7 New Movies Coming Out This Week: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ and More!

Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania

Wondering what the new moves coming out this week are? The anticipation has been building for months for the release of this week’s films. And we have all you need to know about them!

This week we get a wide range of films, including a return to the Quantum Realm. We also get a look at what inspired Emily Bronte to write Wuthering Heights. Lastly, there’s even a horror film that stars two beloved children’s book characters.

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: February 13, 2023 – February 19, 2023

Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania
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Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania  (2023)

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: In theatres nationwide on Friday, February 17, 2023.

Summary: In Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is adjusting to being a recognized superhero and is still figuring out where he stands with Hope (Evangeline Lilly) and his daughter, Cassie (Kathryn Newton). When Cassie investigates Hank Pym’s (Michael Douglas) work with the Quantum Realm, she inadvertently opens a door into that multiverse.

Now, Scott and the gang face an unknown threat, Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors). And Kang will do anything to get out of the Realm.

What to Watch For: Bill Murray plays Krylar, the governor of a community in the Realm. Murray’s character may have had a relationship with Hank Pym’s wife, Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer). Fans will remember her as the first Wasp. She was trapped in the Quantum Realm for 30 years.

Word on the Street: Screenwriter Jeff Loveness has said that he based the relationship between Scott and Cassie using the father/daughter dynamics in Father of the Bride (1991) and Hook (1991).

My Take: I love that Peyton Reed has directed all three of the Ant-Man films.

Of an Age
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Of an Age  (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: In select theatres on Friday, February 17, 2023.

Summary: Of an Age is set in the Australian summer of 1999, 17-year-old Kol (Elias Anton), moved with his family from Serbia when he was a kid. Kol dreams of leaving it all behind. And his only escape is attending a dance school with his best friend, Ebony (Hattie Hook).

When Ebony gets stranded in a nearby town, Kol enlists Ebony’s older brother Adam (Thom Green), to help him get Ebony in time for a dance recital. Thus starts a relationship that the two men won’t ever forget.

What to Watch For: The film won the Grand Prize at the CinefestOz Film Festival last year. For those not familiar with the festival, it included a sizable cash prize.

Word on the Street: This is the second feature film for writer/director Goran Stolevski. Last year, Stolevski’s film You Won’t Be Alone, starring Noomi Rapace, wowed audiences and critics alike.

My Take: After the suspenseful You Won’t Be Alone, it will be interesting to see what Stolevski does with a romance film.

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Marlowe   (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: In theatres on Wednesday, February 15, 2023.

Summary: Set in the 1930s, Marlowe is about private detective Philip Marlowe (Liam Neeson) who is hired by a glamorous heiress (Diane Kruger) to find her ex-lover. It’s a job that is guaranteed to get messy.

What to Watch For: The film is directed by Neil Jordan, who won an Academy Award for The Crying Game (1992). And it’s written by Oscar-winning writer William Monahan (The Departed (2006)).

Word on the Street: The Philip Marlowe character was created by Raymond Chandler. And it has been portrayed on screen by Humphrey Bogart, James Garner, Elliott Gould, and Robert Mitchum.

My Take: I can’t wait to see this film as Philip Marlowe is one of my favorite fictional characters.

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Emily   (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: In select theatres on Friday, February 17, 2023.

Summary: Emily is the story of Emily Brontë (Emma Mackey). It follow how her life as a rebel and a misfit, full of pain and lost romances, inspired her to write Wuthering Heights.

What to Watch For: This is the first feature film for director/writer Frances Ann O’Connor. She’s a British-Australian actress known for roles in Mansfield Park (1999), Blessed (2009), and the TV miniseries Madame Bovary (2000).

Word on the Street: The film was nominated for three awards at the 2022 British Independent Film Awards. Additionally, O’Connor won Best Director at the 2022 Stockholm Film Festival.

My Take: Emma Mackey turned heads in her role as Jacqueline de Bellefort in the 2022 film Death on the Nile.

Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey
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Winnie the Pooh: Blood & Honey   (2023)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: In theatres on Wednesday, February 15, 2023.

Summary: Winnie the Pooh: Blood & Honey takes place after Pooh and Piglet are abandoned by Christopher Robin. So what’s their response? Naturally, they go rogue and start a killing rampage, seeking revenge on someone they thought was their everlasting friend.

What to Watch For: The film became possible after the famous A. A. Milne novel Winnie-the-Pooh entered public domain. Though, the film cannot use the likenesses of the Walt Disney version of Winnie and Piglet.

Word on the Street: The film became in such demand that Fathom is releasing the movie for an entire week in the theatres. This is in comparison to Fathom’s usual two-night screenings.

My Take: The film already has a sequel in the works. So that could be a good sign, at least for profitability?

HIdden Blade
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Hidden Blade    (2023)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: In select theatres on Friday, February 17, 2023.

Summary: Hidden Blade takes place starting the day after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. It’s set in Shang-hi. And a group of Chinese citizens develop an underground espionage network right under the nose of the newly established puppet regime. At great peril, this courageous group of men and women extract classified information deep behind enemy lines that will help turn the tide of the war with Japan.

What to Watch For: The film was a tremendous hit in China, rivaling Hollywood hits Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Avatar: The Way of Water.

Word on the Street: One of the film stars, Tony Leung, is best known for his work in the film Chungking Express (1994), Happy Together (1997) and his Best Actor Award at the Cannes International Film Festival for his role in In the Mood for Love (200).

My Take: Tony Leung made his Marvel film debut in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings as Xu Wenwu.

The Other Fellow
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The Other Fellow   (2022)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: In select theatres and On Demand on Friday, February 17, 2023.

Summary: Author Ian Fleming created the ultimate alpha male in 007, James Bond. The Other Fellow is a documentary that explores the impact on men who throughout the world share the same name with the world’s most famous secret agent. From a Swedish 007 super-fan to a New York theatre director, the film explores and examines the role of masculinity, gender, and race in living in the shadow of such a famous name.

What to Watch For: The film was nominated for the Documentary Film Award at the prestigious Austin Film Festival.

Word on the Street: This is the first feature film for director Matthew Bauer. His previous work includes a short film that was a different take on Alfred Hitchcock’s film Rear Window.

My Take: I think 007 fans will enjoy this film that looks at what it’s like to share a name with a famous character.

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