7 New Movies Coming Out This Week (May 15 – 21, 2023): ‘Fast X’ and More!

New Movies Coming Out: Fast X

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

This week we get the long-awaited part one of the ending of the Fast and Furious franchise. Along with Vin Diesel driving and destroying cars, we also get a drama about a client and a dominatrix, a rom-com about robots eloping, a drama about a gardener with a horrible secret, and a documentary about a late trail-blazing reality star.

And if that isn’t enough, how about a documentary about a legendary baseball player and commercial star who came up with the catchphrase ‘It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over’?

New Movies Coming Out This Week: May 15, 2023 – May 21, 2023

Fast X
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Fast X  (2023)

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: In theatres nationwide on Friday, May 19, 2023.

Summary: In Fast X, Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his family seem to be at a good point in their lives, but their past is about to catch up with them when they are targeted by the vengeful son (Jason Momoa) of the drug kingpin Hernan Reyes.

What to Watch For: The cast of this series is expanding. The film boasts a cast of Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, John Cena, Jason Statham, Rita Moreno, Jason Statham, Helen Mirren, Brie Larson, Charlize Theron, Cardi B. Michael Rooker, Alan Ritchson and Luis Da Silva Jr.

Word on the Street: This is part one of the two films that may end the Fast and the Furious series.

My Take: I have enjoyed this film series as it has gone from a few guys racing cars on the street to films about cars doing impossible things and the men/women who drive them.

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Sanctuary  (2023)

Rating: R

Release Date: In theatres on Friday, May 19, 2023.

Summary: Sanctuary takes place when a night in a room becomes a cat-and-mouse game between Hal (Christopher Abbott), a wealthy client who has just inherited a fortune, and Rebecca (Margaret Qualley), his dominatrix. It’s a night where roles will switch many times, with surprising results.

What to Watch For: The film recently played at the Atlanta Film Festival and was nominated for the Knight Marimbas Award at the 2023 Miami Film Festival.

Word on the Street: Margaret Qualley has two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for her roles in Maid and Fosse/Verdon.

My Take: Margaret Qualley is the daughter of actress Andie MacDowell.

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Robots  (2023)

Rating: R

Release Date: In theatres and On Demand on Friday, May 19, 2023.

Summary: Robots is about Elaine (Shailene Woodley), a gold digger, and Charles (Jack Whitehall), a womanizer. Using illegal lifelike look-alike robots, they play a scam on each other. However, things don’t go as planned when their robots meet, fall in love, and elope. Charles and Elaine have to team up to hunt down their robots before the authorities discover their secret.

What to Watch For: Anthony Hines and Casper Christensen wrote and directed the film. Hines is best known as the two-time Academy Award-nominated writer of Borat (2007) and Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2021).

Word on the Street: Jack Whitehall is an actor and standup comedian. Whitehall is known for his popular Netflix series, Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father.

My Take: Casper Christensen wrote and starred in the hilarious 2010 film Klown.

Master Gardener
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Master Gardener  (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: In select theatres on Friday, May 19, 2023.

Summary: In Master Gardener, a horticulturist, Narvel Roth (Joel Edgerton), is devoted to tending the grounds of a beautiful estate owned by a wealthy dowager, Norma (Sigourney Weaver). When Norma’s estranged grandniece Maya (Quintessa Swindell) shows up unexpectedly, Norma decides Narvel should take on Maya as his apprentice, something that Narvel does reluctantly. Maya doesn’t know that Narvel has a past about to rear its ugly head and everyone is in danger.

What to Watch For: Sigourney Weaver won Best Actress at the CinEuphoria Awards for her role in the film.

Word on the Street: The film is from Academy Award-nominated Paul Schrader, who recently released some award-winning films, including First Reformed (2017) and The Card Counter (2021).

My Take: Quintessa Swindell was just in the Dwayne Johnson film Black Adam (2022) as Cyclone.

The Night of the 12th
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The Night of the 12th  (2022)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: In select theatres on Friday, May 19, 2023.

Summary: The Night of the 12th is where they say every investigator is haunted by one crime. For investigator Yohan Vives (Bastien Bouillon), it is the murder of Clara. And it’s a case that Yohan may never solve.

What to Watch For: The film was nominated for 10 Cesar Awards, France’s Academy Awards. The film won six, including Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Word on the Street: The film is from filmmaker Dominik Moll, the award-winning director of With a Friend Like Harry (2000) and Only the Animals (2019).

My Take: I loved Dominik Moll’s Only the Animals, so I can’t wait to see this film.

It Ain't Over
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It Ain’t Over  (2022)

Rating: PG

Release Date: In select theatres on Friday, May 19, 2023.

Summary: It Ain’t Over is a documentary about Yogi Berra, best known for his brand of sayings like ‘It Ain’t Over till it’s Over’, but he was much more, including a great catcher for some of baseball’s legendary teams, a D-Day veteran and a loving husband and father.

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

Word on the Street: The documentary is from filmmaker award-winning filmmaker Sean Mullin, whose films include Kings of Beer (2019), Amira & Sam (2014), and Sadiq (2006).

My Take: I love baseball and will not miss this film about Yankee legend Yogi Berra.

Anna Nicole Smith: You Don't Know Me
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Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me  (2023)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: Premiering on Netflix on Tuesday, May 16, 2023.

Summary: Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me is a documentary on the iconic Playboy and Guess jeans model who became one of the first big reality stars before dying at age 39.

What to Watch For: The film features never before seen footage and interviews.

Word on the Street: The documentary is from four-time BAFTA Award nominee Ursula Macfarlane, known for TV movies Breaking Up with the Joneses (2006), Charlie Hebdo: 3 Days That Shook Paris (2015), and One Deadly Weekend in America (2017).

My Take: I enjoyed Ursula Macfarlane’s 2019 documentary Untouchable, about the rise and fall of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

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