9 New Movies Coming Out This Week: ‘Bros,’ ‘Hocus Pocus 2,’ and More!

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There is no shortage of new movies coming out this week. And there are some fantastic options! There’s a gay rom-com, a sequel to a Halloween classic, a horror film or two to get you warmed up for Oct, and a comedy based on a remarkable true story.

Of the nine new movies coming out, we have Bros, a rom-com from Billy Eichner. Next there’s the highly-anticipated sequel Hocus Pocus 2 premiering on Disney +. And then there’s a comedy about a beer run to end all beer runs with The Greatest Beer Run Ever.

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 26, 2022 – October 2, 2022

Bros
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Bros   (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: In theaters nationwide on Friday, September 30, 2022.

Summary: In Bros, Bobby (Billy Eichner) is doing well professionally. But he has always had commitment issues. Aaron (Luke Macfarlane) is a lawyer who likes to go to clubs shirtless and also has commitment issues. The two meet up at a club and start to date. Can these two men make a go of it?

What to Watch For: The cast includes Kristin Chenoweth, Debra Messing, Kenan Thompson, Amy Schumer, Amanda Bearse, Harry Fierstein, Bowen Yang, Jim Rash, and Dot-Marie Jones.

Word on the Street: Billy Eichner co-wrote the film with director Nicholas Stoller.

My Take: Luke Macfarlane is best known for his role as Scotty Wandell in the TV series Brothers & Sisters and for the seemingly endless list of Hallmark movies he has starred in.

Hocus Pocus 2
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Hocus Pocus 2   (2022)

Rating: PG

Release Date: Premiering on the Disney+ platform on Friday, September 30, 2022.

Summary: Hocus Pocus 2 takes place when three young women accidentally bring back the Sanderson Sisters, and boy, are they sorry they did. Basically, they must now figure out a way to get the sisters to return where they belong before the witches wreak havoc upon the world.

What to Watch For: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy reprise their roles from the 1993 film.

Word on the Street: Bette Midler is credited with putting pressure on Disney to bring back the cast to do another film.

My Take: I find it great fun that Doug Jones, who reprises his role as Billy Butcherson, is wearing the same wig he wore in the first film.

My Best Friends Exorcism
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My Best Friend’s Exorcism   (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: Premiering on the Amazon Prime platform on Friday, September 30, 2022.

Summary: My Best Friend’s Exorcism takes place in 1988, and high-school students Abby (Elsie Fisher) and Gretchen (Amiah Miller) have been best friends forever. After being left in a possible haunted house, Gretchen begins to act…different. She’s irritable, moody, and can levitate in bed. Now the question is: Is their friendship strong enough to defeat the devil?

What to Watch For: This is based on the novel of the same name by Grady Hendrix.

Word on the Street: Director of the film, Damon Thomas, is best known for his Emmy-nominated direction of the TV series Killing Eve.

My Take: We all know Elsie Fisher, who rose to fame for her award-winning role as Kayla on Eighth Grade (2018).

Smile
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Smile  (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: In theaters nationwide on Friday, September 30, 2022.

Summary: Smile is the story of after a patient, who claimed she was seeing something that no one else could see, killed herself in front of Dr. Rose Cotter (Sosie Bacon), Rose begins to experience frightening occurrences that she can’t explain. Rose must confront her troubled past in order to survive this new horrifying reality.

What to Watch For: The film was initially slated to be a streaming-only film but tested so well with audiences that the studio decided to release it in theaters instead.

Word on the Street: A viral campaign for the movie has involved placing ‘Smile’ actors in events such as baseball games and even the Today show, where they continue to smile for no reason in crowds.

My Take: The film’s director, Parker Finn, had a short named Laura Hasn’t Slept that people are still talking about.

The Greatest Beer Run Ever
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The Greatest Beer Run Ever   (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: In select theaters and streaming on Apple TV+ on Friday, September 30, 2022.

Summary: The Greatest Beer Run Ever tells the story of one man (Zac Efron) had a crazy idea in 1967 to leave New York and bring beer to his buddies in the Army while they are fighting in Vietnam.

What to Watch For: The cast includes Bill Murray, Russell Crowe and is from filmmaker Peter Farrelly (There’s Something About Mary (1998), Dumb and Dummer (1994)).

Word on the Street: The film is based on a true story.

My Take: Hey, you had me at Bill Murray and Peter Farrelly.

Nothing Compares
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Nothing Compares   (2022)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: Available On Demand on Friday, September 30, 2022, and premiering on the Showtime Network on Sunday, October 2, 2022.

Summary: Nothing Compares is a documentary on Sinead O’Connor, who rose to worldwide fame, and how her iconoclastic personality resulted in her exile from the pop mainstream.

What to Watch For: The film won the Audience Award at the 2022 Belfast Film Festival.

Word on the Street: Director Kathryn Ferguson is best known before this film for her work in short-form documentaries.

My Take: I have always been fascinated by O’Connor and hope to get insight into her choices that ended her singing career.

The Good House
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The Good House   (2021)

Rating: R

Release Date: In select theaters on Friday, September 30, 2022.

Summary: In The Good House, Hildy (Sigourney Weaver) is a New England realtor whose husband left her for another man, her kids sent her to rehab, and she needs a good year in real estate to keep her business from going under. In walks an old flame (Kevin Kline) of hers from New York, and things are about to change. Boy, are things going to change.

What to Watch for: The film is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Ann Leary.

Word on the Street: The cast includes Morena Baccarin, David Rasche, Rob Delaney, Rebecca Henderson, and Molly Brown.

My Take: Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver starred in a favorite of mine, Dave (1993).

Gods Creatures
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God’s Creatures   (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: In select theaters on Friday, September 30, 2022.

Summary: God’s Creatures takes place when Aileen (Emily Watson) is surprised when her son, Brian (Paul Mescal), has returned to their small fishing village. However, things go wrong almost from the start when Brian is accused of a crime. And Aileen lies to keep him safe. It’s a lie that could tear the family apart.

What to Watch For: Co-directors Saela Davis and Anna Rose Holmer worked together on the multi-award-winning film The Fits (2015).

Word on the Street: Emily Watson is best known for her Academy Award-nominated performances in Hilary and Jackie (1998) and Breaking the Waves (1996).

My Take: I’ve recently discovered another outstanding performance by Emily Watson in the British TV show Too Close.

Vesper
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Vesper   (2022)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: In select theaters on Friday, September 30, 2022.

Summary: Vesper takes place after the collapse of the Earth’s ecosystem,  where Vesper (Raffiella Chapman), a 13-year-old girl, struggles to survive with her father (Eddie Madsen). Vesper is about to meet someone (Rosy McEwen), who, with the stranger’s help, she will use her wits, strength, and bio-hacking abilities to fight for the future.

What to Watch For: The film won the Jury’s Choice Award at the 2022 Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival.

Word on the Street: Raffaella Chapman’s first feature film role was as Lucy Hawking in The Theory of Everything (2014).

My Take: I love that this is a sci-fi film. But they did not use a green screen during the shoot.

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

We have comedies, horror, romance, and some dramas waiting for you to see this week.

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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