9 New Movies Coming Out This Week: ‘Amsterdam,’ ‘Tár,’ and More!


Things are starting to heat up with a slew of new movies coming out this week. There’s an all-star drama, an Oscar favorite, a family comedy about a crocodile, and a high school musical starring a bunch of monsters!

With nine new movies coming out, there is something for everyone! We’ve got the David O’Russell film Amsterdam, the drama Tár starring Cate Blanchett, a kid’s classic in Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, and the musical Monster High, among others.

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: October 3, 2022 – October 9, 2022

Amsterdam Poster
Photo Credit: 20th Century Studios

Amsterdam  (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: In theaters nationwide on Friday, October 7, 2022.

Summary: Amsterdam is set in the tough times after WWI, three friends (Christian Bale, John David Washington, Margot Robbie) witness a murder. They become suspects and, in the attempt to clear their names, uncover one of the most outrageous plots in American History.

What to Watch For: This is the third time filmmaker and five-time Oscar nominated David O. Russell, and Christian Bale have worked together. The other two films were The Fighter (2010) and American Hustle (2013).

Word on the Street: The all-star cast includes three Oscar winners: Christian Bale, Rami Malek, Robert De Niro, and two Oscar nominees, Michael Shannon and Margot Robbie.

My Take: I find it interesting that Drake is one of the film’s executive producers.

Photo Credit: Focus Features

Tár   (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: In select theaters on Friday, October 7, 2022.

Summary: Tár is about Lydia Tár (Cate Blanchett), who is considered one of the greatest living composer/conductors and has recently become the first-ever female chief conductor of a major orchestra, but Lydia’s world is about to come crashing down around her, and there may not be anything she can do to stop it.

What to Watch For: Cate Blanchett just won the Best Actress award at the 2022 Venice Film Festival, and many critics feel that she is a frontrunner for an Oscar for the role.

Word on the Street: This is the first film for writer/director Todd Field since his Oscar-nominated film Little Children in 2006.

My Take: Cate Blanchett took piano and musical conducting lessons to prepare for her role in the film.

Lyle, Lyle Crocodile
Photo Credit: Sony Pictures

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile   (2022)

Rating: PG

Release Date: In theaters nationwide on Friday, October 7, 2022.

Summary: Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is about Lyle, a crocodile (voiced by Shawn Mendes) who lives in New York City with the Primm family, helping out with chores and with the kids in the neighborhood. However, not everyone is happy with Lyle living in the city, and Lyle’s neighbor, Mr. Grumps (Brett Gelman), feels Lyle belongs in a zoo. Lyle is going to do his best to prove to Mr. Grumps that he isn’t as bad as others might think.

What to Watch For: The film is based on the much-loved classic children’s book series by Bernard Waber.

Word on the Street: Co-directors Will Speck and Josh Gordon have worked together since their Oscar-nominated live-action short Culture in 1997.

My Take: Two actors I always enjoy on the silver screen are in this film, Javier Bardem and Constance Wu.

Monster High The Movie
Photo Credit: Paramount+

Monster High: The Movie   (2022)

Rating: PG

Release Date: Premieres on the Paramount+ platform and Nickelodeon on Thursday, October 6, 2022.

Summary: In Monster High: The Movie, Clawdeen (Mila Harris) is half human, half werewolf, and finally has found a place where she fits in Monster High. Unfortunately, there is a plan to destroy Monster High, and Clawdeen’s identity might be revealed if she tries to stop it. She must learn to embrace her monster heart and save the day with a few close friends to help.

What to Watch For: The film is based on the popular fashion doll franchise that has inspired both animated and live-action films.

Word on the Street: This is a musical with the cast singing most of the songs.

My Take: This will be my first time seeing any of the very popular Monster High film or TV series.

Luckiest Girl Alive
Photo Credit: Netflix

Luckiest Girl Alive   (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: Premiers on the Netflix platform on Friday, October 7, 2022.

Summary: Luckiest Girl Alive is about Ani (Mila Kunis), who has everything going for her, with a great job and a wedding just around the corner. Despite appearances, Ani is harboring a secret. Something in her past could threaten everything she has worked for. It could all unravel before her eyes.

What to Watch For: The film is based on a best-selling book of the same name by Jessica Knoll. Knoll also wrote the screenplay.

Word on the Street: Knoll based some of the story on her own experiences with trauma.

My Take: I have enjoyed watching Mila Kunis’s career develop from her early roles as a child actor on TV series like Baywatch and 7th Heaven.

Photo Credit: Hulu

Hellraiser   (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: Premiering on the Hulu platform on Friday, October 7, 2022.

Summary: Hellraiser takes place when a young woman named Riley (Odessa Z’zion), struggling with addiction, comes into possession of an ancient puzzle box. Riley is unaware that if she solves the puzzle, she will unleash an evil that could destroy her and everyone around her.

What to Watch For: This is a reboot of the film series started by filmmaker Clive Barker in 1987.

Word on the Street: The film has been in the planning stages since 2007 and just made its premiere at the legendary Fantastic Fest.

My Take: Pinhead is one of the greatest horror characters of all time.

Mr. Harrigan's Phone
Photo Credit: Netflix

Mr. Harrigan’s Phone   (2022)

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: Premieres on the Netflix platform on Wednesday, October 5, 2022.

Summary: Mr. Harrigan’s Phone is about Craig (Jaeden Martell) who befriends an older man named Mr. Harrigan (Donald Sutherland). When Mr. Harrigan dies, Craig has Mr. Harrigan’s phone in his procession. Soon after, Craig is beaten up by a classmate, and Craig calls the late Mr. Harrigan’s phone just to vent. Then people start dying, and Craig thinks he knows how and why.

What to Watch For: The film is based on a Steven King novella of the same name.

Word on the Street: The film is part of the Blumhouse horror series.

My Take: I don’t think I’m the only one who thinks Donald Sutherland is pretty creepy in some of his films.

Triangle of Sadness
Photo Credit: Neon

Triangle of Sadness   (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: In select theaters on Friday, October 7, 2022.

Summary: In Triangle of Sadness, Model Carl (Harris Dickinson) and Yaya (Charlbi Dean) have been invited for a luxury cruise on a yacht full of super-rich passengers. A storm is brewing, and these passengers may find that their trip won’t be as smooth sailing as they hoped. In fact, it just might end badly.

What to Watch For: Sadly, actress Charlbi Dean recently died of a viral infection this summer. She is best known for her role as Syonide on the CW series Black Lightning.

Word on the Street: The film won two awards at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, including the Palme d’Or.

My Take: Woody Harrelson plays the captain of the ship of this comedy, so you know it will be interesting to watch.

Pretty Problems
Photo Credit: IFC Films

Pretty Problems  (2022)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: In select theaters on Friday, October 7, 2022.

Summary: Pretty Problems is about Jack (Michael Tennant) and Lindsay (Britt Rentschler), who befriend a woman (J.J. Nolan) who invites them to a weekend getaway with a bunch of her friends. This will be a weekend that Jack and Lindsay will never forget…if they survive.

What to Watch For: The film has been a big award winner on the film festival circuit, including winning the Audience Award at the 2022 SXSW Film Festival.

Word on the Street: Lead actress Britt Rentschler co-wrote the story, and lead actor Michael Tennant wrote the screenplay.

My Take: I have heard great things about this comedy from critics that have seen it at festivals.

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

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