3 New Movies Coming Out This Week: ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ and More!

Avatar: The Way of Water

Guess what is coming out this week? At last, the most anticipated movie of the year is here! If it feels like you’ve been waiting more than a decade for it, you’re not wrong. We’ve been waiting since December 2009 for Avatar: The Way of Water. And despite countless delays over the years – it’s finally releasing this week!

Aside from James Cameron’s highly anticipated Avatar sequel, we also have two additional films of note releasing this week. There’s a British drama starring Rebel Wilson along with a new film from Academy Award-winning director Alejandro G. Iñárritu.

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

New Movies Coming Out This Week: December 12, 2022 – December 18, 2022

Avatar: The Way of Water
Photo Credit: 20th Century Studios

Avatar: The Way of Water  (2022)

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: In theatres nationwide on Friday, December 16, 2022.

Summary: Avatar: The Way of Water takes place after years of peace when a familiar threat returns to finish what they previously started with a new weapon. Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and his family must now decide whether to stay and fight or run and hide.

What to Watch For: This is the first of four films James Cameron has planned to make about the world of Avatar.

Word on the Street: Cameron had new cameras developed to film the movie and shot so much of the film underwater that the cast had to train how to hold their breath for long periods of time.

My Take: I love that Kat Winslet could hold her breath for almost 7 minutes, giving her the record for free-diving among the cast.

Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths
Photo Credit: Netflix

Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths   (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: In select theatres and premiering on Netflix on Friday, December 16, 2022.

Summary: In Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths, the legendary Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker Silverio Game (Daniel Giménez-Cacho) is being courted to receive a prestigious award in the US, where he now makes his home with his family. Silverio will go on a journey to reconcile the past with the present and his identity as a Mexican citizen.

What to Watch For: The movie is from Alejandro G. Iñárritu, the five-time Academy Award-winning director of the hit 2014 film Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).

Word on the Street: The film won the UNIMED Award and was also up for the Golden Lion Award at the 2022 Venice Film Festival.

My Take: Daniel Giménez-Cacho was in one of my favorite films from Mexico, Y tu mamá también (2001).

The Almond and the Seahorse
Photo Credit: IFC Films

The Almond and the Seahorse  (2022)

Rating:  N/A

Release Date: In select theatres on Friday, December 16, 2022.

Summary: The Almond and the Seahorse is about Sarah (Rebel Wilson) and Toni (Charlotte Gainsbourg), who don’t know each other but both share something in their lives. Their partners are suffering from amnesia as a result of brain trauma. Because of their trauma, the people they love are no longer the individuals they fell in love with.

What to Watch For: The film won the Special Jury Prize at the Dinard British Film Festival.

Word on the Street: Co-director and scriptwriter Celyn Jones also plays one of the main characters, Joe, the husband of Sarah (Rebel Wilson).

My Take: I will be interested to see how Rebel Wilson does in a drama after portraying so many comedic roles in films.

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

Are you planning to go see Avatar: The Way of Water? Will you see it in 3D? Let us know below what movies you are planning to see this week!

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