11 New Movies This Week: ‘Emily the Criminal’, ‘Day Shift’, And More!

Bodies Bodies Bodies

Curious what the new movies this week are? In total, there are 11 new films coming out in theater and on streaming – horror, comedies, and even remakes fill out the selection.

Fans can look forward to the satire horror flick, Bodies, Bodies, Bodies which enters wide release this week. Also releasing is Jamie Foxx’s latest project, the vampire film Day Shift. There’s also Emily the Criminal starring Aubrey Plaza, a film that played at Atlanta Film Festival earlier this year.  

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 8 – August 14, 2022

Bodies, Bodies, Bodies

Bodies, Bodies, Bodies   (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: In theatres nationwide on Friday, August 12, 2022.

Summary: In Bodies, Bodies, Bodies Sophie (Amandla Stenberg) and her new girlfriend Bee (Maria Bakalova) have just arrived at a remote mansion to meet a bunch of Sophie’s friends for a hurricane party. While there, the group decides to play the game Bodies Bodies Bodies. Evidently, someone is taking the game too seriously because dead bodies soon start showing up.

What to Watch For: Maria Bakalova is hot off her Oscar-nominated role as Tutar Sagdiyev in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.

Word on the Street: The cast includes Lee Pace, Pete Davidson, Rachel Sennott, Chase Sui Wonders, Myha’la Herrold, and Conner O’Malley.

My Take: I wonder when Pete Davidson had time to be in a movie since he just finished a role on SNL.

Photo courtesy of Bleecker Street Media

Summering   (2022)

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: In select theatres on Friday, August 12, 2022.

Summary: It’s the last days of summer in the film Summering. And four friends decide to spend the weekend doing as much as they can before school starts. Unquestionably, the four are about to go on an adventure that will change how they look at each other and their lives.

What to Watch For: The movie is co-written and directed by Georgia native James Ponsoldt, known for his films The Spectacular Now (2013) and The End of the Tour (2015).

Word on the Street: The film recently played at the 2022 Atlanta Film Festival.

My Take: I am a huge fan of Lake Bell (In a World, It’s Complicated), who plays the mother of one of the girls.

Laal Singh Chaddha
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Laal Singh Chaddha    (2022)

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: In select theatres on Friday, August 12, 2022.

Summary: Meet Laal Singh Chaddha (Aamir Khan), a simple man who will change the world through kindness.

What to Watch For: This is the official remake of the 1994 Academy Award winning film Forest Gump, with a twist. It takes place in India and is Hindi.

Word on the Street: The film has been in the planning stages since the original Forrest Gump was released. The film was shot in over 100 different locations.

My Take: I can’t wait to see this adaptation because Aamir Khan is one of the great stars of Bollywood.

A Love Song
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A Love Song    (2022)

Rating: PG

Release Date: In select theatres on Friday, August 12, 2022.

Summary: A Love Song takes place at a little used campground in the West, where Faye (Dale Dickey) waits for a high school flame from her past to show up. The question is will he show up?

What to Watch For: The film has been a big winner on the film festival circuit, with Dale Dickey winning Best Performance at the 2022 Seattle International Film Festival.

Word on the Street: Legendary actor Wes Studi (The Last of the Mohicans, Dances with Wolves) plays Lito, the man Faye has always loved but hasn’t seen since their high school days.

My Take: This was one of the most talked about films at the 2022 Atlanta Film Festival.

Emily The Criminal
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Emily the Criminal   (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: In select theatres on Friday, August 12, 2022.

Summary: Emily the Criminal is about a woman named Emily (Aubrey Plaza) who is drowning in debt and is barely making it working for a catering company. Consequently, through a friend, she becomes involved in a credit card scam and sees it as her ticket out. Instead, Emily may be in way over her head.

What to Watch For: The film is currently at 92% on Rotten Tomatoes, with over 70 film critic reviews.

Word on the Street: This is the first feature film for filmmaker John Patton Ford.

My Take: Everyone knows Aubrey Plaza from her role as April in Parks and Recreation. But my favorite role of hers is as the reporter in the 2012 film Safety Not Guaranteed.

13: The Musical
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13: The Musical   (2022)

Rating: PG

Release Date: Premiering on Netflix on Friday, August 12, 2022.

