6 New Movies This Week, Including ‘NOPE’ and More!

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Wondering what’s releasing in theaters this week? There are 6 new movies this week, including Jordan Peele’s NOPE, the romance Anything’s Possible, the documentary Fire of Love, and more!

Here’s the rundown of new movies this week that are coming out in theaters! And we also have those releasing on the major streaming platforms.

New Movies Coming Out This Week July 18 – July 24, 2022

Nope
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NOPE   (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: In theaters nationwide on Friday, July 22, 2022.

Summary: NOPE is about a brother and sister (Daniel Kalyuua and Keke Palmer) who are working on their family ranch that supplies horses to Hollywood films. Things start getting strange on the ranch as it looks like aliens are flying around. And the duo decides to document these occurrences. Consequently, their actions are to the dismay of the forces behind the flying saucers.

What to Watch For: The movie is from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele, who has previously scared us twice with his films Get Out (2017) and Us (2019).

Word on the Street: Fans have earlier speculated that the title of the film, NOPE, is an acronym and stands for Not Of Planet Earth.

My Take: I can’t wait to see this film, but I know someone that is even more excited to see this film; Area 51 fan and head FanBolt Geek Girl Emma.

Anything's Possible
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Anything’s Possible   (2022)

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: Premiering on the Amazon Prime platform on Friday, July 22, 2022.

Summary: Anthony’s Possible is about Kelsa (Eva Reign), a confident young woman who is trans, and is just trying to survive her senior year of high school. All she wants to do is blend in and get this year over with, but love has another idea. However, when a classmate, Khal (Abubakr Ali), gets a crush on Kelsa, he decides to go for it and ask her out, even though he knows they will be the center of attention.

What to Watch For: This is the first film directed by Billy Porter, the Tony/Emmy/Grammy-award-winning actor and fashion icon.

Word on the Street: Eva Reign is best known for her role as Jessie in the TV series Sideways Smile.

My Take: I am interested to see what the multi-talented Porter will do with this storyline.

Fire of Love
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Fire of Love   (2022)

Rating: PG

Release Date: In select theatres on Friday, July 22, 2022.

Summary: Fire of Love is a documentary about scientists Katia and Maurice Krafft, who fell in love while doing research on volcanos. They were known worldwide as daredevils who brought us some of the most explosive imagery ever recorded. Significantly, they died doing the thing that they loved.

What to Watch For: The film has won major awards on the film festival circuit, including the Jonathan Oppenheim Editing Award at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

Word on the Street: The film is shown almost entirely through archival material, including footage from the Krafft’s personal collection.

My Take: The director of the film, Sara Dosa, also directed one of the strangest documentaries I’ve seen called The Seer and the Unseen (2019), a movie about magic and invisible elves.

Alone Together
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Alone Together   (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: In select theatres on Friday, July 22, 2022.

Summary: Alone Together is about what happens when two strangers (Katie Holmes, Jim Sturgess) book the same Airbnb during the start of the lockdown of the pandemic.

What to Watch For: Besides starring in the movie, Katie Holmes wrote and directed the film.

Word on the Street: Jim Sturgess is best known for his roles in the films Across the Universe (2007) and One Day (2011).

My Take: Katie Holmes and Derek Luke (who portrays Holmes’s boyfriend in this film) were both in a favorite movie of mine, Pieces of April (2003).

Murina
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Murina   (2021)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: Now playing in select theatres.

Summary: Murina is about Julija (Gracija Filipović), living with her parents on a Croatian island, who she increasingly doesn’t get along with. When a handsome older man, Javier (Cliff Curtis), comes to the island, Julija sees it as an opportunity to escape the boredom of her life and her parents.

What to Watch For: The film won the Golden Camera award at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.

Word on the Street: This is the first feature-length film from director Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic. Antoneta’s short film Into the Blue won Best Short Film at the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival.

My Take: My fellow film critics have been raving about this film.

My Old School
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My Old School   (2022)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: In select theatres on Friday, July 22, 2022.

Summary: My Old School takes place in 1993, when 16-year-old Brandon Lee enrolled at a secondary school in the well-to-do suburb of Glasgow, Scotland. Incredibly, two years later, a huge secret is revealed about Brandon. Needless to say, this is the stuff of legends.

What to Watch For: The documentary does the unusual by using actor Alan Cummings to lip-sync the words that Brandon states in audio recordings.

Word on the Street: The film was the talk of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

My Take: I am a massive fan of Alan Cummings, so I can’t wait to see this documentary.

What New Movies This Week Are You Planning to Watch?

And that’s your new releases for the week of July 18 – July 24, 2022!

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