7 New Movies This Week: ‘Bullet Train’, ‘Easter Sunday’, and More!

Bullet Train

What’s debuting in theaters and streaming this week?  We’ve got you covered! There are 7 new movies this week! And this includes a movie we’ve been waiting for all summer, Bullet Train with Brad Pitt!

Also opening this week is the comedy Easter Sunday, the animated Luck, the romance Wedding Season, and more!

Here’s the full rundown of new movies this week that are coming out in theaters, as well as those releasing on the major streaming platforms.

New Movies This Week August 1 – August 7, 2022

Bullet Train
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Bullet Train  (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: In theaters nationwide on Friday, August 5, 2022.

Summary: In Bullet Train, a group of assassins are on board a fast-moving bullet train. Surprisingly, some but not all, will survive.

What to Watch For: The cast in this action comedy includes Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Joey King, Michael Shannon, Bad Bunny, Masi Oka, Brian Tyree Henry, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Zazie Beetz.

Word on the Street: Director of the film, David Leitch, used to be Brad Pitt’s stunt double before branching out to direct films, including the Deadpool series and Atomic Blonde.

My Take: I read the book by Kotaro Isaka that the film is based on, so I will not miss this film.

Easter Sunday
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Easter Sunday  (2022)

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: In theaters nationwide on Friday, August 5, 2022.

Summary: Easter Sunday is about Joe (Jo Koy), who is returning to his crazy mess of a family for the Easter weekend. What could go wrong? Well, with Joe’s family, just about everything.

What to Watch For: The film is based on Jo Koy’s own family, a source of most of his stand-up comedy routines.

Word on the Street: Director Jay Chandrasekhar is best known for his films Super Troopers (2001), Club Dread (2004) and directing 24 episodes of the TV series The Goldbergs.

My Take: We all remember Tia Carrere, who plays Tita Theresa in the film, for her role as Cassandra Wong in Wayne’s World (1992).

Luck
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Luck  (2022)

Rating: G

Release Date: Premieres on Apple TV+ on Friday, August 5, 2022.

Summary: Luck is about Sam (voiced by Eva Noblezada), who is the unluckiest person in the world. Despite Sam’s continual bad luck, she, along with a Scottish black cat named Bob (voiced by Simon Pegg), must join with some magical creatures to battle the forces of bad luck to save the world.

What to Watch For: This is the first film from former Pixar Chief John Lasseter under the Skydance Animation company.

Word on the Street: The voice cast includes Jane Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg, Lil Rel Howery, Flula Borg, and John Ratzenberger.

My Take: Director Peggy Holmes is a veteran of Disney movies, including the very underrated Secret of the Wings (2012).

Wedding Season
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Wedding Season    (2022)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: Premieres on Netflix on Thursday, August 4, 2022.

Summary: In Wedding Season, Asha (Pallavi Sharda) and Ravi (Suraj Sharma) are both being pressured to find spouses, so they decide to pretend to date each other in order to survive a summer of weddings. However, Asha and Ravi just might be hearing wedding bells, for real, with each other.

What to Watch For: Suraj Sharma is best known for his role as Pi Patel in Life of Pi (2012), which was his first acting job.

Word on the Street: This is the feature-film debut for screenwriter Shiwani Srivastava.

My Take: I love rom-coms, so this is right up my alley.

I Love My Dad
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I Love My Dad   (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: In select theaters Friday, August 5, 2022.

Summary: In I Love My Dad, after his son, Franklin (James Morosini), blocks him online, Chuck (Patton Oswalt) creates a fake account. Consequently, Chuck has just catfished his own son.

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

Word on the Street: The film is written and directed by the film’s star, James Morosini.

My Take: I have noticed that Lil Rel Howery, who plays Chuck’s best friend, seems to be in just about every film release nowadays.

Ali & Ava
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Ali & Ava    (2021)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: In select theaters Friday, August 5, 2022.

Summary: Ali & Ava is about two people (Adeel Akhtar, Claire Rushbrook) who have a ton of baggage from their previous relationships. They meet, and somehow, some way, a romance begins against all the odds.

What to Watch For: The film won two awards, including Best Actor for Adeel Akhtar, at the 2021 British Independent Film Awards.

Word on the Street: The movie is currently at a remarkable 95% on Rotten Tomatoes, with over 70 film critic reviews.

My Take: I love the work of filmmaker Clio Barnard, including her fantastic 2013 film The Selfish Giant.

Sharp Stick
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Sharp Stick  (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: In select theaters Friday, August 5, 2022.

Summary: Sharp Stick is about Sarah Jo (Kristine Froseth), a 26-year-old living with her mother, and all she wants in life is to be seen. Consequently, Sarah Jo starts an affair with a married man (Jon Bernthal), who happens to be her boss, and her world will never be the same.

What to Watch For: The film is written and directed by Lena Dunham, known for her groundbreaking eight-time Emmy nominated TV series, Girls.

Word on the Street: Kristine Froseth plays a young Betty Ford in the Emmy-nominated TV series The First Lady.

My Take: It is always interesting to see what Lena Dunham has come up with.

What New Movies This Week Are You Planning to Watch?

And that’s your new releases for the week of August 1 – August 7, 2022!

I’m thrilled to see a bunch of these films. In our comment section below, let us know what new movies this week you are excited to see!

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