8 New Movies Coming Out This Week: ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’ and More!

New Movies Coming Out This Week: Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret

Curious about what the new movies coming out this week are? We’ve got you covered!

New releases this week include a beloved teen novel, a film about a young woman who wants to become a stuntwoman, a lone prospector in WWII taking on a Nazi death squad, and a return to Neverland with Wendy and Peter.

And if that isn’t enough, how about a documentary about the beloved TV program Attack of the Show?

Here’s the full breakdown of everything releasing in theaters and on streaming this week.

New Movies Coming Out This Week: April 24, 2023 – April 30, 2023

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret
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Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret  (2023)

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: In theatres nationwide on Friday, April 28, 2023.

Summary: In Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret, Margaret Simon (Abby Ryder Fortson) is 11 going on 12 when her family moves from New York City to the suburbs of New Jersey. Margaret’s mother, Barbara (Rachel McAdams), is ready to become the model suburban housewife. Margaret is determined to survive this move, make friends, and maybe even decide what religion to follow. Hopefully, it will all work out. If not, Margaret can always ask, ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.’

What to Watch For: The film is based on the classic book of the same name by Judy Blume. The book has never been out of print since it was first published in 1970 and has been named one of the 100 Greatest Books for Kids.

Word on the Street: Director Kelly Fremon Craig directed the award-winning 2016 drama The Edge of Seventeen, starring Hailee Steinfeld.

My Take: I can’t wait to see this film because Kathy Bates is playing Margaret’s grandmother, Sylvia.

Polite Society
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Polite Society  (2023)

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: In theatres nationwide on Friday, April 28, 2023.

Summary: Polite Society is about Ria (Priya Kansara), a young woman who practices martial arts, often with the help of her older sister Lena (Ritu Arya), in order for Ria to become a stuntwoman. Lena has gotten engaged, but Ria thinks something is fishy about the family that Ria is marrying into. Rita and her friends decide they must find out what is up with the groom’s family, and maybe, just maybe, Rita will have to use all her martial arts skills to save her sister from something evil.

What to Watch For: The film was the opening night film of the 2023 Atlanta Film Festival.

Word on the Street: The film won the Directors to Watch award at the 2023 Palm Springs International Film Festival.

My Take: Priya Kansara is best known for her role as Miss Eaton on the Bridgerton TV series.

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Sisu   (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: In select theaters on Friday, April 28, 2023.

Summary: Sisu takes place during the last days of WW II when a prospector (Jorma Tommila) finds a motherlode of gold. When the prospector crosses paths with a group of Nazi soldiers, a legendary death squad, and they steal his gold, the soldiers soon discover that they have messed with the wrong man. No matter what the Nazis throw at him, this one-man death squad is determined to get his gold back, and he doesn’t care if he has to kill every last Nazi to get it back.

What to Watch For: The film won four awards at the 2022 Sitges-Catalonian International Film Festival, including Best Actor for Jorma Tommila.

Word on the Street: Sisu is a Finnish concept described as ‘extraordinary determination in the face of extreme adversity.’

My Take: I have heard about this film since the movie premiered as part of the Midnight Madness section of the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.

Peter Pan & Wendy
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Peter Pan & Wendy  (2023)

Rating: PG

Release Date: Premiering on Disney+ on Friday, April 28, 2023.

Summary: Peter Pan & Wendy starts when on one magical night, Wendy (Ever Anderson) and her two brothers (Joshua Pickering and Jacobi Jupe) meet Peter Pan, a boy who can fly and refuses to grow up. Wendy and her brothers agree to travel to the world of Neverland, where they will meet Peter’s gang, The Lost Boys, Peter’s best friend, the fairy Tinker Bell (Yara Shahidi), and do battle with Captain Hook (Jude Law) and his band of pirates.

What to Watch For: This is a live-action adaptation of Walt Disney’s 1953 classic animated film Peter Pan.

