7 New Movies Coming Out This Week: ‘Blonde’ and More!

Blonde

Get ready for a bunch of new movies coming out this week, including a film about a legendary Hollywood actress, a drama that has been all over the news, and a documentary on one of the greatest actors of all time.

We have a fictional account of the life of Marilyn Monroe. Then there’s a drama starring Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, and Olivia Wilde. Next, there’s an adventure comedy set in medieval England by Lena Dunham. And lastly, there’s a documentary about Oscar-winning actor Sidney Poitier.

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

New Movies Coming Out This Week: September 19 – September 25, 2022

Blonde
Photo Credit: Netflix

Blonde  (2022)

Rating

NC-17

Release Date

In theaters on Friday, September 23, 2022, and on Netflix on Friday, September 28, 2022

Summary

Blonde is the story of Norma Jeane (Ana de Armas), who became the most famous movie star of the 50s and 60s, Marilyn Monroe. From her traumatic childhood through her rise to stardom, exploited by almost every man she knew, Norma Jeane tried to remain herself, which cost Norma Jeane her life.

What to Watch For

The film is a fictional account of Marilyn Monroe’s life based upon the novel by Joyce Carol Oates.

Word on the Street

The film has been given the NC-17 rating, meaning no one under 17 years of age can be admitted. The last successful NC-17 picture at the box office was in 1995s Showgirls.

My Take

Many film critics I have talked to think that Ana de Armas is a certain nominee for Best Actress at the Academy Awards.

Dont Worry Darling
Photo Credit: Warner Brothers

Don’t Worry Darling   (2022)

Rating

R

Release Date

 In theaters nationwide on Friday, September 23, 2022.

Summary

In Don’t Worry Darling, a young housewife, Alice (Florence Pugh), is living in a community with her husband, Jack (Harry Styles), that seems to be perfect. However, this community is hiding something, and the more Alice looks into it, the closer she comes to unveiling secrets that may cost her marriage and maybe, even her life.

What to Watch For

The film is directed by Olivia Wilde, who also appears in the film as Alice’s best friend and neighbor Bunny.

Word on the Street

The hilltop headquarters of the Victory Corporation in the film is a real house located in the Mojave Desert.

My Take

It will be interesting to see how this film does at the box office after all the publicity it has received.

Catherine Called Birdy
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Catherine Called Birdy  (2022)

Rating

PG-13

Release Date

In select theaters on Friday, September 23, 2022, and on Amazon Prime on Friday, October 7, 2022.

Summary

Catherine Called Birdy is about Lady Catherine (Bella Ramsey), who likes to be called Birdy, and the last thing Birdy wants is to be married off to someone she doesn’t love because her father, Sir Rollo (Andrew Scott), needs the money. Conversely, Birdy will lie, cheat, and do anything else she can think of to defeat her father’s wishes.

What to Watch For

The film is written and directed by Lena Dunham, the eight-time Emmy-nominated creator of the TV show Girls.

Word on the Street

The film is based on the Newberry-winning novel of the same name by Karen Cushman. Dunham has dreamed of making the novel into a movie since she read the book at age ten.

My Take

Billie Piper plays Lady Aislinn in the movie. I have been a fan of Piper since she played Rose on the TV series Doctor Who.

Carmen
Photo Credit: Falkun Films

Carmen  (2022)

Rating

N/A

Release Date

In select theaters on Friday, September 23, 2022, and on Video on Demand.

Summary

Carmen (Natascha McElhone) has spent almost her entire life looking after her brother, the local priest of a small Mediterranean village. When he dies, Carmen must find a new path to follow, one that just might surprise her village and Carmen herself.

What to Watch For

The film won Best Feature at the 2022 Canadian Film Fest.

Word on the Street

The movie is from Valerie Buhagiar, an award-winning filmmaker known for her film The Passion of Rita Camilleri.

My Take

Natascha McElhone has been wowing audiences with her performances since her feature-film debut in Merchant Ivory’s 1996 film Surviving Picasso.

Lou
Photo Credit: Netflix

Lou   (2022)

Rating

R

Release Date

Premiering on Netflix on Friday, September 23, 2022.

Summary

Lou takes place when a daughter is kidnapped in the middle of a storm, the mother (Jurnee Smollett) turns to the only person that she knows can find her, a mysterious woman who lives next door named Lou (Allison Janney). The two are about to go on a journey that will test their limits and expose shocking secrets from their pasts.

What to Watch For

Jurnee Smollett is coming off an Emmy nomination for her role as Letitia Lewis in the TV series Lovecraft Country.

Word on the Street

The film is directed by Anna Foerster, known for her directing TV series such as Criminal Minds and Outlander.

My Take

It will be interesting to see Allison Janney in a rugged, dramatic role after her performance as Bonnie on the TV series Mom.

Sidney
Photo Credit: Apple TV+

Sidney  (2022)

Rating

N/A

Release Date

Premiering on Apple TV+ on Friday, September 23, 2022.

Summary

Sidney is a documentary about the life story of Sidney Poitier, Oscar winner, activist, and one of the greatest actors of the 20th century.

What to Watch For

The film has interviews with an all-star cast, including Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Harry Belafonte, Halle Berry, Louis Gossett Jr., Spike Lee, Robert Redford, and Barbara Streisand.

Word on the Street

The film uses the words of Sidney Poitier to tell his story, mostly done through an interview conducted by Oprah Winfrey, who also produced the film.

My Take

I am a huge fan of Poitier and love his films, including To Sir With Love (1967), In the Heat of the Night (1967), and Buck and the Preacher (1972).

On The Come Up
Photo Credit: Paramount+

On the Come Up  (2022)

Rating

PG-13

Release Date

In select theaters and on Paramount+ on Friday, September 23, 2022.

Summary

On the Come Up is about Bri (Jamila Gray), a 16-year-old-girl whose father was a legendary rapper. Bri feels it is her destiny to become a famous rapper.

She goes to nightly rap battles, hoping to be discovered by a record company. But first, Bri must believe in herself. Because she doesn’t just want to make it; she has to make it.

What to Watch For

The film is based on the novel of the same name by Angie Thomas, who also wrote The Hate U Give.

Word on the Street

The film just made its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival.

My Take

This is the feature-film directorial debut from Sanna Lathan, who was nominated for an Emmy for her role in the TV series Succession.

What New Movies Coming Out This Week Are You Planning to Watch?

Whether you want to explore old Hollywood or possibly new worlds, there is something coming out this week for you to see.

What new movies are you excited to see this week? Sound off in our comment section below, and let us know what you’ll be watching!

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