Summary13: The Musical is about Evan (Eli Golden), who, after his parents divorced, Evan and his mom have moved from NYC to Indiana. As his thirteenth birthday approaches, what’s a new kid to do but turn his Bar Mitzvah into the coolest party of the year.

What to Watch For: The film is based on the hit Broadway musical 13, where Ariana Grande and Elizabeth Gillies made their professional debuts.

Word on the Street: The film stars Josh Peck as Evan’s new Rabbi, Rhea Perlman as Evan’s Grandma Ruth, and Debra Messing as his mother.

My Take: I love how we have been getting a ton of musicals lately. Keep it up Hollywood!

Photo courtesy of Lionsgate

Fall   (2022)

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: In theatres nationwide on Friday, August 12, 2022.

Summary: In the movie Fall, Becky (Grace Caroline) and Hunter (Virginia Gardner) are all about conquering their fears and pushing their limits. Consequently, when they climb a 2,000-foot abandoned tower, they may have pushed the limits a bit too far.

What to Watch For: Director of the film Scott Mann has undoubtedly shown his ability to make action/adventure films with Heist (2015) and The Tournament (2009).

Word on the Street: Virginia Gardener is best known for her role as Karolina on the TV series Runaways.

My Take: I loved the teaser trailer. It’s basically one long shot of a camera going up the tower. And the two leads at the top, one of whom is seemingly dangling by a lone rope.

Day Shift
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Day Shift   (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: Premiering on Netflix on Friday, August 12, 2022.

Summary: Day Shift is about Bud (Jamie Fox), a hard-working guy trying to make ends meet so his ex-wife and daughter won’t leave town. Bud has a secret; he works for an organization that hunts and kills vampires.

What to Watch For: The cast includes Dave Franco, who is a new recruit to whom Bud is showing the ropes to. And also starring is Snoop Dogg, a machine gun shooting vampire killer.

Word on the Street: Director J.J. Perry is famous as a stunt man, having worked on everything from the TV series Angel as David Boreanaz’s stunt double to the stunt coordinator on the films John Wick: Chapter 2 and F9: The Fast Saga.

My Take: I am always in the mood for a good vampire film, especially one with lots of fights.

Secret Headquarters
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Secret Headquarters   (2022)

Rating: PG

Release Date: Premiering on Paramount+ on Friday, August 12, 2022.

Summary: In Secret Headquarters Charlie (Walker Scobell) thinks his dad (Owen Wilson) is an IT guy constantly called out of town on jobs. While hanging out after school, Charlie and his friends discover that Charlie’s dad has a secret headquarters and is a superhero. Shortly the headquarters is attacked, with Charlie and his gang having to defend his home and save his dad from evildoers.

What to Watch For: Walker Scobell is coming off his role as the 12-year-old Adam, who encounters himself from the future in The Adam Project.

Word on the Street: Besides Scobell and Wilson, the cast includes Jesse Williams and Michael Pena.

My Take: I love the tagline of the film: “Not All Dads Wear Business Suits’.

Rogue Agent
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Rogue Agent   (2022)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: In select theatres on Friday, August 12, 2022.

Summary: Rogue Agent is about Robert Freegard (James Norton), a con-man using the story that he is working for MI5 to swindle money from women he is dating. Robert is about to go down because he has cheated the wrong woman (Gemma Arterton), a woman who won’t quit until he pays for what he has done.

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

Word on the Street: The film is from the same team that brought you the Simon Pegg TV series The Undeclared War.

My Take: I have been a fan of Gemma Arterton since she appeared in the 2008 007 film Quantum of Solace as Strawberry Fields.

Mack and Rita
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Mack & Rita  (2022)

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: In theatres nationwide on Friday, August 12, 2022.

Summary: Mack & Rita is about Mack (Elizabeth Lail), a 30-year-old woman who has always felt that she was an old woman trapped in a young body. After going on a spiritual retreat, she wakes up in the body of Rita (Diane Keaton), a 70-year-old woman.

What to Watch For: Diane Keaton started her acting career in 1970 in a small part in the film Lovers and Other Strangers. The three-time nominated Keaton won her Oscar for her role in the 1977 film Annie Hall.

Word on the Street: This is the third feature film from director Katie Aselton. Aselton is also an actress known for roles in The Morning Show and The League.

My Take: I always enjoy Diane Keaton in comedies.

What New Movies This Week Are You Planning to Watch?

And that’s your new releases for the week of August 8 – August 14, 2022.

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