band, even if it means losing her identity.

What to Watch For: The film was a massive hit on the film festival circuit, winning Best Feature Film last year at the Denver International Film Festival and the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival.

Word on the Street: This is the first feature film for lead actress Sylvie Mix, who won the Best Female Actor award for her role in the movie at the 2021 Nordic International Film Festival.

My Take: Film critics who have seen the film have been raving about this movie shot on location in Columbus, Ohio.

Jazz Fest
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Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story  (2021)

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: In select theatres, June 3, 2022.

Summary: Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story is a documentary about the legendary New Orleans Jazz Fest, one of the great festivals in America. But its story can’t be told without exploring the history of the incredible city where the fest takes place, New Orleans.

What to Watch For: The film contains interviews and performances from legendary artists, including Dave Matthews, Jimmy Buffet, Philip Bailey, and Big Freedia.

Word on the Street: The festival has been called America’s greatest festival, and the film takes place during the 50th anniversary of the iconic festival.

My Take: Going to this music festival is on my bucket list of events to attend in my lifetime.

Fire Island
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Fire Island   (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: Premiering on June 3, 2022, on the Hulu platform.

Summary: Fire Island is about Noah (Joel Kim Booster) and Howie (Bowen Yang), who have been best friends since working at a restaurant together years ago. They are about to go on a legendary week-long summer vacation to Fire Island, fueled by cheap rose and a group of eclectic friends. Along the way, they hope they will have fun and maybe even find love…or at least a good time looking for it.

What to Watch For: The film was shot on location on the legendary Fire Island.

Word on the Street: Bowen Yang is best known for his Emmy-nominated performances on Saturday Night Live.

My Take: The trailer is hilarious, so 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 May 30 – June 4, 2022.

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

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