6 New Movies Coming Out This Week: ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ and More!

New Movies Coming Out This Week: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Curious about what new movies coming out this week are? Our favorite neighborhood animated web-slinger is back! And this time, he and Gwen are going across the Multiverse to fight an unknown threat.

Additionally, we have a new horror film based on a Stephen King short story. There’s also a love story about two childhood friends reconnecting twenty years later. And there’s a biographical drama about a certain high school basketball player who was destined to become one of the greats of the game. 

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

New Movies Coming Out This Week: May 29, 2023 – June 4, 2023

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
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Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse   (2023)

Rating: PG

Release Date: In theaters nationwide, including IMAX, on Friday, June 2, 2023.

Summary: In Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, our favorite Brooklyn-based friendly neighborhood Spider-Man Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), is about to travel across the Multiverse with his pal Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld) to join up with a whole new batch of Spider-People to face off with a villain more powerful than anything they have ever challenged.

What to Watch For: The film has over 240 characters, and it took a team of over 1000 animators to bring the movie to theatres.

Word on the Street: At a running time of 2 hours and twenty minutes, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse sets the record as the longest American animated film in history.

My Take: I, along with everyone else, loved the first animated Spider-Man film.

The Boogeyman
Photo courtesy of 20th Century Studios

The Boogeyman  (2023)

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: In theatres nationwide on Friday, June 2, 2023.

Summary: The Boogeyman is about high-school student Sadie (Sophie Thatcher) and her younger sister, Sawyer (Vivien Lyra Blair), who are still reeling from their mother’s death. Their father, Will (Chris Messina), isn’t doing much better, as he would rather bury himself in work than deal with his two grieving daughters. Sadie and Sawyer’s life will change when a desperate patient shows up at their home, letting in an entity that preys on grief-stricken families, feeding off of their sufferings.

What to Watch For: The film is based on a 1973 short story of the same name by Stephen King.

Word on the Street: The film was initially scheduled to go directly to Hulu, but after an ultra-positive test screening, the studio decided to release it to theaters.

My Take: The film is directed by Rob Savage, whose 2020 film Host was a big hit on the Horror Film Festival circuit.

Past Lives
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Past Lives   (2023)

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: In select theatres on Friday, June 2, 2023.

Summary: In Past Lives, Nora (Greta Lee) and Hae Sung (Teo Yoo) were two childhood sweethearts who had a special connection. Then Nora moved away with her family to America and the two lost contact with each other. Twenty years later, they are reunited one fateful week in Seoul as they confront notions of love and destiny. One minor problem, Nora is married.

What to Watch For: The film had its World Premiere at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Golden Bear Award at the 2023 Berling International Film Festival.

Word on the Street: This is the feature film debut of director/writer Celine Song. Song was a staff writer on the Amazon TV series The Wheel of Time.

My Take: Greta Lee is best known for her roles as Maxine on the Russian Doll TV series and Stella Bak on The Morning Show.

Shooting Stars
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Shooting Stars  (2023)

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: Premiering on Peacock on Friday, June 2, 2023.

Summary: Shooting Stars is the story of a high school basketball player who becomes so well known that he is already a junior, a sure pick as the number one draft choice of the NBA. That player, LeBron James.

What to Watch For: The biographical sports drama is based on LeBron James’ memoir of the same name.

Word on the Street: The film is being produced by James.

My Take: The film is directed by Chris Robinson, who has directed both the TV series Black-ish and Grown-ish.

Esme My Love
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Esme, My Love  (2022)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: On Demand on Friday, June 2, 2023.

Summary: Esme, My Love occurs when Hannah (Stacey Weckstein) notices the symptoms of a terminal illness in her daughter Esme (Audrey Grace Marshall) and takes Esme on a camping trip with their ultimate destination Hannah’s parents’ old home. However, the longer they are in the woods, Esme becomes convinced that something is wrong with her mother. Will the two ever arrive at their intended destination?

What to Watch For: The film was a massive hit on the film festival circuit. It also won Best Psychological Thriller at the 2022 Manhattan Film Festival.

Word on the Street: This is the 2nd feature film for Cory Choy. Choy has worked sound mixer/sound editor since 2005. The first was the 2017 documentary The Best Little Coffeehouse in Maryland.

My Take: Audrey Grace Marshall has been appearing as Young Cassie in the TV series The Flight Attendant.

Falcon Lake
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Falcon Lake  (2022)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: In select theatres on Friday, June 2, 2023.

Summary: In Falcon Lake, Bastien (Joseph Engel) and his family are spending the summer at a lake house in Quebec that family friends own. The much younger Bastien makes friends with the sixteen-year-old Chloe (Sara Montpetit). Chloe is convinced the lake is haunted, where ghosts pull swimmers under and drown them. Bastien, who almost drowned as a young boy, is the only one of Chloe’s friends who believes her.

What to Watch For: This is Charlotte Le Bon’s feature film directorial debut.

Word on the Street: Le Bon won the New Directors Competition Award at the 2022 Chicago International Film Festival.

My Take: Currently, the film is at 100% on the Rotten Tomatoes website, with over ten film critic reviews.

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