Curious about what new movies coming out this week are? This week we have our favorite giant metal heroes back as the Transformers add a few new ‘Beasts’ to the war between the Autobots and Decepticons. We also have a film about how a popular snack food was invented. And there’s also a movie about the legendary artist and wild man/genius Salvador Dali.
All that plus a couple of family films about heroes and adventure, a romantic fable from France, and a story about a P.E. teacher with a secret to hide.
Here’s the full breakdown of everything releasing in theaters and on streaming this week.
New Movies Coming Out This Week: June 5, 2023 – June 11, 2023
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (2023)
Release Date: In theatres nationwide on Friday, June 9, 2023.
Summary: In Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, Noah (Anthony Ramos) and Elena (Dominique Fishback) are swept up in the ongoing conflict between the Autobots and the Decepticons for control of Earth. Optimus Prime and the Autobots face a terrifying new nemesis named Scourge, who has vowed to destroy the Autobots. However, Scourge doesn’t know a new ally has joined the fight, Maximals.
What to Watch For: Part of the film’s plot is taken from the Beast Wars: Transformers TV show.
Word on the Street: Oscar winner Michelle Yeoh voices Airazor for the film.
My Take: We will see what the first Transformers film of the 2020s brings us.
Flamin’ Hot (2023)
Release Date: Premiering on Hulu and Disney+ on Friday, June 9, 2023.
Summary: Flamin’ Hot is the story of Richard Montañez (Jesse Garcia), a janitor at a Frito Lay plant that is about to close due to slow sales. Richard develops a novel idea channeling his Mexican heritage with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Now, he has to convince the company that his concept will change the snack industry.
What to Watch For: The film won the audience award at the 2023 SXSW Film Festival.
Word on the Street: The film is directed by Eva Longoria, who won the 2023 Directors to Watch award at the 2023 Palm Springs International Film Festival.
My Take: I can’t wait to see this film as I have been a fan of Jesse Garcia since his first featured role in the 2006 indie film Quinceañera.
Heroes of the Golden Mask (2023)
Release Date: Available On Demand on Friday, June 9, 2023.
Summary: In Heroes of the Golden Mask, Charlie is a wise-cracking orphan who lives on the street. He is magically transported to the ancient Chinese kingdom of Sanxingdui. Charlie is asked to take on the powers of the Golden Mask and help defend the city from a brutal conqueror. Charlie didn’t pick the mask. The mask picked him to save this kingdom.
What to Watch For: The voice cast of this animated film includes Ron Perlman, Patton Oswalt, Kiefer O’Reilly, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, and the late Christopher Plummer.
Word on the Street: This is the last film Christopher Plummer made before his death.
My Take: I find it fascinating that the film was inspired by the discovery of ancient bronze masks of Sanxingdui, found on the archaeological site of Guanghan in the Sichuan Province.
Release Date: In select theatres on Friday, June 9, 2023.
Summary: Scarlet is about Juliette (Juliette Jouan), who has been brought up by her woodworking carpenter Raphael (Raphaël Thiéry). Raphael raised his daughter alone after he returned from war and found that his wife had died. Juliette has grown into a strong, independent woman with a talent for toy making and music. Juliette dreams of someday being taken away from her village on a ship that sails into the sky. Her dream may come true when a charming ship’s pilot (Louis Garrel) arrives in her village to have his boat repaired.
What to Watch For: The film is loosely based on the 1923 novel Scarlet Sails by the Russian writer Alexander Grin.
Word on the Street: The film has been a hit on the international film festival circuit, winning Best Director at the 2022 Seville European Film Festival.
My Take: I loved director Pietro Marcello’s 2019 film, Martin Eden.
Blue Jean (2022)
Release Date: In select theatres on Friday, June 9, 2023.
Summary: Blue Jean is set in England in 1988, where Jean (Rosy McEwen) is living two lives: one as a P.E. teacher and the other as a gay closeted woman who has a girlfriend. This is when the government is about to pass a law stigmatizing gays and lesbians. The arrival of a new girl at Jean’s school will start a crisis that will threaten her job and identity.
What to Watch For: This is the feature directorial debut of Georgia Oakley, who was nominated for a 2023 BAFTA Film Award for the film.
What to Watch For: The film was nominated for four awards at the 2022 Venice Film Festival, winning the People’s Choice Award.
My Take: I loved Oakley’s 2017 short film Little Bird.
Release Date: In select theatres and On Demand on Friday, June 9, 2023.
Summary: In Daliland, it’s 1973, and a young gallery assistant, James Linton (Christopher Briney), stumbles into the world of aging genius painter Salvador Dali (Ben Kingsley) and becomes his assistant, given the task of keeping Dali in line and painting for a big show in New York City.
What to Watch For: The cast includes Barbara Sukowa, Ezra Miller, Rupert Graves, Mark McKenna, and Paul Humphreys.
Word on the Street: Ezra Miller was initially signed to play James Linton but, due to scheduling conflicts, was then cast as the young Salvador Dali we see in flashbacks.
My Take: Having been to The Dali, the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, I will be sure to see this film.
The Secret Kingdom (2023)
Release Date: In theatres and On Demand on Friday, June 9, 2023.
Summary: The Secret Kingdom is about twelve-year-old Peter (Sam Everingham) and his younger sister Verity (Alyla Browne), who has moved into a new house with their parents. On the first night, Peter and Verity are sucked into a world that exists below our own. It’s a world of dragons and other magical creatures that are convinced that Peter is their king and here to save their world from an evil creature called The Shroud.
What to Watch For: The film is from three-time Emmy Award-nominated Matt Drummond.
Word on the Street: This is the third feature film from Drummond. The first two were Dinosaur Island (2014) and My Pet Dinosaur (2017).
My Take: Any movie that has giant pangolin warriors (think large, scaly anteaters) is one that I want to see.
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