8 New Movies This Week: ‘DC League of Super-Pets’ and More!

Wondering what’s debuting in theaters and streaming this week? There are 8 new movies this week! DC League of Super-Pets flies into the theatre along with the B.J. Novak directed Vengeance, and Zoey Deutch stars in Not Okay. (Plus 5 other films!)

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 25 – July 31, 2022

DC League of Super Pets
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DC League of Super-Pets   (2022)

Rating: PG

Release Date: In theatres nationwide on Friday, July 29, 2022.

Summary: In DC League of Super-Pets Krypto has always been by Superman’s side, in thick and thin, even when he started dating Lois Lane because that’s what a dog does. When Lex Luthor captures the Justice League, it’s up to Krypto and a few of his shelter shelter-pets friends to defeat the evil Lex and save Superman. Because that’s what’s Superman’s ‘best friend’ does.

What to Watch For: Besides Dwayne Johnson voicing Krypto and John Krasinski voicing Superman, the voice cast includes Kevin Hart, Natasha Lyonne, Vanessa Bayer, Marc Maron, Kate McKinnon, Diego Luna, Keanu Reeves, and Jameela Jamil.

Word on the Street: This is the fifth time Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart have appeared in a movie together.

My Take: I love that besides Vanessa Bayer’s character PB, all the Justice League members are based on characters in the DC comics.

Vengeance
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Vengeance   (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: In theatres nationwide on Friday, July 29, 2022.

Summary: Vengeance is about a podcaster (B.J. Novak) who travels from New York City to Texas to attend a funeral of a woman he casually dated. While there, he discovers that she was murdered and decides to make a podcast out of the experience. Texas may never be the same.

What to Watch For: The film is written and directed by B.J. Novak.

Word on the Street: This is the first feature film directed by Novak, one of the main writers of the hit TV series The Office.

My Take: Being from Texas, I can’t wait to see what B.J. comes up with in this film.

Not Okay
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Not Okay   (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: Premiering on Hulu on Friday, July 29, 2022.

Summary: In Not Okay Danni (Zoey Deutch) wants to be a writer, but no one will take her seriously. She decides to make everyone jealous and fakes a trip to Paris, claiming she won a writers’ retreat. However, after posting fake pictures, Paris is attacked by terrorists, and Dani is caught up in a lie about going viral.

What to Watch For: Quinn Shephard wrote and directed Not Okay. Shephard was the youngest female director to ever screen a feature at the Tribeca Film Festival with her 2017 movie Blame.

Word the Street: Dylan O’Brien, who plays Danni’s wanna-be boyfriend, previously starred with Zoey Deutch in The Outfit (2022).

My Take: I became a fan of Zoey Deutch when she played Juliet Martin in the TV Series Ringer.

Thirteen Lives
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Thirteen Lives    (2022)

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: In theatres nationwide on Friday, July 29, 2022, and on Amazon Prime on Friday, August 5, 2022.

Summary: Thirteen Lives is about a group of boys and their soccer coach who become trapped in a cave in Thailand. Now it’s up to a group of rag-tag cave divers to rescue them while the world is watching.

What to Watch For: The film is based on a true event.

Word on the Street: The movie is directed by two-time Academy Award winner Ron Howard.

My Take: The outstanding cast includes Colin Farrell, Joel Edgerton, and Viggo Mortensen.

Hallelujah
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Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song   (2021)

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: In select theatres on Friday, July 29, 2022.

Summary: Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey A Song is a documentary about the life of singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen.

What to Watch For: The film centers around his song ‘Hallelujah.’

Word on the Street: Artists interviewed in the film include Brandi Carlile, John Cale, Eric Church, Clive Davis, and Bob Dylan.

My Take: I love the song and can’t wait to see this film about the man behind it.

Resurrection
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Resurrection   (2022)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: In select theatres on Friday, July 29, 2022, and everywhere you rent movies on Friday, August 5, 2022.

Summary: In Resurrection Margaret’s (Rebecca Hall) orderly life is about to unravel as a man from her past (Tim Roth) comes back into her life and brings the horrors of her past with him.

What to Watch For: The film premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

Word on the Street: The screenplay, by Andrew Semans, was selected for the 2019 Black List, a collection of scripts that are considered the most up-and-coming works that have not been produced.

My Take: I still think Rebecca Hall should have gotten an Academy Award nomination for her work in the 2016 film Christine.

My Donkey My Lover and I
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My Donkey, My Lover, And I    (2020)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: Now playing in select theaters.

Summary: My Donkey, My Lover, And I takes place when Antoinette’s (Laure Calamy) trip is canceled due to her married lover going on a vacation with his wife, she decides to follow them on a hiking trip with the help of an overprotective donkey named Patrick.

What to Watch For: The film was nominated for eight Cesar Awards (France’s Academy Awards), and Laure Calamy won Best Actress.

Word on the Street: Laure Calamy wowed audiences with her award-winning performance in the 2021 Full Time.

My Take: The trailer looks like this will be a lot of fun to watch.

Purple Hearts
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Purple Hearts   (2022)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: Premiering on the Netflix platform on Friday, July 29, 2022.

Summary: Purple Hearts is about two people, Cassie (Sofia Carson), a singer-songwriter, and Luke (Nicholas Galitzine), who are both struggling to make it, so they decide to fake their relationship and get married solely for the military benefits. However, their plans go horribly wrong when tragedy strikes and the line between pretend and reality blurs.

What to Watch For: Sofia Carson is best known for her work as Evie in the Disney franchise Descendants.

Word on the Street: Carson sings and wrote songs for the film, along with Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Justin Tranter.

My Take: I am always in the mood for a good romance film.

What New Movies This Week Are You Planning to Watch?

And that’s your new releases for the week of July 25 – July 31, 2022.

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

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