Word on the Street: The cast includes Jim Gaffigan as Captain Hook’s first mate, Mr. Smee, Molly Parker as Wendy’s mother, Alan Tudyk as Wendy’s father, and Alyssa Wapanatahk as the warrior princess Tiger Lily.

My Take: Director David Lowery has had an interesting career with films Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013), Pete’s Dragon (2016), A Ghost Story (2017), and The Green Knight (2021).

Big George Foreman
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Big George Foreman  (2023)

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: In theatres nationwide on Friday, April 28, 2023.

Summary: In Big George Foreman, George (Khris Davis) had a wonderful career, winning a Gold medal at the Olympics and becoming a World Champion. Then he lost his title to Muhammad Ali (Sullivan Jones) in an epic match called ‘The Rumble in the Jungle.’ George almost died in the ring and decides to retire and become a preacher. Unfortunately, a church costs a lot of money, and at 45, George gets back into the ring and tries to win back his title.

What to Watch For: The movie is from award-winning filmmaker George Tillman Jr. (Soul Food (1997), Barbershop (2002), The Hate U Give (2018)).

Word on the Street: The late Michael K. Williams was initially cast as Doc Broadus, Foreman’s legendary trainer, but Williams died before production started. Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker replaced Williams.

My Take: I can’t wait to see this film, as George Foreman is one of my favorite fighters of all time.

Attack the Doc!
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Attack of the Doc!  (2023)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: Available On Demand on Monday, April 24, 2023.

Summary: Attack of the Doc! is about a time before the rise of big tech, social media, and the seemingly endless Marvel movies, when there was a show on the cable network G4TV that every nerd had to watch, Attack of the Show. This documentary looks at the show that celebrated geek culture before it was cool and asks the question, how did the show ever get on the air?

What to Watch For: The film will be available on April 24, 2023, the 21st anniversary of the launch of G4TV.

Word on the Street: The film will feature a ton of pop celebrities and icons, including Wil Wheaton, John Cena, Joel McHale, Peter Jackson, Kumail Nanjiani, Whitney Cummings, Danny Pudi, Eric Andre, Jerry Stiller, Joe Rogan, and Jimmy Fallon.

My Take: I think I speak for a lot of male geeks when I say that I watched the show because of host Olivia Munn.

Photo courtesy of Hulu

Clock  (2023)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: Premiering on Hulu on Friday, April 28, 2023.

Summary: In Clock, Ella (Dianna Agron) is constantly asked, ‘When are you having kids?’ However, Ella has never felt the need, want or urge for children in her life. Thinking something is wrong with her, Ella decides to undergo a new and radical medical procedure before it’s too late. Ella will discover that not every woman needs her biological clock started, at least not this way.


What to Watch For: Melora Hardin plays Dr. Elizabeth Simmons, the groundbreaking doctor who has combined psychological programming with medical procedures. Hardin is best known for her portrayal of Jan Levinson, Michael Scott’s boss and, later, girlfriend in the TV series The Office.

Word on the Street: The film was a big hit at the 2023 Overlook Film Festival, which features horror films.

My Take: We all know Dianna Agron from her role as cheerleader Quinn Fabray on the TV series Glee.

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R. M. N.  (2022)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: In select theatres on Friday, April 28, 2023.

Summary: R.M.M. is about Matthias (Marin Grigore), who returns home to Romania after losing his job in Germany. He returns to a wife who doesn’t love him anymore, a son who he has trouble connecting with after something the son saw in the forest, a father who is dying, and a village that is in turmoil after a group of Sri Lankan immigrants move in town to take the minimum wage jobs no one wanted at a bread factory.

What to Watch For: The film was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.

Word on the Street: Film critics are raving about a 17-minute scene in the film that is one continuous shot for 17 minutes with 26 separate speaking parts.

My Take: The movie is from filmmaker Cristian Mungiu, known for his award-winning film 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days (2007).

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